Science Seminars

Experience Mathematica in Education: An Overview of Mathematica for Education across Disciplines From Concept to Classroom to Clusters

Brenda Marshall, Academic Account Executive, Wolfram Research Incorporated

This talk illustrates capabilities in Mathematica 9 that are directly applicable for use in teaching and research on campus. Topics of this technical talk include:
  • Free-form input
  • Predictive Interface
  • System-wide support of units
  • 2D and 3D visualization
  • Dynamic interactivity
  • On-demand scientific and real-world data
  • Example-driven course materials
  • Symbolic interface construction
  • Practical and theoretical applications
  • Demonstrations of Digital Image Processing and Parallelization
  • Built-in Support for GPUs and C-code compilation and generation

If you haven't seen Mathematica lately, you will be surprised to see how suitable Mathematica is for projects and course examples in any STEM, business and economics, or liberal arts field. Attendees with no prior experience report that this talk helps with getting started using Mathematica language and workflow. With improvements like the new free-form input and expanded areas like finance, statistics, engineering, software development, and image processing, even the most advanced users report learning quite a bit from Mathematica technical talks. All attendees will receive an electronic copy of the examples, which can be adapted to individual projects. I’ll also provide a free trial download.

Current users will benefit from seeing the many improvements and new features of Mathematica 9 (http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/new-in-9/), but prior knowledge of Mathematica is not required.

Short Biography

Brenda Marshall has been an Academic Account Executive with Wolfram Research, Inc. since 2008. She worked with the Midwest for the first 3 years helping colleges, universities, community colleges and high schools integrate Mathematica into their courses. She has relocated to New Mexico and now assists the southwest and southeast.

Brenda spent 10 years in legal research publishing and licensing. Previous to that, she spent 5 years facilitating the computerization of learning resource systems at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois.