The S-COAM program will offer two workshops in February 2020 on the software Mathematica. Both sessions will be held in Stright Hall room 220 and run from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Wolfram Research's Mathematica is a modern technical computing system spanning most areas of technical computingincluding neural networks, machine learning, image processing, geometry, data science, visualizations, and others. The system is used in many technical, scientific, engineering, mathematical, and computing fields.

Mathematica is available to all IUP faculty, staff, and current registered students for academic-related activities at no additional cost.

Session I, February 10

"An Introduction to Mathematica," presented by Gary Stoudt

This hands-on session will familiarize participants with the basic capabilities ofMathematica, including experience withMathematica's notebook interface and syntax. Topics will include algebra, calculus, 2D, 3D, and parametric graphing.

Session II, February 17

"Image Processing with Mathematica," presented by Ed Donley

Participants will useMathematicaand basic concepts from algebra, calculus, and linear algebra to enhance and analyze photographs. We will use simple algebraic functions to restore old faded photographs and poorly light photographs. We will use histograms to separate the foreground and background of an image. We will use derivatives and matrix operations to blur images and to detect edges of objects within images.

Participants in Session II should have an understanding of basic matrix operations and derivatives, and some familiarity withMathematica. Knowledge of partial derivatives would be useful, but not necessary.

Due to the amount of PCs in Stright 220, please use this Qualtrics link to sign up. We will send out a confirmation email to the first 28 persons that sign up to each workshop.

About S-COAM

In addition to providing monetary scholarship support, the Scholarships Creating Opportunities for Applying Mathematics (S-COAM) project at Indiana University of Pennsylvania creates a network of students that engage in professional development activities to improve their career prospects and success in STEM fields.

Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences