Learn about the professional development workshops for faculty that are being offered through BW-UPEP.
Learn about the undergraduate petascale research internship program, providing undergraduate students with research experiences to prepare and motivate them for careers in petascale computing.
Apply for an internship at the NCSI website.
Learn about how BW-UPEP is funding the development, testing and dissemination of curricular modules that bring authentic high-performance computing applications into the undergraduate classroom.
Submit a Curriculum Proposal at the NCSI Website.
Preparation for petascale computing requires solid grounding in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), HPC and HPC-related curricula. As a community, we must address the engagement of a larger and more diverse workforce to broaden participation and to ensure that CSE education keeps pace with the evolution of science and technology. We will leverage faculty expertise to establish best practices, identify and fill gaps, and modernize the CSE curriculum across all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The NCSA Blue Waters petascale computing facility funded by NSF will support this effort by providing 1% of the computing capacity of its computational infrastructure in direct support of educational applications. The Blue Waters system will support sustained petaflop performance of scientific codes, and thereby provide a unique educational learning experience for students across the nation.
The Blue Waters undergraduate education emphasis is intended to prepare the next generation of graduate students, the next generation of K-12 teachers, and an educated workforce. All undergraduate institutions are encouraged to participate including 2- and 4-year colleges and universities, minority serving institutions, EPSCoR institutions, women's colleges, and institutions addressing special needs students.
To achieve these goals, the Blue Waters Undergraduate Petascale Education Program (UPEP) is launching three programs for engaging the national community. The three programs are: