Promoting the Computational Science Initiative (ProCSI)
A free six day residential program will be held July 9-14, 2017 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison to promote a multidisciplinary Computational Science Initiative (ProCSI, pronounced “proxy”). Organized by the members of the Simulation-Based Engineering Lab, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Applied Computing Center, ProCSI introduces high-school students to the Computational Science discipline. Participants will be shown how the fundamental building blocks they are currently learning in high-school math, physics, and science classes are connected to advanced concepts in computer science and engineering that they may encounter at the University as a student or in the everyday world around them. This is accomplished through a hands-on active learning process, where activities include Computer Aided Design of physical objects, problem solving activities using computer simulation software, and tours of engineering laboratories where cutting-edge research takes place. ProCSI aims to motivate students by giving them a basic understanding of how computers are used today to lead to tomorrow’s discoveries and innovations in science and engineering.
ProCSI 2018 will take place from July 15 to July 20, 2018. Apply here!