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NSF Workshop for Faculty with Symbolic Algebra Experience
AN NSF WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY WITH SYMBOLIC ALGEBRA EXPERIENCE Contact: Email: NSF.Workshop at Rose-Hulman.edu FAX: (812) 877-8895 Phone: (812)877-8143 Revitalizing the Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Curricula via Symbolic Algebra WHEN Tuesday, July 13 through Saturday, July 17, 1993 with an optional refresher on Monday July 12th. (Also to be offered in 1994.) WHERE Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 5500 Wabash Avenue Terre Haute, IN 47803 STAFF Dr. Mark A. Yoder Electrical Engineering (812) 877-8291 Mark.A.Yoder at Rose-Hulman.edu Dr. Robert Lopez Dept. of Mathematics (812) 877-8396 R.Lopez at Rose-Hulman.edu 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. ELIGIBILITY Participants must have previous symbolic algebra experience. Participation in UFE workshops is limited to those in permanent faculty positions in post-secondary educational institutions in the 50 states and US possessions and territories. 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. If the workshop is full, or you are not eligible, please see the Rose-Hulman shortcourse described below. 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 an application, please Email NSF.Workshop at Rose-Hulman.edu, FAX (812) 877-8895, or call (812) 877-8143. _____________________________________________________________________ In addition to the workshop described above we are offering the following shortcourse for engineering, mathematics & computer science faculty with little or no symbolic algebra experience: "Using Computer Algebra to Teach Engineering" The NSF workshop is for faculty with some experience using CAS in teaching. For faculty with little or no experience using CAS who would like to learn how to incorporate CAS into their classroom, Rose-Hulman is hosting a 4-day shortcourse from 16-June to 19-June-1993. The shortcourse will be much like the workshop, except that its audience is not restricted by experience or geography. During the shortcourse we will offer a tutorial on Maple or Mathematica (your choice). We will also disseminate results from the 1992 NSF workshop. NSF is not funding this shortcourse, therefore anyone can participate (unlike the workshop). Unfortunately without such funding we have to charge a fee of $800 to cover our costs. This fee will cover room, board, materials, etc. Since we can't guess what the demand will be for this shortcourse, we are asking for a $50 deposit (which will count toward the registration fee) with each application. If we get 20 deposits by 23-April-1993, the course will run. If not, the $50 deposits will be returned. Please Email to RHIT.Shortcourse at Rose-Hulman.edu or contact Dr. David Purdy at 812-877-8321 or for an application if you are interested.