Summer Program In Computational Science
Modeling Your World
This 20-hour intensive session will introduce high school students to the role of computational and communications technology in modern science.
Participants will use several modeling tools to investigate authentic scientific problems. Following an introduction to computational science, students will learn how to create computational solutions to problems such as population dynamics, predator-prey relationships and the spread of diseases. Following this introduction, participants will collaborate with other students to create and use a computational solution to one or more problems from a large collection of case studies.
Parents and the public will be invited to the students' final project presentations on the last day of the program.
While some experience with computers is helpful, it is not required. It should be noted that the emphasis of this program is science, with computers being used as a tool to help with the investigation of interesting scientific events.
Who should attend?
This program is designed for high school students who were in grades 9-12 during the 2011-12 academic year.
Where are the classes?
John Paul II Catholic High School
3250A Dickinson Avenue Extension
Greenville, NC 27834
When is the program?
July 9-13, 2012 from 8:00am until 12:00 noon
Parents are invited to attend closing day activates.
What is the cost?
The cost of $375 per participant includes tuition, rentals, program materials, and an on-site continental breakfast. Scholarship money will be available so that no one is turned away because of financial reasons. Applications are due by June 1 or until program is full.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance. Full refunds will be returned to those we are unable to accept.