**Monday Afternoon, October 23**

## MS11

Scientific Visualization
and Undergraduate Education
in Mathematical Sciences

The rapid advances in hardware and software technology over the past several
years have played an important role in the emergence of scientific visualization
as a new field of inquiry. The opportunity to generate vast amounts of numerical
data either through direct observation or through computational processes, has
challenged researchers to find tools to organize that data visually into
meaningful information. Now with the dramatic increase in affordability of
technology, those tools are available for use in the undergraduate curriculum.
Faculty are developing their own visualization tools to use as well. In this
minisymposium, the speakers will examine the impact of these tools on various
parts of the undergraduate curriculum in mathematical sciences. They will present
examples of work in several types of courses, and hold an informal panel
discussion involving the audience and speakers following the presentations.
Organizers: Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Lee L. Zia, University of New Hampshire and National Science Foundation

- 4:30
**Using Computer Graphics in Several Variable Calculus to Compensate
for Students' Complete Lack
of Experience in 3-Dimensional Geometry**
- Eugene A. Klotz, Swarthmore College

**5:00 Incorporating Interactive-Simulations and Visualization in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Lessons from the Web**
- Robert M. Panoff,
The Shodor Educational Foundation, Inc.

**5:30 3-D Filmstrip: A General Mathematical Visualization Program for Macintosh Computers**
- Richard S. Palais, Brandeis University

**6:00 Computer Graphics in Differential Equations Courses**
*Robert L. Borrelli *and Courtney Coleman, Harvey Mudd College

7/25/95