I will be presenting a session along with Mark Clemente next week (February 23rd, 2009) at the VSTE 2009 Conference. The session is called “Practical Applications of Systems Dynamics and STELLA in the High School Setting“. If you are attending the conference, you can come by Meeting Suite 5A on Monday at 8:30AM to check out the presentation. We’ll be camped out in the suite for the day chatting with folks and demonstrating STELLA as well.
Last September, Joanne and I attended the Modsim 2008 Conference in Virginia Beach and met Mark. Mark is a high school chemistry teacher and is currently an Educator-in-Residence at the National Institute of Aerospace. He is a big part of the Hampton Roads Modeling and Simulation Initiative, which is a group of folks from the education system, government, local businesses and industry that are promoting the use of Modeling and Simulation to create a workforce for the 21st Century.
We’ve been happy to support Mark and the MODSIM initiative this year in their use of STELLA in High School. The presentation will cover how Systems Thinking, STELLA and dynamic modeling can be applied to High School curriculum. We’ll be handing out a CD with tons of sample models, cirriculum and a 30-day workshop version of STELLA