Volunteer Lecturer Series in Chad in 2015

 

Professor Christopher Thron from the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University volunteered as a lecuterer from June 18th to July 14th, 2015 at the University of N,Djamena FSEA. He gave a course on Numerical Analysis to 30 Bachelor students.


The students listened to videos that showed how to implement various numerical algorithms in Scilab. They also wrote programs for implementing Diffie-Hellmand key exchange-- finding primitive roots, raising numbers to large powers mod p, etc. For the final exam, the medical college allowed them to use one of their classrooms.
More information and pictures can be found here.