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AN NSF WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY WITH SYMBOLIC ALGEBRA EXPERIENCE

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  • Subject: AN NSF WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY WITH SYMBOLIC ALGEBRA EXPERIENCE
  • From: yoder at nextwork.rose-hulman.edu
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 1994 10:35:32 -0500

The following describes a workshop we have held at Rose-Hulman for  
the past 2 summers and will be holding it again this summer.  We have  
extended the deadline for application to Monday the 21st of March  
1994 since our bulk mailing got out later than expected.

Email me (Mark.A.Yoder at Rose-Hulman.edu) if you would like me to FAX  
an application to you.

--Dr. Mark A. Yoder
  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  5500 Wabash Ave.
  Terre Haute,  Indiana 47803
  812-877-8291
  812-877-8895, FAX
  Mark.A.Yoder at Rose-Hulman.edu
  

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AN NSF WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY WITH SYMBOLIC ALGEBRA EXPERIENCE

Revitalizing the Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Curricula via
Symbolic Algebra

WHEN
Tuesday, July 12 through Saturday, July 16, 1994
with an Pedagogical Forum on Monday July 11th.

The Pedagogical Forum will be an optional day devoted to  
presentations of pedagogical examples that illustrate the use of  
symbolic algebra in the Rose-Hulman curriculum.  The focus will be on  
the impact of technology on the classroom dynamic.  Since the  
examples will be presented in both Maple and Mathematica, a byproduct  
will be a syntax refresher.

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.

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)  
877-8228.





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