Computational science

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"Computational science (or scientific computing) is the field of study concerned with constructing mathematical models and numerical solution techniques and using computers to analyse and solve scientific, social scientific and engineering problems" [wikipedia].

Computational science is an important part of the Scalable Game Design project. Games are the initial motivational vehicle to get students interested in computer science through design. Then students use the skills acquired to move on from games to computational science. They model complex phenomena such as predator prey interactions including scientific analysis and visualization. Some schools have started to explore the idea of computational science clubs as elective drawing in students in similar way as computer clubs do but with a more scientific focus.

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