810:025 Computational Modeling and Simulation
Project Ideas

  1. The Introduction to Computational Science textbook by Angela and George Shiftlet Table of Contents has a list of Modules such as the following 19.:

    1. Modeling Falling and Skydiving; Modeling Bungee Jumping; Up, Up, and Away - Rocket Motion;; Competition; Spread of SARS; Enzyme Kinetics;

    2. Predator-Prey Model; Modeling Malaria; Turnover and Turmoil-Blood Cell Populations; Deep Trouble-Ideal Gas Laws and Scuba Diving;

    3. What Goes Around Comes Around-The Carbon Cycle; A Heated Debate-Global Warming;

    4. Cardiovascular System-A Pressure-Filled Model; Fueling Our Cells-Carbohydrate Metabolism; Pit Vipers-Hot Bodies, Dead Meat;

    5. HIV-The Enemy Within; Predator-Prey-"Catch Me If You Can";

    6. Clouds-Bringing It All Together; Fish Schooling-Hanging Together, not Separately.

  2. Shiftlet and Shitlet - Spreading of Fire project ideas.
  3. Shodor foundation modeling of Forest Fires activities and modeling ideas beyond the model we used in class and graphed after doing 10 runs for various probabilities..
  4. Dance links and ideas connecting simulation and music/dance/choreography.
  5. Predator-Prey tutorial based on NetLOGO agent based modeling. Canadian Lynx and Snowshoe Hare.
  6. NetLOGO and model Word Of Mouth in Marketing - applies to rumors, gossip, to becoming a hit on YouTube, etc. Talk of the Network: A Complex Systems Look at the Underlying Process of Word-of-Mouth.
  7. The NetLOGO Models Library has an extensive collection of models to choose from.
  8. Modeling the Environment by Andrew Ford. Choose a chapter from this textbook and write your paper and/or develop a VenSIM model of the model that chapter presents.
  9. Emerging order and LOGO procedures to model it. Spirals and Branching.
  10. Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams - Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds by Mitchel Resnick - see and use the Google Preview.
  11. 19 windows available before chapter two begins  -   Using GOOGLE PREVIEW
         Foreword by Seymour Papert                             in above URL.
         Chapter 1 - Foundations
     5 windows available for chapter 2 - Constructions
    12 windows available for chapter 3 - Explorations
     1 window for the back cover of the book