Modeling Scenario material coming in from summer workshops
We are beginning to realize the great wealth of terrific materials which will be forthcoming from our one-week Developer Workshops held during the summer of 2015, one at Carroll College, Helena MT and one at Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk VA, as well as from our MAA-PREP workshop held at Carroll College, Helena MT.
We expect more will come pouring in as colleagues reflect on their use this semester in their coursework after summer development as well as time over their break to write up their materials. Check out the What's New feature under Resources on our home page www.simiode.org for new materials forthcoming.
These materials were and are wending their way through our double-blind, peer-reviewed referee system with editorial reads as well.
Corban Harwood of George Fox University in Newberg OR offers up a very intriguing qualitative modeling opportunity surrounding the issues related to the massive algal blooms that struck Lake Chapala, Mexico, in 1994.
Johann Thiel of City Tech University, City University of New York, in Brooklyn NY challenges students to model comets orbiting the sum using numerical (Euler method) methods.
We also posted a very nice modeling scenario from Wandi Ding, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN called, in which students model with logistic growth, harvesting, and diffusion to analyze ocean fisheries of Atlantic cod using real fishery data. Wandi attended our MAA-PREP workshop about uses of materials and decided to contribute her own efforts.
We are very pleased (and you will be, should you elect to use this material in your teaching) about these authors completing their work and sharing materials with our SIMIODE community.