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AeroPython

Set of lessons in classical Aerodynamics on IPython Notebooks. Lessons start with the fundamental solutions of potential flow and advance to the classical panel methods with source sheets for non-lifting bodies and source-vortex sheets for lifting bodies. These lessons were tested in the classroom... Continue »

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Announcing AeroPython!

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I haven't lectured in two years. I've of course been teaching, but have stopped using the method known as "the lecture"—delivering a set amount of material (aka, "covering") from the front of the classroom to a group of mostly quiet, note-taking students. Like greater profs before me, I am a converted lecturer.1 It was Spring... Continue »

Barba at the NAE FOEE Symposium

Professor Barba, with students in class. She has adopted flipped classroom approaches to teaching, with video being used to deliver content, and active-learning in the classroom. Photo by Saana McDaniel (2012).

Professor Barba was selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium 2012. Here is a reflective note she wrote after coming back from this event in October 2012. Engineering education changes slowly. At the first engineering schools in America—West Point (1819), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1828), University of Virginia (1833)—a professor lectured at... Continue »