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Using MATLAB to Enrich Elementary Linear Algebra Course
Sandra Fital-Akelbek, Weber State University
Sandra Fital-Akelbek, Mathematics, Weber State University Linear Algebra has broad applications in various disciplines, for example, in computer graphics, in modeling biological or social systems, or in ...

Subject: Mathematics

Scientific Computation and Preparedness for Undergraduate Research
Jeremy Loebach, Saint Olaf College
Jeremy Loebach, Psychology, Saint Olaf College As a Cognitive Neuroscientist, I teach a number of lab courses in which students design and conduct empirical studies, and analyze, interpret and display the data. ...

Incorporating MATLAB in Applied Mathematics Courses
Dong Zhou, California State University-Los Angeles
Dong Zhou, Mathematics, California State University-Los Angeles As a researcher in the field of computational mathematics, I believe that numerical computation/simulation is a vital part in solving real world (and ...

Subject: Mathematics

Use of Matlab to reinforce concepts of Compton effect
Eric Ehler, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Eric Ehler, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities I recall on my time as a first year graduate student taking a course on radiologic physics and radiation dosimetry and remember well seeing this equation: (d_e ...

Subject: Physics, Health Sciences

Computation for Oceanography and Coastal Science
Ali Reza Payandeh, Louisiana State University
Ali Reza Payandeh, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, LSU The development and implementation of coastal and ocean numerical models has led to specialized applications in oceanography and coastal sciences. However, ...

Subject: Geoscience

The success of implementing a MATLAB project in a Medical Physics course
David Sterling, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
David Sterling, Radiation Oncology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Implementing computational projects in the classroom has helped my students understand material better and more quickly than they did before ...

Subject: Physics, Health Sciences

Never Too Late: Developing Quantitative Thinking Skills in an Upper-Division Biology Course
Michael Wright, California State University-Sacramento
Michael Wright, Biological Sciences, California State University-Sacramento "I am not a math person" is a common refrain from students in my upper-division Systemic Physiology course. This course draws ...

Subject: Biology

Students are not unit tests: providing assessment that is fair across students with different types of skills
Benjamin Bratton, Vanderbilt University
Benjamin Bratton, Molecular Biology, Princeton University My main instructional responsibility is in helping teach a course called "Integrated Science Curriculum" a transdisciplinary approach to teaching ...

Subject: Chemistry, Biology, Physics

The programming bump in the night, what are we afraid of?
Jeremy Deans, University of Southern Mississippi
Jeremy Deans, Geography & Geology, University of Southern Mississippi When learning any new skill, there is apprehension. This seems especially true for skills involving mathematics and programming. I tell my ...

Subject: Geoscience

Teaching Computational Physics to upper level undergraduates
Ali Tabei, University of Northern Iowa
Seyed Mohiaddeen Ali Tabei, University of Northern Iowa In this course, students learn how to employ computational methods to solve advanced problems in physics and other fields of science. The objective is to ...

Subject: Physics