The Consortium Teaching Modules and Links 2000/2001 Leadership Program

The Consortium


Association for Computing Machinery
ACM is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. With a world-wide membership of 80,000, ACM functions as a locus for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of Information Technology.

East Carolina University
East Carolina University is located in Greenville, North Carolina, a city of about 56,000 people, which serves as a business, cultural, educational, and medical hub of the eastern North Carolina coastal plain. Ranked among the top ten public regional universities in the South, ECU has a reputation for preparing students for successful careers in a variety of professions, from art and education to business and medicine. Eleven professional schools, the Brody School of Medicine, and the College of Arts and Sciences prepare ECU's students for informed professional practice.

IEEE Computer Society
IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. The IEEE helps advance global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.

Krell Institute
From its inception in 1997, the goal of the Krell Institute has been to provide superior technical resources, knowledge and experience in managing technology-based education and information programs. Krell works to ensure that students at all levels are exposed to science and technology and are given opportunities to continue studying and working in scientifically complex arenas throughout their educational careers.

National Center for Atmospheric Research
The National Center for Atmospheric Research, NCAR, was established in 1960 to serve as a focus for research on atmospheric and related science problems and is recognized for its scientific contributions to our understanding of the earth system, including climate change, changes in atmospheric composition, Earth-Sun interactions, weather formation and forecasting, and the impacts of all of these components on human societies.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications, one of the five original centers in the National Science Foundation's Supercomputer Centers Program and a unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, opened its doors in January 1986. NCSA earned and maintains an international reputation in high-performance computing and networking and in developing innovative software applications. Since 1997, NCSA has been the leading-edge site for the National Computational Science Alliance, one of two partnerships of the NSF's Partnerships for Advanced Computational Infrastructure program.

NPACI/San Diego Supercomputer Center
The mission of the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) is to advance science by creating a ubiquitous, continuous, and pervasive national computational infrastructure: the Grid. Funded by the National Science Foundation and led by Fran Berman of UC San Diego (UCSD) and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), NPACI continues to make major contributions to the national academic community. NPACI, along with some 30 other funded partners and 16 domestic and international affiliates, pursues three goals: capability computing, discovery environments, and computational literacy.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.

Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit education and research corporation dedicated to the reform and improvement of mathematics and science education by the incorporation of appropriate computational and communication technologies. Shodor places a special emphasis on enabling authentic science and mathematics explorations at all educational levels, developing numerical models and simulations integrated with the curriculum, professional development, and network access to support their use in learner-centered environments.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is one of the world’s leading research laboratories. Established in 1962, it is located at Stanford University in Menlo Park, CA. SLAC's mission is to design, construct and operate state-of-the-art electron accelerators and related experimental facilities for use in high-energy physics and synchrotron radiation research.

University of Alabama in Huntsville
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is an autonomous campus of the University of Alabama System dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. UAH is a key participant in one of the nation's major international centers for advanced technological research and utilizes its position in this environment to provide unique opportunities and creative programs for students, faculty, and the community.