A key mission of the C-SWARM is the integration of research with education. C-SWARM’s problem is very multidisciplinary requiring sophisticated understanding of the underlying physics, chemistry, and computer science, and the interaction of domain specialists with diverse knowledge.
The program provides an environment where students work with experts to develop deep knowledge and interact with the project team to install a broad appreciation of how individual contributions fit together into one complex result. One of the C-SWARM’s educational strategies is the Graduate Minor in Computational Science and Engineering. The minor is designed to allow doctoral students finishing graduate work that involves high performance computing to add a credential to their degree, acknowledging their expertise in the area. The C-SWARM project provides a unique setting for the multidisciplinary education of students, postdoctoral scholars and research staff to join the work force in critically important areas of national importance.