Scientific Problem Solving
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A new academic major in biomathematics gives students the analytical tools to use applied math in support of the life sciences and understanding complex biological systems, according to Dave Goulet (left), assistant professor of mathematics. Meanwhile, mathematics professor Allen Holder (right) says, “Our biomathematics majors will be well prepared for post-graduate study or a rewarding career in the quantitative life sciences.”
English Professor Julia Williams, PhD, is among faculty in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences who are known for pushing their students to develop strong written and oral communications skills.
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Just how high does a fly ball fly? The architects designing the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field in the 1990s needed to know, because it seemed possible that the new baseball stadium’s retractable roof might interfere with the game below if a fly ball would hit the ceiling.
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Spotlight on Professor Diane Evans, specializing in teaching statistics. Evans likes to run her class like a conversation.
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Award-winning civil engineering educator Jim Hanson, PhD, believes teaching is more about giving students the ability to ask the right questions than providing future engineers with just skills to address tomorrow’s challenging problems.
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