WIMCS receives grant funding for schools work from Welsh Government

The Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (WIMCS) has received £24000 grant funding from the Welsh Government through the National Science Academy (NSA) and the Higher Educational Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to enable the subsidised delivery of its Roadshow 'Maths Apps'. Working with our main partner Science Made Simple, WIMCS plans to present the Roadshow at 24 Secondary Schools across Wales principally in the Spring Term 2013.

The 50 minute 'Maths Apps' Careers Roadshow was developed with our partners Science Made Simple with EPSRC funding. It is Wales centric and focuses on 5 individuals working in Wales and the jobs they do. In filmed interviews they explain why Maths is important to their work, and the Science Made Simple Roadshow Presenter reinforces the Maths messages in interactive demonstrations that use practical applications of Maths. The jobs are wide-ranging - from running one's own business, to sports science, to hospital radiology, to developing computer games, to vehicle design.

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