In the second year of their project, students will continue their research studies as well as mentor incoming students. Each student will be expected to write an honors thesis or research paper and present his or her work at an appropriate conference.
Part of the idea is to combine all aspects of coursework into an integrated environment where students are going to feel comfortable using ideas from mathematics, computer science and science and have the opportunity to apply those ideas during two summer sessions with faculty, says Welfert.
That integrated environment will include an open office space area where students can interact and share ideas while working on their research, explains Kostelich.
They also will take advantage of ASUs tremendous resources, like the Fulton High Performance Computing Initiative, which offers world class computing resources to the researchers and students in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, and the Decision Theater, a high-tech laboratory that combines advanced methodologies in visualization, simulation and cognitive sciences.
The Fulton High Performance Computing Initiative is not what you find at a typical four-year university. It is a lasting legacy that provides us with an opportunity to think creatively on how we might use this remarkable gift, Kostelich says.
We want to show the country the new math degree, taking traditional ideas from 50 years ago and leveraging them with new developments, sciences, and applications of mathematics developed in recent decades; showing students first-hand how they are applied, he adds.
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