Drs. Brian Oshea and Brian Danielak

  • Oct 10, 2016

October 10, 2016,  4:00 PM; 1502 Engineering Building

Colloquium by Drs. Brian Oshea and Brian Danielak, Department Computational Mathematics Science and Engineering, Michigan State University

Title: “How We Teach Undergraduates Computational Modeling and Data Science”

Abstract:  One of the core missions of the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering is to provide education in computational modeling and data science to MSU’s undergraduate and graduate students.  In this talk, we describe our creation of CMSE 201, “Introduction to Computational Modeling,” which is intended to be a standalone course teaching students core concepts in data analysis, data visualization, and computational modeling, and present some of the outcomes from this course.  More broadly, we discuss the education research-based rationale behind the “flipped classroom” instructional model that we have chosen to use in CMSE 201, and which has informed other courses taught in the department.