Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Newsletter
Welcome to the Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Newsletter from the Higher Education Academy (HEA). This newsletter contains information about activities and events which are going on in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research at the HEA and the funding opportunities available.
If you have comments or queries about the contents of this newsletter please email Mary McAlinden, HEA Discipline Lead for Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research. Further information about activities in the Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research discipline at the HEA can be found on our discipline page. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to this newsletter by going to MyAcademy.
This event aims to facilitate networking and dialogue between pre-university and university Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research educators, to help prepare students for undergraduate study in these subject areas.
The Scottish Curriculum for Excellence framework provides exciting new opportunities for enriching the learning experience for pupils aged 3-18. It is therefore crucial that educators delivering university programmes have an in-depth understanding of the developments which have accompanied the new curriculum. The event will include contributions from the HEA's Curriculum for Excellence Scholars in Mathematics, who will be presenting outcomes from their work. It will also provide networking opportunities for individuals working in the Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research discipline within both sectors of the education system in Scotland to share expertise and explore more effective ways of working together to "tackle transition".
There is no charge for attending this event. For further information and to book a place please go to our online events page.
The HEA's programme of discipline-specific one-day workshops for postgraduate students who teach in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research has already commenced. Workshops will also be running at the following venues.
The next HEA STEM conference entitled Enhancing the STEM Student Journey will take place in Edinburgh on 30 April – 1 May 2014. This year a Pecha Kucha format will be adopted in which presentations consisting of 20 slides, each of 20 seconds are followed by brainstorming and discussion. This dynamic conference format will provide an excellent forum for rich discussion and the exchange of new ideas in teaching and learning in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research.
The call for papers and abstracts for oral presentations, posters and workshops is now open. This year, we would particularly like to encourage students to participate in authoring and co-authoring submissions. The deadline for submissions is Friday 22 November 2013. For further information about the conference, please go to our online conference page.
The HEA is inviting applications for the award of Technician of the Year in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research. Technicians make a vital contribution to higher education provision in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research through their technical skills, communication skills, teaching activities, administrative work, problem solving skills and innovation etc. This award seeks to recognise and celebrate this contribution.
The winner will receive £250 in vouchers in recognition of their contribution to education in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research. The award will be presented at the HEA STEM Conference 2014. For full details of the award criteria and information about the application process, please go to our online page. The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 February 2014.
Applications are invited for the Professor Sir Ron Cooke International Scholarship Scheme. The scheme supports individuals in the sector to undertake specific investigations outside of the UK to explore innovative examples of teaching excellence and learning and teaching policies and bring these back for testing and dissemination within the UK. The deadline for submissions is 20 January 2014.
Call for Reviewers for MSOR Connections
Expressions of interest are being invited from individuals interested in taking on the role of reviewer on behalf of the editorial board of MSOR Connections. If you are interested in this opportunity please email Hazel White with information about your areas of specialist expertise. Individuals responding to this call may be asked to provide further information before being invited to review articles.
This programme is being offered jointly by the HEA and the Leadership Foundation. The deadline for applications to join the programme is Friday 11 October 2013.
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