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CMIST - Computational Modules in Science Teaching Workshop

Date and Time

Thursday, October 25, 2012
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM


  • C-1-130 Mackinac Hall, GVSU Allendale Campus


On October 25, 2012, the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center (RMSC) will be hosting a workshop on the CMIST (Computational Modules in Science Teaching) modules on the Allendale Campus. The presenters for this workshop are Drs. Pallavi Ishwad, Markus Dittrich, and Troy Wymore, scientists from the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and Dr. Agnieszka Szarecka, Assistant Professor, Cell and Molecular Biology, Grand Valley State University.

CMIST modules are currently in use by high school, undergraduate, and graduate classes. Each module includes realistic animations of scientific concepts and lab experiments from textbooks currently in classroom use, along with lesson plans, education standards, review and homework sheets with answer keys. This workshop will focus on two modules: Molecular Transport in Cells: Osmosis and Diffusion and Enzymes: Structure & Function. More information can be found at .

During this one-day workshop, presenters will share methodologies and strategies that have cumulated into a standards-based integrative approach to advancing science and technology within the classroom. Time will be given for teachers to discuss with the CMIST team on incorporating these computational models and simulations directly into their classroom lesson plans and units thereby helping students become aware of current technologies thus empowering them to seek an education relevant to the 21st century global job market. The cost of $25 covers lunch and all materials.

Download the brochure. (The registration form is page two of the brochure.)

Registration Deadline:

Deadline to register is October 15, 2012


Kathy Agee



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