Summer Teacher Training Session
EDUC 501 Special Topics: Introduction to the Supercomputing Challenge
Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 1
Instructor of Record: Dr. Karin Wiburg, College of Education
Los Alamos National Laboratory Instructors: Chris Karr, David Kratzer, Eric Ovaska
Contact Hours:August 1-6, 1999
Introductory course for high school teachers who would be interested in participating in the New Mexico High School Supercomputing Challenge. A basic introductory course of supercomputing for those teachers who have little or no computing background. Topics will include e-mail; the pico editor; an overview of programming in C++ and Fortran; UNIX; Challenge project design; HTML; and other Internet and World Wide Web applications. The course primarily gives teachers an overview of the New Mexico High School Supercomputing Challenge, its expectations and goals. Teachers will be introduced to computer scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Teachers will complete a final paper, project, or program that will be presented on the last day of the session.
At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to:
Major topics to be studied
A standard grading scale will be used (91-100= A; 81-90 = B; 71-80 = C).