Do It Yourself with Help from MACMATCMarch 8, 1998
Fan Chung Graham's course at the University of Pennsylvania (see accompanying article), according to MACMATC's principal investigators, provides an excellent prototype of an advanced undergraduate course that combines theory and real-world problems. Such connections are important for all undergraduate students and the experience provides them with the skills necessary to apply the material they've learned to industrial problems.
The structure of this course, with its combination of interdisciplinary lecturers, project work, and theory, can be adapted to other topics in applied and computational mathematics. MACMATC encourages and will work with instructors who are interested in developing similar courses in their own institutions.