Inviting All Young Minds (Summer Internships):
IAYM is a one-month summer program created by the Mathematical Sciences Foundation for high school and college level students, studying in Class X and above. The purpose is to nurture creative thinking in bright and young students by involving them in interesting real world projects that have been the subjects of vigorous research in recent years.
Participants are mentored by faculty members and post-graduate students. Their activities include:
- An Application-oriented project
- A project of Mathematics Communication
- Daily lectures in applicable mathematics and training in mathematical software
- Special talks and screenings by mathematicians and other scientists
Previous IAYM editions have featured student teams working on topics such as Space and rocket science, the Jantar Mantar observatories, Search engines for images, Face recognition, Computer viruses, Encryption, Error correcting codes, Pattern recognition in genetics, Alternate energy sources, Cryptography and Financial modeling. The goal is always that the students develop their own insights and innovations, rather than merely imbibe or implement set procedures. The tools used are computer simulations, physical models, and constant questioning of assumptions (old and new).
Past editions of IAYM have been hosted by Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, and Air Force School, Subroto Park. Sponsors have included the Department of Science & Technology (Govt. of India), the National Council for Science and Technology Communication, NIIT, Mr. Narayana Murthy (founder, Infosys) and Shiv Nadar University.
The June 2013 edition will be a fully residential program hosted in the SNU campus. Details will be available soon.
IIIMIT will announce internships for undergraduate students belonging to its research groups.