The Summer Scholars and the Energy Engineers, who make up the 2016 RDCEP Summer Education Program, each presented their early summer research projects in front of the Computation Institute's entire summer class.
The presentation was a part of a weekly lunch designed to expose all Computation Institute summer students to each other's work.
RDCEP Energy Engineers
The Energy Engineers presented on a paper authored by the CI's own Eamon Duede (Knowledge Lab). The paper concerns academic research and Wikipedia articles. The students explained that the bulk of academic research is viewed in Wikipedia, noting that both Wikipedia and the academic community typically cite the same journals.
They also showed that some scientific topics in Wikipedia, like social science, are more likely to cite academic journals than others, like dentistry.
RDCEP Summer Scholars
The Summer Scholars presented on global scale modeling, where they were able to use the Global Gridded CropModel Intercomparison (GGCMI) - an initiative which was built in coordination with RDCEP.
The Scholars talked about the different climate models being used to model global climate and crop, the predictions these models have on future climate and crop yield, and the difficulties and uncertainty that comes with trying to model a global system.