2014-15: E&O: Undergraduate Workshop – February 26-27, 2015

**Cancelled due to severe weather in the area.**

As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2014-2015, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will offer a two-day undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics. In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic

  • Program on Mathematical and Statistical Ecology (ECOL)

will be covered in some depth. This workshop will be held on Thursday, February 26, and Friday, February 27 at SAMSI.

Participants are urged to arrive on Wednesday evening and will be able to begin their return home by 12 noon on Friday. Applications received by Friday, January 9, 2015, will receive full consideration.

While students from universities not in the U.S. are welcome to apply, please be aware that priority is given to students who are enrolled at U.S. schools.

SAMSI will reimburse appropriate travel expenses as well as provide food and lodging.

Questions: email ugworkshop@samsi.info

Schedule and Supporting Media

Thursday, February 26, 2015
at SAMSI, Room 150

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:15-8:30 Shuttle to SAMSI (Meet in the Hotel Lobby)
8:30-9:00 Registration Karem Jackson
Christopher Strickland
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction Sujit Ghosh and Karen Poole, SAMSI/UNC-Chapel Hill
9:15-10:15 Beer, Drugs, and Rock’n-Roll: What’s Math got to do with it? Lou Gross, University of Tennessee and NimBIOS
10:15-11:15 Spatial Patterns in Cherry Blossom Flowering Times Maria Terres, STATMOS Postdoc, N.C. State University
11:15-12:00 Group Photo and Lunch at SAMSI
12:00-12:30 Shuttle to NCSU Hunt Library – Meet in the SAMSI Parking Lot
1:30-1:45 Overview of the Hunt Library and Tour of Facilities Deanna Day, Lisa Ruth and Wendy Scott, NCSU Libraries
1:45-2:15 Shuttle back to SAMSI – Meet in front of the Hunt Library
2:15-3:30 A tutorial on “Modeling ecological problems using R” Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez and Kimberly Kaufeld, SAMSI/NCSU Postdocs
3:30-4:30 Modeling Infectious Diseases Alun Lloyd, N.C. State University
4:30-5:45 Panel Discussion
Career in Mathematical Sciences
Christopher Strickland, Li Dong and Susheela Singh
SAMSI Postdoctoral Fellow and Graduate Students
5:45-6:45 Dinner at SAMSI
7:00 Shuttle to the Sheraton Hotel

Friday, February 27, 2015
at SAMSI, Room 150

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:15-8:30 Shuttle to SAMSI (Check Out and Meet in the Hotel Lobby)
9:00-9:15 Recap Sujit Ghosh, N.C. State University
9:15-10:15 Agricultural Math: Helping Farmers Persist Through Drought Lea Jenkins, Clemson University
10:15-11:15 Statistics: Collaboration Opportunities within the Environmental Sciences Erin Schliep, Duke University
11:15-Noon Adjourn, Box Lunch and Shuttle to RDU Airport