Computational Science

Computational science (also scientific computing or scientific computation (SC)) is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary field that uses advanced computing capabilities to understand and solve complex problems. It is an area of science which spans many disciplines, but at its core it involves the development of models and simulations to understand natural systems.

In practical use, it is typically the application of computer simulation and other forms of computation from numerical analysis and theoretical computer science to solve problems in various scientific disciplines. The field is different from theory and laboratory experiment which are the traditional forms of science and engineering. The scientific computing approach is to gain understanding, mainly through the analysis of mathematical models implemented on computers. Scientists and engineers develop computer programs, application software, that model systems being studied and run these programs with various sets of input parameters. The essence of computational science is the application of numerical algorithms and/or computational mathematics. In some cases, these models require massive amounts of calculations (usually floating-point) and are often executed on supercomputers or distributed computing platforms.

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Hennessy Fellows Program

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Up to $30,000 December 31, 2019 See Details

Hennessy Fellows Program

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

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Up to $30,000

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December 31, 2019
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 31, 2020 See Details

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

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Up to $7,500

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January 31, 2020
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Tech High School Alumni Assoc./W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.

$5,000 February 14, 2020 See Details

Tech High School Alumni Assoc./W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.

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$5,000

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February 14, 2020
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Lisa Kaminski Memorial Scholarship

Pay It Forward Cincinnati

$2,500 January 15, 2020 See Details

Lisa Kaminski Memorial Scholarship

Pay It Forward Cincinnati

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$2,500

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January 15, 2020
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John and Yvonne Hsu Edmisten in memory of Allan Voigt M.D. Scholarship

San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation

$2,500 February 02, 2020 See Details

John and Yvonne Hsu Edmisten in memory of Allan Voigt M.D. Scholarship

San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation

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$2,500

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February 02, 2020
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