On Monday, February 9th, Andy Dorsett of Wolfram Research will give a talk on “Mathematica 7 in Education and Research”. The talk will be from 4pm to 5:30 pm in Bagby Hall, Room 217, and will include time for questions. Mr. Dorsett’s abstract for the talk follows:

To support the Hampden Sydney College site license, I will be on campus to give a Mathematica 7 technical talk Monday, February 9, 2009. The seminar will be given 100% in Mathematica to show common uses in mathematics, engineering, the physical sciences, computer science, and economics/business. “Attendees will not only see the new features of Version 7, but will also receive examples of this functionality to begin using immediately. No Mathematica experience is required, and students are encouraged to attend. Please feel free to send me any specific topics you’d like to cover, and I’ll do my best to address them in the talk.

Andy Dorsett has degrees in mathematics and mathematics education from University of Southern Indiana (in Evansville, Indiana) and Indiana State University (in Terre Haute ). He taught junior high and high school math for 8 years. From 2005 to 2008, he was an adjunct professor at Indiana State University. He joined Wolfram Research in June 2008 as an Academic Relationship Executive.