Check out the article on the UW-Math REU

at http://www.uwyo.edu/news/showrelease.asp?id=32922

## Thursday, July 9, 2009

## Wednesday, July 8, 2009

### Michael Pernice

Michael Pernice from Idaho National Labs talked to REU students about

working at a national lab, and emerging area of scientific computing

and engineering.

working at a national lab, and emerging area of scientific computing

and engineering.

### Wednesday

Wednesday morning students met with their groups and worked diligently!

After lunch Michelle Chamberlin spoke with the students about mathematics education and her job as an assistant professor at UW. The students asked many good questions about research, teaching and service. The session ended with some examples of dividing fractions and just how complicated it can be to explain "invert and multiply" to students.

Now students are again working on their projects hopefully preparing for their presentations tomorrow afternoon! We look forward to seeing where the groups are now.

After lunch Michelle Chamberlin spoke with the students about mathematics education and her job as an assistant professor at UW. The students asked many good questions about research, teaching and service. The session ended with some examples of dividing fractions and just how complicated it can be to explain "invert and multiply" to students.

Now students are again working on their projects hopefully preparing for their presentations tomorrow afternoon! We look forward to seeing where the groups are now.

## Tuesday, July 7, 2009

### Monday

Monday students worked on their projects.

Tuesday morning students continued working on projects.

After lunch Michael Pernice from Idaho National Lab spoke about opportunities at INL. This talk included nuclear energy, natural resource recovery, network security, and armor survivability. The students were given a brief introduction to computational aspects of projects at INL.

Now students will continue working on their projects.

Tuesday morning students continued working on projects.

After lunch Michael Pernice from Idaho National Lab spoke about opportunities at INL. This talk included nuclear energy, natural resource recovery, network security, and armor survivability. The students were given a brief introduction to computational aspects of projects at INL.

Now students will continue working on their projects.

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