Scientific Computing Research Associate John Burkardt created a new course for the summer, entitled Scientific Communication. The course is designed to help students communicate their research in any medium, in any venue.
When did you begin to think about introducing a communication series for the students?
"The motivation for this class came from one of the graduate students, who said he needed a two-credit seminar course to complete his requirements. Then a friend of his said he would take the class, but suggested turning it into a writing class, so he would be motivated to finish a paper. With two students who seemed highly motivated to get something done over the summer, I agreed to set something up."
Grad student Nathan Crock attended Sunposium 2015, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience biennial conference in Jupiter, Florida. The Sunposium highlights some of the most complex issues at the forefront of understanding neural circuits, and features world-renowned scientists from research institutes and universities throughout the US and Europe. While he was at the March event, Crock discussed his research, and was invited to the Planck Institute for a collaboration.
Scientific Computing department chair Max Gunzburger has been named the 2015-2016 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Award. The Lawton award is the highest honor faculty can bestow on a colleague. The award recognizes faculty for scholarly distinction in the discipline, quality teaching, graduate mentoring, research and service to the community. Visit www.fsu.edu for the full story.