Technical Software Leader Commits Resources to Aid South Africa
August 29, 2001--Wolfram Research, Inc., expert developer of technical
software, is pleased to announce a new initiative to aid the development
of technical education in South Africa. Key to this initiative is Wolfram
Research's South Africa Educational Grant Program, a special purchase program
that gives universities and technikons in this country the opportunity to
equip their faculty and students with the same technical software used at
the top educational institutions around the world.
Wolfram Research's South Africa educational initiative has been
established in recognition of the country's dedication to improving the
quality of its technical education and work-force preparation. To launch
this initiative, during September at educational institutions throughout South
Africa, Conrad Wolfram, Director of Strategic and International
Development at Wolfram Research, will be giving a series of instructional
lectures on technical computing with Mathematica.
Demonstrated at these lectures will be Mathematica, the world's
powerful technical computing system, which combines fast, high-precision
numeric and symbolic computation with easy-to-use data visualization and
programming capabilities. The program's ability both to be used as a platform
for experimentation, modeling, and prototyping of algorithms and to
interact with other programs has made it a standard tool for researchers
and educators of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology-related
fields around the world.
webMathematica, a groundbreaking new product from Wolfram Research,
will also be featured in the lecture series. webMathematica brings the
power of Mathematica to the web, making it possible to provide interactive
computation to a large audience via standard web browsers and web sites.
It significantly enhances the ability of educators to effectively develop
and deliver distance-education materials while facilitating student
The lectures will be held in seven different locales, including
Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. Conrad Wolfram will be available for
interviews immediately following the presentations.
Please visit the seminar web pages to find additional
information, see the lecture
schedule, or make a reservation.
Questions regarding this tour or concerning interview arrangements can be
directed to Wolfram Research at firstname.lastname@example.org
or to Clemens Dempers
at Turningpoint Solutions, the authorized Mathematica reseller in
South Africa, by telephone at +27-(0)11-447-9916 or by email at