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Using Computing Power to Understand the Weather - A Middle School Student Workshop

June 10, 2019 7:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Announcement from June 10, 2019 Argonne email . . .

With its complexity, power, and ability to change quickly (especially in Illinois), the weather is something that captivates us all. Scientists rely heavily on computation, including supercomputers at Argonne, for the challenging task of understanding and predicting the weather. Surprisingly, the same process by which scientists attempt to model and predict the weather is a skill that can be learned by middle school students.

As part of a curriculum project funded by the National Science Foundation, Argonne's Educational Programs will host a five-day camp on weather and computational thinking for middle school students.The camp is open to students entering 8th or 9th grade this coming school year. Students will have the opportunity to investigate the weather from the perspective of a computational scientist. They will work with data and computer models in a setting that offers insight into the unique problem-solving approach that is computational thinking

August 5-9, 2019

Argonne National Laboratory
Learning Center, Bldg. 360
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Lemont, IL 60439

Click here for complete details and to apply.

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