The Computational Research Access NEtwork (CRANE) presents:
WINTER/SPRING 2024 VIRTUAL SEMINAR
COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS
FOR THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES
A FREE workshop for undergraduates of marginalized identities
The CRANE 2024 application is now open!
The deadline to apply to the next cycle is Dec 8, 2023
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, TAUGHT BY SCIENTISTS, FOR SCIENTISTS
Scientific computing is a key tool for research in the physical sciences. Modern scientific research relies heavily on a number of highly specialized computational methods and simulation codes. In order to engage in theoretical physics, astronomy and chemistry research, some amount of computing knowledge is necessary.
Unfortunately, many of these essential techniques are generally only taught at the graduate level, if at all. This unnecessarily high barrier to entry prevents potential undergraduate researchers from pursuing research in computational physics, astronomy and chemistry, and further disadvantages students that are historically underrepresented in the field (BIPOC, LGBTQ+ students, etc.).
This series of workshops aims to provide a crash-course in a diverse set of computation tools and algorithms that will prepare undergraduate students to engage in computational research.The workshop series focuses on building a Python-based computational toolkit that includes simulation methods and algorithms such as Monte Carlo methods and differential equation solvers, in addition to data-driven methods like machine learning. Our central priority is to train the next generation of diverse scientists in a supportive, collaborative learning environment.
Tenets of CRANE's program
Our seminars aim to build a computational skillset in students who otherwise not have the opportunity to learn such materials in their undergraduate education. This will give students confidence and preparation for future coursework and research experiences.
Our program is led by a group of scientists of marginalized identities. These leadership aim to establish mentor-mentee relationships with students in the program in order to help build their careers and sense of belonging in their field of choice.
CRANE students will have the opportunity to meet established scientists from many institutions across the US, many of whom will connect students directly with internships and research opportunities.