2015 Workshops

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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.
  • Lunch and breaks during workshop hours will be provided to all participants (breakfast and dinner 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 will be provided at no cost to the participant.
  • 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 first register for the workshop and then complete the scholarship application.
  • No other expenses are covered.
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.
Jun 14 -
Jun 20
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
Local Coordinators:
not specified
Lead Instructors:
not specified
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May 14
The workshop is scheduled to begin Sunday evening, June 14 and will finish by Noon on Saturday, June 20.
Computing MATTERS: Inquiry-Based Science and Mathematics Enhanced by Computational Thinking
The workshop will focus on inquiry-based learning enhanced by computational thinking with content and practice to assist faculty to incorporate modeling and simulation at all levels from mobile devices, laptops, desktops, and –as needed– to high performance computing. The workshop will expose faculty to the basics of computational thinking, including modeling and simulation, with special emphasis on exploring topics that complement each other in math, engineering, and physical, life, and social science. Materials for the workshop are drawn from National Science Digital Library (NSDL), in particular Shodor’s extensive Interactivate collection of lessons, discussions, activities, and supporting materials, modeling software and curriculum, and other resources aligned with Common Core and various state standards. The workshop is aimed at faculty teaching the introductory courses for both majors, gen-ed, and pre-service teachers.
Jul 13 -
Jul 15
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
Local Coordinators:
not specified
Lead Instructors:
Holly Hirst and Bob Panoff
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Jun 15
NOTE: This workshop is co-sponsored by the Second Generation of Chautauqua, also funded by NSF. Once registered here, you must also create an account at and sign up for this course. The workshop consists  . . . 
Introduction to 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.
Jun 15 -
Jun 18
Utah Valley University
Orem, UT
Local Coordinators:
Charles Allison
Lead Instructors:
Bob Panoff
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May 15
The workshop consists of interactive explorations and hands-on exercises from Monday morning through Wednesday afternoon. The content will explore new techniques, teaching materials, and applications using computational model . . . 
LittleFe Curriculum Module Buildout
Teams from past LittleFe Buildout events would bring their LittleFe/BCCD units to a workshop to share ideas and best practices for developing new curriculum in a "Buildout-style" assembly of new curriculum modules. We would like you and a colleague or student working directly with you on LittleFe/BCCD curriculum or classroom use to attend as a team, but this is not a requirement.
Jul 7 -
Jul 10
Durham, NC
Local Coordinators:
Aaron Weeden
Lead Instructors:
Mohammad Mobeen Ludin and Aaron Weeden
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Jun 7
The workshop will be held at Shodor's teaching lab in Durham, NC. The workshop will begin at noon on Tuesday July 7 and end by noon on July 10.

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