TIDES Computational Skill-Building

Funded By

TIDES: Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM initiative, launched by American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) through a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Full title: Enhancing Computation and Information Science Learning Opportunities for Women Leaders in STEM

Project Period

September 2014-August 2017

Project Goals

  • Develop a sequence of computational modules for a blended approach to developing physics majors’ computational skills and test them in both a dedicated course and as self-paced resources distributed across the curriculum
  • Develop and incorporate stories that highlight the careers and work of non-Western, women, and under-represented minority scientists as a means of engaging and retaining a more diverse student body
  • Organize workshops for Tri-Co faculty and beyond to adapt the approach for similar computational skills development programs in biology, chemistry, and geoscience

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