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Program Outline

Before the Summer School | During the Summer School | Lectures and Hands-On Workshops


Before the Summer School

Before arriving at the Summer School, attendees will be expected to have a knowledge of Mathematica at the level of Wolfram Education Group courses "M101: A First Course in Mathematica" and "M221: Introduction to Programming in Mathematica." The Summer School administration can help attendees arrange to take these courses if necessary.

Wolfram Research staff will work with accepted attendees to ensure that any special computer or connectivity arrangements are in place for the proposed project.


During the Summer School

Week One:

  • Attendees have an initial meeting with their senior advisor and mentor to map out a strategy for the project.
  • Attendees meet on a regular basis with their mentor to develop their project and monitor progress.
  • Summer School areas are open throughout the day and evening for individual or assisted project work. Teaching assistants are on hand.
Week Two:
  • Attendees have an additional meeting with their senior advisor to analyze progress.
  • Attendees meet on a regular basis with their mentor to complete their project and prepare the final presentation.
  • Each day there are lectures on special topics, as well as optional workshops.
  • Summer School areas continue to be open throughout the day and evening.
End of Week Two:
  • The final project presentations are given.


Lectures and Hands-On Workshops

In addition to project work, the Summer School features a daily mixture of lectures and hands-on workshops covering Mathematica techniques and accompanying Wolfram technologies. These talks give attendees a broader understanding of Mathematica technology and its capabilities. Here are some of the talks scheduled for the 2009 Summer School:

  • Parallel Computation with Mathematica
  • Image Processing with Mathematica
  • Understanding Manipulate
  • Numerical Computing with Mathematica
  • Import/Export capabilities in Mathematica
  • Working with Stylesheets
  • Graphics in Mathematica 7
  • Adding Mathematica Style Documentation to Your Packages
  • Creating a Demonstration
  • Managing Your Mathematica Work Using Wolfram Workbench