The Computational Center for Fundamental and Applied Science and Education (CCFASE) unites investigators from five departments in the College of Science and Technology (CST) at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), leveraging established strengths in computational research and education across the departmental disciplines as Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST).
Our goal is to use computational science as a focus for developing strong interdisciplinary and integrative research activities and research-based educational training that enhances the existing undergraduate and graduate programs at NC Central. Additionally, we seek to establish an infrastructure and level of student participation suitable to justify, both in student quality and quantity, the future establishment of PhD programs, thus expanding the University’s ability to increase minority representation in the sciences.
CCFASE occupies the same physical location as the CST in the Mary Townes Science Complex and builds upon and enhances the scope of existing scientific research at the University that is both interdisciplinary and highly dependent on computational modeling methods.
The Center leverages the efforts and reputation of a core research group of 14 NCCU scientists and cultivates relationships with collaborating institutions, including Cornell, the Center for Earthquake Research and Information, Duke, and the Jefferson National Laboratory.
The Center provides a centralized organizational, technical, and financial infrastructure support in the interest of building both an increasingly strong reputation as a source of innovative and high-quality research and an ability to support itself through collaborations with national laboratories and industry, as well as via an active portfolio of research grants.