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The Center for Computational Sciences and Advance Distributed Simulation (C2SDS) community activities comprise of very successful programs for pre-college and college students whose interests lie in computer science, mathematics, engineering and the sciences. C2SDS is also highly involved in the development of K-12 schoolteachers. These programs form a strong pipeline for students as early as 7th graders to enter college at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD); these students are then guided into graduate school. Pre-College Programs, directed at middle and high school students, include Houston PREP, Computational Science Academy, CS Academy, Scholars Academy, and High School Tours/Visits. C2SDS’s Houston PREP and Saturday Programs were awarded a Pre-College Award for Excellence in Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology by NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 1998. College Programs, which ensure student success at the undergraduate level, consist of Research Assistantships, Tutoring, Advising/Mentoring, Scholars Academy, Learning Center, Collaborative Learning Community Center, and the ADSRC Laboratory. Teacher Training is being undertaken in collaboration with NASA and other entities. These training sessions involve hands-on exposure/experience to new technologies and educational materials. Through future funding, we plan to make all developed curriculum accessible interactive online from the C2SDS’s website (www.uhd.edu/ccsds).
The following programs are available through C2SDS Community Activities:
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