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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Scholarships for Computational Science Majors

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Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Up to $60,000 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

award

Up to $60,000

deadline

November 01, 2021
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FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

$13,500 August 15, 2021 See Details
 

FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

award

$13,500

deadline

August 15, 2021
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Olay Face the Stem Gap Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

Up to $5,000 July 15, 2021 See Details
 

Olay Face the Stem Gap Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

July 15, 2021
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NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship

National Society of High School Scholars

$1,000 October 15, 2021 See Details
 

NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship

National Society of High School Scholars

award

$1,000

deadline

October 15, 2021
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Coupa Cares Scholarship

Coupa Software

Varies June 25, 2021 See Details
 

Coupa Cares Scholarship

Coupa Software

award

Varies

deadline

June 25, 2021
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