University of Edinburgh
Through practical problems and hands-on activities, we will build upon your existing knowledge of Mathematics to introduce more advanced concepts. You will be introduced to new aspects of derivatives and integrals at university level, and discover how calculus can be used to estimate probabilities of random events, but also to plan for a DIY project. Finally, using what you have learned, you will find out how mathematicians' favourite constant, Pi, can be computed using nothing but a lot of toothpicks and a striped carpet!
The sessions will be run in the same way as our first year degree classes: you work together, guided by a lecturer, to learn more about the subjects, and improve your problem solving skills in a friendly environment. You will also have the opportunity to be part of a group project, working in a small group to produce a poster presentation about a topic that you will research in more depth. Throughout the sessions you will meet lecturers, students and young researchers who can tell you more about Mathematics beyond school.
The Engineering programme will consist of lectures and group workshops integrating the four disciplines of Engineering taught at the University of Edinburgh (Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics, and Mechanical Engineering). The aim is to give you a sense of what it is like to study Engineering at university level and how all disciplines integrate and contribute to the challenges of ensuring sustainability. Each discipline will have one dedicated session, and there will be opportunity to discuss each discipline in groups and with academic staff. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a group project in the area of sustainability, where you will work with young researchers from the School of Engineering to produce a poster presentation.
22 June 2020 - 27 June 2020
Higher: Mathematics & EITHER Physics or Engineering Science
A-Level: Mathematics & ONE from Physics, Engineering, or Design & Technology
IB: HL Mathematics & ONE from Physics, Engineering, or Design & Technology