Subject: WORKSHOPS: Nat'l Computational Science Inst summer workshops 2014
From: Henry Neeman 
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:21:51 -0500 (CDT)
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SUMMARY:

National Computational Science Institute Summer Workshops 2014
http://computationalscience.org/workshops2014

* Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators
June 16-20 2014, Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI
* Introduction to Computational Thinking
June 23-25 2014, St Joseph's College, Patchogue NY (Long Island)
* Computational Biology for Biology Educators
July 21-23 2014, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais IL
* Introduction to Computational Thinking
Aug 4-6 2014, Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar MO

DETAILS:

With funding from NSF through the XSEDE program (XSEDE.org),
summer workshops will be offered to college faculty and
pre-college teachers.

Currently we have four workshops planned for this summer, with
possibilities of 1 or 2 additional subject to funding.

* Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators
June 16-20, Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI

This workshop will cover various ways that computers can be used to
enhance and expand the educational experience of students enrolled
in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum. Discussions and hands-on
laboratory exercises on visualization, simulation, molecular
modeling, and mathematical software will be presented.

* Computational Biology for Biology Educators
July 21-23, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais IL

Computation has become essential to the practice of contemporary
biology. Storytelling and concept maps, with the right tools, can
quickly turn ideas in biology into dynamic, visual models.

The storage, access, analysis and visualization of growing amounts
of data, and the functional interpretation of complex biological
phenomena require the use of a range of computational approaches
and tools.

NOTE: This workshop will benefit teachers of biology in college or
high school as well as math and computer science faculty and
teachers who want to use modeling in biology as an application
area.

* Introduction to Computational Thinking
June 23-25, St Joseph's College, Patchogue NY (Long Island)
August 4-6, Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar MO

Each workshop aims to expose participants to and inspire them with
new techniques, teaching materials, and applications to use
computational models in the classroom, assignments, or projects.

By bringing faculty and teachers from different disciplines
together so that they can learn how to incorporate computational
models into their classrooms and research projects, it will
advance the use of computing in undergraduate science education.

We desire to have participants from a broad range of disciplines,
including computer science, mathematics, and the physical and
life sciences.

Go to:

http://www.computationalscience.org/

and click on the "OPEN NOW" or "Summer 2014 Workshops" links to
apply.

Tell your friends.

There is NO FEE to attend any of these workshops.

Some changes due to funding:

Most workshops will be shorter in duration than in the past, and
we have fewer scholarship dollars.

If you need travel assistance to attend, after you have registered
for a workshop, fill out the application form for the scholarship
(housing will be provided if needed for all non-local attendees,
but travel to/from the workshop is by scholarship only and you
have to give real thought and effort in your application.

Preference will be given (due to source of funds) to faculty
already working with XSEDE or who have a specific plan to work
with XSEDE, and those who have a plan to implement lessons
learned back on campus.

Robert M. Panoff, Ph.D., D.Sc., President and Executive Director
Shodor and the National Computational Science Institute
- transforming learning through computational thinking -
807 East Main Street, Suite 7-100, Durham, NC 27701 http://www.shodor.org
VOX: +1-919-530-1911 FAX: +1-919-530-1944

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