Carleton Interdisciplinary Computational Modeling Workshop

Sponsored by HHMI, CISMI, QuIRK, ITS, Sigma Xi, LTC, SERC, & Mellon Faculty Lifecycles

Facilitated by Bob Panoff of the National Computational Science Institute

April 20-21, 2006
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Frustrated by cognitive psychologists findings that we can only hold 7 ± 2 thoughts in our heads at once? Interested in cross-disciplinary curricula? This workshop is for you, whether you're a social scientist, humanist, or scientist. Our goal is to provide an in-depth introduction to how computational modeling can be used across the curriculum to enrich student learning. All faculty members at Carleton are invited—regardless of your computer skills.

Complexity is a challenge across the disciplines, and modeling is an excellent way to help students discern patterns from large data sets and make predictions. You do not need to be computationally adept to take advantage of the many models and software packages (yes, even Excel) used to integrate modeling into your classes. Come find out what's available for you and your students, and engage in discussions with colleagues about how to creatively integrate some of these approaches into your own teaching.

About our facilitator: Bob Panoff is nationally recognized for supporting faculty and students in finding simple solutions to dealing with complexity in order to enhance and expand their educational experience. Panoff is founder and Executive Director of The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc., and the National Computational Science Institute. He is a frequent presenter at NSF- sponsored workshops on visualization and computational modeling. He is a recipient of the Undergraduate Computational Science Education Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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