P431: Mathematica as a tool for student engagement and publication

Author: Nelson De Leon, Indiana University Northwest, USA

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Date: 8/5/14

Time: 11:30 AM11:50 AM

Room: LTT 102

Related Symposium: S17

Mathematica is a tool that can be readily used in science, math classes as well as research to make those experiences more efficient, productive and, yes, enjoyable. This talk discuses how over the past two years I have used Mathematica in my classes in Physical Chemistry to increase student engagement by challenging students to learn how to use it well enough to submit their work for publication by the end of the semester. The process turns out to be very effective and educational.