The purpose of this Center is to provide closer coordination between the current NSF RII Track I and Track
II projects, and to facilitate collaboration in computational hydrosciences across campus and planning
for follow-on proposals.
The overarching objective of the NSF EPSCoR program is to enhance research competiveness
at EPSCoR universities through enhancement of research infrastructure and programs. In the past two
years, the University of Wyoming has been awarded two large cooperative agreements from NSF
EPSCoR related to water resources. Both of these projects have computational modeling components.
These projects have much commonality in personnel. The proposed CCHH will provide an umbrella
organization to foster collaboration between these two projects, and defines a focus area of excellence
that is consistent with the strategic plan of the University of Wyoming, and meet the needs of the State
of Wyoming by improving hydrologic understanding and predictive capabilities. Furthermore, the
proposed center will create an avenue to broaden participation in computational efforts related to water,
enhance collaboration between computational and experimental research, and increase research
visibility and communications across campus in related fields.
- Education: Participate in and possibly facilitate campus-wide discussions of scientific
- Outreach: Suggest high profile visitors to fit into existing seminar series in participating
colleges and departments. One high-profile sponsored visitor per year. Regular
presentations by affiliated faculty to increase knowledge of research being done
- Coordination: Facilitate communications with related on-campus groups, such as Center for
Subsurface Flow Through Porous Media, Institute for Scientific Computation,
- Communications: Improve communications regarding scientific computing opportunities and
resources available at UW.
- Team Building: Perform campus-wide communications of relevant RFP's, and foster creation
of proposal teams.