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The impact of computation in the classroom on independent research experiences.
Michele McColgan, Siena College
Michele McColgan, Physics and Astronomy, Siena College As more students are considering entering the STEM field, they are entering STEM classes with a broad range of preparation. Unfortunately, many students do ...

Lack of computation in introductory geoscience courses
Aida Farough, Kansas State University
Aida Farough, Manhattan, Kansas State University Many aspects of Geosciences are dependent on computational modeling, mantle dynamics on Earth and other planets, deep ocean hydrothermal circulation, and climate ...

Using and Learning Matlab in Geomorphology of Rivers: Experiences with Advanced Students and Research
Andrew Darling, Colorado State University
Andrew Darling, Geosciences, Colorado State University The situation in which I think about teaching computation in science classes parallels the teaching activity I have uploaded. As is often the case, relatively ...

Teaching Quantum Mechanics with MATLAB
Paul Kassebaum, MathWorks
Paul Kassebaum, , MathWorks Please refer to the files attached to this SERC submission, which includes formulae and images that could not be included in this text field.Downloadable version of this essayTeaching ...

"Into Matlab" - A series of video lectures accompanying "From Zero to Matlab in ..."
Frederik Simons, Princeton University
Frederik J Simons, Geosciences, Princeton University A while ago I started dreaming of producing a series of video lectures in the style of the YouTube sensations "MinutePhysics" (often about a minute ...

Baby-Steps Bring More Computation (or at least "math") into Biology and more Biology into Math
Anne Walter, Saint Olaf College
Anne Walter, , Saint Olaf College A number of us at St. Olaf have been saying for years that mathematical prowess and tools are needed for successful biological research and understanding and that conversely more ...

The skills gap between the graduates we produce and the graduate students we'd like to recruit (or, "How I bit the bullet and tried to teach computing.")
Gareth Funning, University of California-Riverside
Gareth Funning, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside I once overheard one of my graduate students, chatting to a visitor about his Masters research. "I think it's gone ...

Beginning the Journey
Thomas Kelley, Northeastern University
Thomas Kelley, Physics, Northeastern University Having been a full faculty member at Northeastern University for just over a year, I have yet to implement many of my ideas about integrating computation into the ...

Beginning to incorporate computation and Matlab into my courses
Carlye Peterson, University of California-Davis
Carlye Dian Peterson, Earth Science, University of California-Davis Beginning to incorporate computation and Matlab into my courses Carlye D. Peterson One of the skills I want my students to be proficient at is ...

Introducing Numerical Modeling to Undergraduate Geology Majors
Gregory Hancock, College of William and Mary
Greg Hancock, Geology, College of William and Mary Although numerical modeling has become a significant tool in the Earth sciences, geology majors are generally not exposed to the process of model construction and ...