School Students Solve Business Problems

23/09/2016
Copyright: Sebastian Dreher

"CAMMP Week 2016" – MINT-EC Academy at RWTH Aachen University

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How can you boost technological progress in fluorescence tomography? How do you make a projection of the electricity consumption of railroad traffic?

Questions and problems such as these were addressed by the participating school students at RWTH Aachen University’s annual CAMMP Week. For one week, 22 pupils from schools that are part of the MINT-EC network of excellence teamed up to solve real-world problems from business and economics with the help of mathematical modeling. At the CAMMP closing event in RWTH Aachen’s SuperC building, the school students presented their results to a larger audience.

Computational and Mathematical Modeling

CAMMP is an acronym for Computational and Mathematical Modeling Program, an initiative by the Education Lab of RWTH Aachen University. As part of the program, supported by RWTH reseachers, school students learn the basics of mathematical modeling with the help of practical examples. The annual CAMMP workshop is jointly organized by the CCES Chair of Mathematics and the AICES graduate school.

MINT-EC is the national network of excellence of secondary schools with a strong profile in the STEM subjects. It was founded in 2000 by a consortium of companies, in close collaboration with regional educational intiatives. The network consists of 247 certified schools with about 270,000 students and 21,000 teachers.

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Johannes Bratke (MINT-EC), CAMMP Project Leader Dr. Christina Roeckerath, participating pupils, Igor Traskunov (AICES), student Kirsten Wohak, Professor Martin Frank, and DLR researcher Dr. Julia Kowalski.

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