This workshop is designed to leverage LLNL's computer simulation expertise to bring hands-on modeling to local high school STEM teachers and their students. Participants will learn to use NetLogo, a free, open-source simulation software used by tens of thousands of students, teachers, and researchers world wide, to create computer models that will enhance their STEM curriculum.
Level-I This level is designed to introduce the concepts behind computer modeling and simulation and real-world applications. Participants will interact with LLNL scientists and learn about how simulation is used in their work. NetLogo will be introduced as a modeling tool.
Level-II This level is designed to expand the participant's knowledge of programming with NetLogo. The participant will be encouraged to develop computer applications that will enhance their STEM curriculum.
Level-VI Participants will work with a few of their students and LLNL scientists to develop a year-long capstone project that will be presented to peers, LLNL scientists, and industry leaders at a one-day symposium the following Summer.
Level-III This level will not be offered until the summer of 2014. Participants who have completed Levels I and II will be able to bring 2 students to join them for a 2-week workshop. During this workshop the students will develop their skills using NetLogo and prepare to train other students at the school site to use this software and create modeling solutions to their science projects.