Events: Details

MPE 2013+ Workshop on Education for the Planet Earth of Tomorrow

Category: Workshop
Description: Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Program: Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+ (

MCRN member presentations:
  • James Walsh, Oberlin College
    Title: The Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN) - An Example of a Successful Community-Building Effort (SLIDES by Hans Kaper)

    The Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN, is a virtual organization that aims to develop the field of climate mathematics. The MCRN is a grass-roots organization, which was started in 2010. It is vertically integrated, involving undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and junior and senior faculty. Its members collaborate remotely in Research Focus Groups (RFGs) using web-based tools. RFGs address a range of topics, many of which are relevant for MPE. I will discuss some examples of successful practices and ways to get students involved.

  • Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College
    Title: Modeling for Decision Support

    Using examples from ecology, fisheries and food systems, we will discuss some of the new types of cross-disciplinary collaborations demanded by decision support questions for a sustainable planet. We will also describe some approaches to training our students with these collaborative skills, and the associated mathematical and computational tools.

Workshop website:

When: Wednesday 30 September, 2015 12:00 pm EDT - Friday 02 October, 2015 9:00 pm EDT
Where: NIMBioS, University of Tennessee
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