Risa Madoff

Geology and Geological Engineering

University of North Dakota-Main Campus

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Computational Inquiry into a Hillslope Surface Model part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2016:Teaching Activities
By using (x, y, z) data imported from repeat scans of a terrestrial LiDAR, students learn how to conceptualize a natural surface by using MATLAB to model it and to model change. Because the model has a real ...

Introduction to MATLAB for Geomorphology part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
This is a lab for a Geomorphology course intended to introduce students to modeling landform evolution by means of applying a common sediment transport law to the erosion of a hillslope over time. MATLAB is used to ...

Essays (2)

Inquiry Based Pedagogy for Computational Surfaces in Geoscience part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Matlab Workshop 2016:Essays
Risa Madoff, Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota-Main Campus Several occurrences have awoken me to the kinds of barriers to teaching computational thinking as well as to the needs that ...

Reaching Beyond Skills to Cognitive Development in Teaching Quantitative Thinking with MATLAB part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Essays
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 ...

Other Contribution (1)

Risa Madoff: Using Surface Process Hazards in Introduction to Geology at University of North Dakota-Main Campus part of Surface Process Hazards
A Success Story in Advancing Science Learning at a Public University The highlight of the module was that students experienced the building on previously learned concepts and skills. They were forced to make connections in order to progress through the following unit. Watching this happen in action, over the short period of time given by the abbreviated term, was particularly interesting.