[CRYOLIST] AGU 2018 Session -- ED029 Developing computational thinking skills with MATLAB

Dylan Mikesell dylanmikesell at boisestate.edu
Wed Jul 18 08:05:26 PDT 2018


Dear Colleagues,

We invite abstract submissions to the following education session at the
AGU 2018 Fall Meeting in Washington DC. The deadline for all
submissions is *Wednesday,
1 August 23:59 EDT*. Abstracts will not be accepted for review after this
date.

*Session ID:* 48346
*Session Title:* ED029. Developing computational thinking skills with
MATLAB

*Session Description:* This session brings Geoscience instructors together
in one place to share our stories of success and failure. Are you working
to develop your student’s computational thinking skills and abilities? Is
your department working to improve the quantitative skills of your students
through coding? Do you use MATLAB in your course? If you answered yes to
any of these, please join us in this education-focused session. We want to
hear from you. What is working? What did not work? What would make teaching
computational thinking with MATLAB easier? Do you have innovative new
strategies you want to share? This session will provide a forum for the
cross pollination of ideas related to teaching undergraduates and graduates
the computational skills they need to be competitive in today’s
technology-driven workforce. Even if you are not using MATLAB, please join
us if you have experiences to share about teaching computational thinking.

*Session Format:* The session *will be an eLightning session*. eLightning
sessions will be held in a dedicated area in the convention center with
touchscreen monitors, hard-line internet, dedicated power, and dedicated
technical assistance personnel. Presentations will be created through a
specific software AGU is contracting with to help run the technical aspects
of these sessions/presentations. The session format at the meeting will
consist of two parts. The first part will be 3-minute lightning
presentation for each presenter followed by group discussion or general
Q&A. The second part will be time for individual presenters to hold more
in-depth discussions with attendees at their assigned touchscreen monitor.
New this year: there is *no additional fee* to submit an abstract to an
eLightning session.

*View Session Details:* https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/gateway.cgi
<https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/gateway.cgi>

Check out the Fall Meeting website
<https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/elightning/> and view the links below to
see more information on this session format and presentation style:
2017 Fall Meeting eLightning Virtual Library
<https://agu2017fallmeeting-agu.ipostersessions.com/Default.aspx?s=gallery>
Example eLightning Presentation
<https://demo.ipostersessions.com/Default.aspx?s=86-53-72-7A-CD-B9-58-85-F5-3F-15-33-28-45-B3-55>

See you at AGU!

Dylan Mikesell
Charly Bank
Jackie Caplan-Auerbach
Andy Fischer
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