Science Education Group Workshops
The Center for Polymer Studies Science Education Group has led
workshops of all sorts since the early 1990s for several hundreds of middle
and high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, high
school teachers, and college faculty. These have included intensive
2-week workshops for high school and undergraduate teachers, summer
internships for students and teachers, 1 hour, 3 hour, and all-day
workshops, and on-site workshops at conferences, schools and
universities worldwide. For a workshop in action, please see the CELEST Education
Summer Workshop Images from 2007.
The content of our workshops varies but has focused on primarily on
computational modeling, and often on the interface between experiment and
computation. These have included studies of fractals, molecular
dynamics, and neuroscience, the three major focus areas of our group.
Please visit the homepage of our Science Education
CPS Science Education Workshop Opportunities
In addition to ongoing external workshops, the following is our
current Summer 2011 schedule of
education workshops, to be hosted at Boston University:
Molecular Dynamics '11. Local high school science teachers who have
participated in prior Virtual Molecular Dynamics Laboratory workshops
are being invited back to participate in the development and launch of
VMDL 2.0! The workshop will be held at Boston University from July
Neuroscience '11. Boston-area high school teachers or
undergraduate faculty, preferrably those who have participated in prior
CELEST workshops, are invited to apply for Neuroscience '11. Together,
we will explore prototype neuroscience modeling tools used in education
and plan the next stages of materials development. The workshop will
be held at Boston University from August 1-2, 2011.
China High School Student Partnership. This workshop will
introduce a cohort of students from China to the basic principles of
computational modeling. The workshop will explore fractals, molecular
dynamics, and neuroscience. This is a special workshop by
invitation only coordinated by an external partner, to be held at Boston
University from July 18-22, 2011.
Boston University Graduate Neuroscience Workshops. These
workshops are aimed at supporting the new Graduate Program in Neuroscience at
Boston University. Participation is limited to graduate students
enrolled in the program. The workshop will introduce students to
curriculum tools and materials as well as develop outreach skills to
work with partnering
area schools. Workshop dates to be announced.
For information about the campus
during the summer, please visit: Boston University Summer Term.
For further details concerning these workshops or to apply, please contact Science
Education Group Director Paul
The image above shows a computer generated diffusion limited
aggregation cluster, created by the serial aggregation of a random walker.
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