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The first MOOC on the GW Open edX platform is â~\Practical Numerical Methods with Python.â~] This course is a collaboration between:

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the George Washington University has been undergoing a great transformation in the last few years, as science and technology became a center of focus for the university. For example, more than 40 new faculty have been hired in the last five years and the school is about to move into the new Science and Engineering Hall.

The University of Southamptonâ~Ys Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Computational Modelling has been established in 2014 with £10 million in funding by a grant of the UKâ~Ys Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), industry and the university.

The centre, directed by Prof. Hans Fangohr, participates in GW Open edX as a partner in the first course offered in the platform. They do this as part of their online-learning initiatives of the program to train PhDs in computational modelling.
The department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, offers one of the flagship programs of the new â~\house of wisdomâ~] of the middle east.

The program has the following areas of focus: partial differential equations; statistics; geometric modeling and scientific visualization; information science; modeling and numerical simulation; computational geosciences; computational and mathematical biosciences.
Also partnering with GW in online education is the iSchool of Engineering of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC)â~Tthe top-ranked university of Latin America according to the QS Group.

The PUC School of Engineering was recently a winner of the â~\Engineering 2030â~] program of the government of Chile, aimed at becoming a world-class entity. The program focuses on four pillars: applied research, technology development and transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship. The schoolâ~Ys winning entry included a center for engineering education and design, encompassing activities of global, connected education, offering an ideal framework for the collaboration with GW in our first connected course and MOOC.


The initial deployment of the GW Open edX instance and the creation of the first course in the platform were funded with support from sponsors Nvidia Corp. and Amazon AWS.