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AeroPython

The AeroPython series of lessons is the core of a university course (Aerodynamics-Hydrodynamics, MAE-6226) by Prof. Lorena A. Barba at the George Washington University. The first version ran in Spring 2014 and these Jupyter Notebooks were prepared for that class, with assistance from Barba-group PhD... Continue »

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Announcing AeroPython!

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 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 »