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A workshop on Revitalizing Curricula via Symbolic Algebra

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  • Subject: A workshop on Revitalizing Curricula via Symbolic Algebra
  • From: yoder at nextwork.rose-hulman.edu
  • Date: Thu, 19 Mar 92 08:03:31 EST

AN NSF WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY WITH SYMBOLIC ALGEBRA EXPERIENCE

Revitalizing the Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Curricula via  

Symbolic Algebra

WHEN
Monday, July 6 through Saturday, July 11, 1992
(Also to be offered in 1993 and 1994.)

WHERE
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

STAFF
Dr. Mark A. Yoder, Electrical Engineering, (812) 877-8291
Dr. Robert Lopez, Dept. of Mathematics, (812) 877-8396

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is a five-day workshop for faculty with previous exposure to  
computer  

algebra systems such as Maple or Mathematica.  Faculty, drawn from  

engineering, science, and mathematics, will learn how to use computer  

algebra as an effective tool in teaching, revising curricula, and  
making  

the contents of their courses more conceptual.  A participant will  
craft  

at least one instructional unit showcasing the utility of symbolic  

manipulation software.

Participants will be shown examples of similar curricular  
improvements  

that have already been made at Rose-Hulman.  In the interdisciplinary  

atmosphere of the workshop, participants will conceive, create, and  

critique units of their own.  They will leave the workshop with a  
clear  

understanding of the potential for computer algebra to transform  
their own  

curricula.

The course is taught in a laboratory equipped with NeXT workstations  
and  

Mathematica and Maple; participants are seated in front of their own  

workstation.

PREFERRED BACKGROUND
Fill-time or part-time engineering, mathematics, and science faculty  

members with previous symbolic algebra experience.

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants who will be selected on the  
basis  

of topics they teach and their level of facility with a computer  
algebra  

system.

COST
Registration and room and board will be covered by NSF.  The only  

participant cost is transportation to the workshop.

CONTACT
The course is part of the NSF Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement (UFE)  

Program.  If you would like to attend, please contact Mark A. Yoder  
for  

more details.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
(812) 877-8291
(812) 877-3198 FAX
mark.a.yoder at rose-hulman.edu





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