This two-day intensive workshop consisting of approximately 12 hours of instruction on the basic usage of Python 3.7. Upon completion, students will be familiar with using Python for calculations and problem solving, as well as writing basic Python code and using the Anaconda Python Environment.

By the end of this workshop, students will be able to use the Python editor for calculations, understand variable and data types in Python, manipulate strings, lists, dictionaries, and tuples in Python, and understand basic Python programming concepts and use these concepts to write basic Python Code.

Master Key Concepts

  • Variables and Variable Types

  • True/False statements and If/Else Statements

  • For and While Loops

  • Creating and calling functions

  • Creating and using dictionaries

  • Basic programming concepts and style


Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is an Aerospace Engineer with background in structures and materials. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was involved in research on composites and self-healing materials. Erin spent over five years working as a structural analyst on the Space Launch System, a NASA Heavy Lift rocket, and has worked as a consultant on a variety of projects from unmanned aerial vehicles to medical devices. She has extensive background in engineering software and numerical methods using languages such as Python and Visual Basic for Applications. Erin’s research interests are in structural dynamics and buckling, as well as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.