Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 61

Title : NSF 94-25 Directory of NSF-Supported UFE Projects

Type : General Publication


NSF Org: EHR / DUE
Date : March 1, 1994
File : nsf9425

Directory of NSF-
Supported
Undergraduate Faculty
Enhancement Projects

TABLE OF
CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i

POSTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ii

ASTRONOMY

Workshop for College Teachers of Introductory Astronomy


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Project CLEA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

CHEMISTRY

Modern Chemistry Tools: Theory, Practice, and General


Chemistry Experiments . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Teaching Modern Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
A Real-World Model for Introductory Chemistry
Laboratory Curricula. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Chemical Applications of Lasers Short Course. . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
LIMSport Computer Data Acquisition and Reduction in
Laboratories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Microscale Inorganic Chemistry Workshops for
Undergraduate Faculty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy & Mass
Spectrometry Experiments and Applications. . . . . . 4
NMR Spectroscopy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry: Faculty Enhancement
and Course Restructuring. . . . . . . . . . 4
Polymer Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Laboratory Approach To Teaching Computer Science. .


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Advanced Techniques in Computer Graphics. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Parallel Processing in the Undergraduate Curriculum . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Object-Orientation Across Undergraduate Computer
Science Curricula. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Workshop To Enhance Computing Faculty at 2-Year
Colleges Serving Native Americans . . . . . . . . . 7
Computer Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Active-Learning Curricula for Introductory Computer
Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing. . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Providing and Integrating Educational Resources for
Faculty Teaching Artificial Intelligence. . . . 9

ENGINEERING

PC-Integrated Engineering Workstations for Science and


Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
National Workshop on Freshman Engineering Student
Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Advanced Integrated Wastewater Pond Systems . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Electronic Courseware for Engineering Education . . . .


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Metallurgy Training Conference Project. . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Fluid/Particle Processing Workshop. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Advanced Separation Processes Workshop. . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Analog Integrated Circuit Design Using CMOS Technology.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Air Toxics and Their Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Teaching the Materials Science, Engineering, and Field
Aspects of Concrete. . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Applied Optics for College Teachers . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Teaching Enhancement Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Microfabrication Laboratory Workshops . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Designing Microelectronic Systems Using Field
Programmable Gate Arrays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Materials Science Concepts for Introductory Courses in
Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering. . . . .15
Fiber Optics for Engineering Technology . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
GEOSCIENCES

Advances in Meteorological Sensing, Analyzing, and


Forecasting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Volcanic Processes in the Pacific Northwest . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Stressed Stream Analysis: Addressing Real Environmental
Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Water Sciences Workshops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

INTERDISCIPLINARY/MULTIDISCIPLINARY

National Chautauqua Workshop Program. . . . . . . . . .


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Washington Center Interdisciplinary Science Faculty
Development Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
UNCA Workstation Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Enhancement of Science/Mathematics Faculty Through
Modeling: A Path Toward Critical Thinking. . . .20
Applied Environmental Problem-Solving: New Approaches
and Techniques. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Improving Science Education in the University of
Wisconsin Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing. . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
A Workshop for Enhancing Quantitative Instruction on
American Society (QIAS). . . . . . . . . . . .41
Exploratory Data Analysis Using Microcomputers. . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

LIFE SCIENCES

BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium Workshops. . . . . . . .


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Laboratory-Based Instruction in Molecular and Human
Genetics for Teaching Faculty . . . . . . . . .22
Microcomputer Skills in Organismic Biology. . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Preparing the Next Generation of Undergraduate Biology
Instructors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Plant Reproductive Biology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Molecular Technology Workshop: Techniques, Application,
and Breakthroughs . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Molecular Biology for the Inexperienced . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences for Mississippi
Colleges and Universities. . . . . . . . . . . .25
Introducing Molecular Biology into the Undergraduate
Curriculum: A Laboratory Workshop. . . . . . .25

MATHEMATICS
Regional Workshop on Implementing Calculus Reform�The
Calculus Consortium at Harvard. . . . . . . .26
Animation and Portfolios in Precalculus, Calculus, and
Differential Equations . . . . . . . . . . .26
Experiencing Geometry/Geometry and the Visual World . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Project CALC Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Preparation of Elementary Mathematics Teachers. . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Integrating the First 2 Years of Mathematics at 2- and
4-Year Colleges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Project PROMPT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Calculus Institute Using Computer Algebra Systems . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Statistical Thinking and Teaching Techniques. . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Maryland Undergraduate Mathematics Enhancement Program
(MUMEP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Mathematical Modeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Technology Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Calculus Reform Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Mathematical Modeling: A Technological Approach . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Using Technology To Enhance the Teaching of Precalculus
and Calculus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Abstract Algebra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Calculus, Computers, Concepts, and Cooperative Learning
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Teaching Ordinary Differential Equations with Computer
Experiments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Interactive Mathematics Texts . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
The Geometry of Multivariable Calculus. . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Principles and Practice of Mathematics. . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Calculus with Mathematica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Difference and Differential Equations and Recent
Developments in Population Biology . . . . . . . .36

PHYSICS

Teaching Introductory Physics Using Interactive Methods


and Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Community College Physics Faculty Development Project .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Undergraduate Laboratories: Physics Revolution in Your
Lifetime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
A Faculty Enhancement Workshop Based on Recent Nobel
Experiments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Interfacing IBM-Compatible PC's in the College Physics
Laboratory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory Experiments Using
Lasers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Two-Year College Physics Faculty Enhancement Program. .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Teaching Physics Using Interactive Digitized Video. . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Improving Introductory Economics Education by


Integrating the Latest Scholarship on
Women/Minorities41
A Workshop for Enhancing Quantitative Instruction on
American Society (QIAS). . . . . . . . . . . .41
Exploratory Data Analysis Using Microcomputers. . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

INTRODUCTION

This is a directory to inform undergraduate faculty of


opportunities available in 1994, primarily in the
summer, for their professional development through
projects supported by the NSF Division of
Undergraduate Education. Listed are regional or
national workshops, short courses, conferences, or
learning activities of novel design for faculty members
in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and
technology.

Opportunities listed in this Directory will enable


faculty members to:

� learn new experimental techniques and evaluate their


suitability for instructional use,
� adapt and introduce new content into courses and
laboratories,
� investigate innovative teaching methods,
� synthesize knowledge that cuts across disciplines,
and
� interact intensively with experts in the field and
colleagues who are active scientists and teachers.

The listings are organized by major discipline. Program


dates and application deadlines vary, and some
projects may have special selection criteria not
included in the Directory. For such information,
application forms, and other particulars, interested
persons are urged to contact the individual
identified in the project listing, not NSF. NSF staff
will not have easy access to this information. In
some cases, vacancies develop or lists of alternates
are maintained, so it may prove worthwhile to apply
even after a stated deadline.

The information presented in this Directory is based


upon that supplied by the project directors. We hope
errors have been kept to a minimum, and we apologize to
all for any inadvertent errors or omissions.

POSTER

To assist you in spreading the word to your colleagues


about Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement
workshops, we have included on the next page a poster
that we invite you to copy and put on bulletin
boards or in mailboxes. There is a blank space on the
poster where you may note the number of the room
in which a reference copy of this Directory is
available. You are welcome to copy any part of this
Directory for dissemination.

WORKSHOPS FOR 1995

The NSF Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement program is


actively seeking scientists, engineers, and
mathematicians who are interested in conducting
workshops and short courses in 1995. In addition to
national projects, NSF is also interested in supporting
regional coalitions of 2- and 4-year institutions.

Individuals who are interested in conducting projects


should obtain the Undergraduate Education Program
Announcement and Guidelines, NSF 93-164, from the Forms
and Publications Unit, NSF, 4201 Wilson
Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230. In addition, they
may contact the Division of Undergraduate
Education, Room 835, NSF at the above address, or call
(703) 306-1669. The deadline to apply for
support for projects beginning in 1995 is May 2, 1994.

ASTRONOMY

Workshop for College Teachers of Introductory Astronomy


SITE: University of ColoradoCONTACT: Stephen Little
Boulder, CO 80309-0389Department of APAS
Phone: (303) 492-7627
DATE: July 11�22, 1994Fax: (303) 492-7178
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 1994E-mail:
slittle@casa.colorado.edu
or
Catherine Garmany
Phone: (303) 492-7836

A 2-week workshop is being run for 2- and 4-year


college teachers of introductory astronomy whose formal
training
is in a field other than astronomy. The workshop will
offer laboratory work�indoor and with sky
observation�as
well as examples of the functions of astronomical
materials in the classroom. The lab work will include
astrophotography and the use of small CCD cameras. The
workshop will also offer current topics in astronomy
research.

Project CLEA
SITE: Gettysburg CollegeCONTACT: Rhonda Good
Gettysburg, PA 17325Department of Physics
Phone: (717) 337-6028
DATE: July 17�29, 1994Fax: (717) 337-6666
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 1994E-mail:
clea@gettysburg.edu

Project CLEA, which has been developing computer-based


laboratory modules for the introductory astronomy lab,
will be holding a 2-week development workshop at its
facilities on the Gettysburg College campus. With the
support
of the National Science Foundation and Gettysburg
College, Project CLEA has developed a number of
exercises
utilizing modern digital techniques. These exercises
are already used in a number of colleges and high
schools. We
wish to construct a group of eight astronomy educators,
with bright ideas and considerable experience in
classroom
and laboratory work, to help us critique our existing
exercises to develop and write new documentation for
the
innovative use of existing software, and to further
produce designs for laboratory exercises. Members of
the summer
group, having worked closely on CLEA projects in 1994,
will help disseminate and evaluate the workshop by
adopting CLEA software in their labs and by running
workshops for others.

CHEMISTRY

Modern Chemistry Tools: Theory, Practice, and General


Chemistry Experiments
SITE: University of California�Los AngelesCONTACT:
Arlene A. Russell
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1569Department of
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Phone: (310) 825-7570
DATE: July 17�24, 1994Fax: (310) 206-4038
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 1994E-mail:
russell@uclach.chem.ucla.edu

The needs of community college faculty in learning the


latest modern chemistry methods will be addressed
through
a workshop involving exposure to modern instrumental
methods as well as computer simulation techniques. The
workshop facilitates instructional experience on
equipment not readily available to students. Senior
research faculty
at UCLA will give lectures on molecular modeling,
computational chemistry, multinuclear NMR, GC-MS,
Fourier
Transform infrared spectroscopy, and scanning tunneling
microscopy. Workshop participants will solve typical
student problems in these areas, learn to use the
instruments, and adapt existing UCLA freshman chemistry
instructional modules to their own settings.

Teaching Modern Chemistry


SITE: Georgia State UniversityCONTACT: Jerry C. Smith
or September Hoeller
Atlanta, GA 30303Department of Chemistry
Phone: (404) 651-3873
DATE: June 12�17, August 14�19, & December 11�16,
1994Fax: (404) 651-1416
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 28, April 18, & October 17,
1994E-mail: chejcs@gsusgil.gsu.edu

Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of


Technology will present an Undergraduate Faculty
Enhancement project in chemistry in which the major
activities of the proposed project are 1-week
workshops, 3-day
minicourses, and annual reunions of the previous year's
participants. Workshop topics include (1) Advanced
Materials Chemistry, (2) Chemistry of Nucleic Acids,
(3) Environmental Chemistry, (4) Molecular Modeling,
(5)
Molecular Orbital Theory, (6) Multidimensional Nuclear
Magnetic Resonance, (7) Multimedia Techniques in
Chemistry, and (8) Optimal Experimental Design and
Statistical Analysis. The minicourses include (1)
Oxygen
Chemistry, and (2) Organometallic Chemistry or
Biocatalysis. Recruitment of participants is to be on a
national
basis. The project is designed to improve the ability
of faculty at 2- and 4-year, public and private
institutions to
develop and teach a modern program in chemistry.

A Real-World Model for Introductory Chemistry


Laboratory Curricula
SITE: Hope CollegeCONTACT: Michael Seymour
Holland, MI 49422-9000Department of Chemistry
Phone: (616) 394-7680
DATE: July 21�23, 1994Fax: (616) 394-7923
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1994E-mail: None
This workshop will introduce participants to the use of
"real-world chemistry," the Carroll College program
developed by Richard Bayer for their laboratory
courses. An existing set of experiments�familiar to and
preferred
by individual instructors�are placed into a real-world
context appropriate for the local community. Students
become
"chemist employees" in the laboratory of a local
organization or industry and work on these experiments
reformulated as current projects of that organization's
laboratory. The "transformation process" describes how
science teachers without real-world experience can
search out chemists in their local area and extract
useful
scenarios that can be added to existing introductory
experiments. The process has provided an enthusiastic
response
from students and motivation for further consideration
of a career in science.

Chemical Applications of Lasers Short Course


SITE: James Madison UniversityCONTACT: Benjamin A.
DeGraff
Harrisonburg, VA 22807Department of Chemistry
Phone: (703) 568-6246
DATE: June 11�18, 1994Fax: (703) 568-6920
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FilledE-mail: FAC_BDEGRAFF@JMUVAX

This workshop will focus on lasers and their


application to solving chemical problems. The offering
will consist of
a 1-week intensive exposure to both the theory and
practical application of laser technology to areas of
interest to
all branches of chemistry. The course will include (1)
lectures on the fundamentals of lasers and related
topics, (2)
laboratory experiments to illustrate the principles
presented in lectures, (3) lectures and laboratory
experiments
dealing with current applications of lasers to
chemically interesting problems, and (4) an opportunity
to engage in
a special project of interest to the participant, the
technology of which will be transportable to the
participant's home
institution. A major feature of this workshop is to
provide exposure to laser technology at a level
appropriate for
incorporation into undergraduate education.

LIMSport Computer Data Acquisition and Reduction in


Laboratories
SITE: Kutztown UniversityCONTACT: Edward W. Vitz
Kutztown, PA 19530Department of Physical Science
Phone: (215) 683-4443
DATE: June 5�11 & July 24�30, 1994Fax: (215) 683-1352
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 1994E-mail:
vitz@acad.csv.kutztown.edu

Two 6-day workshops for undergraduate general chemistry


teachers will introduce participants to the LIMSport
program, a cost-effective implementation of computer
data acquisition and reduction in the laboratory.
LIMSport
allows direct data acquisition into a spreadsheet.
Since standard hardware and software (Lotus 1-2-3) are
used, both
the program and the individual student experiments are
easily shared. Faculty will have hands-on experience
with
interfacing and an opportunity to adapt laboratory
experiments to the LIMSport format.

Microscale Inorganic Chemistry Workshops for


Undergraduate Faculty
SITE: Merrimack CollegeCONTACT: Ronald M. Pike
North Andover, MA 01845Department of Chemistry
Phone: (508) 837-5137
DATE: July 25�29, 1994Fax: (508) 837-5017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 10, 1994E-mail:
PIKE@MERRIMACK.EDU

Microscale techniques can be applied to such important


areas as organometallic chemistry and bioinorganic
synthesis. This offers many advantages, such as
reductions in the quantities of chemicals used, safety
hazards, time
required to perform an experiment, and amount of waste
produced. Air quality is sharply improved. The
workshops
on microscale offer an opportunity for involvement in
the ongoing revitalization effort of inorganic
chemistry at the
undergraduate level.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy & Mass


Spectrometry Experiments
and Applications
SITE: Montana State UniversityCONTACT: Paul W.
Jennings
Bozeman, MT 59717-0340Department of Chemistry
Phone: (406) 994-5398
DATE: July 10�29, 1994Fax: (406) 994-5407
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 1994E-mail:
uchpj@earth.oscs.montana.edu

A short course in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance


Spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry will be offered to
20
undergraduate faculty. Participants will be chosen from
institutions that have recently purchased, or are in
the
process of purchasing, this instrumentation. This
course is designed to provide participants with an
indepth
knowledge of the fundamentals and applications of this
instrumentation. Participants will be encouraged to
utilize
their experience through the development of curricular
modules which may be used to enhance undergraduate
education at their home institutions.

NMR Spectroscopy
SITE: NMR ConceptsCONTACT: Daniel D. Traficante or
Linda Magee
Kingston, RI 02881Department of Chemistry
Phone: (401) 792-2876
DATE: July 10�19, July 20�29, & August 1�10, 1994Fax:
(401) 792-2104
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 29, 1994E-mail: None

NMR Concepts will hold three workshops to improve the


ability of faculty to conduct research and to teach NMR
courses to undergraduates. Each workshop will be 10
days in length and will consist of NMR lecture,
laboratory
and problem solving sessions; keynote speakers; and
round table discussions to aid the faculty in
incorporating the
new knowledge into their research efforts and their
courses.
The first workshop will focus on the physics of NMR
experiments and how raw data is received and processed.
The
second workshop deals with the interpretation of one
dimensional information received from the instrument,
with
emphasis on chemical applications. The last workshop
covers the most advanced two-dimensional experiments
that
are presently being used to solve current chemical
problems in industry and academia. An annual reunion
will be
held for workshop participants to exchange successes,
failures, and ideas for improving the implementation of
these
NMR methods into the undergraduate curriculum.

Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry: Faculty Enhancement


and Course Restructuring
SITE: Northeastern UniversityCONTACT: Thomas R.
Gilbert
Boston, MA 02115Department of Chemistry
Phone: (373) 437-4505
DATE: June 20�24 & June 27�July 1, 1994Fax: (373) 437-
2855
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 27, 1994E-mail: None

A series of 5-day regional workshops will be held. Each


will provide 30 faculty who teach introductory
analytical
chemistry courses at 2- and 4-year colleges, with
information on recent advances in the separations
sciences and
hands-on experiences with state-of-the-art separations
techniques that have been or are becoming widely used
in
analytical and bioanalytical chemistry. Experiments
emphasizing biological applications will include the
separation
of enantiomeric mixtures of pharmaceuticals, peptide
mapping, separations of serum ions by capillary
electrophoresis, and the detection of DNA adducts. The
final day will include a round-table discussion of how
the
information presented during the workshops can be
transferred to the classrooms of the participants.

Polymer Chemistry
SITE: Southwest Texas State UniversityCONTACT: Patrick
E. Cassidy
San Marcos, TX 78666-4616Department of Chemistry
Phone: (512) 245-3632
DATE: August 1994Fax: (512) 245-2374
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 1994E-mail: pc03@swtexas

This project is designed to enhance the ability of


experienced faculty members to teach polymer chemistry,
an area
that has become an integral factor in electronics,
space exploration, and medical applications. The 2-year
project
includes (1) a 2-week intensive residential seminar at
Southwest Texas State for 20 faculty members selected
from
colleges throughout central Texas, (2) a 2-semester
internship at Southwest Texas State for three of those
faculty
members, selected on the basis of interest and
aptitude, (3) trips to national and regional meetings
for the Project
Director and as many as 14 participants, and (4) an
ongoing advisory group of 13 regional colleges and
Southwest
Texas staff, for continued support.
COMPUTER
SCIENCE

The Laboratory Approach To Teaching Computer Science


SITE: Clemson UniversityCONTACT: John D. McGregor
Clemson, SC 29634-1906Department of Computer Science
Phone: (803) 656-5859
DATE: June 13�17, 1994Fax: (803) 656-0145
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 1994E-mail:
johnmc@cs.clemson.edu

Two summer workshops will be held to enhance the


knowledge of undergraduate faculty concerning the
laboratory
approach to teaching computer science. Participants
will attend a workshop in the summer of 1994 and a
follow-up
workshop in the summer of 1995. The first workshop will
focus on understanding the laboratory approach and
developing laboratory exercises. The second workshop
will provide an opportunity for critique and refinement
of
the exercises that have been used during the
intervening academic year, the development of
additional activities,
and an evaluation of the laboratory approach in the
various environments represented by the program
participants.
As a condition of acceptance, each program participant
will agree to utilize some aspect of the laboratory
approach
in at least one course during the academic year.

Advanced Techniques in Computer Graphics


SITE: Georgia State UniversityCONTACT: G. Scott Owen
or Valerie Miller
Atlanta, GA 30303Department of Computer Science
Phone: (404) 651-2245
DATE: August 22�26, 1994Fax: (404) 651-2246
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 1994E-mail:
OWEN@SIGGRAPH.ORG

The capabilities of inexpensive computer systems have


greatly increased the importance of computer graphics
and
its applications, such as visualization and multimedia.
This project will support an undergraduate faculty
workshop
on Computer Graphics that focuses on advanced
techniques for image synthesis. The objective of the
workshop is
to help faculty upgrade their current computer graphics
courses and produce curriculum materials for their
courses.

Parallel Processing in the Undergraduate Curriculum


SITE: Illinois State UniversityCONTACT: Janet D.
Hartman
Normal, IL 61790-5150Department of Applied Computer
Science
Phone: (309) 438-8338
DATE: June 13�24, 1994Fax: (309) 438-5113
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 1994E-mail:
hartman@katya.acs.ilstu.edu
This is a 2-week workshop for faculty with limited
access to parallel computers. Participants learn to
integrate
parallel processing into their courses. Tools include
transputers, simulators, and a network connection to a
research
center. Topics include parallel algorithms, design of
parallel programs, parallel architectures, integration
of parallel
processing into an undergraduate computer curriculum,
and methods for teaching parallel processing to
undergraduates. The workshop includes lectures and
laboratory sessions focusing on writing parallel
programs and
developing curriculum materials. Participants are
expected to develop an instructional unit on parallel
computing
to incorporate into the 1994�95 academic year.

Object-Orientation Across Undergraduate Computer


Science Curricula
SITE: Illinois State UniversityCONTACT: Billy L. Lim
Normal, IL 61761Department of Applied Computer Science
Phone: (309) 438-8338
DATE: June 6�17, 1994Fax: (309) 438-5113
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 28, 1994E-mail:
bllim@ilstu.bitnet

In the past few years, object-oriented technology has


become one of the dominant technologies in the
computing
industry. A recent survey reported that over 75 percent
of Fortune 100 companies have adopted some degree of
object technology for their computing needs. This is in
response to increasing software maintenance cost and
the
backlog that is so prevalent in the software industry.
Because object-orientation is becoming one of the
primary
means for problem solving, the need to teach object-
orientation in undergraduate curriculum is growing.
The purpose of this 2-week summer workshop is to teach
object-oriented technology to faculty from institutions
that
lack computing facilities and thus do not have any
formal training in this area. The objectives are to
introduce
object-orientated analysis and design, object-oriented
programming, and object-oriented databases to the
participants,
and to integrate object-orientation into computer
science/information system curriculum and teach object-
orientation
to undergraduates. The workshop will include lectures
and laboratory sessions in which participants will have
hands-on exercises on each of the above topics.
Participants will plan a course or course unit
utilizing
object-oriented technology for the subsequent academic
year. The tools that will be used in the workshop
include
easily obtainable, inexpensive, or free software.

Workshop To Enhance Computing Faculty at 2-Year


Colleges Serving Native Americans
SITE: Laramie County Community CollegeCONTACT: Karl J.
Klee
Cheyenne, WY 82007Department of Math/Computer Science
Jamestown Community College
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: (716) 665-5220
DATE: May 31�June 4, 1994Fax: (716) 665-7023
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NoneE-mail:
kleek@jccw22.cc.sunyjcc.edu

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance the


background and ability of faculty members teaching
computing
sciences at a 2-year college that serves Native
Americans. This purpose will be achieved through a 5-
day workshop
and follow-up activities involving 20 faculty members.
Participants will be urged to apply in pairs, two from
one
institution or one from each of two neighboring
institutions. During the workshop, the participants
will be brought
up to date on the computing sciences topics and
methodologies that can be offered in associate-degree
programs,
as identified in the recently completed 2-year college
computing curricula recommendations of the Association
for
Computing Machinery (ACM). By engaging in small group
activities based on the report's contents, participants
will be developing items, such as implementation
strategies, for specific content areas, educational
materials, ways
of combining topics into courses, and project or
laboratory exercises. Through contact with industry
representatives,
participants will become informed about current
employment opportunities and issues for graduates with
an associate
degree in the computing sciences. Upon completion of
the workshop activities, each participant-pair will be
required
to conduct a local follow-up miniworkshop to
disseminate materials and knowledge gained from the
workshop.
These follow-up activities will provide the means for
participants to interact with their colleagues in the
same or
neighboring institutions. The results of the project
will be presented by the participants in journal
articles and
conference presentations.

Computer Networks
SITE: Michigan State UniversityCONTACT: Herman Hughes
East Lansing, MI 48824Department of Computer Science
Phone: (517) 353-5152
DATE: August 1�12, 1994Fax: (517) 336-1061
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 1994E-mail:
hughes@cps.msu.edu

This 2-week summer workshop will focus on undergraduate


faculty enhancement in computer networks. Sixteen
computer science and engineering faculty members from
small colleges/universities (priority is given to
minorities)
will be exposed to state-of-the-art developments in
computer networks, with emphasis an on LAN's, WAN's,
and
high-speed networks. Workshop time will be equally
divided between discussions on network concepts and
theory
and laboratory assignments involving various
implementations of protocol and network designs. Each
participant
is required to maintain a complete notebook of network
lessons and laboratory assignments for possible use in
network courses at his/her home institution. Michigan
State University network facilities, including the
Computer
Science Department's High-Speed Networking Research
Laboratory, will be available to participants for
workshop
related activities. As a follow-up of the proposed
project, a quarterly newsletter will be available to
participants via
e-mail. Participants will attend an annual professional
meeting (e.g., Computer Science Conference) and have
the
opportunity to share experiences. Experts on computer
networks will be available to participants throughout
the
workshop.

Active-Learning Curricula for Introductory Computer


Science
SITE: Northeastern UniversityCONTACT: Viera K. Proulx
Boston, MA 02115College of Computer Science
Phone: (617) 373-2225
DATE: April 8 & June 16, 1994Fax: (617) 373-5121
APPLICATION DEADLINE: two weeks before workshopE-mail:
vkp@ccs.neu.edu

The College of Computer Science at Northeastern


University will host several, 1-day regional workshops
for faculty
members from New England on Active-Learning Curricula
for Introductory Computer Science. These curricula are
based on extensive use of simple graphics, visual
feedback, model programs, and experimentation. Each
workshop
will focus on one topic typically covered in first-year
courses. Hands-on activities, discussions, and
preparation of
course materials will be integral parts of each
workshop.

Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing


SITE: Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteCONTACT: Deborah
G. Johnson
Troy, NY 12180-3590Department of Science & Tech.
Studies
Phone: (518) 276-6574
DATE: June 5�10, 1994Fax: (518) 276-2659
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 1994E-mail:
userfp76@mts.rpi.edu

The aim of this project is to engage undergraduate


faculty in a set of activities that prepare them to
teach courses
or course modules on professional and ethical issues in
computing. Participants will attend a 5-day workshop
during
the summer of 1994. Follow-up activities will include
ongoing electronic communications among participants
and
the director, as well as a 2-day meeting during the
spring semester of 1995.

Providing and Integrating Educational Resources for


Faculty Teaching
Artificial Intelligence
SITE: Temple UniversityCONTACT: Giorgio P. Ingargiola
Philadelphia, PA 19122Department of Computer & Info.
Science
Phone: (215) 204-6825
DATE: June 20�25, 1994Fax: (215) 204-5082
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 1994E-mail:
ingargiola@cis.temple.edu

The goal of this faculty enhancement workshop is to


provide instructors in 2- and 4-year colleges an
exposure to
the resources available to teach the undergraduate
introductory course in Artificial Intelligence. The
workshop will
run for 6 days during June 1994 followed by two 1-day
"reflection" workshops in November 1994 and April 1995.
The major topics to be addressed are (1) What resources
are available and how they can be obtained, (2) How to
integrate classroom lectures with laboratory sessions
and assignments using available laboratory materials
and
network facilities, (3) How to adapt or extend the
available pedagogic material, (4) How to improve
learning and
cooperation between instructors and their students, (5)
How to establish and maintain cooperative arrangements
between instructors at different institutions, and (6)
Ideas on how to assess the effectiveness of various
pedagogic
methods for using the resources. A "Teaching Portfolio"
will be developed that includes material distributed by
the
instructors, materials created by the participants for
their own courses, and suggestions by participants for
further
exploration.

ENGINEERING

PC-Integrated Engineering Workstations for Science and


Engineering
SITE: Bucknell UniversityCONTACT: Lois Engle
Lewisburg, PA 17837Department of Electrical
Engineering
Phone: (717) 524-3162
DATE: July 24�29 & August 7�12, 1994Fax: (717) 524-3760
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 1994, or until filledE-
mail: laengle@mail.bucknell.edu

Two, 1-week workshops will be offered for 40


engineering and science faculty members on the use of
PC-based
engineering workstations. Participants will develop
experiments and class material using PC-based
workstations,
GPIB instruments, and multimedia authoring systems.
Workshop participants will join a network of faculty
interested
in course and laboratory development, and workshop
staff will encourage and assist in having results
presented at
engineering education conferences.

National Workshop on Freshman Engineering Student


Success
SITE: California State University�Los AngelesCONTACT:
Raymond B. Landis
Los Angeles, CA 90032Department of Engineering &
Technology
Phone: (213) 343-4500
DATE: March 4�5, 1994Fax: (213) 343-4555
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 16, 1994E-mail: None

The purpose of this project is to develop a portable


modular short course to better prepare faculty in
teaching
engineering to freshmen. Topics covered will include:
(1) understanding engineering students, (2) achieving
effectiveness in classroom teaching, (3) the freshman
year curriculum and early student development, (4)
student/faculty interaction, (5) the importance of the
peer environment, (6) teaching to a diverse student
population,
and (7) case studies of best teaching practices.
Specific materials to be developed include self-
assessment
instruments, monographs, videotapes, and videotape
study guides. Materials will be developed with the
consultation
and assistance of a National Action Committee of
distinguished engineering educators. Materials will be
evaluated
during development and upon completion by engineering
faculty. Dissemination of the course materials will
include
conferences and journals. Commercial publishing may
also be pursued.

Advanced Integrated Wastewater Pond Systems


SITE: Colorado State UniversityCONTACT: Maurice L.
Albertson
Fort Collins, CO 80523Department of Civil Engineering
Phone: (303) 491-5753
DATE: July 18�23, 1994Fax: (303) 491-2729
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 1994E-mail:
maury_albertson@ce@
endadmin@vines.colostate.edu

This program will conduct a 5-day workshop for 30


faculty participants to provide information and problem-
solving
experience for planning, designing, building, and
operating Advanced Integrated Wastewater Pond Systems
(AIWPS). Participants will be selected from faculty
teaching environmental engineering courses to
undergraduate
students in the United States. A particular effort will
be made to identify women and minority faculty.
Participants will interact with experts and colleagues
to learn the various aspects of AIWPS. The workshop
will
include illustrated lectures, discussions, field trips,
and practical problem-solving sessions. The prospects
for
establishing undergraduate research projects in regular
curricula, how to sustain communication and program
development, and how to integrate this technology with
other related technologies in classrooms will be among
discussion topics. A newsletter will provide long-term
interaction among participants.
Electronic Courseware for Engineering Education
SITE: Cornell UniversityCONTACT: Robert J. Thomas
Ithaca, NY 14853Department of Electrical Engineering
Phone: (607) 255-5083
DATE: June 19�July 3 & July 17�30, 1994Fax: (607) 255-
8871
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 1994E-mail:
Thomas@tesla.ee.cornell.edu

This project offers four training workshops over a 2-


year period designed to teach the basic skills needed
to create
multimedia courseware. Workshops will be offered by the
Engineering Multimedia Research Laboratory (EMRL)
at Cornell University. The use of electronic multimedia
courseware in teaching undergraduate engineering is
worthwhile for both students and instructors. However,
instructors often perceive the time needed to create
courseware modules as too great. This project intends
to change this perception. Pedological, content, and
technical
issues will be addressed, and the EMRL will create
templates and utilities for use by the participants to
simplify
the authoring process. Follow-up support will be
available over Internet, and an archive of the
courseware modules
created during the workshops will maintained by the
EMRL.

Metallurgy Training Conference Project


SITE: Eastern Maine Technical CollegeCONTACT: Donald
Hansen
Bangor, ME 04401Department of Machine Tool Technology
Phone: (207) 941-4614
DATE: January 1995Fax: (207) 941-4608
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15, 1994E-mail: None

Eastern Maine Technical College will conduct three, 5-


day training conferences on Metallurgy for 18
engineering
technology faculty from 6 technical colleges throughout
Maine. One conference will be held each year for 3
years.
Each conference will include lectures, participation in
laboratory testing procedures, and evaluation, as well
as
discussions among participants on the integration of
these topics into classes. The first conference will
focus on iron
and steel (January 1994), the second will emphasize
aluminum and stainless (January 1995), and the third
will be
devoted to titanium and exotic nonferrous metals
(January 1996). Each conference will result in the
development
of a laboratory manual. After each conference a
miniconference will be held to assess the integration
of the
conference curricula into the institutional curricula
of the faculty participants. Institutional cost sharing
is 47 percent
of the NSF grant amount.

Fluid/Particle Processing Workshop


SITE: Dupont Experimental Station, Wilmington,
DECONTACT: Kishore Mohanty
DATE: June 6�10, 1994Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Houston
SITE: Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX; & Dow-USA,
Freeport, TXHouston, TX 77204-4792
DATE: August 1�5, 1994Phone: (713) 743-4331
Fax: (713) 743-4323
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NoneE-mail: None

An informal consortium of academic and industrial


institutions and the American Filtration and Separation
Society
will offer four 1-week courses in the field of
fluid/particle processing and separation in the summers
of 1994 and
1995. Industry faces crucial problems in processes
involving fluid/particle systems, dry solids,
interfaces, emulsions,
aerosols, dusts, mists, micro-organisms, and films,
etc. Engineering students in the USA are poorly
prepared in
these areas in comparison to their counterparts in
Europe and Japan. Engineering college faculty are
generally not
trained in-depth in fluid/particle processing,
interfacial engineering, and particulate separations.
These four short
courses are aimed at introducing faculty members to the
field and providing guidance for teaching related
undergraduate courses. Administration of the program
will be centered at the University of Houston.

Advanced Separation Processes Workshop


SITE: Manhattan CollegeCONTACT: C. Stewart Slater
Bronx, NY 10471Department of Chemical Engineering
Phone: (718) 920-0191
DATE: Summer 1994Fax: (718) 796-9812
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1994E-mail: None

Advanced separation processes are critical to many of


the traditional and emerging engineering fields.
Therefore,
it is important that undergraduate faculty be educated
in this growing field of separation science and
technology in
order to integrate it into the engineering curriculum.
Advanced separation processes are being incorporated
into
biological engineering/biotechnology; hazardous waste
management; specialty chemical and biochemical
production;
food and beverage processing; biomedical engineering;
and in the traditional chemical, petroleum, and energy
industries. The workshops will combine both lecture and
laboratory components of advanced separation
technology,
thus providing participants with hands-on experience.
Workshop participants will attend lectures on the
importance,
process development, and applications of advanced
separation processes.

Analog Integrated Circuit Design Using CMOS Technology


SITE: University of Massachusetts�DartmouthCONTACT:
Robert H. Caverly
North Dartmouth, MA 02747Department of Elec. & Comp.
Engineering
Phone: (508) 999-8434
DATE: July 24�29, 1994Fax: (508) 999-8485
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 1994E-mail:
caverly@micron.ece.umassd.edu

The workshop focuses on introducing undergraduate


electrical engineering faculty to analog VLSI design
principles
as a natural outgrowth of the digital VLSI design
process. These faculty are prepared to bring these
design principles
back to their universities for introduction to
undergraduate electrical engineering students. The 1-
week workshop
is a unique mix of analog design concepts, circuit
simulation, and laboratory measurements on typical CMOS
analog
circuits. User groups will be formed with the
participants as a means to share information and
provide leadership
in bringing analog VLSI design concepts to an
undergraduate audience.

Air Toxics and Their Control


SITE: Montana College of Mineral Science &
TechnologyCONTACT: Kumar Ganesan
Butte, MT 59701Department of Environmental Eng.
Phone: (406) 496-4239
DATE: July 25�August 5, 1994Fax: (406) 496-4133
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 28, 1994E-mail:
kganesan@mtvms2.mtech.edu

During this workshop participants will develop a


problem workbook on air toxics and their control.
Offering such
a course in this critical area for 20 undergraduate
teaching faculty and involving them in developing a
workbook
will significantly enhance their understanding of the
subject and also help them to develop new courses in
this area.
It is also a very cost-effective way to disseminate
information and to transfer technology. The workbook's
problems
and solutions will be generated by an interdisciplinary
environmental team of engineering and applied science
faculty. Topics include regulatory issues related to
air toxics, measurement and estimation of toxic
emissions,
control systems for toxic particulates and gaseous
emissions, pollution prevention, economic
considerations, health
risk assessment, management and risk communication,
control analysis for specific industries, ethical
considerations,
and health/safety and accident/emergency management.
The first draft of the problem workbook will be
prepared
during a 2-week summer workshop session in 1994. The
1994�1995 academic year will provide an opportunity to
classroom test the effectiveness of the problems in the
workbook.

Teaching the Materials Science, Engineering, and Field


Aspects of Concrete
SITE: Northwestern UniversityCONTACT: Surendra P. Shah
Evanston, IL 60208-4400ACBM Center
Phone: (708) 491-3858
DATE: July 9�11, 1994, Part IIFax: (708) 467-1078
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NoneE-mail: S_SHAH@NWU.EDU

This two-part project, organized by the NSF Center for


Science and Technology of Advanced Cement-Based
Materials, is targeted for 2- and 4-year college
faculty to enhance their capabilities to teach an
interdisciplinary
materials science approach in concrete materials to
civil engineering undergraduate students. Part I is a 5-
day
workshop integrating the materials science,
engineering, and laboratory and field aspects of
concrete; Part II will
provide a 2-day conference to assess the effect of the
teaching program on the participants and their students
and
will examine future educational initiatives.

Applied Optics for College Teachers


SITE: Oakland UniversityCONTACT: Joseph D. Hovanesian
Rochester, MI 48309-4401Department of Mechanical
Engineering
Phone: (810) 370-2210
DATE: July 25�August 5, 1994Fax: (810) 370-4261
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NoneE-mail: None

This course presents 25 undergraduate teaching faculty


with the principles and applications of optics
engineering.
A mixture of lectures and demonstrations, with hands-on
laboratory experiments and projects, represents the
core
of this proposed enhancement program. Participants will
be provided with a prepared set of notes on most topics
which will be covered, including Fourier analysis,
diffraction theory, interferometry, geometrical optics,
holography, photoelasticity, shearography, Moire
methods, optical data processing methods,
nondestructive, testing,
and digital image processing. Participants will have
intensive work experience with the latest in optical
equipment
and related instrumentation, much of which is computer
controlled. Oakland University possesses outstanding
applied optics facilities, which will enable
participants to work with the modern instrumentation.
In addition, the
very latest equipment available will be borrowed from
manufacturers and suppliers and set-up in Oakland's
laboratories for participant use.

Teaching Enhancement Program


SITE: Pennsylvania State UniversityCONTACT: Clayton O.
Ruud
University Park, PA 16802Department of Industrial
Engineering
Phone: (814) 863-2843
DATE: June 5�10 & June 12�17, 1994Fax: (814) 863-4745
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 1994E-mail:
CORIE@ENGR.PSU.EDU

The objective of this project is to stimulate and


assist teachers of future scientists and engineers in
their efforts as
instructors and advisors by introducing new
developments to them and illustrating applications of
their disciplines
to the production of consumer goods, i.e.,
manufacturing. Specifically, the project will develop
and conduct short
courses using the Penn State University Manufacturing
Laboratories to assist large numbers of faculty
(science,
mathematics, and engineering) from other colleges and
universities to learn new ideas and techniques in their
teaching discipline to improve and add vitality to
their undergraduate teaching abilities. The association
between
undergraduate courses and the basic principles that are
used in the manufacture of consumer products will be
used
as a vehicle to stimulate excitement and improve
recognition of the relevance of the freshman and
sophomore
undergraduate science, mathematics, and engineering
subject matter. The project is designed to accommodate
60
participants and will focus upon community colleges as
well as the 2- and 4-year colleges in the United
States,
including the coalition of the Penn State Commonwealth
campuses and universities associated with Penn State.

Microfabrication Laboratory Workshops


SITE: San Jose State UniversityCONTACT: Peter S.
Gwozdz
San Jose, CA 95192-0139Department of Engineering
Phone: (408) 924-3931
DATE: June 6�10, 1994 & January 9�13, 1995Fax: (408)
924-3818
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 60 days prior to each workshopE-
mail: gwozdz@sjsuvml.sjsu.edu

Workshops on microfabrication are provided for


undergraduate faculty. These workshops teach technology
used for
the manufacture of integrated circuits and other
miniature devices. Hands-on laboratory experience,
under the
direction of experts in the field, is emphasized.
The subject matter is highly interdisciplinary,
appropriate for faculty from most science and
engineering
departments. Workshops are particularly appropriate for
teachers of introductory courses in materials science
and
engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry and
chemical engineering, and physics.

Designing Microelectronic Systems Using Field


Programmable Gate Arrays
SITE: University of TennesseeCONTACT: Donald W.
Bouldin
Knoxville, TN 37996-2100Department of
Electrical/Computer Eng.
DATE:August 15�19, 1994University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2100
SITE: California State University�SacramentoPhone:
(615) 974-5444
Sacramento, CA 95819Fax: (615) 974-5492
DATE:June 27�July 1, 1994E-mail:
bouldin@sun1.engr.utk.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 1994

A 5-day short course will be offered in Knoxville and


Sacramento. The course introduces new techniques for
designing microelectronic systems that rely on rapid
prototyping using field-programmable gate arrays
(FPGA's).
Thus, a design can be taken from initial specification
to a working implementation involving all the steps in
the
design, debugging, and evaluation cycle. Laboratory
exercises permit each participant to complete a project
that can
be taken home. Also, each participant receives a
"starter kit" containing class notes, reprints, sample
completed
projects, and instructions on how to obtain donations
vendor hardware and software.

Materials Science Concepts for Introductory Courses in


Physics, Chemistry,
and Engineering
SITE: University of WashingtonCONTACT: Alan D. Miller
Seattle, WA 98195Department of Materials Science &
Eng.
Phone: (206) 543-2600
DATE: August 21�September 2, 1994Fax: (206) 543-3100
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 1994E-mail:
almiller@u.washington.edu

The aim of this project is to provide teachers of


undergraduate science and engineering courses with
sufficient
curricular background and information to enable them to
introduce the subject of materials science into
existing
introductory courses or to develop a new introductory
course in this area. The project targets teachers in 4-
year
colleges and in community colleges in the Pacific
Northwest region. The summer component of this project
entails
an intensive 2-week program in materials science with
lectures, small group discussions, laboratories, and
research
sessions for a group of 30 college science,
engineering, and technology instructors. Lecture topics
will include both
basic and advanced specialty lectures on materials
concepts. Laboratories and extended research periods
will enable
the participants to participate in hands-on experiments
and to learn of current research and development areas.
Small
group discussion sessions provide the opportunity for
the groups to develop curricula and projects of their
own in
areas of specific interest. This variety of activities
built into the workshop sessions will enable
participants to gain
hands-on knowledge of the materials field and of
working lab experiments that they can use in their home
institution,
while ensuring that they have sufficient time to learn
and reinforce needed basic understanding in the
materials area.
The academic year follow-up activities in the program
will include curriculum development activities by
participants,
preferably in groups, interacting by computer where
possible. A one-weekend meeting on campus during the
academic year will reinforce these activities and will
provide additional background and advanced topic
lectures to
participants.

Fiber Optics for Engineering Technology


SITE: Wentworth Institute of TechnologyCONTACT: Elias
A. Awad
Boston, MA 02115Department of Electronics/Comp.
Science
Phone: (617) 442-9010 x305
DATE: June 6�17, 1994Fax: (617) 427-2852
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 13, 1994E-mail:
elec_awad@acad.wit.edu

This 2-week seminar is designed to introduce 30 faculty


members from community and undergraduate colleges to
this expanding technology. A 2-week seminar/workshop is
planned for June 1994 with follow-up activities
throughout the following academic year and beyond. The
program is a collaborative effort involving a 4-year
technical college and three community colleges in the
Boston area. We will offer 80 hours of training, half
of which
will be in the fiber optic laboratory�the remainder
will consist of lectures, simulation, and analysis
using computers
as well as visits to local companies that use fiber
optic technology. Substantial hands-on involvement by
industry
representatives is integral to the program. Our
laboratory exercises are designed to allow participants
to handle
optical fibers and several of the specialized
instrumentation and test equipment developed
specifically for fiber
optics. We will cover the basics, the uses, the
potential, and the application of fiber optics,
especially as it relates
to engineering technology education at the 2- and 4-
year level. In the selection process, women,
minorities, and
those faculty who intend to introduce/enhance fiber
optics at their home institutions will receive
priority. No prior
knowledge of fiber optics or communications is
required. Follow-up outreach to regional community
colleges is
planned for the summer of 1995.

GEOSCIENCES

Advances in Meteorological Sensing, Analyzing, and


Forecasting
SITE: National Weather Service Training CenterCONTACT:
Ira W. Geer
Kansas City, MO 64131American Meteorological Society
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 466-5728
DATE: July 25�August 5, 1994Fax: (202) 466-5729
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 1994E-mail: None

The American Meteorological Society, in cooperation


with the U.S. National Weather Service/National Oceanic
and
Atmospheric Administration, will conduct an
undergraduate faculty enhancement project for
instructors of
introductory courses containing significant weather
content. The purposes of the program are to (1) provide
renewal
and update learning experiences that focus on dramatic
recent advances in operational meteorology and
atmospheric
research, (2) make available preexisting and
participant-developed laboratory and other student
learning materials
that emphasize the processes by which the workings of
the atmosphere are sensed, analyzed, and predicted on a
real-time basis, and (3) acquaint participants with the
instructional and research potential (faculty and
student) of
the meteorological data and information bases available
via a variety of data stream sources. Central to the
program
will be the offering of a 2-week workshop held twice
(in summers 1994 and 1995) to a total of 48
participants at
the National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas
City, Missouri.

Volcanic Processes in the Pacific Northwest


SITE: Portland State UniversityCONTACT: Michael L.
Cummings or Gene Pierson
Portland, OR 97207Department of Geology
Phone: (503) 725-3377
DATE: June 19�July 3, 1994Fax: (503) 725-3025
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 1994E-mail:
BJMC@PSUORVM.
CC.PDX.EDU

The complex tectonic evolution of the Pacific Northwest


and the associated volcanic activity provides an ideal
setting
for the study of volcanism. This program utilizes a
field-oriented workshop format to investigate volcanic
processes
and examine the methods by which investigations in
volcanic terrains are conducted. During the Workshop,
five
themes are addressed: 1) volcanism and tectonic
setting, 2) physical volcanology, 3) volcaniclastic
sedimentation,
4) volcanic hazards, and 5) volcanism and resources.
These themes are examined through hands-on
investigations
at carefully selected field sites throughout Oregon.
The follow-up program encourages networking among
participants and program staff and the use and
modification of materials developed during the workshop
in classroom
settings. The program is designed for faculty from
community colleges and 4-year colleges and
universities.

Stressed Stream Analysis: Addressing Real Environmental


Problems
SITE: SUNY�BrockportCONTACT: James M. Haynes
Brockport, NY 14420Department of Biological Sciences
Phone: (716) 395-5783
APPLICATION DEADLINE: alreadyFax: (716) 395-2416
filled by applicants from previous year

The Center for Applied Aquatic Science and Aquaculture


is conducting a 3-week summer project for undergraduate
faculty that demonstrates environmental problem solving
as an effective teaching strategy to stimulate
undergraduates' interest in environmental science.
Using the theme of Stressed Stream Analysis,
participating faculty
will study NEPA-based environmental analysis concepts
and techniques and work in teams to prepare an
Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed pollution
source in a disturbed stream ecosystem. Concepts and
skills participants will explore include habitat
evaluation procedures, biotic indices uses,
electrophoretic and
microscope techniques to evaluate pollutant effects on
organisms, and water quality analysis of nutrients and
metals
in a stressed stream ecosystem.

Water Sciences Workshops


SITE: SUNY�BrockportCONTACT: John E. Hubbard
Brockport, NY 14420Department of Earth Sciences
Phone: (716) 395-5719 or 2636
DATE: July 11�22, 1994Fax: (716) 395-2416
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 1994, E-mail:
JHubbard@
only alternates accepted after this
datevortex.weather.brockport.edu

The State University of New York College at Brockport,


in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey
(USGS) and the American Water Resources Association
(AWRA), will hold a 2-week workshop for science,
engineering, and education faculty who direct the
preparation of middle school and secondary science
teachers.
The purposes of the workshop are (1) to provide
participants up-to-date learning in the science of
hydrology, (2)
to equip each participant with a water science teaching
kit which emphasizes first-hand learning in hydrology,
(3)
to acquaint participants with the instructional
potential of materials and information available from
the USGS-WRD,
including the AWRA/Department of Interior Water
Education Initiative, and (4) to promote learning by
pre-service
teachers through participant-conducted Water Resources
Education Agent (WREA) workshops during the following
academic year, with the objective that pre-service
teachers will multiply the effort by themselves acting
as WREA's.
A 1-week follow-up workshop will focus on evaluation,
revision and further implementation of WREA activities.
The WREA experience, educational materials, and
additional follow-up will be presented at the Thirty-
First AWRA
Conference in Houston in fall 1995.

INTERDISCIPLINARY/MULTIDISCIPLINARY

National Chautauqua Workshop Program


CONTACT: Nicholas G. Eror
Department of Materials Science
University of Pittsburgh�Oakland
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 624-1256
DATE: VariousFax: (412) 624-1108
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6 weeks prior to workshop E-mail:
eror@bms.ms.cis.pitt.edu

The National Chautauqua Program is providing an annual


series of workshops in which scholars at the frontiers
of
various sciences and engineering fields meet for
several days with undergraduate college science and
engineering
faculty. These workshops are providing an opportunity
for invited scholars to communicate new knowledge,
concepts, and techniques directly to college faculty in
ways that are immediately beneficial to their teaching.
The
primary aim is to enable undergraduate faculty in the
sciences and engineering to keep their teaching current
and
relevant.

Washington Center Interdisciplinary Science Faculty


Development Project
SITE: Evergreen State CollegeCONTACT: Barbara L. Smith
Olympia, WA 98505Washington Center for Undergraduate
Ed.
Phone: (206) 866-6000 x6863
DATE: June 20�27, 1994, "Reflections of Nature"Fax:
(206) 866-6794
September 5�12, 1994, "Rethinking Introductory
Biology"E-mail: smithb@elwha.evergreen.edu
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 1994

This project will support a coalition of 2- and 4-year


institutions (The Washington Center Coalition) that are
interested in helping faculty learn about new advances
in their disciplines and new ways to incorporate these
into
their classes. The project emphasis is on
interdisciplinary science curricular designs. Four 8-
day interdisciplinary
summer institutes will be offered over the 2-year
period of the grant. Each Institute will be residential
and have 30
faculty participants. Follow-up activities after the
institutes include a 2-day retreat, involvement in on-
going
Washington Center activities, and communication among
the participants via InterNet and written publications.
The
Summer Institutes, which are the core of the project
design, are miniature versions of some of the most
successful
interdisciplinary programs in the state. They provide a
"high challenge" curriculum and are based upon
pedagogical
principles that are recommended by an increasingly
convergent literature on improving education in the
sciences.

UNCA Workstation Workshop


SITE: University of North Carolina�AshevilleCONTACT:
J. Dean Brock
Asheville, NC 28804-3209Department of Computer Science
Phone: (704) 251-6446
DATE: June 13�24 & July 18�29, 1994Fax: (704) 251-6041
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 1994E-mail:
brock@cs.unca.edu

The UNCA Workstation Workshop is a 2-week introduction


to the use of workstation use in science, engineering,
and mathematics education. The workshops are designed
for faculty in smaller departments who use workstations
in their teaching and must provide much of their own
computer support. The goal of each workshop is to show
participants how to effectively utilize a workstation
connected to the NSFnet. Participants will learn how to
use Unix
file utilities, write simple programs and command
procedures, navigate the Internet, install programs
obtained over
the Internet, solve classroom problems using symbolic
computation, assemble a reliable local area network,
and
manage a small workstation laboratory.
The workshop is taught in a networked workstation
laboratory in which each student has his/her own
workstation
or X-terminal. Teaching is highly interactive and
frequently alternates between lecture and lab.

Enhancement of Science/Mathematics Faculty Through


Modeling: A Path Toward
Critical Thinking
SITE: Pittsburgh State UniversityCONTACT: Khamis S.
Siam
Pittsburgh, KS 66762Department of Chemistry
Phone: (316) 235-4754
DATE: May 23�27, May 30�June 3,Fax: (316) 232-7515
August 1�5, & August 8�12, 1994E-mail: siam@ukanvm
APPLICATION DEADLINE: None

A coalition of one 4-year and six 2-year colleges in


southeastern Kansas has designed an 18-month
multidisciplinary
project for faculty enhancement. In each of two summers
there will be several 1-week workshops designed to (1)
enhance content knowledge, (2) enhance critical
thinking skills through the use of modeling, and (3)
develop
instructional strategies to promote effective teaching.
Content areas include modeling theory, molecular
modeling,
modeling in environmental science, recombinant DNA,
revised college algebra, chromosome mapping, Maple V,
chaos and fractal geometry, and classroom assessment.
Participants will develop and adopt curricular
materials and assessment skills appropriate for their
institutions.
Academic year activities will provide continuity and
participant support.

Applied Environmental Problem-Solving: New Approaches


and Techniques
SITE: SUNY�BuffaloCONTACT: Richard C. Smardon
orDepartment of Environmental Studies
SUNY�OswegoSUNY College of Envir. Science/Forestry
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: (315) 470-6576/6636
DATE: June 3�26, 1994Fax: (315) 470-6540
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 18, 1994E-mail: None

The Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC) proposes to


immerse 20 undergraduate faculty in a 3-week summer
practicum that demonstrates environmental problem-
solving as an effective teaching strategy to stimulate
undergraduates' interest in environmental science. This
model has proven to be effective during a summer
practicum
for undergraduate environmental science teachers of 2-
and 4-year colleges who, as a result of the practicum,
successfully incorporated environmental problem solving
curriculum into their courses. Undergraduate faculty
participants learn environmental analysis techniques
and prepare environmental impact statement (EIS) for a
hypothetical development project in a contaminated
harbor of Lake Ontario. As they are being exposed to
new
innovative theoretical concepts and techniques
developed by the Great Lakes research community to
understand and
solve environmental problems, participants are shown
how to integrate environmental problem-solving into
curricula
at their home institutions. Special topics, based on
the Great Lakes experience, will include the theories
and
applications of cascading trophic interactions and
particle-size spectra in community ecology; analytical
methods
for determining toxic chemical concentrations in
sediments and fishes; and the use of microcomputers for
mass
balance and bioenergetics modeling of large lake
systems. Through preparation of environmental impact
statements
for a realistic project, these techniques will be
integrated into the overall environmental analysis and
problem-solving
approach that has stimulated undergraduate interest in
science at two GLRC campuses for a decade. Participants
in the practicum will return to their home institutions
with expanded and updated professional skills and new
strategies, methods, and techniques for improving
undergraduate education and addressing environmental
problems
in local communities.

Improving Science Education in the University of


Wisconsin Centers
SITE: University of Wisconsin�Green BayCONTACT: Janet
Phelps
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311Department of Biological
Sciences
University of Wisconsin Centers
Phone: (608) 356-8351
DATE: June 6�10, 1994Fax: (608) 356-4074
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 1994E-mail:
jphelps@uwcmail.uwc.edu

This project establishes a coalition between science


faculty at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Centers,
which are
2-year institutions, and other University of Wisconsin
System institutions. An interdisciplinary workshop on
environmental science will be held at UW-Green Bay,
with academic year follow-up activities. Participants
will
include science faculty from the UW Centers and the 4-
year campuses. The goals are to help participants learn
of
advances in their disciplines as they relate to
environmental science, incorporate these advances into
their classes,
and plan interinstitutional research.

Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing


See Computer Science

A Workshop for Enhancing Quantitative Instruction on


American Society (QIAS)
See Social Sciences

Exploratory Data Analysis Using Microcomputers


See Social Sciences
LIFE
SCIENCES

BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium Workshops


Beloit CollegeCONTACT: John Jungck or Patti Soderberg
Beloit, WI 53511Department of Biology
Phone: (608) 363-2743
DATE: June 18�26, 1994Fax: (608) 363-2718
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 1994E-mail:
bioquest@beloit.edu

The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium will offer two


national workshops for college biology educators,
research
scientists, and researchers in science education over
the next 2 years. Each of these workshops will focus on
the
utilization, extension, and development of research and
open-ended research-like materials for use in
undergraduate
biology education. Participants will be expected to be
familiar with the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
philosophy of engaging students in the formulation of
research questions, in long-term strategic problem
solving,
and in professional persuasion of peers. Central to
their discussion will be a comparison of the relative
role of and
development of wet labs, field labs, computer
simulation, and professional tools. The participants
will work in teams
from multiple institutions and will be expected to
continue to interact over the 2 years of the project.
The
BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium staff will facilitate
the follow-up with participants and seeking avenues for
the
publication/sharing of materials and ideas developed by
the participants.

Laboratory-Based Instruction in Molecular and Human


Genetics for Teaching Faculty
SITE: Cold Spring Harbor LaboratoryCONTACT: Mark V.
Bloom
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724DNA Learning Center
Phone: (516) 367-7240
DATE: Summer 1994Fax: (516) 367-3043
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NoneE-mail: None

The workshops will introduce teaching faculty to basic


molecular genetic techniques and their applications to
human
genetics. Faculty from smaller institutions will be
targeted to attend a 10-day summer workshop and a 2-day
winter
follow-up session. Each summer, one workshop is held in
a large metropolitan area convenient to large numbers
of minority educators, while a second workshop is
located in a smaller urban area accessible to
underserved faculty
from the rural midwest and intermountain west.

Microcomputer Skills in Organismic Biology


SITE: Florida Institute of TechnologyCONTACT: Kerry B.
Clark
Melbourne, FL 32901-6988Department of Biological
Sciences
Phone: (407) 768-8000 x8195
DATE: June 12�July 31, 1994Fax: (407) 984-8461
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 18, 1994E-mail:
CLARK@ROO.FIT.EDU

The workshops teach a series of computer graphics and


software development skills to organismic biology
faculty
to enable them to independently develop multimedia
instructional materials and incorporate these skills
into
undergraduate laboratories. These skills include
technical illustration, two- and three-dimensional
animation, solid
modeling, photorealistic rendering, single-frame and
continuous video digitization and compression, sound
digitization, video micro- and macro-photography, field
videography, and multimedia integration.

Preparing the Next Generation of Undergraduate Biology


Instructors
SITE: University of Nevada�Las VegasCONTACT: Gordon E.
Uno
Las Vegas, NV 89154Department of Botony & Microbiology
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019
Phone: (405) 325-6281
DATE: May 23�24, 1994Fax: (405) 325-7619
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NoneE-mail: aa2607@uokmvsa.
backbone.uoknor.edu

This project will help prepare new instructors to teach


undergraduate biology courses at junior colleges,
community
colleges, or 4-year colleges. Because graduates of
research institutions usually receive little training
in biology
education or experience in developing their own course,
first-year faculty members often face a task for which
they
are poorly trained. This 2-year project includes (1)
four workshops presented at annual meetings of
professional
biologists and (2) the production, review, and
distribution of a handbook (based on the workshops) for
inexperienced
instructors on developing and teaching undergraduate
biology courses. The workshops will be led by faculty
experienced in (1) teaching biology using inquiry
(Gordon Uno, University of Oklahoma), (2) assessment,
critical
thinking skills, and cooperative learning (Leona
Truchan, Alverno College), and (3) open-ended
biological computer
simulations (John Jungck, BioQUEST and Beloit College).
Workshops will (1) introduce participants to
contemporary pedagogical strategies and concerns, (2)
have participants develop a syllabus for their biology
course(s), and (3) determine the content of the
proposed handbook. The handbook also will be based on
questionnaires and selected parts of Developing
Biological Literacy, a biology curriculum framework
developed by
the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS). The
handbook will be distributed at annual meetings of a
variety
of professional biological organizations.
Plant Reproductive Biology
SITE: Rocky Mountain Biological LabCONTACT: David W.
Inouye
Crested Butte, CO 81224Department of Zoology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405-6946
DATE: August 12�26, 1994Fax: (301) 314-9358
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15,1994E-mail:
di5@umail.umd.edu

This workshop on plant reproductive ecology, one of the


most dynamic fields in ecology, emphasizes pollination
biology. It will be conducted at the Rocky Mountain
Biological Laboratory, a field station known for its
facilities
and research on this topic. Participants will review
basic concepts in plant reproductive biology, learn new
laboratory and field techniques for pollination
studies, and discuss how these experiences can be
incorporated into
a variety of undergraduate biology courses at any
institution. Participants will conduct individual
research projects
and help prepare a lab manual.

Molecular Technology Workshop: Techniques, Application,


and Breakthroughs
SITE: St. John's UniversityCONTACT: Joanne Carroll
Jamaica, NY 11439Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Phone: (718) 990-6677
DATE: June 5�10, 1994Fax: (718) 990-6020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 1994E-mail: None
or
Jackie Joseph-Silverstein
Phone: (718) 990-6236

A molecular biology laboratory workshop will provide


undergraduate faculty from institutions in the New York
Metropolitan area with tools needed to implement
laboratory techniques in molecular biology into their
courses.
Twenty-five faculty members will attend a 5-day
residential workshop at St. John's University (SJU).
Applications
of techniques and current breakthroughs using this
technology will also be discussed. Follow-up activities
include
an evening Lecture Series during the academic year
focusing on the effect of molecular biological
techniques on
current knowledge in cell and molecular biology. SJU
faculty, and invited speakers from other Metropolitan
area
research institutions will present these lectures.
Informal discussions will follow the lecture,
facilitating networking
among the participants, SJU faculty and invited
speakers. Time will be made available on those evenings
for
consultation and discussion with SJU faculty concerning
implementation of laboratory exercises by undergraduate
faculty participants. In addition, one session of the
follow-up activities will be devoted to informing
participants of
grants opportunities that can help them obtain
equipment to use the molecular techniques in their
courses.

Molecular Biology for the Inexperienced


SITE: California State University�NorthridgeCONTACT:
Crellin Pauling
Northridge, CA 91330Department of Biology
DATE:July 25�August 5, 1994San Francisco State
University
San Francisco, CA 94132
SITE: Sonoma State UniversityPhone: (415) 338-2836
Rohnert Park, CA 94928Fax: (415) 338-2295
DATE:July 5�16, 1994E-mail: cpauling@sfsuvax1.sfsu.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 1994

This 3-year program sponsored by the California State


University Program for Education and Research in
Biotechnology (CSUPERB) is designed to promote updated,
current instructions in molecular life sciences and
biotechnology at the undergraduate level. The program
will offer summer workshops in molecular life sciences
and
biotechnology for community college and comprehensive
university faculty. There will be two workshops in
Molecular Biology for the Inexperienced at California
State University (CSU) campuses throughout California
(Northridge and Sonoma), aimed primarily at faculty
teaching lower-division courses. Follow-up sessions
will be
coordinated with the annual CSUPERB Symposium and
Conference held at the Cal-Poly Pomona campus. This
coordinated approach will lead to stronger liaisons
between California Community College and CSU faculty in
the
molecular life sciences and improve instruction in the
molecular life sciences at both the lower and upper
division
levels.

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences for Mississippi


Colleges and Universities
SITE: University of Southern MississippiCONTACT: Bobby
L. Middlebrooks
Hattiesburg, MS 39406Department of Biological Sciences
Phone: (601) 266-4748
DATE: May & August 1994Fax: (601) 266-5289
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NoneE-mail: None

Five 1-week Molecular and Cellular Biosciences


workshops will be conducted under the supervision of
the project's
coordinating committee by chairs or co-chairs who are
recognized as experts within the topical area of the
workshop. Each of these workshops will feature lectures
pertinent to the topic by nationally recognized
scientists
(these lectures will be open to general audiences).
Other workshop activities will include demonstrations,
topical
discussions, as well as participation in hands-on
laboratory experiments. Participants (20 for each
workshop, selected
by the coordinating committee) will be eligible to
compete for "minigrants" of up to $1,000 to develop
lecture or
laboratory material or methods for incorporation of
information presented into their curricula. Workshop co-
chairs
will be available for follow-up visits to institutions
in the coalition. At the conclusion of the project, a 2-
day Reunion
Workshop will be held, at which participants from all
workshops will be invited to make presentation or
participate
in discussions describing the various ways in which
information and skills learned via the workshops have
been
incorporated into their curricula.

Introducing Molecular Biology into the Undergraduate


Curriculum:
A Laboratory Workshop
SITE: University of Wisconsin�LaCrosseCONTACT: Michael
Winfrey
La Crosse, WI 54601Department of Biology and
Microbiology
Phone: (608) 785-8238
DATE: June 12�29, 1994Fax: (608) 785-6959
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 1994E-mail:
WINFREY@UWLAX.EDU

This project involves an intensive two and one-half


week laboratory workshop in molecular biology for
undergraduate faculty. The workshop allows 20
participant faculty per year to learn the basic
principles, techniques,
and applications of modern molecular biology.
Consideration is given to faculty in need of retraining
or those who
teach women and minorities. The principal goal of the
workshop is to provide participants with hands-on
techniques,
experiences, and educational materials to implement
effective undergraduate molecular biology laboratory
instruction
into their curriculum. Participants isolate and
separate DNA, clone genes, and analyze the cloned genes
by Southern
blotting, nucleic acid hybridization, the polymerase
chain reaction (PCR), DNA sequencing, and computer-
assisted
sequence analysis. Also, laboratories are supplemented
with lectures on the principles of methods used and by
seminars presented by experts from academia and
industry on various applications of molecular biology.
Sustained
interaction among the participants will be maintained
by networking and holding follow-up workshops and a
minisymposium after completion of the original two and
one-half week workshop course.

MATHEMATICS

Regional Workshop on Implementing Calculus Reform�The


Calculus Consortium at
Harvard
SITE: Brigham Young UniversityCONTACT: Jill Fielding
Provo, UT 84602Department of Mathematics
Phone: (801) 378-2061
DATE: June 22�25, 1994Fax: (801) 378-3703
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NoneE-mail: fielding@math.byu.edu
or
Charles Walter
Phone: (801) 378-2285

This workshop for 40 instructors of calculus courses,


both secondary and postsecondary, will provide
information
on the reformed calculus as represented by the efforts
of the Calculus Consortium at Harvard (CCH). Materials
developed by the CCH will be the vehicle by which the
ideals and ideas of reform calculus will be presented.
Using the CCH materials as a platform, this 4-day
implementation workshop will engage participants in an
intensive,
in-depth experience that will focus not only on
understanding the mathematical and pedagogical ideals
of reformed
calculus but also on how these ideals can be brought
into the classroom. Faculty experienced in implementing
the
CCH materials in all settings, from high school to
university, will conduct this workshop. Participants in
this
workshop should be committed to offering reformed
calculus courses based on the CCH materials in the very
near
future. Participants will be included in a support
network of those actively exploring the use of reformed
calculus.

Animation and Portfolios in Precalculus, Calculus, and


Differential Equations
SITE: Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeCONTACT:
Patricia Wilkinson or Lawrence Sher
New York, NY 10007Department of Mathematics
Phone: (212) 346-8531
DATE: May 31�June 3 & June 6�10, 1994Fax: None
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 20, 1994 E-mail: None

Borough of Manhattan Community College has been a


leader of the calculus reform movement. Their present
precalculus, calculus, and differential equations
curriculum emphasizes students working in groups and
using
computer graphers and computer algebra systems to
create written honors projects and animated
mathematical
movies. It adapts the model developed by Uri Treisman
at Berkeley to a large urban nonresidential college and
moves beyond the alternative assessment models.
This project builds on their previous calculus
curriculum projects. They are offering two regional
summer faculty
workshops for each of two summers. One workshop is for
faculty inexperienced in technology and focuses on the
preparation of collaborative computer portfolios in
precalculus and calculus. The second workshop is for
faculty
more experienced in technology and is emphasizing the
use of new computer technology (e.g., Macromind
Director)
that animates graphs and allows students to create
mathematics movies in precalculus, calculus, and
differential
equations.

Experiencing Geometry/Geometry and the Visual World


SITE: Cornell UniversityCONTACT: David Henderson or
Maria Terrell
Ithaca, NY 14853Department of Mathematics
Phone: (607) 255-3523
DATE: June 20-25, 1994Fax: (607) 255-7149
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 1994E-mail:
dwh2@cornell.edu

As curricular reform includes more informal, intuitive,


and applied geometry, college faculty need
opportunities
to explore new options for college geometry courses.
Henderson's Experiencing Geometry is revolutionary in
its
approach to teaching. His approach provides a rare
opportunity to use materials designed to encourage both
student
and instructor to construct their own understanding of
basic concepts in plane and spherical geometry.
Terrell's
Geometry and the Visual World uses linear perspective
and geometrical optics to motivate geometric models in
Euclidean and projective geometry. Topics include the
historical development of geometrical optics, linear
perspective and projective geometry from Euclid to
Desargues, a hands-on approach to applied geometry, and
a
crash course in analytic projective geometry. Workshop
enrollment is limited to 25 participants.

Project CALC Workshop


SITE: Duke UniversityCONTACT: Lawrence C. Moore
Durham, NC 27708-0320Department of Mathematics
Phone: (919) 660-2825
DATE: June 13�17, 1994E-mail: lang@math.duke.edu
APPLICATION DEADLINE: None

This 1-week workshop at Duke University will cover the


philosophy of the course, an introduction to Mathcad
4.0,
typical laboratory projects, classroom projects for
groups, and student writing about mathematics.

Preparation of Elementary Mathematics Teachers


SITE: Florida International UniversityCONTACT: Robert
Gilbert
Miami, FL 33199Department of Education
Phone: (305) 348-3230
DATE: Summer 1994Fax: (305) 348-3205
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NoneE-mail:
gilbertr@servax.fiu.edu
or
Praveen Ommi
Phone: (305) 348-2711

Just as the preparedness of a classroom teacher


directly affects the achievement/attitude of students
in the school
classroom, the same can be said for the preparedness of
university mathematics educators. POEMT is a 2-year
program to develop a model pre-service elementary
teacher preparation program. It offers professors and
adjuncts
an opportunity to participate in two summer sessions
and corresponding academic years emulating the NCTM
Standards. Three weeks of intensive summer "coursework"
at FIU including 1 week of actual clinical experiences
are scheduled each year with follow-up activities each
academic year. Participants will be expected to deliver
the
fruits of their program participation each following
academic year through testing activities and revising
their
program/syllabus. Forty participants will be carefully
selected from across the country. An outstanding staff
of
respected mathematics educators, including the current
NCTM President, has committed to lead instructional
sessions at visit sites.

Integrating the First 2 Years of Mathematics at 2- and


4-Year Colleges
SITE: University of HartfordCONTACT: John K. Williams
West Hartford, CT 06117Department of Mathematics
Phone: (203) 768-4825
DATE: June 13�17, June 20�24, & June 27�July 1,
1994Fax: (203) 768-5244
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 1994E-mail:
Williams@Hartford.Bitnet

As a result of the calculus reform movement, good


curriculum materials that involve the use of
technology,
modeling, and problem solving are now widely available
for the first two semesters of calculus. Similar
materials
are also becoming available for courses that lead into
calculus like precalculus and college algebra. In this
project
a coalition involving both 2- and 4-year colleges and
universities in Connecticut is working to integrate the
materials
and approaches so that students taking a reformed
precalculus course can move into a reformed calculus
course with
an expectation of continuity. It is particularly
important both 2-year colleges and 4-year colleges and
universities
are involved in this process because many students take
precalculus at 2-year colleges and then transfer to a 4-
year
institution for calculus.
Three different workshops are being held in two summers
on precalculus and algebra, first two semesters of
calculus, and calculus of several variables and
differential equations for instructors at 2- and 4-year
colleges and
universities. Key faculty at seven institutions are
identifying and evaluating materials for precalculus
and calculus
and developing further materials that ensure a smooth
transition of students between the identified courses.

Project PROMPT
SITE: Humboldt State UniversityCONTACT: Phyllis Chinn
Arcata, CA 95521Department of Mathematics
Phone: (707) 826-4131
DATE: July 10�22 & July 31�August 12, 1994Fax: (707)
826-3140
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NoneE-mail:
prompt@axe.humboldt.edu

Project PROMPT workshops bring together mathematics


faculty members from California to explore the
question:
How can we prepare elementary school teachers to teach
for the future rather than the past? The purpose is to
examine collectively how and what we are teaching and
investigate appropriate responses to the challenges of
mathematics education reform. The opportunity for
networking with colleagues from across the state is a
very
exciting aspect of participation. Sharing classroom
ideas and perspectives, debating issues related to
maintaining
mathematical integrity in educational reform, and
brainstorming ways to facilitate students' constructing
mathematical concepts and meanings will be part of that
networking. In the workshop sessions, participants
spend
time working in small groups on topics of mutual
interest including specific areas of curriculum or
pedagogy, equity
issues in the math classroom, assessment, and the role
of technology in these courses. Participants also
experience
different modes of mathematical learning, meet with
state and national representatives of the mathematics
educational
reform movement, and hear classroom teachers tell about
the changes they are implementing in their teaching.

Calculus Institute Using Computer Algebra Systems


SITE: University of KentuckyCONTACT: Darrell H. Abney
Lexington, KY 40506Department of Mathematics
Phone: (606) 759-7141
APPLICATION DEADLINE: AlreadyFax: (606) 759-7176
filled by applicants from pervious yearE-mail:
MAYMATH@UKCC.BITNET

The Calculus Institute is introducing college


mathematics teachers to computer algebra systems and to
new methods
of teaching calculus using computer algebra systems.
This cooperative venture by 2- and 4-year institutions,
the
American Mathematical Association of 2-Year Colleges
(AMATYC), and the Kentucky Mathematical Association
of 2-Year Colleges (KYMATYC) is focusing on calculus
reform efforts in Kentucky. Laboratory manuals of
participants' calculus materials and a position paper
on transferability will be presented to AMATYC and
KYMATYC for dissemination.

Statistical Thinking and Teaching Techniques


SITE:Reed CollegeCONTACT: Jay Heckler
Portland, OR 97202Math Association of America
DATE: June 13�20, 1994Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 387-5200
SITE:University of TennesseeFax: (202) 265-2384
Knoxville, TN 37996E-mail: jheckler@maa.org
DATE: June 13�20, 1994

SITE:Rice University
Houston, TX 77251
DATE:June 12�19, 1994

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 4, 1994

A series of nine regional, 7-day workshops are being


held over a 3-year period. The workshops are designed
for
mathematicians who teach statistics but who may not
have advanced degrees in the subject. Integral to the
project
is structured electronic communication to network and
support the participants after the workshop. The goal
of the
project is to improve statistic instruction by (1)
increasing emphasis on data and concepts, (2)
cultivating statistical
thinking, and (3) fostering active learning through
alternatives to lecturing.

Maryland Undergraduate Mathematics Enhancement Program


(MUMEP)
SITE: Montgomery College�Takoma ParkCONTACT: Denny L.
Gulick
Takoma Park, MD 20912Department of Mathematics
University of Maryland�College Park
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405-5157
DATE: July 25�29, 1994Fax: (301) 314-0827
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 1994E-mail:
DNG@MATH.UMD.EDU

The Maryland Undergraduate Mathematics Enhancement


Program (MUMEP) supports a regional coalition of
mathematics faculty from 2- and 4-year Maryland
institutions in the region near the University of
Maryland, College
Park campus. Through workshops and seminars, MUMEP
fosters communication among regional mathematics
departments. The week-long workshop will be devoted to
visual thinking in mathematics. Mathematics topics are
chosen from chaotic dynamics and fractal geometry.
During each academic year following the respective
summer
workshop, regional seminars are held in which
participants continue the mathematical and curricular
dialogue begun
during the workshops.
Mathematical Modeling
SITE: University of MinnesotaCONTACT: Avner Friedman
Minneapolis, MN 55455Department of Mathematics
Phone: (612) 624-6066
DATE: August 1�19, 1994Fax: (612) 626-7370
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 1994E-mail:
miller@ima.umn.edu

A 3-week workshop Mathematical Modeling for 32 college


and university instructors will be held in the summer
of 1994. The general goal of the workshop is to provide
mathematicians the opportunity to use mathematical
modeling to solve problems that come from industry and
engineering sciences. The participants will experience
the
excitement of solving real-world problems (using a team
approach) and be provided background to offer
undergraduate courses with modeling components at their
home institutions.

Technology Strategies
SITE: Ohio State UniversityCONTACT: Bostwick Wyman
Columbus, OH 43210Department of Mathematics
Phone: (614) 292-4901
DATE: June 20�July 1 & July 11�22, 1994Fax: (614) 292-
1479
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 1994E-mail:
wyman@math.ohio-state.edu

"Technology Strategies: Tutorials and Projects"


involves 120 participants in one of four 2-week
workshops offered
at The Ohio State University in Summer 1994 and 1995.
The workshops include tutorials in mathematical topics,
calculator use, and software packages, but they
emphasize extensive participant projects that
incorporate new
technologies and teaching methodologies culminating in
presentations during the workshops and at follow-up
meetings. These workshops build on the highly
successful Technology Strategies Workshops offered at
Ohio State
with NSF support in 1992 and 1993. Faculty from 2-year
and community colleges, 4-year colleges, and
universities
are actively recruited. Also, alumni from the previous
workshops are invited to attend the Tutorials and
Projects
workshops. The Participants take home new insights on
the national curricular reforms that have developed in
the
past 5 years, as well as renewed excitement and
enhanced technical skills. As a result of the workshop,
they will
be able to communicate this excitement to their
students. Proceedings volumes will be widely
distributed and
participants are invited to submit papers for a
refereed publication for national dissemination.

Calculus Reform Workshops


Eight workshops, held at various locations around the
country, will disseminate NSF-supported calculus reform
projects. Particular attention is being paid to changes
in course content, available technology, and pedagogy.
Workshop leaders will be chosen from those who have
lead the reform movement. In their respective
workshops,
the leaders will be illustrating the use of particular
materials and methods they have developed.

SITE:Mississippi State UniversityCONTACT: Mike Pearson


Mississippi State, MS 39762Department of Mathematics
DATE: May 22�27, 1994Phone: (601) 325-3414
"Harvard Consortium Program"

SITE:United States Military AcademyCONTACT: CPT Morgan


Cornstubble
West Point, NY 10996Department of Math Science
DATE: June 5�10, 1994Phone: (914) 938-5987
"Core Approach to Calculus"

SITE:University of KansasCONTACT: Jack Porter


Lawrence, KS 66045Department of Mathematics
DATE: June 5�10, 1994Phone: (913) 864-4367
"Oregon State Program"

SITE:Webber State UniversityCONTACT: Kendall Hyde


Ogden, UT 84408-1702Department of Mathematics
DATE: June 19�24, 1994Phone: (801) 626-6095
"Calculus in a Real and Complex World"

SITE:St. Petersburg Junior CollegeCONTACT: Sunny


Norfleet
Clearwater, FL 34624Department of Mathematics
DATE: June 19�24, 1994Phone: (813) 791-2561
"Project Calc"

SITE:University of RedlandsCONTACT: Janet Beery


Redlands, CA 92373Department of Mathematics
DATE: June 27�July 1, 1994Phone: (909) 793-2121
"Calculus in Context"

SITE:Macalester CollegeCONTACT: Wayne Roberts


St. Paul, MN 55105Department of Mathematics
DATE: July 11�16, 1994Phone: (612) 696-6337
"ACM/GLCA Materials"

SITE:Ohio State UniversityCONTACT: Tom Ralley


Columbus, OH 43310Department of Mathematics
DATE: July 31�August 5, 1994Phone: (614) 292-2254
"Calculus with Mathematica"
Mathematical Modeling: A Technological Approach
SITE: Pellissippi State Technical Community
CollegeCONTACT: Patricia A. Preston
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990Department of Mathematics
Phone: (615) 694-6710
DATE: May 23�27, 1994Fax: (615) 539-7062
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 1994E-mail:
apreston@pstcc.cc.tn.us

The East Tennessee College Mathematics Consortium


project is conducting two 5-day workshops to introduce
mathematical modeling to freshman and sophomore 2- and
4-year college mathematics faculty. The first workshop
is calculus based, and the second workshop is
precalculus based. Participants are expected to develop
and
incorporate appropriate models into the calculus and
precalculus courses they teach during the year
following the
workshop. Three follow-up sessions are being held after
each workshop to reinforce the modeling techniques
studied
and strengthen participant communication. A project
document containing the models studied and developed is
being
produced and distributed to all participants. Fifteen
of the participants in the first workshop serve as
leaders for the
second workshop.

Using Technology To Enhance the Teaching of Precalculus


and Calculus
SITE: University of Puerto Rico�MayaguezCONTACT:
Rafael Martinez-Planell
Mayaguez, PR 00709Department of Mathematics
Phone: (809) 265-3848
DATE: May 17�20 & August 1994Fax: (809) 265-1225
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 19, 1994E-mail:
r_martinez@upr1.upr.clu.edu

Each year for 2 years, a faculty enhancement program is


being offered to 25 faculty members from a group of
universities and 2-year colleges in Puerto Rico. As a
short-term goal, the program aims to introduce
mathematics
faculty members to the use of technology in the
undergraduate mathematics classroom as a way of
enhancing their
teaching as well as the learning experiences of their
students. Because the program is targeting academic
institutions
and students of modest economic means, there is a focus
on technology that is relatively inexpensive. This will
enable participating colleges and universities to
implement what they learn on a large scale. The
workshop will focus
on topics in precalculus and calculus. Follow-up
activities are establishing a base for continued
collaboration among
participating institutions on issues concerning the use
of technology and other curriculum matters in
undergraduate
mathematics education. The program consists of three
main activities: software workshops, graphic calculator
workshops, and a conference cycle.

Abstract Algebra
SITE: Purdue UniversityCONTACT: Terry Loro
West Lafayette, IN 47907Department of Mathematics
Phone: (317) 494-1982
DATE: June 9�19, 1994Fax: (317) 494-6318
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 1994E-mail:
loro@euclid.math.purdue.edu

An intense, total immersion 10-day program will provide


participants with the knowledge, experience, and class
materials necessary to conduct an abstract algebra
course on their campus in the spirit of the course
being
developed, with support from the National Science
Foundation, at Purdue and at the Technion in Israel.
This
approach is based on research in learning and involves
students constructing mathematical concepts on the
computer,
cooperative learning, and alternatives to lectures. It
appears to go a long way toward making significant
improvements in the amount and depth of learning by
students. A support network will be maintained through
e-mail
and ordinary mail during the year following the
workshop and, if funding is available, implementers
will be invited
back during the following summer to share their
experiences.

Calculus, Computers, Concepts, and Cooperative Learning


SITE: Purdue UniversityCONTACT: Terry Loro
West Lafayette, IN 47907Department of Mathematics
Phone: (317) 494-1982
DATE: June 2�19, 1994Fax: (317) 494-6318
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 1994E-mail:
loro@euclid.math.purdue.edu

This workshop is an intensive, 17-day program that will


provide participants with the knowledge, experience,
and
class materials necessary to conduct a calculus course
on their campus in the spirit of the course being
developed,
with support from the National Science Foundation, at
Purdue, at Nebraska Wesleyan, and at over 50 pilot
sites
throughout the country. This approach is based on
research in learning and involves students constructing
mathematical concepts on the computer, cooperative
learning, and alternatives to lectures. It appears to
go a long
way toward making significant improvements in the
amount and depth of learning by the students of most
people
who have implemented the method. A support network will
be maintained through e-mail and ordinary mail during
the year following the workshop, and, if funding is
available, implementers will be invited back during the
following
summer to share their experiences.

Teaching Ordinary Differential Equations with Computer


Experiments
CONTACT: Robert L. Borrelli
Department of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 621-8896
Fax: (909) 621-8366
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 1994E-mail:
borrelli@sif.claremont.edu

SITE: Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteCONTACT: William


Boyce
Troy, NY 12180Phone: (518) 276-6898
DATE: June 14�18, 1994

SITE: West Valley CollegeCONTACT: Wade Ellis


Saratoga, CA 95070Phone: (408) 867-2200
DATE: June 7�11, 1994

This project is continuing the activities of an ongoing


project using computer experiments in differential
equations.
The goals of the project include (a) development of
expertise in the use of interactive computer
experiments in a
laboratory setting, (b) opportunity for creation of
ordinary differential equation exercises for classroom
and
laboratory use, and (c) networking of faculty teaching
ordinary differential equations. In particular, this
award is
adding Stetson University to the differential equations
consortia consisting of the following six institutions:
Cornell
University, Harvey Mudd College, St. Olaf College, West
Valley College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and
Washington State University. Differential equation
workshops are being held during the summer of 1994 at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and West Valley
College and at Stetson University during the summer of
1995.

Interactive Mathematics Texts


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5 weeks before workshop

The MAA's Interactive Mathematics Text Project will


several 6-day workshops on interactive texts during the
summer of 1994. The goal of these workshops is the
improvement of mathematics learning by disseminating
information on the use of interactive texts in
collegiate mathematics instruction and by supporting
the development
of such texts. The workshops will provide hands-on
training on the use of authoring software (e.g.,
Mathematica,
Mathcad, Mathwindows, or Maple), examination of sample
texts, opportunity to create an interactive text on a
specific topic, and follow-up networking activities.

SITE:Seattle Central Community CollegeCONTACT: Mike


Pepe
Seattle, WA 98122Department of Mathematics
DATE: June 20�25, 1994Phone: (206) 587-4073
"Using Mathematica to Create Interactive Texts"

SITE:Los Angeles Pierce CollegeCONTACT: Tom McCutcheon


Woodland Hills, CA 91371Department of Mathematics
DATE: July 11�16, 1994Phone: (818) 347-0551x468
"Using Maple to Create Interactive Texts"

SITE:Morehouse CollegeCONTACT: Henry Gore


Atlanta, GA 30314Department of Mathematics
DATE: July 18�23, 1994Phone: (404) 215-2614
"Using Mathcad to Create Interactive Texts"

SITE:Towson State UniversityCONTACT: Howard Kaplon


Towson, MD 21204Department of Mathematics
DATE: June 13�18, 1994Phone: (410) 830-3595
"Using MathKit to Create Interactive Texts"

SITE:University of Michigan�DearbornCONTACT: Margret


Hoft
Dearborn, MI 48128Department of Mathematics
DATE: June 20�25, 1994Phone: (313) 593-5175
"Using MathKit to Create Interactive Texts"

SITE:University of Houston�DowntownCONTACT: Elias Deeba


Houston, TX 77002Department of Mathematical Sciences
DATE: July 18�23, 1994Phone: (713) 221-8550
"Using MathKit to Create Interactive Texts"

SITE:Los Angeles Pierce CollegeCONTACT: Tom McCutcheon


Woodland Hills, CA 91371Department of Mathematics
DATE: July 25�30, 1994Phone: (818) 347-0551x468
"Teaching Calculus with Calculus and Mathematica"
SITE:Morehouse CollegeCONTACT: Henry Gore
Atlanta, GA 30314Department of Mathematics
DATE: July 25�30, 1994Phone: (404) 215-2614
"Teaching Differential Equations Using Interactive
Texts"

The Geometry of Multivariable Calculus


SITE: Spokane Falls Community CollegeCONTACT: Yves
Nievergelt
Spokane, WA 99204Department of Mathematics
DATE: June 13�17, 1994Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004-2415
SITE: Bellevue Community CollegePhone: (509) 623-4259
Bellevue, WA 98009Phone: (206) 543-1150 (July/August)
DATE: August 29�September 2, 1994Fax: (509) 359-4700
E-mail: ynievergelt@ewu.edu
APPLICATION DEADLINE: None

The Geometry of Multivariable Calculus strengthens the


multidimensional geometric intuition that students
need,
but usually lack, to understand multivariable calculus.
To this end, community college and university
instructors
participating in week-long workshops are designing
geometric worksheets ready for use in existing courses
ranging
from elementary to advanced multivariable calculus to
linear algebra. Workshops are taking place in Seattle
and
Spokane, with subsequent follow-up activities during
the academic year. Introduced at the level of
undergraduate
courses, topics include splines in 1993 and
differentials in 1994, with applications to aircraft
design, computers,
geographic maps, industrial engineering, orbital
mechanics, and typography. Applications come from
advance
mailings, guest lecturers, and demonstrations of
computational geometry from the Applied Geometry
Corporation
and the Boeing Company.

Principles and Practice of Mathematics


SITE: U.S. Military AcademyCONTACT: Walter Meyer
West Point, NY 10996Department of Math & Computer
Science
Aldelphi University
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 877-4489
DATE: June 5�12, 1994Fax: (516) 877-4558
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 1994E-mail:
3332959@mcimail.com
A two-semester introduction to the principles and
practice of mathematics is being developed for students
who wish
to study a significant amount of mathematics, including
majors and minors in mathematics, computer science, and
many science and engineering disciplines. This course
is designed as an alternative route into the
mathematics
curriculum. It stresses breadth and includes much of
the modern mathematics and applications that are
currently
"homeless" in the mathematics curricula. The workshop
is for individuals interested in field testing the
materials.

Calculus with Mathematica


SITE: University of Wisconsin�La CrosseCONTACT: John
R. Unbehaun
La Crosse, WI 54601Department of Mathematics
Phone: (608) 785-6609
DATE: June 26�July 1, 1994Fax: None
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 1994E-mail:
unbehaun@math.uwlax.edu

A 1-week calculus reform workshop will be presented


with emphasis on writing projects in first-year
calculus using
"Mathematica." Applicants will have hands-on
experience with notebooks and projects that were
successfully used
at the University of Wisconsin�La Crosse. These are
modifications of the Renewed Calculus Project developed
by

Keith Stroyan at the University of Iowa. This workshop


is open to any high school or college calculus
instructor.
It is a follow-up to a 1993 summer workshop at the
University of Wisconsin�La Crosse.

Difference and Differential Equations and Recent


Developments in Population Biology
SITE: University of WyomingCONTACT: A. Duane Porter
Laramie, WY 82071Department of Mathematics
Phone: (307) 766-3395
DATE: July 5�22, 1994Fax: (307) 766-6838
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 1994E-mail:
adporter@plains.uwyo.edu

This conference brings together a group of 30 college


teachers of mathematics and biology to learn about the
content
and uses of difference and differential equations in
modeling problems of biology and ecology. Participants
train
on existing software packages and in their use as
classroom instructional tools. The materials cover
fundamental
topics from both difference and differential equations
and how they are used to understand problems in
population
dynamics and other related biological and ecological
areas. The goal is to modernize undergraduate courses
in which
these topics can be a vital part. Applications of
mathematics to and from biology and ecology are a main
theme
throughout the conference. Mornings are devoted to
lectures and demonstrations by the speakers. Afternoons
involve
hands-on computer activities, problem solving, modeling
of biological problems, group discussions, participant
presentations, and the construction of a module or
course outline. The conference is followed by class
testing of
the module/outline along with models and computer
activities during the 1994�95 school year. The reports
are
submitted to the project director for distribution to
all participants. Each report will include a revised
copy of the
module/outline/other activity along with an evaluation
of classroom success. A selection of reports will be
distributed nationally.
PHYSICS

Teaching Introductory Physics Using Interactive Methods


and Computers
SITE: Dickinson CollegeCONTACT: Priscilla Laws
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896Department of Physics &
Astronomy
Phone: (717) 245-1242
DATE: June 5�17, 1994Fax: (717) 245-1642
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 11, 1994E-mail:
LAWSP@DICKINSON.EDU
or
Gail Oliver
Phone: (717) 245-1845

This project helps introductory physics teachers


develop the instructional, computing, and laboratory
interfacing
skills needed to help their students learn physics by
using the computer in the exploration of real-world
phenomena.
A 2-week seminar is being offered in June 1994 with 30
participants invited.
Topics covered will include interactive instructional
strategies based on outcomes of educational research;
computer
interfacing; use of spreadsheets and graphing packages;
digital video analysis; data and error analysis
techniques;
the application of laboratory interfacing real-time
data analysis to lecture demonstrations; and numerical
problem
solving and modeling.

Community College Physics Faculty Development Project


SITE: Joliet Junior CollegeCONTACT: Curtis J.
Hieggelke
Joliet, IL 60436 Department of Natural Science
Phone: (815) 729-9020 x2371
DATE:June 20�24, 1994Fax: (815) 773-6671
"CE/OCS Follow-Up"E-mail: cjh@pinet.aip.org

SITE: Seminole Community CollegeSITE:Pikes Peak


Community College
Sanford, FL 32771 Colorado Springs, CO 80906
DATE:April 7�9, 1994DATE:July 28�30, 1994
"Developing & Using Conceptual Exercises
(CE/OCS)""Microcomputer-Based Labs (MBL)"

SITE: Chaffey Community CollegeSITE:Lee College


Alta Loma, CA 91701 Baytown, TX 77522
DATE:September 22�24, 1994DATE:November 17�19, 1994
"MBL/MS-DOS" "MBL Follow-Up"

This 2-year national program, based on a successful


pilot project, will provide eight workshops (four each
year)
designed for experienced community college physics
teachers at several geographically dispersed community
college
campuses. One set of workshops acquaints participants
with (1) the use of microcomputer-based laboratories;
(2)
the construction of physics simulations; or (3) the
development of conceptual exercises and overview case
studies.
Another workshop provides an update and an opportunity
for more advanced experiences with microcomputer-based
lab technology for previous workshop participants. Each
3-day workshop is being led by two community college
physics professors and two university/college physics
professors who play a major role in these areas. These
workshops acquaint participants with the contemporary
use of the recent developments and findings of
cognitive
physics research and participants are provided with
extensive materials based on these findings. As a
result of these
intensive workshops, participants are able to evaluate
these developments, and they are able to return to
their
campus to start implementing the workshop findings.
These workshops facilitate the incorporation of new
knowledge
and technology at community colleges. The effect of the
workshop is being reinforced by the establishment of a
networking system employing a telecommunications
bulletin board system and a newsletter. The ultimate
goal of
this project is to help community college students
develop a stronger understanding of classical and
contemporary
physics. The task of updating physics programs at
community colleges is difficult but essential for the
Nation and
for science because of the large number of students,
particularly women and minorities, attending community
colleges.

Undergraduate Laboratories: Physics Revolution in Your


Lifetime
SITE: Miami University�OxfordCONTACT: Glenn M. Julian
Oxford, OH 45056Department of Physics
Phone: (513) 529-5641
Fax: (513) 529-3841
APPLICATION DEADLINE: AlreadyE-mail: GJ5YPHYF@
filled by applicants from previous yearMIAMIU.BITNET

The Department of Physics at Miami University, in


cooperation with Central States Universities, Inc., and
Argonne
National Laboratory, is conducting 1-week and 2-day
workshops for 20 physics teachers from 2- and 4-year
institutions. Aimed at sharing ideas on how to teach
undergraduate laboratories, the workshops focus on the
Contemporary Physics Laboratory and the Electronic
Instrumentation Laboratory at Miami University, which
emphasize revolutions in physics and electronics in the
lifetime of today's undergraduate students.

A Faculty Enhancement Workshop Based on Recent Nobel


Experiments
SITE: Montana State UniversityCONTACT: Richard J.
Smith
Bozeman, MT 59717Department of Physics
Phone: (406) 994-6152
DATE: July 11�29, 1994Fax: (406) 994-4452
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 1994E-mail:
uphrs@mtsunix1.bitnet

A laboratory workshop based on recent Nobel experiments


will be offered for undergraduate faculty from 2- and
4-year colleges throughout the Nation. Participants in
this 3-week summer workshop will preform up to six
experiments based on recent Nobel-prize-winning work:
1987 Nobel Prize for High Temperature
Superconductivity;
1986 Nobel Prize for the Scanning Tunneling Microscope;
1983 Nobel Prize for Nuclear Reactions and
Nucleosynthesis; 1981 Nobel Prizes for Electron
Spectroscopy, Non-Linear Optics, and Laser
Spectroscopy; and
1977 Nobel Prize for the Quantum Nature of Solids. The
Nobel Experiments Workshop will offer participants
"hands-on" laboratory experience using up-to-date
instrumentation purchased with a recent ILI Grant from
the NSF.
Participants will interact daily with local and
national experts on the various topic areas of Modern
Physics and work
to develop instructional materials for teaching the
physics concepts to science students. Continued
communication
with the participants will be maintained through a
newsletter and electronic mail. The intellectual
stimulation and
personal involvement experienced by the participants
will help them to relay the excitement of science to
students
at their home institutions.

Interfacing IBM-Compatible PC's in the College Physics


Laboratory
SITE: Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyCONTACT:
Michael J. Moloney
Terre Haute, IN 47803Department of Physics & Applied
Optics
Phone: (812) 877-8302
DATE: June 13�17, 1994Fax: (812) 877-3198
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 25, 1994E-mail: Moloney@
Nextwork.Rose-Hulman.edu

A 1-week workshop is being offered at the Rose-Hulman


Institute of Technology in the summer of 1994 to
disseminate knowledge and expertise developed in the
introductory physics laboratory at Rose-Hulman during a
recent NSF grant.
The workshop involves 8 to 10 computer-interfaced
introductory physics experiments, software
demonstrations, and
discussions of interfacing hardware. In the evenings,
each participant builds a versatile PC-interface box
with A/D
converter, instrumentation amplifier, strain gauge, and
magnetic field detector. Comprehensive software
packages
have been developed at Rose-Hulman for all interface
hardware. Participants get an overview of these
packages and
a look at recently developed classroom and
demonstration software. All of the source code for this
software is
provided to the participants.
A $500 commitment is asked of each participant's
institution for the purchase of physics laboratory
interface
equipment. One potential gain is the "recycling" of
older PC's to the physics laboratory where even 8088
machines
can still be useful.

Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory Experiments Using


Lasers
SITE: University of TennesseeCONTACT: James E. Parks
Knoxville, TN 37932Department of Physics
Phone: (615) 974-8950
DATE: August 1�12, 1994Fax: (615) 974-8289
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 1994E-mail: PA119768@
UTKVM1.UTK.EDU

The University of Tennessee will extend the Faculty


Enhancement Workshop for 2 years, 1994 and 1995. The
workshop emphasizes the development and implementation
of experiments utilizing lasers primarily suitable for
advanced undergraduate physics and chemistry
laboratories. It is a practical, hands-on experience in
which the
participants perform approximately 10 unique laser-
based experiments. It also features three construction
projects,
holography, computed-aided instruction in laser safety,
and field trips to several nearby laser labs.

Two-Year College Physics Faculty Enhancement Program


SITE: Texas A&M UniversityCONTACT: Robert B. Clark
College Station, TX 77843-4242Department of Physics
Phone: (409) 845-3332
DATE: May 16�27, October 13�15, 1994 & March 2�4,
1995Fax: (409) 845-2590
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 6, 1994E-mail:
rbc@pinet.aip.org

This 2-year program is designed to serve as a model for


the utilization of cooperative relationships between
university professors and outstanding 2-year college
physics faculty members working together to provide
professional in-service enrichment training for 2-year
college physics faculty in the United States. The
program
focuses on recent developments in physics research,
innovative physics teaching methods, and successful
techniques
for recruiting local minority students into 2-year
college science and engineering programs. The program
will
include an annual May Institute at Texas A&M
University, academic year follow-up workshops, local
projects by
participants, and staff visits to participant's
campuses.

Teaching Physics Using Interactive Digitized Video


SITE: United States Air Force AcademyCONTACT: M.T.
McDowell
Colorado Springs, CO 80840110 Ferguson Hall
University of Nebraska�Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0147
Phone: (402) 472-1100
DATE: June 12�24, 1994Fax: (402) 472-6234
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 25, 1994E-mail:
mmcdowel@unlinfo.unl.edu

The purpose of this project is to offer a 2-week


workshop that (1) fosters a discussion and formulation
of new
strategies for the teaching of physics using the
capabilities of interactive digitized video technology,
(2) enables 30
physics professors to become skilled in the use of
interactive digitized video for the teaching of physics
courses for
undergraduates, (3) helps physicists develop lessons
that change the present physics content using the
existing
interactive digitized video software and hardware, (4)
prepares them to lead local, regional, and national
workshops
on new science content using interactive digital video
technologies, and (5) makes the new interactive digital
video
physics lessons developed by the workshop participants
available to physics educators throughout the country.
SOCIAL
SCIENCES

Improving Introductory Economics Education by


Integrating the Latest Scholarship
on Women/Minorities
SITE: Denison UniversityCONTACT: Robin Bartlett
Granville, OH 43023Department of Economics
Phone: (614) 587-6574
DATE: June 10�15, 1994Fax: (614) 587-6417
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NoneE-mail:
bartlett@cc.denison.edu

This project involves the development of undergraduate


faculty in the new scholarship on the economics of
women
and minorities. The 5-day workshop is expected to help
develop a full curriculum for teaching and assessing
student
learning of this scholarship. More specifically,
seminar participants are instructed in recent
developments in the
scholarship on women and minorities by scholars
contributing these developments. They also work in
teams to
modify courses to incorporate the new scholarship, to
critique and refine these modifications, and to develop
techniques to assess the effect of these changes on
student outcomes. Follow-up activities and a
dissemination
conference is scheduled, and proceedings will be
published in an edited volume. It is also expected that
the
incorporating of this new scholarship will encourage
greater numbers of minority and female undergraduates
to
pursue economics.

A Workshop for Enhancing Quantitative Instruction on


American Society (QIAS)
SITE: Russell Sage CollegeCONTACT: Sandra J. Peterson-
Hardt
Troy, NY 12180Department of Sociology/Criminal Justice
Phone: (518) 270-2282
DATE: June 15�22, 1994 & January 1995Fax: (518) 271-
4545
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 10, 1994E-mail:
PETHARDT@ALBNYVMS

Workshops to enhance Quantitative Instruction on


American Society (QIAS) are being held for 40 social
scientists
teaching at the undergraduate level. The workshops will
involve 2 sequential sessions each year for 20 faculty
members.
During the initial 5-day June workshop, participants
will use microcomputers to work actively and do
exercises with
data exploration software and large-scale databases
that foster scientific thinking and analytic skills.
Participants will
be able to use their own data while developing material
for their individual courses. They will also use data
from
the General Social Survey and National Election Study.
Following this workshop, faculty participants will
return
to their home campuses and will develop their own
instructional materials. They will experiment in
altering curricula
to include quantitative instruction. The following
January they will reassemble at a 3-day follow-up
workshop and
demonstrate their materials to their workshop
colleagues. Throughout the program, networking will be
encouraged
and instructional applications shared through a
newsletter.

Exploratory Data Analysis Using Microcomputers


SITE: San Francisco State UniversityCONTACT: J.
Theodore Anagnoson
San Francisco, CA 94132Department of Political Science
California State University�Los Angeles
DATE: July 7�13, 1994, beginner/intermediateLos
Angeles, CA 90032
August 4�8, 1994, intermediate/advancedPhone: (213) 343-
2245
Fax: (213) 343-6452
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 1994E-mail:
tanagno@atss.calstatela.edu

This proposal is for two 1-week workshops for 20 social


scientists, each covering techniques of exploratory
data
analysis using a statistical package particularly
suited for graphical data analysis. Participants will
develop skills in
using and teaching robust statistics, analytical
graphics, and data transformations. Exploratory data
analytic
techniques, such as data smoothing, median polishing,
re-scaling, and transforming data using the ladder of
powers,
five number summaries, box and whisker plots, and stem
and leaf charts, will be emphasized. The workshop will
also illustrate pedagogical methods for teaching EDA
techniques at the undergraduate level.
The significance of the project to undergraduate
faculty and students lies in the use of exploratory
data analysis
techniques as interesting and useful alternatives to
traditional confirmatory statistics. Faculty who have
training
through the level of multiple regression will be
accepted for 1 week, while a 2-day longer workshop will
accept
faculty whose training is up to the multiple regression
level. In both cases, faculty will have responsibility
for the
required methodological courses in their disciplines.