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News Release

Workshop opportunity for Cornell faculty or students interested in computational and data enabled science education

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: June 10, 2011

The SC11 Education Program is hosting a four-day intensive program on November 12-15, 2011 in Seattle, WA that will immerse participants in High Performance Computing (HPC) and Computational and Data Enabled Science and Engineering (CDESE).

Applications for the Education Program are now being accepted at the submission website: The application deadline is July 31, 2011; acceptance notifications will be on or around August 22, 2011.

The focus of the program is to introduce HPC, CDESE and computational tools, resources and methods to undergraduate faculty and to pre-college educators in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, as well as to undergraduate and graduate students considering careers teaching in STEM disciplines.

This is an excellent opportunity to adopt existing and emerging techniques and technologies into local STEM curriculum.

The program also assists educators in integrating HPC, CDESE and computational techniques into their classrooms and research programs.

This year's Education Program will include a variety of plenary sessions, guided tours of the exhibit hall, breakout sessions, focused hands-on tutorials and birds-of-a-feather gatherings, as well as formal and informal opportunities to interact with other SC communities and exhibitors.

Preference will be given to postsecondary faculty and to teachers in secondary school STEM programs. Students considering careers in teaching are also encouraged to apply.

Teams of up to five educators are encouraged to apply.

Through a special program at SC11, limited support will also be available for additional housing support for participants who are able to stay for the entire SC11 conference. If you're interested in this option, please indicate that in your application.

Travel support will include airfare, hotel accommodations (double occupancy), food, and registration. (If you choose to drive rather than fly, we can reimburse some of that expense instead.)

The deadline for applications for travel support is July 31, 2011.

The application requests a variety of information about your background and needs, which will help us to assess which applicants will be best served by this year's program.

While we are inviting applicants to register, we cannot guarantee acceptance in advance. Historically, we have only had sufficient budget to fund a subset of the applicants.

Because of limited seating in this four-day intensive program, we'll only be able to accept a limited number of self-funded participants into the program.

We encourage you to share this information with any colleagues who may also be interested in this program.

The Education Program is a component of the SC11 Communities Program, which includes Broader Engagement, which is focused on promoting participation by traditionally underrepresented populations; the International Ambassadors program, which encourages international participation; and the Student Volunteers program, which provides a means for undergraduate and graduate students to become directly involved in SC11.

For more information on the education program and other programs and how you and/or your colleagues may participate, visit:

Questions? Contact Henry Neeman, Chair, SC11 Education Program.