Solving Real Problems with Math


Which mirror installation supplies the most electricity in a solar-thermal power station? How can one improve the booking system for a carsharing company? Is it possible to measure speed with the help of a cell phone camera?


School students at the Computational and Mathematical Modeling Program or CAMMP are once again searching for answers to research questions from companies and university institutes. The Schülerlabor hosts the CAMMP week powered by Bürgerstiftung für die Region Aachen in Voeren, Belgium, from June 7 to 12, 2015.

From controlling passenger elevators to medical-technological considerations for bone implants math can not only be fun, but affect all areas of life. The hostel accomodations also offer a diverse recreational program. A colorful framework program with an excursion and BBQ help boost productivity.

Attendees have five days to solve the problems. At the end of the week the school students present their results at the closing event. This event is on June 12, 2015, at 12 noon in the Ford Hall of the RWTH SuperC, Templergraben 57 in Aachen. Representatives from the media are welcome to attend.

The CAMMP Schülerlabor is held by the Chair of Mathematics CCES (Prof. Dr. Martin Frank, Dr. Christina Roeckerath), the Molecular Simulations and Transformations working group (Prof. Dr. Ahmed E. Ismail), and the AICES graduate school (Dr. Nicole Faber) at RWTH. The primary supporters of the CAMMP week are the Bürgerstiftung für die Region Aachen and the ZDI-Center (Zukunft durch Innovation) ANTalive.

Source: Press and Communications