Ohio Educators Respond to Governor Taft’s Initiative for the Third Frontier: A Call for Action
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science, v104, n5 (December, 2004), 124-125.
The new science frontier requires training students who have the knowledge and skills to work on scientific problems that transcend specific scientific disciplines. A computational studies curriculum integrated into undergraduate science majors can provide the experiences that students need to succeed in the new science frontier. Computational studies is the use of mathematical modeling and computer visualization to solve problems in biological, physical, medical, and behavioral sciences as well as economics, finance, and engineering. A computational studies curriculum is characterized by: 1) the use of computer visualization techniques and mathematical modeling to answer contemporary questions in science, 2) participation in undergraduate research experiences that includes real-world problemsolving with industry partners, 3) engagement in interdisciplinary conversations within cross-functional teams, 4) development of a computational studies thought process, 5) exploration of the creative nature of science, mathematics, and computer science, and 6) communication of science problems and solutions to a variety of audiences. Opportunities for integrating computational studies into science curricula are explored.
Author Institution: Capital University
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