About Us

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provides powerful computers and expert support that helps thousands of scientists and engineers across the country to better understand our world.

With the computing power available at NCSA, researchers simulate how galaxies collide and merge, how proteins fold and how molecules move through the wall of a cell, how tornadoes and hurricanes form, and other complex natural and engineered phenomena.

Few of the advantages of these resources will be realized without scientists and engineers who understand the capabilities that it provides. NCSA staff collaborates with UIUC faculty and others to develop programs to bring cyberenvironments into the classroom. This will ensure that the benefits of the national cyberinfrastructure are made available to educators and students throughout the country.

The cybereducation staff works with faculty and students, and other state and national partners to bring these resources to education communities. We help bridge the gap between research and education, and conduct a wide variety of activities and programs including those that disseminate advanced technologies to new and established communities to encourage audiences to adopt computational technologies as learning tools in pre-college settings, colleges, universities, and the workplace.