PIMS-SFU Undergraduate Summer School:
Scientific Computing on Curved Surfaces
29 May-23 June, 2017


Department has secured a few seats in this summer school. We invite motivated undergraduate students with an interest in mathematical modelling and scientific computing to apply. A suitable applicant must have successfully completed

  • MATH2205 Multivariate Calculus
  • MATH3405 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH3206 Numerical Methods I

and should be able to demonstrate mathematical maturity as evidenced by performance in higher math courses, or by past research projects.

Short description:

The PIMS-SFU Undergraduate Summer School on Scientific Computing on Curved Surfaces is an intensive four week program for Canadian and international undergraduate students. The core of the program is a course which provides an introduction to continuum models on curved surfaces, and the numerical solution of the corresponding partial differential equations. Working groups will be formed to solve problems by building mathematical models and then applying and modifying numerical software.

Financial supports
  • HK$7,000 to each student from Dr Lo Tai Chin’s donation*
  • Accommodation from PIMS-SFU
Transfer credit
  • Nil
  • 05 December 2016, Monday
A complete application consists of
  • A current transcript and
  • A letter of intent by the applicant stating the motivation of the applicant to participate in the program (1 page maximum)
should be submitted to the math general office. An interview will be arranged within the week.
* The financial support will be provided by the Faculty to the students in a reimbursement basis by cheque after they returned to Hong Kong, provided that the students fulfill the following requirements. Should students fail to meet the requirements, the Faculty reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship:
  1. The students are required to submit the following documents:
    1. A self-reflection report (no less than 500 words) with appropriate acknowledgement to the sponsor - Dr Lo Tai Chin;
    2. A set of supporting documents (including but not limited to details of courses taken and results with official record, certificate on completion of the summer school, GPA scale of the overseas University, summary of financial expenses, tuition fee receipt of the overseas University, etc.); and
    3. 3 photos for the study abroad
    The self-reflection report and the supporting documents have to be sent to the Dean's Office after endorsement of Department Head on or before 24 Jul 2017 (Mon) (one month upon return to Hong Kong), while the photos should be sent to Dr. Ling by email. The students may be required to make a presentation to other students.
  2. Students are required to attain at least Grade B- on each course and to have an average B of all courses taken abroad. In case the partner overseas University uses numeric grading system, grateful if your department could get the equivalent numeric marks to B and B- respectively from the partner University. Please ensure that students are aware of the above requirements.