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The Visionary Course Pairing

Programming Tools for Engineering and Science (EG 140)

Introduces students to programming through multiple environments, utilizing manual and automated data entry, to analyze engineering problems, and present analyzed data in tabular and graphical formats. Students use spreadsheet tools and programming environments through Excel, Python/C#, and MATLAB for data collection and analysis of engineering problems related to programming logic, probability and statistics, and vector and matrix analysis. Required for engineering majors.

Faculty biography

Dr. Melvin Rayappa
Bio coming soon!

Calculus II (MA 252)

A continuation of MA 251. Techniques and applications of integration; improper integrals; parametric equations and polar coordinates; sequences and series.

Faculty biography

Dr. Lisa Oberbroeckling
As an undergraduate at the University of Iowa, Lisa participated in an undergraduate research program at the Clinical Trials Data Management Center (CTDMC). Upon graduating, she was hired full time at the CTDMC until she moved to Oregon for graduate school. After graduate school, Lisa joined the faculty at Loyola in the Fall of 2002. She has published articles on her research in functional and numerical analysis and has spoken at many conferences on her research and her teaching, specifically on teaching the Programming in Mathematics course. Committed to the recruitment and the retention of all students in STEM, she has attended workshops on scientific teaching and high impact practices in higher education. She is currently a co-investigator on the NSF S-STEM grant that provides scholarships and mentoring to students of financial need majoring in computer science, physics, mathematics, and statistics (the CPaMS Scholars Program). Lisa has taught MA151: Applied Calculus in the Messina program and taught numerous times in Loyola’s previous first-year programs. She has been actively involved in Loyola’s chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa and Chi Alpha Sigma. Lisa is currently Loyola’s NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative. Recently, Lisa co-chaired the Career Outcomes working group in forming Loyola’s current strategic plan The Ignatian Compass.

Mentor biography

Sara Scalzo Manson is director for the Office of Student Engagement. In this role, Sara oversees programming related to transition, leadership and discernment particularly through the lens of developing student leaders. Sara arrived at Loyola in 2001 as an Assistant Director of Student Life before moving to her current department. She received her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University (OH) and a B.A. in Music from Baldwin Wallace University (OH). She has a strong passion for Jesuit education and particularly working with students.


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This pairing is strongly recommended for students exploring a major in Engineering. Students must have taken high school calculus or attained a 76 or better on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement exam to be eligible for MA 251 during the fall semester. Students will need to successfully complete MA 251 during the fall semester with a grade of C- or better in order to enroll in MA 252 during the spring semester.

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