Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Introducing learners to real-world scientists

This week some of my learners had a fantastic opportunity in the form of a mathematical modelling workshop. It included both epidemiological and health economics modelling, and was instigated by myself and my colleague James, who is head of maths at my school. The workshop was run by a team of international researchers from the mathematical modelling group of the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit here in Bangkok. 

After a brief introduction, the day began with a practical simulation of infectious disease transmission.




This was followed by practical sessions using mathematical modelling software to simulate epidemics. 




There were various presentations throughout the day.




We finished off with a group activity to develop ideas for mathematical modelling research, followed by the obligatory group photo!