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  • Locations: Aberdeen, Scotland; Cambridge, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England; Oxford, England
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
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GPA: 2.30 (may be flexible) Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as first year student; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: MATH 216 (Calc. III), PHYS 232 (University Physics II)
Coordinator: Jeff DeGrave Additional Eligibility: Good academic, conduct & financial standing at UWEC
Program Description:
Scotland/England

Program Summary & Location

This is a 4-week, hands-on course designed to provide a survey of linked topics in Mathematics and Physics: Differential Geometry and the theories of Special and General Relativity. The main objectives are to offer an interdisciplinary course to STEM students that integrates the subject in the historical and modern context of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom has played and continues to play a large role in the development of large areas of mathematics and physics. The program aims to infuse the key academic concepts within math and physics with the historical and cultural contexts of the developments of these key concepts. cityThrough these methods, students will gain an appreciation of the collaborative (within institutions and as well among countries) nature of the sciences as well as the long-term spread and development of ideas.

The program location is the University of Aberdeen. Aberdeen is a thriving city of 200,000. With excellent museums, great concert venues, and a vibrant nightlife, the city offers something for everyone. And its location--on the coast, at the confluence of two rivers, and near the Cairngorm Mountains--guarantees both spectacular scenery and incredible opportunities for those who love the outdoors. Students will connect better to the concepts discussed in the class if they are able to visit the locations where key scientists discussed in the syllabus lived and worked.  During guided excursions, we will connect the tour experience with topics relevant to our course: Differential Geometry, General Relativity and Cosmology, the History and Philosophy of Science.

Academics

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Academics - Math and Physics Faculty-Led 

Student Life

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Support - Math and Physics Faculty-Led

Housing & Meals

LondonDuring most of the program, students will stay in university housing at the University of Aberdeen, in individual rooms with a shared kitchen. During the weekend excursions, students will stay in hostels. Most meals are not included in the program cost. 

Cost

This faculty-led program receives funding from the Blugold Commitment Faculty-Led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) program, and each student is eligible to receive funding for only one FLIIE experience. By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
Summer 2019 

Learn More & How To Apply

Still have some questions? You can contact Kim Reed, Assistant to the Immersion programs, at 715-836-5940 or reedka@uwec.edu.

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Ready to apply?! Click here to read our application instructions. Please note this program will require a recommendation as a part of the UWEC application process. Then return to this page and click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.