0 - SIAM student Chapter: University of Ngaoundere

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A MathComp4ALL workshop on February 2015, at Center for the development of ICT (University of Ngaoundere)

SIAM and Math-Info CLUB (MathComp4ALL)

1. Introduction

Nowadays computer science and mathematics are everywhere in sciences like Linguistic, Physics, Chemistry or engineering. But discussion between students and specialists of these domains are very rare in Africa.
SIAM (Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics), based in USA (www.siam.org), is a renowned scientific and nonprofit society that supports research on applications of mathematics and computers science. In Europe and Asia, SIAM encourages the creation of SIAM Student Chapter. SIAM Student Chapter of University of Ngaoundere is the first SIAM student Chapter in Africa. Its members are students of University of Ngaoundere aiming to promote interactions between users/students of computer sciences and mathematics and develop work on application of computer science and mathematics.

With the human support of the club of students in Mathematics and Computer science and technical support of Department of Mathematics and Computer sciences, we organize on March 18, 2015 a workshop named “Math4ALL” with several scientists and students from different levels and backgrounds (Linguistic, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Sciences and Applied mathematics).

2. Goals (Please definitive titles are coming)

Our goals focus on interactions between scientists from several backgrounds around Mathematics and Computer sciences. Specifically we will have six talks after first words of the Presidents of SIAM Student Chapter of Ngaoundere and President of Info-Math Club:
•    Presentation of  SIAM student Chapter and Opportunities for graduate students (Kouakep T. Yannick, PhD Candidate);
•    Computer science as key actor in evolution of sciences in general (Dr Dayang, Senior Lecturer)
•    WINDUGO (TM) , phone keybords for cameroonian languages (Mr Téguia Bogni, Researcher at Cameroonian Ministry or Research / also PhD student in linguistics);
•    Mathematics codes and signs in African Languages (Mr Saa Kameni, Independent researcher and Artist);
•    Physics, models, computing and simulations (Mr Kenfou, Teaching Assistant);
•    Mathematical models and computing in applied chemistry (Mr Tatkeu, Teaching assistant with very soon a PhD defended) ;
•    Statistics: a powerful tool in engineering and biology (Mr Fotsa, Teaching Assistant).

We expect to receive as guest Dr Dayang (Computer sciences), Mr Tchakounté (Lecturer), Dr Houpa and Dr Kamgang (Senior Lecturers in respectively Pure and applied mathematics).

3. Activities planned

On March 18, 2015, we will follow this timeline:

11H00 - 11H10: Welcomes by Presidents of the SIAM Chapter and Info-Math Club

11H10- 11H 25: Talk N° 1 + questions: Presentation of SIAM student Chapter and Opportunities for graduate students.

11H30 - 11H50: Talk N°2 + questions: Computer science as key actor in evolution of sciences in general;

11H55 - 12H25: Talk N°3 + questions: WINDUGO (TM) , phone keybords for cameroonian languages;

12H35 - 13H00 : Talk N°4 + questions: Mathematics codes and signs in African Languages;

13H05 – 13H20: Talk N°5 + questions: Physics, models, computing and simulations;

13H25 – 13H45: Talk N°6 + questions: Mathematical models and computing in applied chemistry;

13H45 - 14H00: Talk N°7 + questions: Statistics: a powerful tool in engineering and biology;

14H: End of activities with a small cocktail.

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We can move forward NOW in the PROJECT...

 1- Our project of ROP,
 2- Current members of the project,
 3- Provisional Budget,
 4- Provisional Letter of intent,
 5- Activities planned.

We are proud to promote SIAM activities in Africa:
We are supporting now the creation of a new SIAM student Chapter at University of Yaounde().

Please help us and send your signed petition (as us) to: Ramsess (dramses@yahoo.fr) and Nancy Snell (snell@siam.org).

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1- STAFF (first meeting held on july 10, 2014 at 1 PM) NEXT MEETING ON 22 OCTOBER, 2014

University of Ngaoundere Chapter of SIAM

Faculty Advisors: Houpa Danga Duplex Elvis (00237 79144718//00237 96324985)

                         & Kamgang Jean-Claude    (00237 71479050)
University of Ngaoundere Chapter of SIAM
Faculty of Science
P.O Box 454
Cameroon
Phone: 00 237 22254020
Fax: 00 871 7613300643
E-mails: e_houpa@yahoo.com & jckamgang@gmail.com

Officers

President ( mjdavidfotsa@gmail.com ): Fotsa Mbogne David Jaures
Vice President ( djaoueseraphin@yahoo.fr ): Djaoue Seraphin
Treasurer/Webmaster/Communications ( kouakep@aims-senegal.org ): Kouakep Tchaptchie Yannick
Secretary/Events/Library and Reports ( mbounjafritz@gmail.com ): Mbounja Fritz
Responsible for Mathematics/Computer Science Applications ( mzongo@univ-ndere.cm ): Minette Meyo


....................................TASKS........................................................
                                    Bureau:

1- President: Fotsa Mbogne David Jaures
* coordonner les tâches ;
* assurer le suivie de l'exécution des tâches programmées;
* Ordonner les dépenses prévues par l'AG et exécutées par le bureau;


2- Vice President: Djaoue Seraphin
* assister le Président
* relancer les personnes intervenant dans les project/activités du Siam SC;


3- Treasurer/Webmaster: Kouakep Tchaptchie Yannick
* exécuter les prévisions de dépenses validées par l'AG et le bureau et en assurer la lisibilité par les membres;
* Coordonner avec le bureau la collecte de fond (cotisation des membres...);
* gerer la page web et l'actualiser;

4- Secretary/Events/Library and Reports: Mbounja Fritz
* Prises de notes lors des rencontres;
* s'occuper de la coordination pratique des activités prévues et prospecter sur celles que l'on pourrait réaliser à l'avenir;
* documentation, gestion/respect du règlement, censeur.


5- Responsible for
Communications: Minette Meyo
* Communication entre les matheux et informaticiens (évenements/logiciels qui pourraient les rassembler organisés/utilisés par l'un, l'autre ou toute autre organisation autorisée);
* Présenter des enseignants/étudiants qui pourraient exposer sur des thématiques communes aux matheux et informaticiens;

* assurer la communication avec les partenaires;
* Développer en coordination avec le bureau, des stratégies de communication attractive.

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2- ACTIVITIES

a-Documents for advertisement of the SSC (launching) [tentative: 11/01/2014 ]

b- Interdisciplinary competition + talk in High schools on general knowledge of maths/CompS in other sciences (famous scientists developing practical concepts using maths/CompS or the converse, simple maths/CompS concepts in life as forms in geometry, scientific calculators…) [tentative: 11/20/2014 ]

c- A “Maths&CompSci4All” workshop (first edition) with Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, HOD of Dpt of Maths and Comp. Sci. of Physics , Chemistry, Biology,  Linguistics, Geology, Agro-Industrial sciences, Faculties and students. The goal: everyone in a talk will present how mathematical/ Comp. Sci. concepts appear in their fields and formalisms used. [tentative: 12/01/2014 ]

d- Invite Dr Tewa (or one of his student like Djidjou R. D.) and Dr Kamla V. C. for a one day workshop with Pr Njintang a biologist using statistics a lot.(possible talk of advisors on “how to do high quality research?”) [tentative: 05/01/2014 ]

e- Trips to industry (Cameroonian companies) [tentative: 06/10/2014 ]


3- Goal

The SIAM Student Chapter (SSC) of Ngaoundere is a young one. But its ambitions are great and old. Beside voluntary contributions of SSC’s members (at least USD 50) compulsory if we want to open a bank account (“an insured savings account,”), the USD 500 requested will help us to organize talks on works of students with emphasis on application of mathematics in biology, economy, computer sciences, applied linguistics, engineering and physics or chemistry. We expect to encourage many public organizations, NGO and Companies (e.g. in telecommunication/ software…) in Cameroon to use or present their uses of Mathematics or Computer science in the construction of materials (outputs in general), programs or mathematical/physical models for estimations of social or technical parameters.

Meeting:

i)- 1st general meeting:   [11/2014/07 ]

ii)- 2nd general meeting: [tentative: 22/2014/07 ]

iii)- 3rd general meeting: [tentative: 22/2014/10 ]

iv)- 4th general meeting: [tentative: 15/2014/11 ]

v)- 5th general meeting: [tentative: 03/2014/12 ]