Education 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

SC2002 Education Program Sponsors include:
SC2002 Conference
IEEE Computer Society and ACM SIGARCH
National Science Foundation

Other Related Programs:

Additional computational science workshops are offered by the National Computational Science Institute - see www.computationalscience.net 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.

Institutional Requirements
Each University, College and School District were required to provide the following support for the educators chosen to attend the SC2002 Education Program.

  • Provide 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.

  • Provide 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.

Team Formation
Selected applications from educator teams will be chosen from a national pool. Two types of teams are encouraged:

  • Multi-disciplinary team of undergraduate faculty from predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUI’s), minority serving institutions (MSI’s), 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.

  • Multi-disciplinary 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.

Team 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.

Team Member Understandings
By submission of an application, each member of the team understood that:

  • All 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.

  • The 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.

  • The team will develop a minimum of one two-week course module or unit utilizing computational science methods for use in their classrooms.

  • The 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.

  • Modules that are developed and used in the classrooms, will also become a permanent part of the national repository managed by this project.

Letter of Commitment
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” specified above.

Financial Considerations
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.

All hardware and software required during the SC2002 Education Program will be provided at no cost to the participants.

Contact Information
Submit any questions about the program to:

Scott Lathrop
NCSA
email: education@sc-conference.org

Team selections will be announced during July, 2002 via e-mail to the team members and via posting on this website

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