ProCSI Engineering Summer Camp 2014
Promoting the Computational Science Initiative (ProCSI)
Promoting the Computational Science Initiative (ProCSI, pronounced “proxy”), is a free six day residential program on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Organized by the members of the Simulation-Based Engineering Lab in collaboration with the Wisconsin Applied Computing Center, ProCSI introduces high-school students to the Computational Science discipline. The participants will be shown how the fundamental building blocks they are currently learning in high-school math, physics and science classes are connected to advanced concepts in computer science and engineering they may encounter at the University as a student or in the everyday world around us. This is accomplished through a rigorous hands-on active learning process, where the activities vary from Computer Aided Design of 3-D objects, to problem solving activities using computer simulation software, to engineering lab tours where cutting-edge research takes place. ProCSI aims to motivate the students by giving them a basic understanding of how computers are used today to lead to tomorrow’s discoveries and innovations in science and engineering.
The Simulation-Based Engineering Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is led by Associate Professor Dan Negrut.
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