Program Application Instructions
Applications process for SC2002 is complete
Team Selections will be announced during July,
2002 and posted at this web site.
SC2002 Education Program is Hosted by:
SC2002 Education Program Committee,
The National Computational Science Institute, and
The National Computational Science Education Consortium
Education Program Sponsors include:
IEEE Computer Society and ACM SIGARCH
National Science Foundation
Other Related Programs:
Additional computational science workshops are offered
by the National Computational Science Institute -
to learn about other opportunities for participation.
SC2002 Education Program:
The following were the requirements and general
understandings for submission of an application for
participation in the SC2002 Education Program.
Each University, College and School District were
required to provide the following support for the
educators chosen to attend the SC2002 Education Program.
participating educators with high-speed access to
the Internet from the college/school. All team members
should ensure that they have Internet access from
home as well.
participating educators with opportunities during
the school year, such as teacher professional development
days, seminars, workshops or meetings, to present
to their peers what they have learned through participation
in the Program activities.
Selected applications from educator teams will
be chosen from a national pool. Two types of teams
team of undergraduate faculty from predominantly
undergraduate institutions (PUIs), minority
serving institutions (MSIs), and community
colleges whose students are likely to be the next
generation of scientists and engineers, the next
generation of K-12 teachers, or both. A team may
be from two to six members.
team of undergraduate faculty (as described above)
and K-12 teachers working together to address teacher
preparation programs to serve the next generation
of teachers. A team may be from two to six members,
with at least as many faculty members as there are
teachers on the team. Preference will be given to
teams with at least two faculty and two teachers
as they will best be able to support each other
while working at their home institution.
members may be from the same institution or from cooperating
institutions, as needed to make up the team of two
to six members. If members are from different institutions,
there should be evidence of an existing partnership,
or clear plans for ensuring regular communications
and working sessions planned throughout the curriculum
development effort. Each team should have an inter-disciplinary
mix of teaching assignments - such as science, mathematics,
engineering, and/or technology. Teams are encouraged
to include an administrator or technology coordinator
to support the team upon their return home, provided
there are at least two instructors on the team.
By submission of an application, each member of the
team understood that:
team members will attend the SC 2002 Conference
in Baltimore, Maryland November 16-19, 2002 and
a subsequent one-week regional summer workshop,
at a location to be determined.
team will work together, between the SC 2002 Conference
and the summer workshop, and longer as needed, to
complete the curriculum modules. It is recommended
that team members from different institutions be
in close proximity to ensure frequent in-person
working meetings and discussions.
team will develop a minimum of one two-week course
module or unit utilizing computational science methods
for use in their classrooms.
team will develop a plan for dissemination of lessons
learned within their home institution(s) and provide
professional development/mentoring to other educators
in their institution/region to improve computational
science skills among other educators.
that are developed and used in the classrooms, will
also become a permanent part of the national repository
managed by this project.
As a part of their application, each team was asked
to submit a letter on college/school stationery signed
by each participant and their administrator (e.g.
Dean, Department Chair, Principal or Superintendent)
indicating that the team agrees to the "Institutional
Requirements" and the Team Member Understandings
Travel allowances will be provided to cover reasonable
costs for coach airfare (to the SC2002 conference),
ground transportation (to the SC2002 conference),
lodging, meals, and course instructional materials
for both undergraduate faculty and K-12 teachers.
In addition, substitute support (during the SC2002
Education Program) will be available for K-12 teachers.
Participants will be responsible for any costs that
exceed these allowances.
hardware and software required during the SC2002 Education
Program will be provided at no cost to the participants.
Submit any questions about the program to:
selections will be announced during July, 2002 via
e-mail to the team members and via posting on this