OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research

Supercomputing Symposium 2003

Wednesday September 24 -
Thursday September 25 2003
at the University of Oklahoma

Dr. David A. Joiner
Staff Scientist
Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.

David Joiner

Dr. David A. Joiner is currently performing post-doctoral work as a staff scientist with the Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. He completed his dissertation in 1999 in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Dr. Joiner's work at Shodor involves the development of the Computational Science Education Reference Desk, and he is working to develop an on-line community centered around the reference desk. He is currently working on developing a series of online lessons centered around parallel and cluster computing. He is also the author of Shodor's Stella2Java tool, which converts models built in the Stella modeling environment to downloadable applets. Research interests for Dr. Joiner include radiative transfer, the interstellar medium, and the outflows of evolved stars.

Talk Abstract
Modeling as an Interactive Learning Environment

At the Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. we are trying to change math, science, and technology pedagogy to ensure the proper education of future professionals in the area of computation. Offering educational materials, faculty development opportunities, and student enrichment opportunities, Shodor's approach is the integration of inquiry-based computational experiences into traditional math and science courses. Central to our goals is that computing experiences in the classroom should be appropriate and authentic, allowing students to approach complex questions in a way that complements and extends traditional experiment and observation.

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