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The Productive Scholar: Turning Freshmen into Scientists: Hardware, Software, and Hands-on Technology in the Field

Topic: Turning Freshmen into Scientists: Hardware, Software, and Hands-on Technology in the FieldPS-FroshScientists-image2-web
Speakers: Adam Maloof and Frederik J. Simons

Time: Thursday, April 24, 4:30pm – 5:30pm (SPECIAL TIME!)
Location: HRC Classroom, 012 East Pyne, Lower Level

Refreshments will be provided. To register for this session: http://bit.ly/Frosh-Sci
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited.)

For six years FRS 145/149/171/187 has taught students to define a hypothesis, collect data to test that hypothesis, analyze their data using quantitative techniques, and present their work in the form of scientific prose and figures.  Technology plays a central role in this mission, in the form of field instrumentation such as radar, magnetometry and GPS to collect data, and software such as Matlab and ArcGIS to analyze and present data. In this session Professors Adam Maloof and Frederick Simons will detail the lessons from their six year journey developing and refining their curriculum for turning Freshmen into scientists.

Adam Maloof is an Associate Professor of Geosciences. He is a field geologist who studies the rock record of the coevolution of animals and climate.

Frederik J. Simons is an Associate Professor of Geosciences. He is a geophysicist who specializes in the analysis of data from seismological networks and satellite gravity missions to study the structure and evolution of the Earth’s continents and their ice cover.

Lunch & Learn: Computers Driving Down Nassau Street with Alain Kornhauser

PAVEonNassau.jpgA student-led research group at Princeton University, PAVE [Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering] has for the past three years pursued the goal of a car that can drive by itself. The team, which consists primarily of undergraduates with assistance from a diverse group of graduate students, has now competed in two DARPA [Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency] Grand Challenges.
Alain Kornhauser, Professor of Operations Research & Financial Engineering, Co-Director, of the Center for NJ TIDE (Transportation Information & Decision Engineering), Director of the Transportation Program and one of the faculty advisors of PAVE introduced members of the group [Derrick Yu ’10, Christopher Baldassano ’09, Jonathan Mayer ’09, Ian Ferguson ’09, Issa Ashwash ’09, and Lindsay Gorman ’10] at the December 5 Lunch ‘n Learn seminar “Computers Driving Down Nassau Street.”

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