The 31st ECMI Mathematical Modeling Week will be organized by the Department of Computational Engineering and Physics of Lappeenranta Unversity of Technology (LUT), and will take place on 9-16 July, 2017 at LUT’s campus by Lake Saimaa in Lappeenranta, Finland.
ECMI has been running annual Modelling Weeks for students since 1988. Students come from all over Europe to spend a week working in small multinational groups on projects which are based on real-life problems. Each group is led by an ECMI instructor who introduces the problem – usually formulated in non-mathematical terms – on the first day and then helps to guide the students to a solution during the week. The students present their results to the other groups on the last day and then write up their work as a report (see below).
The main aims of the Modelling Weeks are to train students in Mathematical Modelling and stimulate their collaboration and communication skills, in a multinational environment.
Attendance at a Modelling week is an integral part of the ECMI certificate and of many of the masters courses run at ECMI centres but many other students have also learned new skills by attending one of these very successful courses.
A number of similar Modelling Weeks or Modelling Camps are organised by ECMI members each year. A full list of previous events can be found from https://ecmiindmath.org/education/modelling-weeks/
Students from ECMI centers should get in touch with their local contact to agree on the participation. Then, the online registration form should be filled in for each participant either by the university representative or by the students themselves, by May 15, 2017.
The event has 10 places for students from non-ECMI universities. Students from non-ECMI institutions should send to the organizers (LUT.Ecmimw2017@lut.fi) the additional documents motivating their wish and eligibility for participation in the event (CV, motivation letter and transcript of records, as well as a recommendation letter from a representative of the sending institution) by April 21, 2017. Acceptance/rejection of participation (depending on the application and the number of available places) will be communicated to each applicant individually at least a week before the registration deadline. Once accepted, the students will be asked to fill in the online registration form.
The registration form ends with a credit card registration fee payment, with amounts as follows:
The fee should be transferred no later than May 22, 2017 and includes accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, an official dinner, and the social program. Registrations for which no fee is received in time will be cancelled.
If in a specific case credit card payment is not possible, please, contact the organizers at LUT.Ecmimw2017@lut.fi for further instructions.
The organizers may consider giving a few grants (partial or full exemption from registration fee) to students who are not supported by their sending University. If you wish to apply for a grant, before filling in the registration form, send an application (CV, motivation letter, transcript of records and a letter from your university stating that you don't receive any university support for the participation) to the organizers at LUT.Ecmimw2017@lut.fi by April 21, 2017. Grant decisions will be informed individually to all applicants at least a week before the registration deadline. In case you are granted exemption, you will receive a campaign code to be added in the online registration form.
Instructors interested in submitting modeling problems are welcome to contact the organizers at LUT.Ecmimw2017@lut.fi.
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