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Using MATLAB to improve student understanding of vector calculus
Anantha Aiyyer, North Carolina State University
Anantha Aiyyer, Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University I work in the field of atmospheric sciences. My research involves analysis of data from observations and running numerical ...

30 years on: Is the current generation of students learning programming too late?
Glenn Thompson, University of South Florida
Glenn Thompson, Geosciences, University of South Florida I was lucky. In 1984 I was part of a wave of British schoolkids who learned to program in BBC BASIC. I was 13. The BBC had made an ambitious decision to ...

A New Computational Methods Course for Geology Majors
Clark Wilson, The University of Texas at Austin
Clark Wilson, Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, The The Department of Geological Sciences at UT Austin has one of the largest undergraduate geosciences programs in the country, with over 300 ...

Reaching Beyond Skills to Cognitive Development in Teaching Quantitative Thinking with MATLAB
Risa Madoff, University of North Dakota-Main Campus
Risa Madoff, Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota-Main Campus In teaching, I have used MATLAB in a lab tied to a Geomorphology course where no prior knowledge or experience with MATLAB ...