
6. Activities at Specific Institutions
The following is a sampling of particular local activities associated with this project. A dozen pages would be needed to give an adequate summary of local efforts underway or planned. Some of these efforts were being planned before the consortium was formed, but will now be enhanced by participation in the consortium. Activities at individual institutions will be shared through meetings, newsletters, and electronic forums.
Dowling:
 Development of a lowerdivision introductory course in Network Flows with Applications in Transportation, in support of Dowling's new transportation science initiative.
 A multidisciplinary MSdegree program in Natural Science and Mathematics with a track for science and mathematics teachers, a transportation systems track, and a hybrid applied mathoperations researchcomputer science track.
SUNYFarmingdale:
 A new B.S. program in mathematics which will be targeted for minorities and economically disadvantaged students. (Farmingdale, formerly a 2year institution, was recently authorized to give B.S. degrees in selected disciplines, including mathematics.)
 A new 9hour interdisciplinary TechPrep course integrating three courses in mathematics, physics and technical problemsolving; Farmingdale faculty will lead consortium TechPrep efforts.
Long Island UniversityC.W. Post College:
 Integrating more mathematics into the laboratory component of freshman science courses.
 A new freshman mathematics course on modeling, to be part of the honors version of the college core curriculum.
Nassau Community College:
 New developmental mathematics courses tailored to the needs of targeted professional programs such as prenursing.
 A science/mathematics component added to the Learning Community program in which students take a specific set of common courses along with a unifying Learning Community course.
Old Westbury:
 The incorporation of innovative project efforts in instruction, technology and curriculum into the Saturday programs, run by Jong Lee, to enrich the mathematical knowledge of high school teachers and students.
 An innovative twosemester calculus sequence for business majors.
Stony Brook:
 A new multidisciplinary minor, Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences, to better prepare social science majors for graduate study.
 Highperformance computing introduced into selected undergraduate courses, assisted by a recent educational gift from Intel Corporation of a 32node Paragon parallel supercomputer; plus short courses to train consortium faculty on its instructional use (by remote access).
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