UNCA Workstation Workshops
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Tue Apr 5 15:04:32 EST 1994
National Science Foundation
Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Workshops
UNCA WORKSTATION WORKSHOPS
The University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, North Carolina
June 13-24, 1994 - July 18-29 1994
The University of North Carolina at Asheville is offering
interdisciplinary workshops aimed at preparing faculty members in
science, mathematics, and engineering departments to use workstations in
undergraduate teaching and research. These workshops are sponsored by
the National Science Foundation's Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement
Program (NSF DUE-9353973).
This summer two workshops will be held on the UNCA campus.
Participants will attend one of the two-week workshops designed for faculty in
smaller departments who are starting to use workstations in their
teaching and must provide much of their own computer support.
Participants will return to their home institutions with the knowledge
and confidence needed to start using workstations in their classes and
with the ability to help fellow faculty members enhance their own
classes by using this technology.
The goal of the workshop is to show participants how to:
Use Unix file utilities
Write simple programs for the Unix environment
Write command procedures (shell scripts)
Navigate the Internet
Install programs obtained over the Internet
Solve classroom problems using symbolic computation
Assemble a reliable local area network
Manage a small workstation laboratory
Symbolic Computation: Mathematica, Maple
Using the Network
Managing Workstations and Networks
Installation: From Shipping Cartons to Student Login
Workshop Format: Networked workstation laboratory using half lecture,
half hands-on laboratory exercises.
SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
Twenty participants will be chosen for each workshop. Preference will be
given to faculty with a demonstrated interest in using computers for
undergraduate education and research. Special consideration will be
given to applicants from smaller colleges that can provide only
limited support for workstation laboratories.
LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS
The workshop will be held on the campus of the University of North
Carolina at Asheville, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western
North Carolina. Accommodations and meals are provided in the UNCA
dormitories (single-occupancy rooms with a shared bath between two
rooms). The National Science Foundation pays for room, board and
tuition. Participants are responsible for their own travel.
Deadline April 15, 1994
Please indicate which workshop you wish to attend.
June 13-24 workshop
July 18-29 workshop
Briefly describe computer facilities at your campus/department.
Briefly describe how you have used computers in your classes and research.
Mail applications to
J. Dean Brock
Computer Science Department
The University of North Carolina at Asheville
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-3299
Fax applications: 704/251-6041
E-mail applications: uncaww at cs.unca.edu
Dean Brock is chair of UNCA's Computer Science Department and is program
director for the workshop. He has extensive experience in networking and
C programming, as well as Unix and system administration -- courses he
regularly teaches for major computer companies. He is a recent
co-recipient of an NSF ILI grant for a workstation lab.
Charles Bennett is an associate professor of physics at UNCA. His
educational uses of computers include lecture and laboratory
applications. He has used Mathematica extensively in the classroom and
in his work with electro-optics and high temperature plasma physics at
Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Joseph Daugherty is an associate professor in computer science with a
doctorate in physics. His research interests include theoretical
high-energy astrophysics and computational physics. He has expertise in the
development of large-scale software to model radiative processes in
neutron star magnetospheres.
Robert Cromartie is a Computer Science instructor at UNCA and a Ph.D.
candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has ten years experience in Unix, C
programming and X Windows programming, with research interests in
medical image processing and computer-human interaction.
Sue Stigleman is a medical librarian with experience in reference,
computer systems and library education. She is a regular contributing
writer to Database and has written chapters for books on Unix system
administration and text-based computing.
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