DIMACS Research & Education Institute
June 24 - July 12, 1996
GEOMETRY * VISUALIZATION * and COMPUTING
How can a robot plan a route that avoids obstacles?
Where should hospitals be located for best community service?
How does the shape of an airplane's wings affect its flight?
Computational Geometry, a field combining mathematics and computer science, was the focus of the 1996 Institute. The program provided new content and materials, support of the NCTM Standards, suitable for courses at many levels, including geometry, algebra, discrete mathematics and computer science.
Teams of teachers and researchers were encouraged to collaborate on projects such as developing classroom materials, using the Internet to continue projects after the summer program.
- Director of Research Program &
- Workshop III Organizer: Bernard Chazelle
- Workshop I Organizer: Ayellet Tal
- Workshop II Organizer: Tim Baker
- Computer Systems Manager: Matt Norcross
- Director of Computer Education Program: David Dobkin
- Computer Education Instructor: Ken Steiglitz
- Computer Education Associate: Paul Burchard
- Teaching Assistant: Mark Hadfield
- Teaching Assistant: Jeff Henderson
- Teaching Assistant: Dan Peltier
- Teaching Assistant: Hal Roberts
- Director of Geometry Education Program: Robert L. (Scot) Drysdale III
- Geometry Education Instructor: Iliana Bjorling-Sachs
- Chair of Lead Teachers: Chuck Biehl
- Lead Teacher: Judy Brown
- Lead Teacher: Bro. Pat Carney
- Lead Teacher: Mary Edwards
- Substitute Lead Teacher: Carol Ann Giesing
DIMACS Director: Fred Roberts
DIMACS Steering Steering Committee Chair: Diane Souvaine
DIMACS DREI Administrator: Elaine Foley
DIMACS Associate Director for Education: Joe Rosenstein
DIMACS Associate Director for Research: Steve Mahaney