Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday and Tuesday

Monday students worked in their groups on their projects.

Tuesday afternoon two of Anne Gelb's students presented their research. They are working on frames as an alternative to orthonormal bases and cleaning up medical resonance images. These presentations were well done.

Tuesday evening Bryan had all of us over for Korean barbecue, it was wonderful! Good to get to talk with all of the students and everyone involved outside of the academic setting. We look forward to the presentations this afternoon!

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.