2019 Festival: Dr. Suzanne L. Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Dr. Suzanne L. Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute welcomes Dr. Suzanne L. Weekes to the 2019 Festival!

Dr. Suzanne L. Weekes is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Her interests are in mathematical and computer models that play a part in real world applications such as movie animation, the development of materials which can be engineered in the future, and cancer growth. She co-directs the national PIC Math (Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences) Program, and she is a founding co-director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP). She chairs the Education Committee of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and serves on the SIAM Career Opportunities Committee. She is also a member of the steering committee of the BIG Math Network and is on the Mathematics Advisory Group of Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics (TPSE Math).

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Safety Goggles Not Required: Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Your Laptop

Computational modeling: from movie art to cancer experiments, explore how information travels through materials “created” in a laptop laboratory. Join Dr. Suzanne Weekes as she explores this unexpected mathematical sphere.