WY State Educators Visit NWSC

By AJ Lauer
02/04/2016 - 3:15pm

On January 15th , a group of 23 Wyoming teachers, administrators and legislators visited the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center. The educators were visiting as part of the S5S Policy Summit, an opportunity for school district representatives to come together to share best practices and vision for the education system.

During the visit the group met with representatives from CISL and SciEd, who presented them with teaching resources and ideas on how to incorporate computational science concepts into their curriculum. Also presenting were members of the University of Wyoming Math & Computer Science Departments, and the WY STEM Outreach Program. 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow said, "We knew we wanted to show our educators the best Cheyenne has to offer while they were here for our policy summit, and the NWSC did not disappoint. The technology sector is vital to Wyoming's future and a visit to the NWSC revealed the amazing work already being done and the opportunities our youth have right in our own backyard."

Educators from around the state of Wyoming visit the NWSC
Presenters and visitors pause for a photo next to Yellowstone during their tour of the NWSC. (Photo: AJ Lauer)