Computational Modeling Workgroups

The Systems Education Experiences program at ISB brings together students to learn with scientists and educators. Each year, we receive over 300 applications from high school students wanting to intern with us. We are a relatively small institute of 200 people, so cannot accept everyone. However, we want every student to have an opportunity to participate in STEM. So we have created new ways for students to learn and do STEM with ISB! These include courses at skill centers, in-person and online ambassador programs, and now WORKGROUPS.

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched our first ever online Computational Modeling Workgroup! 42 high school students from 4 different US states used their "pandemic time" to join 3 educators and 15 STEM professionals to use computational modeling to understand and solve a variety of systems problems.

Learn more about 2020's Computational Modeling Workgroup by viewing the webpages the students designed and created. Navigate through the pages to learn about these amazing individuals and to learn from their projects. Their projects span many topics include medicine/health, cancer, COVID-19, the environment, social systems, molecular biology, programming and careers.

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Funding to support the development of these activities and experiences was provided by National Science Foundation Award DBI-1565166. The content of these pages was created by students for students with the help of educators, scientists and the Jones Family Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of ISB, NSF or JFF.