The overarching goal builds upon the UTC strength in applied computational science and technology to become recognized as a national ‘Center of Excellence’ and a premier multidisciplinary research and education center for computational science and engineering. This can be accomplished by successfully leveraging the existing base of expertise at The University of Tennessee Simulation and Design Center at Chattanooga (SimCenter) on solving practical science and engineering problems using supercomputers. The Center will utilize the expertise and infrastructure of the existing UT SimCenter staff and will seek collaborations with the entire UTC research community to advance the field of computer simulation in science and engineering. The Center will provide opportunities to seed new or expanded research activities and undertake activities that lead to additional funding sources. Faculty across the entire University and particularly those in science and engineering will be involved and thus the research portfolio will be broadened. Research contributions will enhance the educational and economic development mission of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.