In conjunction with CEISMC Math and Science Partnership (MSP) the Stanley lab hosted several groups of middle school and high school teachers for a hands on math and science demonstration. The goal of the MSP event was to tie math to real world applications, giving the teachers tools they need to inspire students. The lessons fused on demonstrating neural activity in muscles using EMG recording. Teachers were given the opportunity to try on EMG electrodes and record their muscle activity during a variety of tasks. They focused on experimental design and reducing variability between subjects. The data was then graphed and trends were pulled out of them showing how math is actively used in scientific settings.
The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) (pronounced like “seismic”) is a partnership uniting the Georgia Institute of Technology with educational groups, schools, corporations, and opinion leaders throughout the state of Georgia. www.ceismc.gatech.edu