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Introduction to MATLAB®

offered by

The University of Southern Mississippi

School of Ocean Science and Engineering

Division of Marine Science

August 20 - 24, 2018     8:30 am—12:30 pm

Building 1022, Room 101

Limited Seating!  Register today!  For registration and payment, please contact Keith Long at 228-688-7662 or via email at  The Center of Higher Learning accepts checks, credit cards, government training forms, and purchase orders. 

Participation Requirements

Registration Fee
$500 registration fee per person
“MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming & Problem Solving” (4th Ed.)  ISBN-13: 978-0128045251 (Available from, to be purchased before class begins)
Prerequisite Training


Contact Hours

Class Hours:  Monday to Friday, August 20 - 24, 2018 / 8:30a - 12:30p each day

Location:       Building 1022, Room 101


Course Description

This introduction to MATLAB® course is intended specifically to prepare students in the marine sciences for the programming and computational challenges they will encounter. No previous programming experience is necessary or expected.


“MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming & Problem Solving” (4th Ed.)  ISBN-13: 978-0128045251 (Available from



Students will be provided with a laptop computer with MATLAB® installed during training


Instructional Strategy

This course will be taught in a very “hands-on” manner. Sample problems will be worked out collaboratively on the whiteboard and in MATLAB®, and programming exercises will be assigned and discussed each day.


Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to use MATLAB® to:

  • Input and manipulate data of various formats

  • Perform mathematical operations on scalar and vector data

  • Save data and computations in various formats

  • Write scripts and functions (programs) for repetitive and/or complex tasks

  • Create graphics, such as plots and histograms, for visually analyzing data and computational output

  • Learn how to utilize MATLAB® in new ways


For more information, please see:


Non-member Events of Interest 

Small Business Development Center Workshops Scheduled for August

ARTICLE | TUE, 07/24/2018 - 2:38PM | BY VAN ARNOLD


The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in August.

The SBDC programs are designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with education and training opportunities for development of business plans and concepts. In addition, trained professionals at the center help clients secure small business loans for their ventures.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

USM – Trent Lott National Center, second floor, Room 207

  • Tuesday, August 7 (6-8 p.m.): Starting a Business – First Steps

  • Tuesday, August 14 (6-8 p.m.): Think Like an Entrepreneur

  • Tuesday, August 21 (6-8 p.m.): How to Develop a Business Plan

  • Tuesday, August 28 (6-8 p.m.): Cash Flow Projections for Your Business Plan

Gulf Coast – The Innovation Center, Biloxi, First floor in Main Conference Room

  • Thursday, August 2 (6-8 p.m.) Think Like an Entrepreneur

  • Thursday, August 9 (6-8 p.m.): Starting a Business – First Steps

  • Thursday, August 16 (6-8 p.m.): How to Develop a Business Plan

  • Thursday, August 23 (6-8 p.m.): Cash Flow Projections for Your Business Plan

  • Thursday August 23 (9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.): Daytime Workshop – How to Develop a Business Plan


In addition to these informative workshops, USM’s College of Business and Economic Development has joined with the Small Business Administration and the Area Development Partnership to host a Small Business Roundtable from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday, August 6 at Scianna Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The roundtable is designed to help the Small Business Administration in identifying challenges that small businesses face with federal regulations and statutes. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback that will assist the SBA’s Office of Advocacy in voicing the region’s small business concerns to the White House, federal agencies, and congress.


The guest speaker will be Bruce Levell, SBA Regional IV Advocate. Levell, who was appointed to his position by President Donald Trump, brings more than 25 years of experience as a successful small business founder to his job as regional advocate. He has operated and developed a retail and real estate company, both of which have received SBA loans.


USM created its Small Business Development Center through a partnership with the Small Business Administration, the Mississippi Small Business Development Center Network, the University of Mississippi, the Trent Lott National Center, and the College of Business at USM. The MSBDC includes nine basic service centers throughout the state.


The USM Small Business Development Center offers, at no cost to clients, the following services:

  • In-depth counseling assistance to ensure more successful startups of new enterprises and to strengthen existing firms.

  • Business plans and loan packaging assistance.

  • Small business workshops/seminars.

  • Assistance to minorities, women, veterans, the handicapped, exporters, inventors, research and innovation and international trade.

  • Referral system linking other small business assistance organizations in the SBDC regional locations.

  • Interaction program between Mississippi educational institutions, businesses, and government.


To register for one of the workshops, go to and click on “Workshop Schedule” or call 601.266.5892 (USM) and 228.396.8661 (Gulf Coast)

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