[Edu-sig] The National Computational Science Institute

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Thu Dec 18 08:34:57 EST 2003

The National Computational Science Institute

is working under a 2.75 million NSF grant to provide education to educators
about the use of computational science as an educational tool in a variety
of science related disciplines.

The initial target audience for NCSI are teams of faculty from predominantly
undergraduate institutions (PUI's), minority serving institutions (MSI's),
and community colleges whose students are either the next generation of
scientists and engineers, the next generation of K-12 teachers, or both.

I happen to agree with that "educating the educators" is a good target at
this stage of things. Leverages the effort.

These folks, however, don't seem to know about Python.  Or have not
incorporated into their thinking, anyway. I actually think that Python -
certainly as opposed to Java - will make these kinds of efforts more
productive and realistic.


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