Computational science for the undergraduate environment

Conference PaperinProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference · February 2001
DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2001.964016 · Source: IEEE Xplore
Conference: Frontiers in Education Conference, 2001. 31st Annual, Volume: 3


    Computational science, defined as the intersection of mathematics, computing and science, can be naturally integrated into existing undergraduate mathematics and science curricula. The interdisciplinary nature of computational science integrates ideas from applied mathematics, computing, and visualization to solve problems from diverse areas in science, engineering and finance. Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and Battelle, Capital University (USA) is creating a comprehensive program culminating in a minor in computational science. The program is designed for the undergraduate Liberal Arts Environment. Components of the program could also be easily integrated into existing engineering curricula. The curriculum provides a collection of courses defined as core and electives. Core courses educate students in modeling using various computational science tools, while electives provide more in-depth understanding in the computational fields of biology, chemistry, environmental science, psychology and neuroscience