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AN NSF WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY WITH SYMBOLIC ALGEBRA EXPERIENCE
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 ------------------------------------------- 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.