Activities of the RET 2014 at Appalachian State University Activities of the RET 2015 at Appalachian State University
We will be off on Friday July 3, 2015

Link to the short videos we have watched:
Psychedelic science
The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence
Computer Science is for Everyone
Just in case you want to describe what STEM is :-)
Why Most Students Ditch Math & Science Majors
You're Not Bad At Math, You're Just Lazy
Turning powerful stats into art
How I fell in love with quasars, blazars and our incredible universe
Building blocks that blink, beep and teach
The mathematics of love
Hey Science teachers Make it Fun

Template Your plan for Academic year 2015-2016

Friday July 24 - Final Day
9:00-12:00 Wrapping up the research/Presentations/Papers
12:00-2:00 Lunch, Checking out of the dorm for those who will leave on Friday
2:00-3:30 Presentations
3:30 - Closing Ceremony
4ish - Checking out of the dorm

Tuesday June 23, Wednesday June 24, Thursday June 25, and Friday June 26
Common Experiments:
Pendulum Motion
A good paper on Pendulum Motion
Kinect Skeleton Tracking AND Kinect Face Recognition
Monte Carlo Simulation for Finding Unknown Areas
Three course Modules:
47 Population Dynamics Using NetLogo - Caroline Meyer
49 Modeling Projectile Motion in Scratch - Matthew Cass
40 The Bohr Atom Model - Robert Gotwals

Examples of the three parts for a course module
Teacher's Manual (name the file as ExperimentNameTeacher.docx)
Lab Manual for Students (name the file as ExperimentLabActivity.docx)
One page PowerPoint (name the file as ExperimentTeacher.pptx)

3:00-5:00, Discussion of the common experiments, short presentations on the common experiments, and course module development ideas.

Monday June 22
9:00-Noon - Image Processing Workshop, ImageJ/Movie Maker
The Shadow Knows: How to measure time with a sundial
Movie Make Lab (1)
Movie Make Lab (2)
A video of bees
1:00-4:00 - Audio Processing
Audio examples (ZIP)
Multitrack example (ZIP)

Horn recording
Multitrack recording:
  Acoustic Guitar
  Bass
  Drums
  Electric Guitar
  Electric Guitar Ambience
  Kick Drum
  Piano
  Vocal
Recordings with hiss:
  Artificial Hiss
  Female vocalist
  Female and male vocalists
Recordings with clicks:
  Artificial clicks
  Male vocalist, guitar, trombone
  Female vocalist, guitar
  Horns, drums, percussion
  Two male vocalists
Norah Jones - I don't know why (30 seconds)
4:15-5:00, brainstorming ideas on how CS might be more visible at high schools.

Friday June 19
9:00-Noon - Image Processing Workshop, ImageJ/Movie Maker
Image Processing 1
Image Processing 2
1:00-4:00 - Image Processing Lab
ImageJ Workshop 1
An Investigative Project
4:15-5:00, brainstorming ideas on how CS might be more visible at high schools.

Thursday June 18
9:00-Noon - NetLogo Workshop Tutorials: Models, Commands, Procedures
1:00-4:00 - NetLogo Lab Racetrack example from class
4:15-5:00, brainstorming ideas on how CS might be more visible at high schools.

Wednesday June 17
9:00-Noon - Excel 2
1:00-4:00, More on Scratch Programming, Finch Robots
4:15-5:00, brainstorming ideas on how CS might be more visible at high schools.
5:00 - Seminar

Tuesday June 16
9:00-Noon - R Workshop, Dr. Bob Gotwals
1:00-4:00 - R Lab, Dr. Bob Gotwals
4:15-5:00, brain storming ideas on how CS might be more visible at high schools.

Monday June 15 - Room 310, Anne Belk Hall
8:00-9:50 - Registration, paper-work, ...
9:00- Welcome remarks by Dr. Calamai, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
9:10-Some housekeeping, expectations, and few important items.
Program overview, Dr. Tashakkori
10:00-Noon - Introduction to Visualization, Excel
1:00-4:00, Scratch Programming Scratch Intro
4:15-5:00, brainstorming ideas on how CS might be more visible at high schools.