New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
The SIAM-led Modeling across the Curriculum program has, so far, held two workshops in 2012 and 2014. This paper describes some of the main outcomes of this initiative and the workshops.In this particular paper the focus will be firmly on the undergraduate education aspects. The overarching goal of this initiative is to "Engage and keep young people in stem disciplines, from k-12 through undergraduate (and graduate) studies, and into the workforce." The extensive use of Modeling both within the mathematical education of students and in cross-disciplinary team-teaching situations is seen as a natural way of motivating students' interest in mathematics and its relevance to all STEM disciplines. This approach also addresses some of the observations in the PCAST Engage to Excel report that much of the traditional mathematics curriculum is not well adjusted to the needs of 21st century scientists and engineers. The first workshop report made several major recommendations, including "Develop modeling-based undergraduate curricula." The second Modeling Across the Curriculum Workshop extended the work of the first by using three working groups, one of which was devoted to develop explicit pathways to address effective strategies for influencing undergraduate STEM education. While the program primarily concerns mathematical content, it specifically addresses a much broader view of STEM education, requiring cooperation across multiple disciplines.
Turner, P. R., & Humpherys, J. (2016, June), Modeling Across the Curriculum Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25741
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