Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Date/Time: 
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
KEAR 112

Speaker Info

Institution: 
OSU Undergraduate Students
Abstract: 

Two teams of three undergraduate students spent a weekend solving the following problem:

The world medical association has announced that their new medication could stop Ebola and cure patients whose disease is not advanced. Build a realistic, sensible, and useful model that considers not only the spread of the disease, the quantity of the medicine needed, possible feasible delivery systems (sending the medicine to where it is needed), (geographical) locations of delivery, speed of manufacturing of the vaccine or drug, but also any other critical factors your team considers necessary as part of the model to optimize the eradication of Ebola, or at least its current strain. In addition to your modeling approach for the contest, prepare a 1-2 page non-technical letter for the world medical association to use in their announcement.