About the CSURE REU site program
The Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experience (CSURE) REU program at the University of Tennessee began in 2013 and lasted for four years ending in 2016. Its goal was to direct a group of undergraduate students to explore the emergent computational science models and techniques proven to work in a number of data and compute intensive applications using the supercomputers at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The CSURE program focused on five different scientific domains: chemistry and material sciences, systems biology, engineering mechanics, atmospheric sciences, and parallel solvers on emergent platforms. The program for each summer began with a two-week intensive introduction to the supercomputing environment and the computational methods and tools in the focus areas selected for that summer. Each pair of students was assigned a project appropriate for their background and skill level in which they solved a computational modeling problem under the supervision of a team of mentors and advisors. Activities comprised of meetings and discussions with project personnel, including graduate students, group presentations and feedback sessions, attendance at research seminars, a final report, and public presentation.