TACC is committed to informing the public about the importance of advanced computing in society. TACC cultivates relationships with The University of Texas at Austin and the community at large, coordinating outreach activities that expand the understanding of advanced computing and the career opportunities available in the field. These activities target diverse audiences, including underrepresented populations. In addition, TACC works with K-12 teachers to provide for-credit activities, and to help them enhance their science and computing curriculums.
TACC Outreach Programs
- Increase awareness about TACC resources and services. See Tours for more information.
- Increase awareness about the impact of science and technology
- Get middle school and high school students excited about STEM careers
- Help underrepresented minorities make the connection between STEM careers and their everyday lives
Educational workshops: TACC provides high school students the opportunity to run a program on a world-class supercomputer. For example, with support from the iPlant Collaborative (http://www.iplantcollaborative.org), students will look at a piece of the genome for fruit, and figure out which fruits are most likely related. Students can explore which fruits can cross-breed to make hybrids, or what part of the genome makes fruits a certain color or resist a bug.
TACC Cybersecurity Program: With support from the Verizon Foundation (see Thinkfinity website), TACC has created an outreach program aimed at increasing awareness of Internet safety, while teaching deep concepts of how computer hardware, software, and networks operate. This program also explores careers in the field of STEM and Cybersecurity.
Programa de Seguridad Cibernética TACC: Con el apoyo de la Fundación Verizon (ver sitio web Thinkfinity), TACC ha creado un programa de promoción destinado a aumentar el conocimiento de la seguridad en el Internet, al mismo tiempo enseñando conceptos profundos de cómo el equipo y la red operan. Este programa también explora las carreras en elcampo de ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas (STEM) y la ciberseguridad.
Para más información o para solicitar un taller en español para su grupo, por favor de comunicarse con Rosalia Arellano: (512) 471-6785.
Participation in Explore UT: "The biggest open house in Texas". TACC staff is excited to interact with the community, and share how computing, storage, and visualization resources and expertise support researchers in making groundbreaking discoveries.
Curriculum - Case studies: Learn more about recent TACC-enabled scientific discoveries and research projects. Short summaries include short-answer questions that could be used for in-classroom instruction.
TACC staff members are involved in activities that positively impact the community and environment. TACC employees volunteer year-round in support of organizations like: