Monday, July 27, 2009

Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday

Wednesday afternoon Lynne Ipina spoke with the student about the mathematical community. In her presentation she encouraged the students to become a part of the community, and also stressed the necessity of such communities. Lynne also brought in some of the old books that she has found over the years. She also stressed the need for problem solvers as well as problem posers in mathematics.

Thursday Students traveled to NCAR (the National Center for Atmospheric Research) and were given a behind the scenes tour of the facilities in Boulder. Students were given a chance to see the supercomputer, the imaging lab, a presentation on building the supercomputer as well as the airport facilities owned by NCAR. This experience was very unique for the students and hopefully will give them motivation through this last week of their experience.

Friday afternoon Anne Gelb from ASU gave the students a presentation about image processing. The students then went on to give their presentations. The projects are looking good and hopefully the reports will be in top shape this final week of the REU.

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