Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday and Friday

Thursday afternoon Eric Moorhouse gave a presentation about giving math presentations. Like a fugue it is as much an art form as it is a technical talk. Hopefully the students will get plenty of experience presenting this summer.

After the talk students gave updates on their projects. It sounds like each group has met some roadblocks, but that they are moving quickly to overcome the difficulties.

Students met with groups on Friday and worked hard.

This weekend is the 12th annual discrete math days, the students are going to the University of Colorado Denver and will be present at many good talks. These include our own Bryan Shader and Mike Sollami, as well as Jason Williford, who will be joining the department next semester. It will be a fun weekend and hopefully everyone has an opportunity to enjoy themselves.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Photos from Science Ethics Seminar


Today the students participated in the second session of ethics in science with the Chemistry REU. They faced tough problems including alien bacteriology, chemical warfare, fabricated data, and paper authorship. The last was probably the least understood and definitely the problem most of us will face.

After the ethics session groups met and discussed projects. Keep up the good work!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday and Tuesday

Monday was spent working in groups. Hopefully we all got, or will get, a chance to get out in this beautiful weather...

Tuesday students took part in a mock review board for a "student" who was having trouble with his adviser. This was a good opportunity for students to see that there are many situations that fall into the category of ethics in science.

After lunch Myron Allen gave a wonderful presentation about writing mathematics. The students now have many of the tools to start writing for their research groups.

Now students are working with their research groups...keep up the good work!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Thursday and Friday

Thursday David Anton gave an introduction to LaTeX, even with some problems with lab computers.... The students should be able to start typesetting using LaTeX on their home computer or the school computers.

Next the students gave a brief presentation about their research so far, this is a good way to keep on task and ask for help whenever needed.

Friday afternoon Kiona Ogle came and gave a talk about biostatistics. This was the first of our professionals in the field talking with the students.

Hope the weekend was as fun for you all as it was for me!