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1996 Undergraduate Computational Science Education Awards

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  • Subject: [mg3815] 1996 Undergraduate Computational Science Education Awards
  • From: tlm at (Tom Marchioro)
  • Date: Sat, 27 Apr 1996 00:56:53 -0400
  • Organization: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


This announcement invites participation in in the 1996 Undergraduate
Computational Science Education Awards.  The awards are geared
towards faculty or members of the private sector developing innovative
methods for teaching computational science and engineering at the
undergraduate level.  Awards will be given for the best project
descriptions submitted, and the details of the winning projects
will be published in an electronic forum.

To encourage broad use of Computational Science in
undergraduate education.


Computational science and engineering, and its extensions into
other areas of scholarship, is the use of contemporary computer
technology to explore and advance the state of knowledge. A
distinguishing feature of computational science is its multidisciplinary
focus on applications while elucidating a computational technique,
whether numerical or symbolic.  Computational science emphasizes
the use of the computer as an essential tool to solve problems in
many disciplines.


A project submission would typically include computational science
materials, methods, and modules for demonstrating computational
science in the classroom. Its scope could be as small as a single
concept or as large as an entire course.  Descriptions of previous
award winners may be viewed on the World-Wide Web at


The US Department of Energy will provide 
award winners with a  $1,000 cash grant, plus travel funds of up to  
$1,000 to attend an awards banquet. Additional 
prizes will be provided by private sponsors.  

Proposals are sought from a wide variety of fields and will
be evaluated using the following criteria:

* use of computational science as a problem-solving tool
* educational impact, 
* effectiveness of presentation, including clear statements
  of audience, pedagogical objective, computational problem, model,
  method, computer implementation, and strategies for assessing
* innovation and breadth of appeal.


Instructors should submit proposals electronically in ascii text
to ugcsa at by June 1, 1996.

Notification of awards is expected to be made in July.


Interested educators are strongly urged to visit the web site

for descriptions of prior winning entries, application materials,  and  
additional information on program policies and guidelines
For questions about the awards program send electronic mail to  
ugcsa at or contact the project coordinator, 

Dr. Thomas L. Marchioro II
tlm at
(PH)  515-294-9779


These awards are sponsored by the Department of Energy through the
Mathematical, Information and Computational Sciences Division, and  
administered through the Applied
Mathematical Sciences Division of the Ames Laboratory. The Ames
Laboratory is a government owned contractor operated facility of
the US Department of Energy operated by Iowa State University.

Additional Sponsors:
IEEE Computer Society
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Jones and Bartlett Publishers
John Wiley and Sons Publishers

Dr. Thomas L. Marchioro II      Two-wheeled theoretical physicist
Applied Mathematical Sciences   515-294-9779
Ames Laboratory                 515-432-9142 (home)
Ames, Iowa 50011                tlm at
Project Coordinator: Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Sciences


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