|Centre to establish new technology classroom, tutorial room
RELEASED: June 13, 2001
DANVILLE, KYConstruction of a new technology classroom and tutorial room for mathematics is underway thanks to a $100,000 grant recently awarded to Centre College from the George I. Alden Trust.
The project is anticipated to be completed by August 1 and ready for use for the upcoming school year.
The technology classroom, to be located in Olin Hall, will advance the teaching and learning of mathematics at Centre by providing the technology to complement a new two-course sequence in calculus. To be taught for the first time next fall, the new courses will offer students optimal preparation for upper-level mathematics and science courses.
Special software will be utilized to facilitate the student analysis of algebraically and numerically complicated problems. Approximately 140 mathematics students will benefit from the classroom each year, and a computer science course enrolling about 40 students annually will also be taught in the classroom. Twenty-eight forward-facing desks paired with reverse-facing laptop computer stations will also be added, allowing simple transition from lecture to computer work. And the project will include a computer tutorial room that will allow several students to work with their professor outside of class, and which will be staffed with trained student tutors during the evenings.
"This project will enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics as a vital component of the liberal arts and sciences at Centre College," said John Roush, Centre President. "We are very grateful for the Trust's generosity to Centre for this grant and previous grants."
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