How it Works
The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences of the University of Colorado Denver offers mathematics clinics as three-credit courses for students in the undergraduate and graduate applied math programs. Each clinic is designed as an educational mechanism for illustrating the applicability and utility of mathematics in many problem areas in private and public sectors.
Each clinic is conducted as a research team, with the faculty acting as the team leader and the students working with each other to define specific tasks and strategies for achieving the clinic's goals. Most clinics are done in one semester, and some require an entire academic year. Most clinics require expertise from other disciplines such as engineering, economics, computer science and/or biology.
There are thus three partners in each clinic:
The specific goals of the clinic:
The Math Clinic began at Claremont Graduate University about 1960 and at Harvey Mudd College about 1973. It was introduced here in 1982 by Daryl Hicks. Weldon Lodwick assumed the directorship in 1983, and clinics began to become a regular part of the UC Denver curriculum. Harvey Greenberg became the Clinic Director in 1984, and clinics became one of the few required courses in the PhD program that began in 1986. See the list of clinics completed since 2009 to appreciate the diversity and growing success of the clinic program.