Hi all, I am a teaching assistant currently teaching a 3rd year civil engineering course on optimization of which MATLab is a significant part of.
It has been my experience during my undergrad years and now that students usually have low interest in learning MATLab due to:
- Steep learning curve in the beginning for non-programmers
- Not realizing how important it is
I do try to 'preach' the importance of MATLab to my students, but there is only so much time in the tutorial.
To encourage my students to keep learning MATLab after the course is over, I'd like to hand out some promotional items with MATLab logo towards the end of the semester in April. If MathWorks is willing to send some, it would be really awesome.