MAA-NCS 2013 Summer Seminar

Mathematics of Planet Earth:

Conceptual Climate Models

Organizers: Anna Barry (Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications),
Richard McGehee (University of Minnesota),
Samantha Oestreicher (University of Minnesota),
James Walsh (Oberlin College),
Esther Widiasih (University of Arizona)

Location: Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dates: July 22-24, 2013

Contact: Mike Hvidsten,
Randy Westoff, or
Jody Sorensen (local contact)

Overview: Participants in the seminar will meet during July 22-24, 2013 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. The focus for the seminar will be the study of mathematical models of the climate of planet earth. The material in the proposed Short Course will be accessible to a broad range of faculty and scholars, whether they are interested in teaching at the high-school, undergraduate or graduate level, or whether they are interested in understanding the basic conceptual models from which research at a variety of levels of model complexity can grow. The seminar will include a mix of lecture and hands-on lab work.

Each topic in this seminar lends itself to classroom use. Participants will be provided with modules designed for core math classes at a variety of levels. The North Central Section and the organizers hope that this seminar will open the door for more mathematicians and educators to become involved in the exciting area of climate mathematics.

More information can be found at the Summer Seminar's webpage at

Previous NCS Summer Seminars

MAA-NCS 2011

Heavenly Mathematics: The Birth of Mathematical Astronomy and Spherical Trigonometry

Glen Van Brummelen, Quest University Canada
July 24-29, 2011
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota

MAA-NCS 2009

ACTUALLY DOING IT!:A Hands-On Approach to Computational Combinatorial Geometry

Jesús De Loera, University of California, Davis
July 19-24, 2009
St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota

MAA-NCS 2007

Experimental Mathematics in Action: Insight Through Computation

Jonathan Borwein, Dalhousie University
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
July 16-20, 2007

MAA-NCS 2005

Bioinformatics: Where Mathematics Meets Molecules

Laurie Heyer, Davidson College
University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN
July 18-22, 2005

MAA-NCS 2003

A Tour of Combinatorial Games

Elwyn Berlekamp
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
August 4-8, 2003

MAA-NCS 2001

The History of Mathematics

V. Frederick Rickey, United States Military Academy
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
July 24-27, 2001

MAA-NCS 1999

Counting and Calculus

Richard Askey, University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Minnesota - Duluth, Duluth, MN
August 9 - 13, 1999

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