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1 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Computational Science Kris Stewart, San Diego State University 1 Science Discipline (Chemistry, Physics, Biology …) Applied Math (Modeling & Simulation) Computer Science (Tools: Hardware, Software) Computational Science Teamwork & Collaboration

2 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 NPACI Partnership Organizing Principle: “Thrusts” EDUCATION, OUTREACH, AND TRAINING 4 APPLICATIONS Molecular Science Neuroscience Earth Systems Science Engineering 4 TECHNOLOGIES Metasystems Programming Tools and Environments Data-intensive Computing Interaction Environments RESOURCES

3 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Advancing the Computational Infrastructure Resources -- Today’s Digital Laboratory High-performance computing available today to the academic community Develop and Deploy Technology and application collaborations to push the capabilities of tomorrow’s digital laboratory Use and Apply Computational scientists applying enhanced capabilities to achieve new scientific results Disseminate and Incorporate Incorporating technologies into the digital laboratory and disseminating them for use in new communities

4 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Sources of Information NPACI Partnership Report Touch the Future enVision quarterly science magazine, especially June99 “The Importance of Science Literacy in a Computing World”, Sid Karin “Online” biweekly electronic publication, especially V3.14 July 7

5 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 The mission of EOT-PACI is to develop human resources through the innovative use of emerging information technologies in order to understand and solve problems in education, science, business, government, and society. 5

6 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Education Goal: Support a national level systemic impact on CS&E education (k-12, undergrad, grad/training, informal science) mvhs1.mbhs.edu biology.ncsa.uiuc.edu whyfiles.news.wisc.edu 6

7 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Education: some remarkable projects Chickscope students watch embryo maturing using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) over the Web Chemviz visualization tools and curriculum for computational chemistry (quantum chemistry computations, web crystallographic databases, etc.) The WHY files explanation of science behind the news (NISE) Biology Workbench collection of computational biology tools and databases Maryland Virtual High School Core models in the K12 classroom Sociology Workbench Online tools for survey data analysis, e.g. student evaluations 7

8 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Education Center on Computational Science & Engineering 8 Mission: Foster the incorporation of high performance research tools for scientific investigation into the undergraduate curriculum to better prepare learners for post-Baccalaureate activities where: Collaborative, interdisciplinary teams, Sophisticated computer tools and Effective communication among the team members and with others are used in research and problem solving.

9 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Projects of the EC/CSE 9 Faculty Fellows Program CSU Faculty Workshop on Computational Science in the Undergraduate Curriculum Internet 2 Resources (VRML, Java, XML, …)

10 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Learning Technologies Goal: Develop, apply, and assess computational tools that enhance learning trurl.npac.syr.edu/tango Java-based Web collaboratory for distributed learning Environmental hydrology workbench, watershed mapping and modeling tools Course broadcast over the Web 10

11 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Access & Inclusion Goal: Increase participation and success of women, minorities and people with disabilities in CS&E and in PACI Universal design and disability access trace.wisc.edu CDC Coalition to Diversify Computing GirlTECH Spend a Summer with a Scientist 11

12 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Evaluation Goal: Provide for ongoing, external evaluation of our education/outreach efforts The LEAD Center--the first of its kind in the nation--works with the national education community to evaluate and, where appropriate, spotlight successful education and outreach programs. In 1998/99, the LEAD Center is evaluating EC/CSE 12

13 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Computational Science Curricula Evaluation and Assessment 13 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation: Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education, NSF Learning through Evaluation, Adaptation and Dissemination, U. Wisconsin NPACI partner “Template for a Group-Work Paradigm in an Undergraduate Supercomputing Course”,

14 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Undergraduate Supercomputing: Group Work Paradigm HPC Users Group Meeting August 1999 SUNY Stonybrook Group Learning as a Pedagogical Paradigm Managing Group Dynamics Surveying Students’ Attitudes Role of Instructor: from Lecturer/ Evaluator to MatchMaker/Mediator

15 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 CS 575 Supercomputing (content) Text: High Performance Computing, 2nd Edition K. Dowd and C. Severance O’Reilly & Associates, 1998 EXCELLENT Text, use it sparingly (not every page) Goal1:Understand Machine Performance Goal2:Experience Cooperative Learning in a Group Work Environment

16 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 CS 575: Machine Performance What is it? Computing time, accuracy delivered How to measure? Unix timers for CPU, Preliminary computational experiment with known answer & therefore known error How to describe? Bottom-up design of computational experiment laboratory report (focus on the conclusions) How to construct computational experiments? What can be computed? Reliably? Reproducibility?

17 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 CS 575: Group Work Environment Individual Skills (first two assignments) Group Assignment by Instructor: arbitrary (random) assignment modified based on first two individidual assignments by initial student self-evaluation of own Computing Skills, Communication Skills in English, both written oral to provide a balanced mix within each group

18 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Supercomputer Teacher Enhancement Program (STEP) Began funded by NSF grant in Persists today through web page, mastered by Phill Vanderschaegen, San Pasqual High School Biology Teacher Reunion - August 23, 1999 Recent Additions, for example, joining us today Anna Wilder-O’Neil La Costa Canyon High School - Visualizing Earth Steve Bartram Rancho Buena Vista High School - Marine Science

19 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Partnerships: Attract Students and Empower Teachers SDSU: There is no majority population in San Diego Students: GS100 - University Seminar for Freshman Success Faculty: Preparing future teachers, the undergraduate degree and the teacher credential - need to “blend” Professional Development: Education technology and workshops like this

20 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 What advice to you have for university faculty? July 14, 1999 audience response: University faculty needs to stay well tuned with what is happening in K12, e.g. randomly drop in on the classroom University department newsletter on activities, distribute to high schools and invite participation Rice provides a support structure Team with K12 teachers + undergraduates + university faculty. Don’t wait for school to approach you, leverage your activities as Dr. Tapia does, e.g. Math/Science miniconferenece organized by grassroots insistence

21 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 What can the technology developers do to better address your needs? (did not ask this question since the previous slide elicited a strong response)

22 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 References & Handouts NPACI 1998 Partnership Report eNvision Magazine with separate copies of Director’s article “The Importance of Science Literacy in a Computing World”, Dr. Sid Karin, CS 575 Supercomputing, Spring 99 course notes “A Template for Group-Work Paradigm in an Undergraduate Supercomputing Course”, HPC Users Group Meeting, SUNY Stonybrook, August

23 N ATIONAL P ARTNERSHIP FOR A DVANCED C OMPUTATIONAL I NFRASTRUCTURE GirlTECH, Rice University, July 13-15, 1999 Subscribe/online enVision Quarterly Science Magazine Online, biweekly, web-published news


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