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SC97 Education Program: The Role of Technology in Life-long Learning

Source: HPCwire, October 31, 1997

The Education Program at SC97: High Performance Networking and Computing is designed to give K-12 teachers, administrators, university professors, educational software researchers, community technology leaders, and others a three-day intensive experience with the tools and techniques of high performance networking and computing as applied in the education domain.

The Education Program will be held in San Jose, California, November 15-19, during SC97. Invited speakers will discuss education goals for the computational sciences and presenters will share new software and curricula as well as student projects and computational models. Participants will also be engaged in panel discussions on topics such as "Development and Assessment of Virtual Reality Materials for Education" and "Internet in the K-12 Classroom: The Realities of Technology Transfer."



Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan
Scaffolding Learning & Addressing Diversity: Technology as the Trojan Mouse

Richard Tapia, Computational and Applied Mathematics and Center for Research on Parallel Computation, Rice University
Orchestrating Mathematical and Computational Sciences Instruction to the Needs of Science and Society


Transforming Teaching for the 21st Century
Lisa Bievenue, NCSA; Donna Cauley, Andalusia High School, Andalusia, AL; Edna Gentry, ASPIRE

Internet in the K-12 Classroom: The Realities of Technology Transfer
Kim Nguyen-Jahiel, Punyashloke Mishra, NCSA

Webwisdom: Architecture of Web-based Training and Education System
Geoffrey Fox, NPAC at Syracuse University

Maryland Virtual High School of Science and Mathematics: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for a Computational Science Internet Project
Mary Ellen Verona, Susan Ragan, Maryland Virtual High School

STEP: A Case Study on Building a Bridge between HPC Technologies and the Secondary Classroom
Kris Stewart, San Diego State University, NPACI; Janet Bowers, San Diego State University

The Network Montana Project: Summary of Materials Development Activities
David A. Thomas, Montana State University

Instructional Design Issues Surrounding Development of online Training in VRML
Melissa L. Kelly, NCSA

Exploring the Link Between "Real" and "Virtual" Experiences in the Classroom with VRML and 3-D Modeling
Erich K. Schroeder, Illinois State Museum; Thomas Bulka, Northern High School, Accident, MD; David Emigh, Quinebaug Valley Community Technical College; Barbara Andersen, Peterson Elementary School, Kalispell, MT; Dee Chapman, NCSA; Robert Fixen, Montana State University

Computational Physics: A Course, a Book, and Web Tutorials
Rubin Landau, Physics, Oregon State University

MPI on Line: A Teaching Environment for MPI
Elspeth Minty, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre

The Portals Project: Supporting Web-based Collaborations among Students and Scientists
Kallen Tsikalas, Katherine McMillan, Center for Children & Technology, EDC; Peggy Larisch, Silver High School, Silver City, NM; Bruce Bennett North Polk High School, Alleman, IA


Collaborative Environments and Technology
Beau Fly Jones, Ohio Supercomputer Center; Geoffrey Fox, NPAC, Syracuse University; David Emigh, NCSA

Standards, Frameworks and Technology Planning for Schools
Ralph Annina, Senior Consultant, Allied Computer Group; Carol Doherty, Director, Professional Development, Center for Innovation in Urban Education

The Future Impact of the National Partnerships in Computational Infrastructure on Education
Roscoe C. Giles, Boston University; John Ziebarth, NCSA

Development and Assessment of Virtual Reality Materials for Education
Chris Dede, George Mason University; Robert Fixen, Montana State University; Melissa Kelly, NCSA

Internet in the K-12 Classroom: The Realities of Technology Transfer
Panelists TBA

Presentation of the UCES Awards
Jim Corones, AmesLab


Chickscope: An Innovative World Wide Laboratory for K-12 Classrooms
Clinton Potter, Umesh Thakkar, NCSA

MATLAB in the Science Classroom
Charlotte M. Trout, Maryland Virtual High School; Don Shaffer, Maryland Virtual High School

Project CERES: Bringing NASA Resources into the Classroom
Stephanie Stevenson, George Tuthill, Dave Thomas, Timothy Slater, Montana State University

Cynthia Lanius, Milby High School, Houston, TX; Susan Boone, Saint Agnes Academy, Houston, TX

Designing Web Pages that are Universally Accessible
Beth Ann Ziebarth, University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service; Edna Gentry, ASPIRE; Donna Cauley, Andalusia High School, Andalusia, AL

Fractal Analysis From Patterns in Nature: Experimental and Computer Analysis
Elizabeth (Tommi) Holsenbeck, Jefferson Davis High School, Montgomery, AL; Jane Jones, J.O. Johnson High School, Huntsville, AL

Authoring Problems by Students for Students: An Advanced Physics High School Project Laboratory
M. E. Hinton, Urbana High School, Urbana, IL; A. J. Fleming, Champaign Centennial High School, Champaign, IL; A. W. Hubler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; U. Thakkar, NCSA

Strategic Planning for Integrating Technology into Schools
Carol Doherty, Louis Kruger, Northeastern University; Gregory Tutunjian, Independent Software Consultant

Strategic Planning: An Approach for K-12 Education Organizations
Ralph Annina, Senior Consultant, Allied Computer Group


NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Program
Beth Lewandowski, NASA Lewis Research Center

Online K-12 Earth System Science Lessons that Use Web Resources
Brian Beaudrie, Timothy Slater, Dave Thomas, Montana State University

Yohkoh Public Outreach Project: Using the Web and HPCC for Life-long Learning
Timothy Slater, Montana State University; Marion French, Kansas State University; Donna Governor, Escambia County School District, Pensacola,FL

Implementing the National Science Education K-12 Standards Using NASA WEB Resources
Robert Fixen, Timothy Slater, George Tuthill, Stephanie Stevenson, Montana State University

Earth System Science High School Classroom Applications Using Scientific Visualization and Distance Learning Experiences
Robert Smith, Michael Porter, Terry Parker High School, Jacksonville, FL

Fusion of Art and Technology
Kathy Felling, Karen Ciprari-Murphy, Fulton County Board of Education, Atlanta, GA

The National Education Supercomputer Program
Brian Lindow, LLNL

Multiple Representations of the Periodic System of Elements: The Design and Evaluation of a Multimedia Hypertext
Punyashloke Mishra, NCSA

The Internet Worlds Fair by a K-6 School
Deanna Alexander, Fisher Grade School, Fisher, IL; Melissa Kelly, NCSA

Use of the CAVE in Promoting Safe Street Crossing
Patricia Brown, Columbia Elementary School, Champaign, IL; Georgette Moore, Yankee Ridge Elementary School, Urbana, IL

Cyber Mummy VR
Renee Cooper, Pamela Van Walleghen, Urbana Middle School, Urbana, IL

Virtual Reality Technology Enhances Learning for Interdisciplinary Studies on the Missouri River
Carol Engelman, Ralston High School, Omaha, NE; Elaine Westbrook, Omaha North High School, Omaha, NE

Entry-level Virtual Reality
Jane Leggett, Wilson Middle School, Moline, IL

Tessellation Tutorials
Suzanne Alejandre, Math Forum

Basic Aerodynamics Software Lab
John D. Eigenauer, NASA Lewis Research Center


Local Teachers/Administrators Day: On Wednesday, local area teachers will participate in the Education Program. Two special workshops, a luncheon, and a tour of the exhibit floor will be part of the day's events.


The Education Program is open to all SC97 technical program attendees. K-12 teachers should register for SC97 using the form at:

One of the goals of the Education Program is to broaden participation to include individuals and groups who have not been traditional attendees of SCing conferences. For information on financial support, see:

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