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Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Claytor Nature Study Center
(*One follow-up class meeting, date TBA, will be held for project demonstrations and presentations.)
Dr. Greg Eaton
Applied Ecology (3) Survey of general ecological principles from an evolutionary perspective, incorporating the three major levels of ecological study: ecosystem, community, and population. Special emphasis is placed on improving the laboratory and field skills of middle and high school-level biology and earth science teachers. (NOAA funds are available to eligible teachers for this course.)
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dr. Michael Coco
Rational and Irrational Numbers: The Foundation of Real Analysis (3) This course explores the basic structure of the Real Number system, with a focus on the properties of rational and irrational numbers. Topics will include basic properties of numbers, rational and irrational approximation, and transcendental number theory.
Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Dr. Kevin Peterson
Polynomials: An Exploration of Algebraic Structures (3) This course explores the basic structure of abstract algebra using polynomials as the primary examples. Topics will include basic properties of groups, rings, fields, and properties of polynomials.
July 1- 19
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., class meetings
Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m., lab (no lab Thursday, July 4)
Dr. Michael Solontoi
Astronomy (3) Addresses topics in modern astronomy from the solar system to the wider universe and to ultimate cosmological questions. The emphasis is on easily observed celestial phenomena and understanding their significance, current discoveries coming from interplanetary missions and what they tell us about our own planet, and the latest discoveries and speculations in astrophysics and cosmology. Relevant course content will be adapted by students into lessons and activities suitable for public schools and other educational settings.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dr. David Perault
Applied Geography (3) Comprehensive overview of geographic principles with examples from the physical and social sciences. Technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) will be used to understand and demonstrate topics, with an emphasis on pedagogical approaches to applying these concepts in the classroom.