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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 ...

"Into Matlab" - A series of video lectures accompanying "From Zero to Matlab in ..."
Frederik J 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 ...

Goals for teaching numerical integration in Calculus or Differential Equations Courses
Alanna Hoyer-Leitzel, Mount Holyoke College
Alanna Hoyer-Leitzel, Mathematics and Statistics, Mount Holyoke College There's a joke about mathematicians where the punch line involves a mathematician in a room with a burning fire, a sink and a bucket. ...

More content and less time: Opportunities and challenges for interdisciplinary marine science students
Andrew Fischer, university of tasmania
Andrew Fischer, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania Today's undergraduates in marine science have been presented with tremendous opportunities, yet are confronted with many ...

Integrative Biomathematical Learning Alliance Across Academic Departments
Gregory Goins, North Carolina A & T State University
Gregory D. Goins, , North Carolina A & T State University Across the nation, many generalized programs have focused on retention of minority students in the sciences with varying degrees of success. ...

Using computation to understand statistics through climatology
Janel Hanrahan, Lyndon State College
Janel Hanrahan, Atmospheric Sciences, Lyndon State College Put simply, climate is the statistics of weather. To gain a true understanding of climate science, students must therefore have a sound understanding of ...

Integration enhances learning across the curriculum
William Cluett, University of Toronto
William Cluett, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto In 2009, I participated in the creation and delivery of a new half-course for first year Engineering Science[1] students at the ...

Advancing the neuroscience curricula, a computational thinking approach.
Daniel Zysman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Daniel Zysman, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology We often hear that the brain is a marvelous and impressive computational device. Most of the current research efforts in the field ...

Garbage Out? Verification of Reliable Computations
Wendy Thomas, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Wendy Thomas, Bioengineering, University of Washington-Seattle Campus What is Verification? When we or our students use a computer to solve a mathematical problem in our class or research, how do we know if the ...

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 ...