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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Outreach

The outreach organisers in the department are Mr Chris Goy and Dr Ostap Hryniv.

Upcoming outreach activities in the department in 2015:

  • Supported Progression Assessed Summer School on 19-24 July 2015 for talented students studying in the North East and Cumbria who are currently in Year 12 and considering entering university in 2016
  • Supported Progression Easter Academy on April 8th 2015 for talented students studying in the North East and Cumbria who are currently in Year 12 and considering entering university in 2016
  • Public Lecture on March 5th 2015 in the Calman Learning Centre (CLC013) 17:15-18:30:
    Professor Reidun Twarock (York, Mathematics and Biology Departments) will talk on `Geometry: A secret weapon in the fight against viruses'
  • Maths workshop on March 5th 2015 for Year 10 to 13 students in Van Mildert College, Ustinov room, 15:00-17:00:
    TITLE: What Do Mathematicians & Cows Have In Common? An Introduction to Knot Theory.
    LEADERS: Lauren Scanlon (PhD student in Maths) and Kate Horner (Postdoc in Maths)

    This event will be an inspiring, hands-on introduction to the ever-growing field of Knot Theory. We will answer the question of what a Mathematician really does all day and give an overview to this diverse area of Mathematics. We will explore how theory can relate to the real world, with exciting applications to both Anthropology and Chemistry, and students will have the opportunity to get involved in some cutting-edge research and experiments. We aim to give the students a greater appreciation for the vibrancy of modern Mathematics and to encourage further investigation of this area.

Outreach activities in the department in 2014

  • Maths Hub A'Level Revision Session on Wednesday 3 December 2014:we welcomed 176 sixth-form students from schools across the North East to an A'Level Revision session on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd December. It was hosted by our 3rd Year undergraduate students who take the Maths Teaching module and focussed on the Core 1 and Core 3 examination papers. This was an excellent opportunity for our students to experience A'level teaching in context, and also a valuable experience for the school students to visit a University in working session. The event was organised in collaboration with our local Maths Hub at Carmel College, Darlington.
  • Sutton Trust Summer School on 17-22nd August 2014 for Year 12 bright students from non-privileged homes
  • Supported Progression School on 20-25 July 2014 for talented students studying in the North East and Cumbria who are currently in Year 12 and considering entering university in 2015
  • Insight session on April 9th 2014 for academically talented Year 12 and Year 13 students from state schools in the North East, Cumbria and North Yorkshire.
  • Supported Progression Easter Academy on April 11th 2014 for talented students studying in the North East and Cumbria who are currently in Year 12 and considering entering university in 2015

Outreach activities in the department in 2013

  • Sutton Trust Summer School on 18-23rd August 2013 for Year 12 bright students from non-privileged homes
  • Year 10 Summer School on 12-14th August 2013 for Year 10 bright students from non-privileged homes
  • Year 11 Summer School on 29th July -1st August 2013 for Year 11 bright students from non-privileged homes
  • Supported Progression School on 21-26 July 2013 for talented students studying in the North East and Cumbria who are currently in Year 12 and considering entering university in 2014
  • Supported Progression Easter Academy in April 2013 for talented students studying in the North East and Cumbria who are currently in Year 12 and considering entering university in 2014

Outreach activities in the department in 2012

  • Sutton Trust Summer School on 20-23rd August 2012 for Year 12 bright students from non-privileged homes
  • Year 11 Summer School on 13-14th August 2012 for Year 11 bright students from non-privileged homes
  • Year 10 Summer School on 30-31st July 2012 for Year 10 bright students from non-privileged homes
  • Supported Progression School on 23-27 July 2012 for talented students studying in the North East and Cumbria who are currently in Year 12 and considering entering university in 2013
  • Supported Progression Academy on 4 April 2012 for talented students studying in the North East and Cumbria who are currently in Year 12 and considering entering university in 2013 

Outreach activities in the department in 2011

  • Gifted and Talented Summer School for school Year 9-11 students in August 2011
  • Headstart Mathematics Summer Schools for school Year 12 students in July 2011
  • Distant Mathematics Challenge for Year 7-13 students in February-March 2011

Outreach activities in the department in 2010

  • Gifted and Talented Summer School for Year 9-11 students in August 2010
  • Headstart Maths Summer Schools for school Year 12 students in July 2010
  • Distant Mathematics Challenge for Year 7-13 students in March-April 2010

You could also expore the outreach wepage of Dr James Blowey, the Deputy Head of Faculty (Natural Sciences).