Participant Checklist

In order to help you get the most out of the workshop on Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB, we ask that you do several things in advance. Here is a list of the preparatory activities and their deadlines. Note that many of these tasks are required as outlined in the workshop participant expectations. If for some reason you are unable to complete or meet the deadline for any of these items please contact Sarah Fortner (sfortner AT carleton dot edu).

By September 10th

Accepted workshop participants must complete the following to register for the workshop. These submissions will be used to select workshop panelists, they will be posted on the workshop website, and they will be featured in a web-based collection devoted to teaching computation using MATLAB in the sciences.

  • Register for the workshop by August 15. Note that all accepted applicants need to register in order to attend, and the registration form is not the same form as the application form that you have already filled out.
  • Share a teaching activity or assignment for a science course that teaches computational skills using MATLAB. You must use the online form to share your activity. Submitted activities will undergo peer review by a panel of Teaching Computation in the Sciences community members. Highly reviewed activities will be featured in an exemplary collection. You can see past workshop participants' activities for examples.
  • Write and upload a short essay about your experiences teaching computation online or using online computational tools, as well as how you have overcome associated challenges. You must use the online form to submit your essay. You can see past workshop participants' essays for examples.
  • OPTIONAL: Contribute a course example for your course that teaches computational skills using MATLAB. This includes describing the course level and context for your course, learning goals, and uploading relevant materials such as a syllabus.

Before the workshop

  • Read all of the essays and become familiar with the activities submitted by your fellow workshop participants. We will send you a PDF of essays prior to the workshop.
  • Create a SERC account if you don't already have one. You will need it to access our private (password-protected) participant workspace during the workshop.
  • Brush up on MATLAB by looking at code examples or working through the on-ramp training.