Panel: Academic Programs

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:20pm - 5:20pm
Ali Nadim (Claremont Graduate University), Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Bogdan Vernescu (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Building an academic program to educate future industrial scientists presents plenty of challenges. Examples of existing programs will be discussed by three leading academics. Different models for courses and degree programs, as well as descriptions of workshops and activities, will be presented. Discussion and questions will be encouraged.

The speaker will describe the industrial programs at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), and in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota through the Minnesota Center for Industrial Mathematics (MCIM). He will discuss other models which are effective in promoting industry-university collaborations.