Early Registration Recommended for Prestigious Computing Workshop to be Held at WSC June 19-25
Published: 5-6-2011 12:20 pm
The Computer Technology and Information Systems (CTIS) Department at Wayne State College is pleased to announce that it will host a prestigious, week-long summer tutorial workshop for educators titled "Introduction to Computational Thinking" June 19-25. The workshop is sponsored by the National Computational Science Institute (NCSI), with support from TeraGrid, Blue Waters, the SC2011 conference's Education Program, and other organizations.
Educators will experience a valuable week of expert-led computational explorations, hands-on practice, collaborative work, and curriculum development for their own classroom. They will explore how to do high performance computing and computational science, plus how to integrate computational methods into their teaching and teach computational science topics. The workshop registration is free to qualified educators. Participants are responsible for their own travel and other related costs.
The application for the workshop is at http://www.computationalscience.org/ Applicants need to ensure they are registering for the workshop to be held at Wayne State College.
This workshop is appropriate for educators at many levels and in many fields. Educators are encouraged to pass this information along to other educators who may be interested in attending. This is an excellent opportunity for educators to participate in this prestigious workshop program.
Applicants who become attendees will receive free registration for the workshop and will be fed and provided housing during the workshop at no charge. The workshop will require a $150 fully refundable deposit from applicants. To qualify for the refund, the workshop participant will need to attend the workshop every day for the week it is offered and submit the daily surveys, pre-survey, and post-survey administered to participants. The NCSI policies Web site provides the details of this unique program. With the refund, the week-long workshop has no direct cost to the attendee except for the travel and related costs to get to and from the workshop from their home or workplace.
The workshop will be held in Gardner Hall on the Wayne State College campus. Gardner Hall is home to the School of Business and Technology at WSC, including the Computer Technology and Information Systems Department.
CTIS at Wayne State College offers a full range of computing degree programs in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems, including concentrations in Computer Information Systems of Programmer/Analyst, Networking, Web Analyst, and E-commerce. The CTIS Department also offers minors in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Management Information Systems to undergraduate students, as well as offering the Information Technology Supplemental Endorsement for educators at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the Masters of Science in Organizational Management -- Information Technology Management Concentration to graduate students.