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Promoting the Computational Science Initiative (ProCSI, pronounced “proxy”) is a free six day residential program run by Professor Dan Negrut and his students on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ProCSI introduces high-school students to the Computational Science discipline. 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 that they may encounter in a college as a student or in everyday life. This is accomplished through a hands-on active learning process, where activities include Computer Aided Design of physical objects, problem solving activities using computer simulation software, and tours of engineering laboratories where cutting-edge research takes place. ProCSI aims to motivate 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.