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RCE 93: Shodor

Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Bob Panoff and Scott Lathrop about Shodor a national resource for computational science education.

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Dr. Robert M. Panoff is founder and Executive Director of Shodor, a non-profit education and research corporation in Durham, NC, dedicated to reform and improvement of mathematics and science education through appropriate computational and communication technologies. Dr Panoff is the 2014 recipient of the SIGCSE Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education Award. As PI on several National Science Foundation (NSF) and US Department of Education grants that explore interactions between technology and education, he develops interactive simulation modules that combine standards, curriculum, supercomputing resources and desktop computers. In recognition of Dr. Panoff's efforts in college faculty enhancement and curriculum development, Shodor was named as a NSF Foundation Partner for the revitalization of undergraduate education. In 1998, Shodor established the Shodor Computational Science Institute, which was expanded with NSF funding in 2001 to become the National Computational Science Institute (NCSI). Shodor’s Computational Science Education Reference Desk (CSERD) serves more than 4 million webviews per month as a Pathway portal of the National Science Digital Library. Dr. Panoff consults at several national laboratories and is a frequent presenter at NSF workshops on visualization, supercomputing, and networking. Dr. Panoff received his M.A. and Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Washington University in St. Louis, with both pre- and postdoctoral work at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. Dr. Panoff received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Wofford College in 2005 in recognition of his leadership in computational science education.

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