Special Session I: Mathematical Modeling in Bio Sciences
Manju Agarwal, Department of Mathematics & Astronomy, University of Lucknow, Lucknow
V.S. Verma, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
A.K. Misra, Department of Mathematics, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Ram Naresh, Department of Mathematics, Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur
Date and Time: 16 November, 2019, 3.45 pm - 5.30 pm
Session Summary: A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical language. The process of developing a mathematical model is termed as mathematical modeling. Mathematical models are used not only in the natural science (such as physics, biology, earth science, meteorology) and engineering disciplines, but also in the social sciences (such as economics, psychology, sociology and political science); physicists, engineers, statisticians, operation research analysts and economists use mathematical models most extensively. Some areas of application of math/stat in the biosciences are Genomics and proteomics, Description of intra- and inter-cellular processes, Growth and morphology, Epidemiology and population dynamics, Neuroscience.
Special Session – II: Srinivasa Ramanujan & Relevance of his work in 21st Century
Date and Time: 17 November, 2019, 11.45 am - 1.30 pm
Speaker: K. Srinivasa Rao, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Session Summary: Srinivasa Ramanujan's Birth Centenary was celebrated in 1987 with a resurgence of interest generated by the release of his `Lost' Notebook by Professor George Andrews. The coming year 2020 is a centenary year for Remembering
Ramanujan's contributions during the century after his premature death at the age of 32
years 4 months and 4 days, on April 26, 1920. The life and work of Ramanujan and the
relevance of his contributions in this 21st century will be discussed.
The Genius of Ramanujan – A Documentary by Nandan Kudhyadi (2012) on life and work of Srinivasa Ramanujan shall be screened after the Talk.
Special Session– III: Effective Online Learning for STEM Students
Date & Time: 16 November, 2019, 2.30 pm – 3.45 pm
Speakers: Andrew Rourke, Director of Teaching Solutions, DigitalEd, Canada
Avik Dutta, Country Representative – India, DigitalEd
Session Summary: Despite the growing trend towards online education, to date, relatively few STEM courses have come online, and even fewer have done so in a way that could be considered pedagogically effective. This has largely been owing to a lack of tools that are capable of meeting the unique and specialized needs of STEM education. As more and more learning happens online, however, educational institutions must provide full program options if they want to stay relevant and competitive. Fortunately, new technologies mean that we can finally teach effectively in 'the final frontier' of online education; it's time to bring STEM online.
The speakers shall discuss some of the challenges and obstacles to bringing STEM courses online with the success stories of the institutions that have adopted interactive narratives, live math apps, and dynamic testing – all major reforms to curriculum and program design and delivery. The audience shall experience first‐hand how modern courseware technologies are making the STEM online transition easier and more effective for institutions, and how emerging technologies are finally meeting the needs of online STEM education.
DigitalEd is on a mission to transform online education and empower educators around the world to make learning better for everyone. To achieve this, our Möbius the platform has been developed for the effective creation and delivery of digital assets, with a special focus on the unique needs and challenges of courses in the STEM disciplines.
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