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Specifications-Based Grading for Assessing Student Learning
Kristi Closser, California State University-Fresno
Kristi Closser, California State University-Fresno What is the difference between a student who receives a 79% in a course and one who gets 80%? At my university, we do not have +/- designations associated with ...

Subject: Chemistry

Computation in Civil Engineering
Julie Fogarty, California State University-Sacramento
Julie Fogarty, California State University-Sacramento Most of the undergraduate civil engineering curriculum is spent doing hand calculations based on theories that lead to closed-form and relatively simple ...

Subject: Engineering

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

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

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

Computation and Assessment
Michael Groves, California State University-Fullerton
Michael Groves, Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University-Fullerton I teach quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, kinetics and statistical mechanics. These courses typically have problems that are very ...

Subject: Chemistry

Using Mastery Learning Ideas to Assess Student Work
Thomas Kelley, Northeastern University
Thomas Kelley, Physics, Northeastern University Using Mastery Learning Ideas to Assess Student Work Assessing the skills of my students is the hardest part of teaching coding and/or programming. Assessing a ...

Subject: 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

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

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