The facilitators/instructors/scientists will meet the students in their teams. The students will have copies of their proposals with them and their Computational Science Process form. The Meet the Scientist Proposal Review form will be filled out. Volunteer scientists should look over the Meet the Scientist (MTS) Overview Document.
The purpose of the session is to make sure teams have chosen a problem that is suitable for computational science, has measurable components so that a mathematical model can be developed, and from that a computing solution can be written. The session is secondarily about mentoring teams who have good proposals and are ready to get started on their projects. Meet the Scientist is a key session for helping students get off to a good start on their projects. For info about Proposals, see: Proposals.
It may be helpful to look at the proposal guidelines and the proposals that are already up on the Challenge web page – Proposals. There is also a link on the web page for questions to ask to direct the students: Team Project Development. Additionally, Areas of Science links to areas of science and may be helpful for teams still looking for an idea. This guidelines link can be useful, too: Challenge Proposal Guidelines. You can see which teams have submitted proposal on the proposals page of the Challenge web site, Proposals.
Here is the Agent Based Planning Document for Middle School teams choosing to do an Agent Based model.