As we all know, science is becoming more computational every day. Computers are being used to simulate and solve an increasing number of scientific problems. SIAM’s Working Group on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Undergraduate Education has released a very interesting report on how schools can improve computational science training for the next generation of mathematicians, scientists and engineers.
It's a fascinating report on topics ranging from why have a CSE program to how to design such a program to some case studies to the value of internships to career possibilities. All that's missing is an extensive CSE bibliography!
One interesting thing that they note in the introduction is that CSE programs tend to be more diverse than other math or computing programs:
It is widely documented that the number and proportion of female undergraduates in computing fields has been declining in recent years. CSE, and especially CSE applied to the biological sciences, typically attract a much higher proportion of females. It is not uncommon for undergraduate applied mathematics programs to have a majority of female students, and it is very common for biology, for example. CSE therefore represents a good opportunity to attract a more diverse student body into computing.
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