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Costs and Scholarships

  • With funding provided by the National Science Foundation through the XSEDE program, with additional funds from NCSI, there is no fee to attend any NCSI/XSEDE workshop this year.
  • Meals and breaks during workshop hours will be provided to all participants (other meals typically not provided).
  • While most participants are expected to be within commuting distance of the workshop location, a limited number of spaces in each workshop will be available for those traveling to a workshop from a greater distance and who would need housing. For those accepted to a workshop, this housing (double occupancy) will be provided at no cost to the participant. Those requesting single occupancy will be responsible for the difference.
  • Subject to funding, a limited number of travel scholarships may also be available as reimbursements for receipted travel to more distant faculty interested in attending the workshops. The scholarships will provide partial or full reimbursement of travel costs to and from the workshops. Preference will be given to faculty from institutions that are formally engaged with the XSEDE education program and to those who can provide some matching travel funds. Recipients are expected to be present for the full workshop. Those interested in a travel scholarship should complete the scholarship application, which can be submitted after you apply for the workshop and is available from the page where you review your application.
  • All other incidental expenses will be paid by participants.
Computational Biology for Biology Educators
Computation has become essential to the practice of contemporary biology. The storage, access, analysis and visualization of growing amounts of data, and the functional interpretation of complex biological phenomena require the use of a range of computational approaches and tools. This series of workshops aims to provide an introductory overview of computational resources and methods that can be used with students interested in biology or the biological applications of math.
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Jul 16 -
Jul 18
Montgomery College
Germantown, MD
Local Coordinators:
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Lead Instructors:
Bob Panoff and Charlotte Trout
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Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators
This workshop will cover various ways that computers can be used to enhance and expand the educational experience of students enrolled in the undergraduate chemistry curriculum. Discussions and hands-on laboratory exercises on visualization, simulation, molecular modeling, and mathematical software will be presented.
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Jun 11 -
Jun 15
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Local Coordinators:
Geoffrey Hutchison
Lead Instructors:
Elisabeth Bell-Loncella, Clyde Metz and Shawn Sendlinger
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The workshop is scheduled to begin Monday, June 11 at 10 AM and will finish the afternoon of Friday, June 15. The workshop will formally complete each day at 6 PM with an optional evening session for hands-on work.
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Harnessing XSEDE for CyberInfrastructure and Computational Science on Your Campus
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May 3 -
May 3
College of Southern Nevada, Cheyenne Campus
North Las Vegas, NV, NV
Local Coordinators:
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Lead Instructors:
Steven Gordon and Bob Panoff
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May 4 -
May 4
Great Basin College
Elko, NV
Local Coordinators:
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Lead Instructors:
Steven Gordon and Bob Panoff
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Introduction to Computational Thinking with a Parallel Perspective
This workshop aims to expose participants to and inspire them with new techniques, teaching materials, and applications to use computational models in the undergraduate curriculum. By bringing faculty and teachers from different disciplines together so that they can learn how to incorporate computational models into their classrooms and research projects, it will advance the use of computing in undergraduate science education. We desire to have participants from a broad range of disciplines, including computer science, mathematics, and the physical and life sciences.
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Jun 11 -
Jun 14
Southern University
Baton Rouge, LA
Local Coordinators:
Ebrahim Khosravi
Lead Instructors:
Jennifer Houchins, Bob Panoff and Aaron Weeden
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The purpose of this workshop is to expose and inspire participants with new techniques, teaching materials, and applications to use computational models in the undergraduate curriculum. The Computational Thinking with a Paral . . . 
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Introduction to Parallel Programming and Cluster Computing
NCSI's Parallel and Cluster Computing workshops focus on teaching faculty how to move from traditional desktop computing to modern high-performance hardware. Offerings range from end-user focused applications ready-designed for HPC to the details of creating applications designed to run on clusters, many-core machines, shared-memory machines, and graphics processing units. The material is designed for undergraduate faculty from a variety of disciplines who would like to add parallel computing to their undergraduate teaching and research. In addition, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend alongside a sponsoring faculty member. The workshop is hands-on, with exercises in both computing and curriculum development.
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Jul 29 -
Aug 4
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
Local Coordinators:
Henry Neeman
Lead Instructors:
Tom Murphy, Henry Neeman and Charles Peck
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Kinder, Gentler Supercomputing: Using HPC Resources and Visualization Tools
NCSI's Kinder, Gentler Supercomputing workshops focus on teaching faculty skills and applications in supercomputing that cut across all disciplines, in particular visualization and computer science skills required for domain scientists to bring high performance computing into their lab and classroom. The workshop will cover visualization tools used for gridded and non-gridded data as well as biological and chemical structures, and users will get hands on experience using ParaView and VMD, as well as data analysis with R. Additionally, we will focus on computer skills required to run existing HPC applications on clusters, in particular configuring, compiling, and installing open source packages as well as the use of queueing systems to submit and manage HPC jobs on multi-user systems.Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend alongside a sponsoring faculty member.
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Jul 23 -
Jul 25
Kean University
Union, NJ
Local Coordinators:
David Joiner
Lead Instructors:
David Joiner
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LittleFe Buildout Event
LittleFe is a portable mini-cluster which is small enough to fit in a shipping case, light enough to easily move between classrooms, and travels as standard checked baggage to conferences and workshops. LittleFe's primary focus is turnkey classroom demonstrations of, and exercises in, High Performance Computing (HPC), parallel programming, and Computational/Data Enabled Science and Engineering (CDESE). LittleFe supports shared memory, distributed memory, and GPGPU parallelism. LittleFe's secondary focus is as a production HPC resource for small institutions that are not yet able to afford or support a full scale cluster; in fact, LittleFe can be used as a gateway to, and development platform for full scale HPC resources.

LittleFe buildout events consist of participants assembling their LittleFe unit from a kit; installing the Bootable Cluster CD (BCCD) software on it; learning about the curriculum modules available for teaching parallel programming, HPC and CDESE; and learning how to develop new curriculum modules for the LittleFe/BCCD platform.
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Nov 12 -
Nov 12
Salt Palace Convention Center
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The 2012 LittleFe buildout will be held on Monday November, 12, 2012 as part of the SC12 SuperComputing conference's HPC Educators Program in Salt Lake City, UT. This will be an all day event. The buildout will consist of pa . . . 
Noyce Workshops 2012
Shodor, in partnership with the National Computational Science Institute (NCSI), coupled with funding from the National Science Foundation, is offering an international training opportunity for pre-service and in-service teachers. Applicants must be participants in the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program or Fellowship program depending on the offering.

These workshops will be updated as new opportunities are organized, so please check frequently.
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Feb 13 -
Feb 14
Dublin City University
Dublin
Local Coordinators:
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Lead Instructors:
Bob Panoff
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Jan 20
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The workshop will introduce attendees to computational thinking and how to use this method to spark inquiry in students. With funding from the National Science Foundation, Shodor is able to offer this opportunity at no cost t . . . 
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Jul 1 -
Jul 6
Rethymnon, Crete
Rethymnon
Local Coordinators:
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Lead Instructors:
Bob Panoff
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Apr 13
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Throughout the duration of the course teachers will experience inquiry strategies in three different modes: a) as learners participating in inquiry-based learning; b) as teachers implementing inquiry-based strategies in their . . . 
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Oct 11 -
Oct 17
Moscow, Russia
Local Coordinators:
Hillary Stoker
Lead Instructors:
Bob Panoff
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Jun 22
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Participants of this trip will attend the Conference on Science Education in School of the Information Age in which they will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss science education methodologies, technologies, and  . . . 
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Supporting Inquiry-Based Learning with Computational Thinking
This workshop aims to expose participants to and inspire them with new techniques, teaching materials, and applications to use computational models in the undergraduate curriculum. By bringing faculty and teachers from different disciplines together so that they can learn how to incorporate computational models into their classrooms and research projects, it will advance the use of computing in undergraduate science education. We desire to have participants from a broad range of disciplines, including computer science, mathematics, and the physical and life sciences.
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Dec 12 -
Dec 13
Centro Universitario Miravalles
San Jose, Costa Rica
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