10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Room: Sidney Smith 2106
Classical numerical analysis has often been successful without a close connection to a specific scientific application. For example, an eigenvalue algorithm can solve an engineering problem without requiring a deep understanding of the engineering. But this distance between algorithm and application is closing fast. The words "scientific computing" partly reflected the change. Now highly interdisciplinary academic programs in the new field of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) are growing quickly. SIAM is a natural home for this field.
The speakers in this minisymposium will discuss "teaching" of CSE. They will address questions such as (1) what common elements should programs have? (2) how can disciplinary barriers be overcome? (3) for what careers are we preparing students? (4) what topics can we teach (and should we teach)?
The speakers will also describe their experiences with specific programs, and engage members in the audience in discussing them. The double session will include an open discussion led by the organizers.
See Part II, MS47.Organizers: Gilbert Strang