Training

Knowledge Exchange in Mathematical Sciences: The Basics

Date and Time: 29 April 2024, 1300-1630.
 
Short Description
This course introduces participants to Knowledge Exchange (KE) within the Mathematical Sciences. We will cover the nature of KE and various forms of KE that take place within the Mathematical Sciences. Funding mechanisms for carrying out KE will be discussed along with an overview of the support available from the KE Hub for carrying out KE activities. There will be a discussion on interacting with B.I.G (Business, Industry, Government) partners and some of the common challenges that can arise in KE projects.

 

In this course, participants will learn about how knowledge exchange happens in practice. We will discuss the various mechanisms by which this can occur such as Study Groups with Industry, collaborative projects, and internships, using examples drawn from our own experience. We will also briefly cover the preliminary step of convincing an industrial problem owner that it is worthwhile discussing their problem with a mathematician.

 

In order to join our waiting list, please complete this short form and we will be in touch.

 

Eligibility
The course is primarily aimed at KE Champions; however, faculty members and KE Professionals are welcome to attend if space permits.
Fee
Covered by the KE Hub
Location
Online
Capacity 
15 people
Deadline for Applications
17 April 2024
Notification Date
22 April 2024

KE for Postgraduates

Dates and Times: 29 May 2024, 31 May 2024, 0930-1630.
 
Short Description
This highly-participative short course covers the essentials of good knowledge exchange in the mathematical sciences. It focusses on developing skills relevant to the whole process of using mathematics to solve real-world problems, including: problem formulation; active listening; effective communication; and expectation management. It will also cover how to present your results and conclusions to a non-specialist audience in a clear and persuasive way.

 

In this course, participants will learn about how knowledge exchange happens in practice. We will discuss the various mechanisms by which this can occur such as Study Groups with Industry, collaborative projects, and internships, using examples drawn from our own experience. We will also briefly cover the preliminary step of convincing an industrial problem owner that it is worthwhile discussing their problem with a mathematician.

 

The material will be taught using a combination of short seminars, group work exercises, discussion, and guest talks by practitioners with experience of working in both industrial and academic environments. The group work exercises will take the form of problem-based case studies, for instance: summarising the key messages from reports of successful engagements with industry; investigating a dataset and presenting the actionable conclusions of that analysis; and pitching for further work.

 

A small amount of pre-course reading will be issued in advance.

 

In order to join our waiting list, please complete this short form and we will be in touch.

 

Capacity 
30 people
Location
Online
Deadline for Applications
01 May 2024
Notification Date
15 May 2024