The Education Program is a year-round effort designed to introduce High-Performance Computing (HPC) and computational tools, resources and methods to undergraduate faculty and pre-college educators. The program also assists the educators in integrating HPC and computational techniques into their classrooms and research programs.
The Education Program offers ten week-long summer workshops on campuses across the country covering a range of topics: parallel/distributed/grid computing, computational chemistry, computational biology, computational thinking and curriculum development. Educators are encouraged to attend these in-depth hands-on workshops as teams to foster sustained incorporation of computation into their curriculum and institution.
During the annual SC conference in November, the Education Program hosts a four-day intensive program that further immerses participants in high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. The program offers guided tours of the exhibit hall, focused hands-on tutorials and birds-of-a-feather gatherings, as well as formal and informal opportunities to interact with other SC communities and exhibitors.
Our goal is to encourage SC Education Program participants to take the knowledge they have garnered from these workshops and the conference back to their campuses and energize their students and colleagues to advance the preparation of todays students to be tomorrows leaders in the HPC community.
The Education Program's website, workshop registration, curriculum materials, etc. can be found at http://sc-education.org.