Mathematical Modeling Colloquium
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  WMMA16001 
Vaknaam  Mathematical Modeling Colloquium 
Niveau(s)  master 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester II b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Mathematical Modeling Colloquium  
Leerdoelen   the student is able to work out a suitable mathematical topic by him/herself with some help from a staff member  the student is able to give a professional oral presentation on a mathematical topic  the student is able to use appropriate software for preparing slides  the student is able to answer questions by others concerning his/her presentation  the student is able to give critical feedback to presentations of others 

Omschrijving  In this course the students learn to work out independently and talk about a subject concerning how mathematics is used in problem solving in other disciplines and/or environments. Subjects and references will be provided by staff members in mathematics and applied mathematics and reflect the full breadth of the research in the research groups in mathematics and applied mathematics. Each student will choose one subject in the first lecture. Each student works out the chosen subject and gives an oral presentation on the subject. Moreover each student has to chair the presentation of a fellow student. During the preparation of the presentation the students can contact the staff member who provided the subject for questions. The oral presentations take 30 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions from the audience concerning the scientific contents plus 10 minutes for feedback. The feedback will be given orally by the peer students and the coordinators and via feedback forms. After each presentation each student needs to fill in one feedback form which also includes a grade. The coordinators collect the feedback forms and use the results together with their own assessment to fill in one feedback form including the final grade for the presentation. The feedback form is then given to the presenting student (a copy will be kept for the files). The presentations start no earlier than in week 3 of the course. In the first lecture the feedback forms will be shown to the students and the criteria for the assessment will be explained. The attendance of the presentations counts toward the final grade (see assessment). 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Bijeenkomst (S), Hoorcollege (LC)
(One lecture about giving a presentation. Mandatory attendance.) 

Toetsvorm 
Presentatie (P)
(The final grade = 0.8 grade for the presentation + 0.2 grade for the attendance. The grade for the attendance is a 10 if the students attends all presentation sessions or misses up to one (note that one presentation session consists of two presentations). For any further missed session, 2.5 points are deduced from the grade for attendance. Active attendance will be awarded by rounding the average for the final grade to the least succeeding half integer grade. To pass the student needs a final grade of at least 6 and a grade for the presentation of at least 5.5) 

Vaksoort  master  
Coördinator  prof. dr. H. Waalkens  
Docent(en)  dr. ir. B. Besselink , D. Rodrigues Valesin, PhD. ,prof. dr. H. Waalkens  
Entreevoorwaarden  
Opmerkingen  The course trains presentation skills in general and which are in particular relevant for the presentation of the master project.  
Opgenomen in 
