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SIAM-NSF Workshop on Modeling Across the Curriculum
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for an initiative to increase mathematical modeling and computational applied mathematics in high school and college curricula.
The grant will fund a “Modeling Across the Curriculum” workshop at NSF headquarters that will focus on increasing mathematical modeling across the undergraduate curricula, developing STEM high school courses based on modeling and computation, and assessing STEM readiness.
Peter Turner, SIAM vice president for education, SIAM Executive Director Jim Crowley, and a steering committee are organizing the workshop.
Turner also serves as dean of the arts and sciences at Clarkson University. According to a Clarkson press release:
The objectives of the workshop address several key issues raised in the PCAST report, such as increasing student preparedness for STEM majors and overall enhancement of STEM education in the first two years of college. The workshop can also help answer the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) recommendations to increase modeling and application-based learning in school curricula.