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 - 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
Each University, College and School District were required to provide
the following support for the educators chosen to attend the SC2002
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 are encouraged:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Submit any questions about the program to:
will be announced during July, 2002 via e-mail to the team members
and via posting on this website