The format of communication with the mentors was rather surprising — I had been used to formal dialogue with university teachers, however, here the boundaries are blurred and communication between people of different ranks (from a student to PhD) is on the same level.
The leaders and mentors of workshop projects noted the high level of participants' exprertise:
The main benefit of working with students is their feedback. Their questions were often very deep and made you think on tings that had seemed obvious before. It emphasizes their high expertise
I am impressed with students' will to study in summer. And I am also impressed by their readiness to work with strangers (out team consisted of 7 students from 6 different universities). As I expected, some students quickly dropped out, but a sloid half of them worked hard from the beginning till the end. And what is even more outstanding, is that they are ready to continue working on our project. I was concerned that the percentage of dropouts would be much higher
Lilia Minushkina (getting a major degree on Mathematics and mechanics department) and I finished another version of an article on mathematical biology before the lauch of the workshop. After the first week we got a clear view on the next steps of improving our article. We are working on it right now. I am going to thank the participants and note my RFFR grant at the end of the paper отмечает лидер группы «Исследование систем дифференциальных уравнений, моделирующих динамику биологических процессов» Владимир Петрович Голубятников.
I would really like our motivation and ideas to reach all the participants and light their fire! A simple number of 216 participants of the final meeting inevitably claims that there are lots of talented and enthusiastic around us!