Communication professor Anne Stone and mathematics professor Zeynep Teymuroglu recently published a reflection article on designing and teaching an interdisciplinary course during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article, “Critical Thinking and Data: Understanding the Intersections Between Communication and Mathematical Modeling,” appeared in the summer 2020 publication of Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal.
The piece summarizes Stone and Teymuroglu’s experience teaching a four-week, fully online, summer course titled Communicating Math in a Global Health Crisis. The course emphasized the importance of interdisciplinary work, particularly integrating data analysis and mathematical modeling with theories of communication, to better understand the current global health crisis. In addition to publishing their findings, the authors presented an overview of their course at the 20th SENCER Summer Institute that was held virtually in August.