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IMA Newsletter #405

July 2010

News and Notes
2010-2011 IMA Participating Institutions Conferences
IMA Events

IMA Workshop

Interdisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates

June 14 - July 16, 2010

Organizers: Laura Chihara (Carleton College), Karen Saxe (Macalester College), Paul Zorn (St. Olaf College)

IMA Workshop

Kickoff Workshop for Project MOSAIC

June 30 - July 2, 2010

Organizers: Daniel Kaplan (Macalester College)
Schedule

Thursday, July 1

All Day Work on projects. Lind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10
8:30am-9:00am CoffeeLind Hall 400 SW6.30-7.2.10
9:00am-9:45am Introduction to concept inventoriesDaniel Kaplan (Macalester College)Lind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
9:45am-10:15am Brainstorming inventory problems Daniel Kaplan (Macalester College)Lind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
10:15am-10:30am BreakLind Hall 400 SW6.30-7.2.10
10:30am-11:15am MOSAIC computation Lind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
Simulate THAT! James Caristi (Valparaiso University)
moderatorNicholas Jon Horton (Smith College)
Keeping it R.E.A.L. Anthony Tongen (James Madison University)
11:15am-12:30pm Model eliciting activitiesRobert Claude delMas (University of Minnesota)Lind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch (independently) Local restaurants SW6.30-7.2.10
1:30pm-2:00pm Principles of assessmentAndrew Zieffler (University of Minnesota)Lind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
2:00pm-3:00pm Leading and M-CAST Lind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
A prototype M-CASTNicholas Jon Horton (Smith College)
M-Cast: The cost of information: Lake volume and areaDaniel Kaplan (Macalester College)
moderatorEric Marland (Appalachian State University)
3:00pm-6:00pm Social outing - Mill City Museum
(please bring \$10 - \$15 with you for entrance and transportation)
Social outing leader - Andrew Beveridge
Mill City Museum
704 South Second Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-341-7555
SW6.14-7.16.10
3:00pm-3:15pm BreakLind Hall 400 SW6.30-7.2.10
3:15pm-3:45pm Brainstorming ideas for M-CASTSEric Marland (Appalachian State University)Lind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
3:45pm-4:30pm MOSAIC Curricula III Lind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
Statistical modeling for poetsVittorio Addona (Macalester College)
Science 1 courseEric Cytrynbaum (University of British Columbia)
Math 135/155 at Macalester CollegeDaniel Kaplan (Macalester College)
Algorithms for all!!!Christopher Kuster (Carroll University)
4:30pm-5:00pm Creating Momentum: Where do we go from here? How do we get there?Eric Marland (Appalachian State University)Lind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
6:00pm-9:00pm Social Activity: Open house at the Walker Art Center, dinner as arranged independently. SW6.30-7.2.10

Friday, July 2

All Day Work on projects. Lind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10
8:30am-9:00am CoffeeLind Hall 400 SW6.30-7.2.10
9:00am-10:30am Teaching computation to support STEM studentsLind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
Guiding student work in modeling using reproducible statistical analysis methodNicholas Jon Horton (Smith College)
R and Matlab at MacalesterDaniel Kaplan (Macalester College)
Python at CalvinRandall Pruim (Calvin College)
10:30am-10:45am BreakLind Hall 400 SW6.30-7.2.10
10:45am-12:00pm Panel discussion: Institutional opportunities and obstacles (Saber Elaydi, moderator)Olcay Akman (Illinois State University)
Saber Elaydi (Trinity University)
Jeff Randall Knisley (East Tennessee State University)
Eric Marland (Appalachian State University)
Michael Pearson (Mathematical Association of America (MAA))
Andrew Zieffler (University of Minnesota)
Lind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
12:00pm-12:15pm Wrap-up and recommendations for further actionsDaniel Kaplan (Macalester College)Lind Hall 305 SW6.30-7.2.10
3:00pm-4:30pm Each group makes progress reports Lind Hall 409 SW6.14-7.16.10

Saturday, July 3

All Day No scheduled activity. SW6.14-7.16.10

Sunday, July 4

All Day No scheduled activity. SW6.14-7.16.10

Monday, July 5

All Day Independence Day (observed). The IMA is closed.
All Day Work all day on projects. Lind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10

Tuesday, July 6

All Day Work all day on projects. Lind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10

Wednesday, July 7

All Day Work on projects. Lind Hall 400Lind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10
3:00pm-4:00pm Seminar - Squishy and frozen interfaces: Instabilities and applicationsSatish Kumar (University of Minnesota)Lind Hall 409 SW6.14-7.16.10

Thursday, July 8

All Day Work on projects. Lind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10
3:00pm-6:00pm Social outing - St. Anthony Falls Laboratory Tour
Social outing leader - Kara Lee Maki
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory SW6.14-7.16.10

Friday, July 9

All Day Work on projects. Lind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10
3:00pm-4:30pm Each group makes progress reports Lind Hall 409 SW6.14-7.16.10

Saturday, July 10

All Day No scheduled activity. SW6.14-7.16.10

Sunday, July 11

All Day No scheduled activity. SW6.14-7.16.10

Monday, July 12

All Day Work all day on projects. Lind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10

Tuesday, July 13

All Day Work all day on projects. Lind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10

Wednesday, July 14

All Day Work on projects. Lind Hall 400Lind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10
3:00pm-4:00pm Seminar - From pebbles dropped in a pond to tidal wavesDaniel Spirn (University of Minnesota)Lind Hall 409 SW6.14-7.16.10

Thursday, July 15

All Day Work on projects. Lind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10
3:00pm-6:00pm Social outing - Canoe at Calhoun (please bring \$10 - \$15 with you for rental and transportation) In case of rain Walker Art Museum.
Social outing leader - Olaf Hall-Holt
Calhoun or Walker Art Museum SW6.14-7.16.10

Friday, July 16

10:00am-12:00pm Final presentationsLind Hall 409 SW6.14-7.16.10
12:00pm-1:00pm Poster session and pizzaLind Hall 400 SW6.14-7.16.10
Abstracts
Vittorio Addona (Macalester College) Statistical modeling for poets
Abstract: No Abstract
Olcay Akman (Illinois State University), Saber Elaydi (Trinity University), Jeff Randall Knisley (East Tennessee State University), Eric Marland (Appalachian State University), Michael Pearson (Mathematical Association of America (MAA)), Andrew Zieffler (University of Minnesota) Panel discussion: Institutional opportunities and obstacles (Saber Elaydi, moderator)
Abstract: No Abstract
James Caristi (Valparaiso University) Simulate THAT!
Abstract: No Abstract
Eric Cytrynbaum (University of British Columbia) Science 1 course
Abstract: No Abstract
Nicholas Jon Horton (Smith College) Guiding student work in modeling using reproducible statistical analysis method
Abstract: No Abstract
Daniel Kaplan (Macalester College) Introduction to concept inventories
Abstract: No Abstract
Daniel Kaplan (Macalester College) M-Cast: The cost of information: Lake volume and area
Abstract: No Abstract
Daniel Kaplan (Macalester College) R and Matlab at Macalester
Abstract: No Abstract
Daniel Kaplan (Macalester College) Math 135/155 at Macalester College
Abstract: No Abstract
Christopher Kuster (Carroll University) Algorithms for all!!!
Abstract: No Abstract
Eric Marland (Appalachian State University) Brainstorming ideas for M-CASTS
Abstract: No Abstract
Anthony Tongen (James Madison University) Keeping it R.E.A.L.
Abstract: No Abstract
Andrew Zieffler (University of Minnesota) Principles of assessment
Abstract: No Abstract
Robert Claude delMas (University of Minnesota) Model eliciting activities
Abstract: No Abstract
Visitors in Residence
Vittorio Addona Macalester College 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Olcay Akman Illinois State University 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Nusret Balci University of Minnesota 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
Andrew Beveridge Macalester College 6/14/2010 - 7/16/2010
Tracy Bibelnieks Augsburg College 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Michael Bulmer University of Queensland 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
James Caristi Valparaiso University 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Chi Hin Chan University of Minnesota 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
Xianjin Chen University of Minnesota 9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010
Laura Chihara Carleton College 6/14/2010 - 7/16/2010
Julie M Clark Hollins University 6/29/2010 - 7/3/2010
Robert Coffman University of Wisconsin-River Falls 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Qing Cui University of Minnesota 1/1/2010 - 12/1/2010
Eric Cytrynbaum University of British Columbia 6/29/2010 - 7/3/2010
Isabel K. Darcy University of Iowa 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Robert Claude delMas University of Minnesota 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Saber Elaydi Trinity University 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Randy H. Ewoldt University of Minnesota 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
Daniel Flath Macalester College 6/7/2010 - 7/16/2010
Christophe Golé Smith College 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Olaf Hall-Holt St. Olaf College 6/14/2010 - 7/16/2010
Johan Helsing Lund University 7/31/2010 - 8/5/2010
Nicholas Jon Horton Smith College 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Yulia Hristova Texas A & M University 7/31/2010 - 8/5/2010
Yan Huang Macalester College 6/13/2010 - 7/17/2010
Yunkyong Hyon University of Minnesota 9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010
Rebekah R Isaak University of Minnesota 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Volkan Isler University of Minnesota 6/14/2010 - 7/16/2010
Mark Iwen University of Minnesota 9/1/2008 - 7/31/2010
Lijian Jiang University of Minnesota 9/10/2008 - 8/31/2010
Shidong Jiang New Jersey Institute of Technology 7/31/2010 - 8/5/2010
Daniel Kaplan Macalester College 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Catherine G Kealey Beloit College 6/13/2010 - 7/16/2010
Changho Keem Seoul National University 6/19/2010 - 7/3/2010
Kimberly D. Kendricks Central State University 5/10/2010 - 7/19/2010
Hyejin Kim University of Minnesota 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2010
Jeff Randall Knisley East Tennessee State University 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Pawel Konieczny University of Minnesota 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
Don Kreher Michigan Technological University 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Satish Kumar University of Minnesota 7/7/2010 - 7/7/2010
Christopher Kuster Carroll University 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Gilad Lerman University of Minnesota 6/14/2010 - 7/16/2010
Wanyi Li Macalester College 6/14/2010 - 7/16/2010
Yongfeng Li University of Minnesota 9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010
Zhi (George) Lin University of Minnesota 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
Chun Liu University of Minnesota 9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010
Kara Lee Maki University of Minnesota 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
Eric Marland Appalachian State University 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Vasileios Maroulas University of Minnesota 9/1/2008 - 7/31/2010
Per-Gunnar J. Martinsson University of Colorado 7/31/2010 - 8/6/2010
Aaron J Maurer Carleton College 6/13/2010 - 7/16/2010
John M McCauley Haverford College 6/13/2010 - 7/17/2010
Donna Molinek Davidson College 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Richard D. Neidinger Davidson College 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Cecilia Ortiz-Duenas University of Minnesota 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
Mary Therese Padberg University of Iowa 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Jiyoon Park University of Minnesota 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Michael Pearson Mathematical Association of America (MAA) 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Candice Renee Price University of Iowa 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Randall Pruim Calvin College 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Abtin Rahimian Georgia Institute of Technology 7/31/2010 - 8/5/2010
Bjorn Sandstede Brown University 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Fadil Santosa University of Minnesota 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011
Vishal Saraswat University of Minnesota 6/13/2010 - 7/16/2010
Tsvetanka Sendova University of Minnesota 9/1/2008 - 8/10/2010
Shuanglin Shao University of Minnesota 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
Adam Spiegler Loyola University 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Daniel Spirn University of Minnesota 7/14/2010 - 7/14/2010
Katie St. Clair Carleton College 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Patrick Sullivan Valparaiso University 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Charles L Talbot University of Connecticut 6/14/2010 - 7/16/2010
Jeff Tecosky-Feldman Haverford College 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Nathan Tintle Hope College 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Anthony Tongen James Madison University 6/29/2010 - 7/1/2010
Chad Michael Topaz Macalester College 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Silviya D Valeva Mount Holyoke College 6/14/2010 - 7/16/2010
Peter B VanKoughnett Oberlin College 6/14/2010 - 7/16/2010
Andrew J W White St. Olaf College 6/14/2010 - 7/16/2010
Wei Xiong University of Minnesota 9/1/2008 - 7/31/2010
Tsuyoshi Yoneda University of Minnesota 9/4/2009 - 8/31/2010
Shiju Zhang St. Cloud State University 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Peiyi Zhao St. Cloud State University 6/29/2010 - 7/2/2010
Weigang Zhong University of Minnesota 9/8/2008 - 9/30/2010
Andrew Zieffler University of Minnesota 6/30/2010 - 7/2/2010
Paul Zorn St. Olaf College 6/14/2010 - 7/16/2010
Legend: Postdoc or Industrial Postdoc Long-term Visitor

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