The Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) is an alliance of 74 American research universities, national labs, and computing centers. CASC helps ensure research access to computing resources. The 2014 CASC brochure features CCR’s Summer Workshop of June 2013:
“High school students get a chance to live the life of a scientist each summer at the Eric Pitman Summer Workshop in Computational Science hosted by the University at Buffalo’s Center for Computational Research. By exposing kids to the real work of science, this two-week annual event aims to encourage high school students to enter the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Last summer’s students learned to use the R programming language to compute statistics, write functions, and model and visualize data. Along the way, they visited working labs, attended lectures and toured supercomputing facilities. Finally, they were set loose to practice their new skills on a protein crystallization data set. On the final day, students presented their results to their instructors and families. The program encourages students to consider the wide range of career possibilities in the STEM disciplines, while preparing them to think creatively, reason critically, and collaborate with others to solve challenging problems.”
Further information about the 2013 Eric Pitman Summer Workshop in Computational Science can be found at ccr.buffalo.edu.