Creating Computational Science Programs for the Existing and Future Workforce
SESSION: Facing the Challenge of Scarce Expertise
EVENT TYPE: Special Topic: Workforce Development, Communities
TIME: 1:30PM - 2:15PM
ABSTRACT: Programs to educate both the current and future workforce in the applications of computational science to science and engineering problems have been initiated at the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s Ralph Regula School of Computational Science. A minor in computational science for undergraduates in science and engineering majors started with the definition of competencies validated by both academic and industry advisory groups and is now in operation at thirteen institutions. An Associates degree in Science with a concentration in computational science has started at three community colleges. The undergraduate materials are now part of a certificate program aimed at training the current workforce. These have been supplemented with more advanced applications focused on the polymer industry. Together, the programs provide multiple avenues to create a workforce needed with the skills needed in the HPC industry and for industry specific applications.