The summer school is intended for women students studying in first year B.A/B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent degree and having Mathematics as one of the major subjects/courses, during the academic year 2022-2023. Over a period of two weeks, the school aims to have around 70 participants, helping them gain broader exposure to problem solving skills in mathematics and statistics at the undergraduate level.
All selected participants will need to attend the entire two week duration of the school.
Specific topics that will be covered are:
- Linear Algebra
- Probability and Statistics
- Mathematical Programming
There will be problem solving sessions across topics.
Each topic will have a brief introductory lecture session on a focus area followed by problem-solving sessions on it. The participants are expected to work together to solve the problem sheets that will be given out in these sessions.
Each day will also feature two popular science lectures by distinguished researchers. The topics will range from across all sciences and the lectures will be made accessible to all the participants. Other daily events will include post dinner Problem solving sessions and discussions with popular science speakers of the day.
In addition to the above, there will be several short video talks that will be shown from aspiring to established women researchers in the areas of mathematical sciences. Further, there will be many opportunities to interact with women scientists who will visit the program for short periods.
Support: All selected participants for on-campus participation will be provided sleeper class train fare from home station to ICTS and back (for non-Bengaluru participants), local boarding plus food, and can be eligible for a performance-based stipend for books. For selected participants who will have 3 or more nights of train travel, partial airfare travel support will be considered.
We welcome students from all regions of the country.
The application portal for the the program will open on 15 February 2023 and will close on 05 April 2023.