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Sample Student PIC Math Presentations

The PIC Math research team recorded oral presentations are intended to take the place of a live presentation of the research to another professional. This presentation should be no more than 12 minutes long. Below are links to some presentations of a few PIC Math research presentations from the first PIC Math cohort of academic year 2014/15.     

Preparing Your PIC Math Recorded Oral Presentations

  • The oral report should not exceed 12 minutes.
  • We need to see the slides as well as the student  presenting.    
  • All students on the team should present some slides.
  • The student presenting at any moment in time should be standing as we want students to pay attention to their body language.
  • Students should be dressed in business casual attire as they would when giving a presentation at a company or at a meeting. 
  • It is not easy to capture the screen and the students in good lighting so practicing and experimenting ahead of time is a good idea.
  • The oral presentation should:
    • Include the PIC Math logo on the title slide and say that this work is part of the PIC Math (pronounced “pick math”) program
    • State clearly who the industrial sponsor of the project is (name of company, industrial liaison)
    • Proceed in the following sequence for this industrial math presentation:
      1. Give a statement of the problem and tell  why the problem is important
      2.  Brief statement of your results
      3.  Details about your approach to the problem  
      4. More detailed presentation of your results
      5.  Restatement of the problem and the results
      6. Suggested future work
      7. Acknowledgements slide
        •  “PIC Math is a program of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).  Support is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DMS-1345499).”
        • Advisor names, etc.

Preparing Your PIC Math Written Report

  • The written report should not be longer than 12 pages.
  • The paper should look professional and should be typed in LaTeX and should follow this structure:
    1. Give a statement of the industrial problem, its context, and tell why the problem is important.
      • Make sure that it is clear who the industrial sponsor of the project is.
    2. Give results.
    3. Give the details about the problem approach.
    4. Give a more detailed presentation of the results (items 3 and 4 are where more mathematics and statistics details will go).
    5. Conclusion with implications and suggestions for future work
    6. Acknowledgements to include
      •  “PIC Math is a program of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).  Support is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DMS-1345499).”
    7. References

Other Online Resources:

Careers in Math: www.weusemath.org

 

Support for this Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) program is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DMS-1345499)

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