Students Complete Scientific Computing Course

LHS Students Complete BNL Scientific Computing Course
Posted on 05/09/2019
LHS Students Complete BNL  Scientific Computing CourseTwelve Longwood High School students recently completed a 20-week scientific computing course designed to spark an interest in computer-literate researchers of tomorrow.

Sponsored by Brookhaven National Laboratory and developed by instructor and technology architect David Biersach, the course introduced the students to modern coding techniques to address data analysis challenges in sciences.  Additionally, students had access to Wolfram Mathematica software as well as cloud computing to complete lab exercises designed to introduce 11 fundamental techniques of analysis and presentation of scientific data.  

“The Scientific Computing Course gave me the knowledge to work through difficult problems in my future career,” said sophomore Jack Mendes.

The students met once a week at the high school and completed 45 hands-on programming labs.   The course also provided an introduction of internship and research opportunities offered by Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Pictured l-r are: Dr. Lucinda Hemmick, Science Teacher; Paul Vitti, Gavin Stumpf, Erin Berry, Maha Mahmood, Emily Benincasa, and David Biersach, BNL Technology Architect; Matthew Turek, Daniel Chin-Suey, John Foster, James Lynch, Jack Mendes, and Dr. Scott Bronson, BNL Manager of K-12 Educational Programs; Scott Schuster, Principal; Andrew DiDonato, Science Chairperson; and Lance Lohman, Director of Curriculum for ELA, Math and Science.

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