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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:

  1. Development of a lower-division introductory course in Network Flows with Applications in Transportation, in support of Dowling's new transportation science initiative.
  2. A multidisciplinary MS-degree program in Natural Science and Mathematics with a track for science and mathematics teachers, a transportation systems track, and a hybrid applied math-operations research-computer science track.

SUNY-Farmingdale:

  1. A new B.S. program in mathematics which will be targeted for minorities and economically disadvantaged students. (Farmingdale, formerly a 2-year institution, was recently authorized to give B.S. degrees in selected disciplines, including mathematics.)
  2. A new 9-hour interdisciplinary TechPrep course integrating three courses in mathematics, physics and technical problem-solving; Farmingdale faculty will lead consortium TechPrep efforts.

Long Island University-C.W. Post College:

  1. Integrating more mathematics into the laboratory component of freshman science courses.
  2. A new freshman mathematics course on modeling, to be part of the honors version of the college core curriculum.

Nassau Community College:

  1. New developmental mathematics courses tailored to the needs of targeted professional programs such as pre-nursing.
  2. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. An innovative two-semester calculus sequence for business majors.

Stony Brook:

  1. A new multidisciplinary minor, Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences, to better prepare social science majors for graduate study.
  2. High-performance computing introduced into selected undergraduate courses, assisted by a recent educational gift from Intel Corporation of a 32-node Paragon parallel supercomputer; plus short courses to train consortium faculty on its instructional use (by remote access).

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The Long Island Consortium is sponsored by the NSF Initiative: Mathematical Sciences and Their Application Throughout the Curriculum, DUE #9555142. The original NSF proposal can be accessed by clicking here.

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