CISL Education, Outreach, and Training

CISL designs education programs to integrate research and education and teach the technical skills that students and faculty need to make effective use of advanced cyberinfrastructure. These programs also promote diversity, enhance a culture of teaching and mentorship within CISL, and provide opportunities for collaboration with the university community. These objectives are accomplished through internship, visitor, workshop, and training programs.

A supercomputing laboratory in a national research center is a unique place to help integrate research and education between disciplines. CISL focuses on the computational and atmospheric sciences, and has a math institute dedicated to education and advancing research using applied mathematics and statistics. CISL’s educational efforts are designed to complement and supplement programs at universities and other centers.

CISL manages two principal training thrusts: one for HPC systems and another for CISL-developed data analysis and visualization tools. NCAR and CISL also provide cyberinfrastructure resources and user support for community workshops, tutorials, and summer schools in the atmospheric and related sciences.

This work is supported by NSF Core funding, with supplemental funding supplied by other sources as noted in the following reports.