SAMSI/CRSC Undergraduate Workshop

May 19-23, 2008

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute
19 T. W. Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 14006
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4006

SAMSI will host a one week undergraduate workshop intended for college juniors and seniors focused on SAMSI research activities related to the statistical and applied mathematical modeling and analysis of experimental data. During the first day, a summary of research activities in the 2007-2008 programs on Risk Analysis, Extreme Events and Decision Theory, Random Media and Environmental Sensor Networks will be presented. During days two through five, particiants will be involved in a hands-on experience. They will use mathematical and statistical models to analyze experimental data they collect in the CRSC/Math Instructional Research Lab (see on the NC State University campus.

Tutorials on modeling, mathematical and statistical methodology and on the physical experiments being used will be given. Participants working together in small teams will collect data and analyze it using mathematical and statistical software provided.