STEM Education 7-Year Leap

STEM Education Reform & Higher Math Hypercomputers

MetaCalculus software and prior computer architecture patents provide a path to reform computer design and expand computer markets in R&D and STEM education. There is a way to create a renaissance of spontaneous do-it-yourself (DIY) growth of new modeling like FORTRAN achieved originally. This new modeling will stimulate massive parallel processing without parallel programming, as solution to the power-wall dilemma.

Today's mathematical software products like Matlab and Mathematica are tool benches for numerical analysis, not science modeling, per se. They are reductionistic rather than holistic. Thus they have restricted mathematical software development to a cul-de-sac market of about a million users worldwide--the numerical mathematics middlemen. The "market leader", MathWorks, has about 1/50th of the sales of Oracle, but has no significant presence in K-12 STEM education. Yet System Dynamics, a far simpler simulation methodology, has a growing presence in K-12, as testified by among others, its originator, Jay Forester:

We are developing a foundation for kindergarten through 12 grade education based on system dynamics. It's much easier to teach system dynamics in grades one through eight than it is any time later, because they have a lot less to unlearn. ... By the fifth and sixth grades they can be doing computer simulation models that, for the most part, are now being taught in graduate school.

System Dynamics Under MetaCalculus

MetaCalculus simply adds leverage to this scenario. Optimization wrapper GUIs can be implemented supporting System Dynamics for introduction in junior high, especially if the math teachers are already trained in MetaCalculus AutoLabs in college. One can easily imagine the world market growth this innovation can cause, as automation of the scienctific method and optimal-control applications would become commonplace in high schools.