Ohio Network Undergraduate Computational Science (ONUCS)

Ignatios Vakalis, Capital University
Andrea M. Karkowski, Capital University
Terry D. Lahm, Capital University

Description:

We have identified a core group of undergraduate educators who are interested in computational science. This project would provide support for continued interaction and allow us to expand the core group.

Purpose: To establish a foundation for statewide undergraduate computational science

Immediate Goal: To create a network of undergraduate schools who will: 1) develop computational science educational materials, 2) assist in the implementation of these materials, 3) facilitate the dissemination of these materials, 4) foster collaborations among institutions.

Potential Participants: Capital University, Wittenberg University, Denison University, Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Miami University, Youngstown State University, University of Dayton, College of Wooster, Oberlin College, the Ohio Super-computer Center.

Longterm Vision: 1) Seek funding from Ohio-based agencies to create course and curricular materials, 2) foster faculty and student exchanges between schools, 3) create undergraduate computational science research experiences, 4) expand the network regionally and nationally, and 5) develop connections with high school mathematics and science educators.

Budget & Timeline:

Amount:

Student Help (secretarial/organizational)

$400

Develop webpage & listserve to provide info/resources

$400

Contact schools/meet at C.U. (travel/food/materials)

1,000

Implement materials/assess implementation/report to PKAL

$200

Meeting with individuals to write grant

$700

Liaison travel to institutions to write/assemble grant

$200

Assessment and Report to PKAL

$100

Total budget not to exceed $2,000 in the first year and $1,000 in the second year