The conference program is arranged (1) to stimulate discussion among participants, (2) to inspire them to use their own computational and instructional experience, and (3) to develop specific activities that they can use in their courses and within their departments during the coming academic year. In the process of doing so they will generate valuable information that the conference organizing committee will incorporate into a white paper reporting on a better understanding of the rationale, methods, and strategies that can enhance computational physics education.
Registration and set up posters
How should research using computational tools influence the undergraduate curriculum?
Are there any ways of thinking, algorithms or other specific computational tools which undergraduates should learn that would help them eventually in graduate school and research? Poster Session
Easy Java Simulations (Esquembre) and high performance computing (Lathrop) hands on tutorials.
How does computational physics support broader physics education goals?
Is there a “core” of computational physics that all physics majors ought to know?
What are the virtues and disadvantages of computational packages (such as Mathematica, Maple, MathCAD and so on) versus coding from scratch?
What is the role of packages such as Open Source Physics in computational physics education?
What are the virtues and disadvantages of various ways of incorporating computational physics into the curriculum, specifically a focused computational physics course (or courses) versus “computation across the curriculum”?
Should physics departments work with other STEM departments on “scientific computing” programs that cut across disciplines?
Conference adjourns at 4:00 PM. We will provide shuttle service to Greensboro Saturday evening and Sunday morning.