posted Aug 23, 2011, 10:55 PM by Jon Sticklen
updated Aug 23, 2011, 11:03 PM
The MSU ChE program is ahead of the pack in integrating MATLAB into the curriculum. The MathWorks, the company that makes MATLAB, has recognized Dr. Briedis ground breaking work to help students in ChE become good in using MATLAB by developing curricular changes in ChE so that students used MATLAB at least once in course work in ChE in each year of their studies. Then she accomplished the even harder task - convincing the rest of her faculty colleagues in ChE that actually implementing the program changes was a good idea. The really interesting story is one that is about a topic that sounds daunting - institutional change. But its is simple concept... how do you promote change in an institution, like an academic department.
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