Computational Thinking workshop being held on campus

Southern University’s Department of Computer Science is hosting a “Computational Thinking Workshop” through Thursday that is training professors from the University and colleges across the country.  

The National Computational Science Institute is leading the four-day workshop – being held in T.T. Allain Hall - designed to train professors as specialists in computational science.

“Computational Science has become one of the newest growing degrees in the work field,” said Dr. Ebrahim Khosravi, workshop coordinator and Chairman of the Department of Computer
Science. The workshop is a means of developing a computational science concentration for undergraduate and graduate students, he said.

Southern is developing a computational science degree that will consist of cross-discipline courses, bringing together students from engineering, biology, math, chemistry and computer science. The goal is to have the degree program in place by spring 2013, Khosravi said.

Three lead instructors from NCSI have focused the workshops on parallel thinking and resources to prepare graduate students, college faculty, and high school teachers for new parallel computing environments.

 The goal is to bring faculty and teachers together to provide teaching tools to incorporate computational models into undergraduate science education, mathematics, and physical and life science classrooms and research projects.

NCSI provides workshops covering a wide range of subjects relating to computational science for educators at all levels nationwide.