Reach out to new generations of scientists through education

CISL, as a supercomputing laboratory located in a discipline-specific national research center devoted to the study of the Earth System, is uniquely positioned to help integrate interdisciplinary research and education at the intersections of applied mathematics, statistics, computational science, and Earth System science. CISL’s educational and training efforts at this nexus are designed to complement and supplement programs at universities and other centers.

CISL accomplishes these education, research, and training objectives through a variety of activities. Internships focused on student teams (SIParCS) and faculty training in HPC concepts (Pi in the Sky) broaden participation, promote workforce development, and enhance diversity. A vibrant visitor program (CVP), as well as a robust portfolio of workshops (e.g., Climate Informatics and Multi-core) bring external researchers to NCAR to tackle cutting-edge problems, thus fostering scientific collaboration and advancement. Training programs for users of HPC systems and others for users of data analysis and visualization tools, help ensure students and faculty have the skills they need to use advanced cyberinfrastructure effectively.

Finally, NCAR and CISL also provide cyberinfrastructure resources and user support for NCAR-wide 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.