CFSES Education and Outreach
Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (UTCDI) and STORE have partnered with CFSES over the years to conduct educational outreach programs to reach out to undergraduate students, high school students as well as their educators. These programs have been funded by NSF and DOE. Workshops have been held in the summer at the University of Texas at Austin JJ Pickle Research Campus.
2013 CFSES and STORE Workshop: The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment This workshop informed and challenged high school educators and students. They explored the emerging interdisciplinary role of mathematics and computational science in the simulation and solution of the Grand Challenge of carbon sequestration. The brochure (link) provides more details about the workshop.
2010 Outreach CFSES and CDI Workshop: The Role of Computation in Protecting the Environment This workshop informed and challenged high school educators and students on technology solutions that protect our interest in the future. Discussions were held on laboratory and field experiments, mathematical modeling and large scale parallel computation. The brochure (link) provides more details about the workshop.
CFSES Wins 4th Place in Basic Energy Sciences' “Energy Frontier
One of the greatest challenges in communicating science to a broader audience is in boiling down a scientifically complex topic to something that is understandable yet still accurate to the science. The Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) sponsored the “Energy Frontier Research Center Science Using Only a Thousand and One Words Challenge” as part of their 2013 EFRC Principal Investigators’ Meeting. Below is the award-winning CFSES entry which illustrates the impact on society of our mission using only the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language, with the addition of one word important to each of the EFRCs and the mission of DOE: energy. CFSES received 4th place for this innovative poster.