8th IMA Conference on Mathematical Education of Engineers

Date: 20 April 2015
Location: Loughborough University


The sequence of conferences “Mathematical Education of Engineers” held at Loughborough provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, practices and pedagogy in the mathematical education of engineers. Within this framework, university mathematics teachers together with engineering colleagues and participants from industry are able to discuss enhancement and reflect on the engineering mathematics provision in the context of ever‐increasing demands of competence, effectiveness, quality and relevance. This conference aims to reflect the progress and experiences of initiatives within the teaching of mathematics to engineers in recent years, to debate areas of known concern and to learn together from current best practice.

This Eighth MEE Conference will provide a full interactive one-day format covering current topics and initiatives of broad interest to the mathematical education of engineers and an (optional) informal Conference Dinner in the evening to enhance networking opportunities.
The programme will include contributed papers, workshops and plenary discussions together with distinguished invited speakers to highlight two areas of MEE community interest:

i) Major changes in A and AS level mathematics are due to take place from 2017 and changes to other post-16 qualifications are taking place sooner.

ii) Many University Engineering Departments are adopting new pedagogies which have a much greater focus on active learning, project work, problem-solving and which are intended to promote greater student engagement with their learning.  There are expectations that the delivery of the associated engineering mathematics provision will be changed in similar fashion.

Invited speakers

  • Charlie Stripp, Director, National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics & Chief Executive of the charity Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI)
  • Professor Peter Goodhew, Emeritus Professor of Engineering, University of Liverpool

This event will meet the requirements of the IMA Continuing Professional Development Scheme.

The proceedings of this conference will be published by the IMA; the deadline for sending final electronic copies of papers and posters will be 27 March 2015. It is expected at least one author will present at the Conference. Selected and possibly extended papers will be considered for the IMA Journal – Teaching Mathematics and its Applications.

Conference Fees

IMA members £70
Non-members £90
IMA Member Students £40
Non-IMA Students £50


Registration is now open. To register, please download, complete and return the application form.

Local Organising Committee

Stephen Hibberd (Nottingham University), Duncan Lawson (Newman University), Carol Robinson (Loughborough University).

For further information or to register your interest, please contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1EF, e-mail: conferences@ima.org.uk, tel: +44 (0) 1702 354020.


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