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Teaching Time Savers: Style Points, Michael E. Orrison Jr. Aug 2006

Teaching Time Savers: Style Points, Michael E. Orrison Jr.

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When I began as an assistant professor, I had a pretty good sense of how much time it would take for me to prepare for each class. After a few conversations with my new colleagues, I even had a good sense of how much time I should devote to tasks like office hours and committee work. Somewhere in the middle of grading my first exam, though, it became painfully clear that I had underestimated the amount of time I would need to grade exams!


Teaching Time Savers: A Recommendation For Recommendations, Michael E. Orrison Jr. May 2006

Teaching Time Savers: A Recommendation For Recommendations, Michael E. Orrison Jr.

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I admit it — I enjoy writing recommendation letters for my students. I like
learning about their hopes and dreams, where they have been and where they want to go. A recommendation letter is an opportunity to remind myself how much my students can grow while they are in college, and how much I have grown as an instructor, advisor, and mentor.


Communicating Applied Mathematics: Four Examples, Daniel E. Finkel, Christopher Kuster, Matthew Lasater, Rachel Levy, Jill P. Reese, Ilse C. F. Ipsen Jan 2006

Communicating Applied Mathematics: Four Examples, Daniel E. Finkel, Christopher Kuster, Matthew Lasater, Rachel Levy, Jill P. Reese, Ilse C. F. Ipsen

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Communicating Applied Mathematics is a writing- and speaking-intensive graduate course at North Carolina State University. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief description of the course objectives and the assignments. Parts A–D of of this article represent the class projects and illustrate the outcome of the course:

The Evolution of an Optimization Test Problem: From Motivation to Implementation, by Daniel E. Finkel and Jill P. Reese

Finding the Volume of a Powder from a Single Surface Height Measurement, by Christopher Kuster

Finding Oscillations in Resonant Tunneling Diodes, by Matthew Lasater

A Shocking Discovery: Nonclassical Waves in ...