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Selection Announcement will be sent beginning August 15, 2005.

The Education Program theme this year is "Engaging and Empowering Educators: High Performance Classroom." The program introduces a new pedagogical model for High Performance Computing where focus for learning teams is to empower faculty, students and K-12 educators to apply computational science across a variety of content areas. These areas include nanotechnology, life sciences, visualization, earth and atmospheric sciences, computer science, mathematics, chemistry and physics.

Faculty, undergraduate students, and K-12 instructors participating in the SC|05 program will benefit in a number of ways:

  • All participants will be exposed to tutorials that focus on how high performance computing can be applied in the classroom
  • Participants on the learning teams will gain experiential knowledge based on the proposed on-site projects that will demonstrate how educators can leverage, and use, the Grid in their classrooms
  • Educators and students will receive additional benefits from these proposed activities such as greater inclusion in the full SC conference and more exposure to leading vendors from industry

Multi-institutional teams of students and teachers will be selected from different geographic regions for participation in an onsite project during the SC|05 conference. They will work with scientists on project simulation employing recently gathered data. Scientists and educators will share information on applying high performance computing tools and resources across the curriculum and design ways in which to integrate modeling and visualization techniques into classroom instruction.