**Stokes Modelling Workshop**

NUI Galway

June 23rd-26th, 2014

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway hosted a four-day undergraduate modelling workshop. Nineteen mathematical science students from seven institutions took part in team-based modelling of real-world problems. The format was loosely based on the Mathematical Contest in Modelling, with training and small-group study sessions provided by lecturers and postgraduate students of the School of Maths.

The workshop was featured in the SIAM UK-IE October 2014 newsletter.

The announcement of the workshop is available in PDF format.

## List of participants

Participant | Institution |

Adam Moylan | NUI Galway |

Alan Brett | NUI Galway |

Cathal Sherlock | NUI Galway |

Cian O'Brien | NUI Galway |

Claire Watson | NUI Galway |

Crystal Cloherty | NUI Galway |

David Barry | NUI Galway |

Eimear Keyes | University College Cork |

Hannah Conroy Broderick | NUI Galway |

John Doyle | Trinity College Dublin |

John McCarthy | University of Limerick |

Marco Forte | University College Dublin |

Michael Welby | NUI Galway |

Paul Cassidy | NUI Galway |

Robert Mangan | NUI Galway |

Ronan Loftus | NUI Galway |

Shaunagh Downing | University of Limerick |

Shishir Suresh | University of Limerick |

Sophie Labat | Enseirb-Matmeca, Bordeaux |

Tristan Audam | École Centrale de Marseille |

Zachary Hickey | NUI Galway |

## What the students thought

"I liked how we were allowed to solve the problems on our own from scratch without much help. Gave me a really good insight into what it would be like to have to model something for a company."

"My favourite aspect of this school was getting a chance to work on difficult problems that have no set solutions, getting the chance to think about and work through problems ourselves. The talks at the end were really interesting! Also - free lunch!!'

"Working in teams to model solutions was a good, realistic method and was very beneficial. Meeting a group of similarly minded people was brilliant and really fun to extend our social circles."

## Students' Presentations

A description of each of the given problems is outlined here. The contributions of the participants are summarised in the following slides:

Problem I: Bouncing Balls

Problem II: Seek and Destroy

Problem III: Carving with a Water Jet

Problem IV: Extracting Manufactured Errors