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HPC Education Program

Submissions Now Open
March 27, 2006

Applications Close
June 30, 2006

Applications Notification
July 25, 2006

The Education Program theme this year is "Impacting the classroom curricula: Bridging Discovery and Learning." The program builds and expands on the new pedagogical model for High Performance Computing where focus for participants is to empower faculty, students and K-12 educators to apply computational science across a variety of content areas. These areas include nanotechnology, life sciences, earth and atmospheric sciences, computer science, mathematics, and aerospace engineering and aeronautics.

Faculty, undergraduate students, and K-12 instructors participating in the SC06 program will benefit in a number of ways:
  • All participants will be exposed to tutorials that focus on how high performance computing can be applied in the classroom
  • Participants on the learning teams will gain experiential knowledge based on the proposed on-site projects that will demonstrate how educators can leverage, and use, the Grid in their classrooms
  • Educators and students will receive additional benefits from these proposed activities such as greater inclusion in the full SC conference and more exposure to leading vendors from industry
Participants will be selected from different geographic regions for participation in an onsite project during the SC06 conference. They will work with scientists on project simulation employing recently gathered data. Each participant needs to file an individual application. Even if you are considering participating as a team — each team member, needs to file a separate application that will be reviewed. Scientists and educators will share information on applying high performance computing tools and resources across the curriculum and design ways in which to integrate modeling and visualization techniques into classroom instruction.

Learning & Physical Challenges Education Program
A new initiative of SC06 is the Learning & Physical Challenges Education Program (LPCE). This program is to empower grades 7 - 16 faculty/educators, special education professionals, and students to apply computational science across a variety of content areas in classrooms. The selected institutions will be announced at the SC06 Conference in Tampa, Florida.

The institutions selected to participate will receive travel reimbursement to the SC06 Conference in Tampa. We will provide free SC Desktop which allows attendees to remotely attend Technical program talks. In addition, the institutions will receive two seminar days of presentations by high performance computing experts at their institutions in 2007. To be considered, please fill out the application on the Learning & Physical Challenges Education (LPCE) submission form.

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