Category Archives: Outreach

There’s a flurry of activity right now on the normally quiet 4th floor where my office is.  Curious to find out what’s going on, I asked Pallavi Ishwad, in charge of outreach activities for PSC, whose office is a couple … Continue reading

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Monday, Feb. 18, 11:29 Boundaries are important. Case in point is Jim Brasseur’s Cyber Wind Facility at Penn State, which is using Blacklight — as well as other XSEDE machines — to figure out why electricity-generating wind turbines lose so … Continue reading

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Therapist: How’s your blog going? Dr. Watson: Yeah, good. Very good. Therapist: You haven’t written a word, have you? Dr. Watson: You just wrote, “Still has trust issues.” –”A Study in Pink,” Sherlock, BBC I confess:  I’m not an unalloyed … Continue reading

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A couple of things really hit me this week — my second full week at PSC: Everything I learned is wrong: Just spent some time talking with Markus Dittrich, director of our NIH-funded National Resource for Biomedical SuperComputing. It was … Continue reading

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A group of high school students were touring SC12 on Wednesday afternoon, and the PSC booth was one of their scheduled stops. I figured I’d tag along with one of the groups; see what they were interested in, maybe get … Continue reading

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For more than ten years, PSC has been reaching out to minority-serving institutions (MSI) with bioinformatics training. This year, the annual MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) program at PSC began with a nine-day workshop in June. The interns, who … Continue reading

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Throughout our lives, people come and go.  Sometimes we stay in touch; more often, especially if both parties are not avid social media users, we lose track of all but our closest friends.  A chance meeting in a new city … Continue reading

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On a beautiful April day, we opened our doors and let the spring air in.  Streaming in along with the cool breeze came people from many walks of life to learn about what resources and services PSC can offer them.  … Continue reading

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We certainly are!  Discover12 is just a week away and we’ve been very busy planning exciting demonstrations and science features with a special emphasis on data to share with you next week when you visit us in Oakland. We will … Continue reading

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Sci-Tech! We just got back from Carnegie Science Center’s Annual Sci-Tech Days.  This was our fifth year participating in the science and technology festival for middle and high school students at the science center. Corporate and community participants set up … Continue reading

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