NSF Research Training Group: Mathematics of Materials

Model Development, Analysis, Simulation & Control

NCSU RTG - Weekly Schedule of Research Training Modules (RTMs)

For 2008-09, RTMs are held on Fridays from 3-4 pm in HA330 and are open to all graduate students and postdocs in the department.

Date Topic & Associated Materials
9/5/08 Introduction & Overview
9/12/08 Introduction to MATLAB - including ODE solvers, optimization and visualization (Adam Attarian, Graduate Student, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
  • Introduction to MATLAB handout
  • References: Getting Started with MATLAB, A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers, by Rudra Pratap & Matlab Guide, 2nd Ed., by Desmond J. Higham and Nicholas J. Higham, SIAM
9/19/08 Fundamentals of LaTeX (Amanda Criner, Graduate Student, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
9/26/08 Fundamentals of LaTeX - Part II (James Holbert, Mathematics Undergraduate Student, NCSU)
10/3/08 No meeting
10/10/08 Fall Break
10/17/08 No meeting
10/24/08 Creating Figures using Adobe Illustrator (Michael Shearer, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
10/31/08 Creating Figures using XFIG (Ralph Smith, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
11/7/08 PowerPoint Presentations (Michael Stuebner, Postdoctoral Associate, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
11/14/08 Job Search Tactics (RTG Faculty and Student Panel)
11/21/08 No meeting
11/28/08 Thanksgiving Break
1/30/09 Making the Perfect Poster (Adam Attarian, Graduate Student, Mathematics Dept., NCSU)
2/6/09 No meeting
2/13/09 Training Opportunities to Prepare for Grad School (RTG and Departmental Faculty Panel)
2/20/09 No meeting (Graduate Recruitment Weekend)
2/27/09 No meeting
3/6/09 Spring Break
3/13/09 RTG Group Research Updates (Part 1)
3/20/09 RTG Group Research Updates (Part 2)
3/27/09 RTG Group Research Updates (Part 3)
4/3/09 RTG Group Research Updates (Part 4)
4/10/09 Spring Holiday
4/17/09 Pizza Party @ 4pm (outside between Harrelson & Cox)

Archive of RTMs for 2007-08 academic year


Topic Resources
NCSU Computer Systems
LaTeX & TeX
Numerical Codes
Employment Resources
NCSU Graduate School