Participant Checklist

In order to help you get the most out of the workshop on Teaching Computational Thinking Skills with 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 Maureen Kahn (

By August 15th - REQUIRED

  • Register for the workshop. Note that all accepted applicants need to register in order to participate, and the registration form is not the same form as the application form that you have already filled out.
  • Block out time on your calendar so that you can attend the entire workshop, from the opening session on Sunday, October 16, 2022, through Tuesday, October 18. It is essential that you attend the full workshop, including the full day on Tuesday.

By September 12th - REQUIRED

  • Share at least one teaching activity or assignment for a course that teaches computation 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 previous years' workshop participants' activities for examples.
  • Write and upload a one-page essay about how you assess student computational thinking skills, including challenges you face and how you have overcome them. You must use the online form to submit your essay. You can see last year's workshop participants' essays for examples.
  • Share a description of a course that you teach which incorporates computation using MATLAB. You must use the online form to submit your course description. You can see 2015 workshop participants' courses for examples.

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 STEM fields.

Submit activities, essays, and course descriptions

Before October 16- REQUIRED:

  • Read all of the essays and become familiar with the activities submitted by your fellow workshop participants.
  • 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.

Before October 16 - OPTIONAL