GEAR UP Wyoming takes over NWSC

By Staff
07/15/2013 - 12:00am
GEAR UP takes over NWCS

192 students, in groups of 62 to 64 invaded the NWSC to learn about science and supercomputing. Members of UCAR Spark! Tim Barnes, Teri Eastburn and Marc Mueller worked alongside CISL staff and GEAR UP camp mentors and organizers to enthuse seventh through twelfth grade students about science, supercomputing, engineering and communications. The students participated in activities that helped them understand interactions within complex systems, much like those in our natural world. They also got to explore the inner workings of the facility, and discover the great variety of studies and interests that can lead to careers at the NWSC and NCAR.

GEAR UP stands for "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs," and is a federally funded, statewide grant in Wyoming that reaches up to 2,000 students each year. Its goal is to prepare them to enter and succeed in post-secondary education through academic support and tutoring, mentoring, leadership development, career exploration and educational field trips.

For more information about GEAR UP, please see http://www.uwyo.edu/gearup/.