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The National Computational Science Institute (NCSI) is a National Science Foundation funded Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement - National Dissemenation effort to train faculty of primarily undergraduate and minority serving institutionsin the use of computational science, particularly as it applies to inquiry based learning in introductory undergraduate classes.

The Shodor Education Foundation is a nonprofit education and research corporation dedicated to reforming and improving mathematics, science, and engineering education by incorporating appropriate computational and communication technologies. Their empathes are several: teaching science and mathematics by using computational and communication tools in the same ways as do professionals; developing numerical models and simulations integrated with the curriculum; professional development; and network access to support the use of computational tools in learner-centered environments. By developing curricula and working directly with teachers and students, the foundation is bringing the computational tools of science into the classroom.

Shodor will develop and support the Computational Science Education Reference Desk (CSERD) as part of its contribution to the National Computational Science Alliance.

"The mission of EOT-PACI is to develop human resources through the innovative use of emerging information technologies to understand and solve problems." The Education, Outreach, and Training Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (EOT-PACI) is an organization dedicated to making emerging technologies accessible to learners and educators at all levels, and to forging an inclusive computing community. EOT-PACI believes that technology holds great promise for both capturing learners' interest in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and technology, and for improving performance in these fields. EOT-PACI also believes that only a computing community that is inclusive of al peoples--regardless of race, gender, or physical capability --can create and deploy the obust technologies necessary to ensure American competitiveness in the 21st century. EOT-PACI is a joint effort of the National Computational Science Alliance (Alliance) and the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI), the two NSF-funded partnerships charged with creating a national computing infrastructure to support the next wave of scientific discovery.

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