The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $500,000 to Philip Chang, professor, physics, Mahsa Dabagh, assistant professor, biomedical engineering, and Susan McRoy, professor, computer science, to support a three-week summer school to train UWM graduate students to compute for research problems.

Over three weeks of lectures, lab exercise and homework—starting in summer, 2023–students can learn how to apply and integrate machine learning, computational methods, high-performance computing, and cyberinfrastructure in ways that support or improve research projects.

Students will be paid a stipend. 

Faculty from UW-Parkside will be part of the faculty team and UW-Parkside students be eligible to participate.

Investigators will use several strategies to ensure diversity among both students and faculty members, says McRoy.

Features of the workshop will include: a high TA to student ratio (1:5) and a curriculum that addresses formulating a research question that could be answered with data, analyzing data for patterns, writing scientific papers or reports, and working collaboratively.

By summer’s end, students will have produced something that is potentially useful for the host faculty’s or the student’s own research,” Dabagh says.

More information about this summer school will be available later this academic year.