Teaching with MATLAB Workshop

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to the Developing Competency in Teaching Computation using MATLAB workshop. To address the need to strengthen computational skills, this workshop will bring together faculty from the sciences who teach computation and are interested in strengthening their skills and developing MATLAB-based teaching resources. Working interactively with faculty peers and MathWorks representatives, participants will develop teaching activities and contribute to a collection of sharable teaching activities. By including educators from multiple disciplines – including Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Physics, Math, and allied fields – the workshop will encourage sharing of ideas and best practices and integration of themes and tools across areas.



Workshop:                     Developing Competency in Teaching Computation using MATLAB

Location:                         Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Date:                               October 15-17, 2017 (5 PM Sunday to 2 PM Tuesday)

Application Deadline:    September 8, 2017

Learn more from the workshop website:


Workshop Description:

At this workshop educators from Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Math, and allied fields will share their experiences teaching computation in undergraduate science courses. Participants will work with peers and MathWorks representatives to develop new, or revise existing, activities and course materials that incorporate MATLAB for computation. They will also synthesize best practices for combining computation and quantitative thinking in science courses and for assessing students’ understanding of applied computation.

Workshop activities will feature demonstrations of activities, hands-on MATLAB sessions, and opportunities to work in small groups on activity/course design. This effort will draw on the work already done on required competencies across the science fields. Instructional materials and other information will be organized and compiled as collections of digital resources to support teaching computation in the sciences using MATLAB. Activities produced at the workshop will be made publicly available to anyone teaching in the sciences. This workshop aims to host ~100 science faculty and educators, thereby providing access to a wide range of experienced and skilled practitioners in a single, focused space. In addition, MathWorks representatives will be on hand to support the workshop and share expertise and resources for teaching with MATLAB, providing insights into topics such as data access, high performance computing, and education aids for teaching and assessing computation skills in the lab, live, and even online and in flipped-classroom settings.

This workshop target is ~100 science faculty and educators (by application).

The application deadline is September 8, 2017 and there is no registration fee to attend.

To apply, go to: http://serc.carleton.edu/teaching_computation/workshop_2017/application.html

We hope to see you there!

Thank you,

Lisa Kempler, MathWorks
Cathryn A. Manduca, Science Education Resource Center
Gregory Hancock, College of William and Mary, Geology
Princess Imoukhuede, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bioengineering
Michele McColgan, Siena College, Physics & Astronomy
Kelly Roos, Bradley University, Department of Engineering Physics, PICUP