Supercomputing Symposium 2003
Wednesday September 24 -
Thursday September 25 2003
at the University of Oklahoma
Department of Computer Science, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Paul Gray is a Professor in the Unversity of Northern Iowa
Department of Computer Science. He completed his Ph.D. in Applied
Mathematics from Michigan State University in 1996. His research
pursuits have focused on environmental aspects of parallel computing,
including high-performance networks, parallel tools development, and
the suitability of specific programming languages for High Performance
Computing. During his tenure at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr.
Gray has focused his attention on pedagogical issues surrounding High
Performance Computing in the computer science curricula of primarilly-
The "Bootable Cluster CD" (BCCD) is one of Dr. Gray's projects related
to the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium. The BCCD (bccd.cs.uni.edu)
was developed by Dr. Gray to address the critical need for a drop-in
environment for distributed computing education.
Modeling as an Interactive Learning Environment
At the Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. we are trying to change math,
science, and technology pedagogy to ensure the proper education of
future professionals in the area of computation. Offering educational
materials, faculty development opportunities, and student enrichment
opportunities, Shodor's approach is the integration of inquiry-based
computational experiences into traditional math and science courses.
Central to our goals is that computing experiences in the classroom
should be appropriate and authentic, allowing students to approach
complex questions in a way that complements and extends traditional
experiment and observation.