OSC Announces SI 2001 High School Participants

Columbus, Ohio -- April 23, 2001 -- OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) has announced that 15 high school finalists will embark on its Summer Institute (SI) 2001: An Odyssey in Supercomputing.

The OSC SI Program has been offered for 13 years to Ohio's brightest high school freshmen and sophomores. SI gives students the opportunity to work with OSC's most advanced supercomputers.

During SI 2001 students will work in teams with scientists, learning to apply scientific methods to their studies and solve problems using OSC resources. The program will give students an opportunity to exercise problem solving, use interpersonal communication skills, and be creative while learning about high performance computing and networking.

The admission process for SI is very selective. In their applications, students must complete a computing programming assignment, a written essay, and mathematical problems. Students must also provide teacher recommendations.

OSC chose the following applicants:

· Benjamin Adams, Upper Arlington H.S., Columbus
· Hana Adaniya, Westerville North H.S., Westerville
· Ryan Bunn, Lakota West H.S., West Chester
· Nan Chen, New Albany H.S., New Albany
· Jessica DeQuach, Solon H.S., Solon
· Rishi Dulsania, Strongsville H.S., Strongsville
· Jonathon Duram, Columbiana H.S., New Springfield
· Christopher Fenton, Lima Senior H.S., Lima
· Joshua Fledderjohn, Lakota West H.S., West Chester
· Aditya Gummadavelli, Sycamore H.S., Cincinnati
· Chris Hamons, Norwalk H.S., Norwalk
· Grant Johnson, Sidney H.S., Sidney
· Robert Klayman, Beachwood H.S., Beachwood
· Lann Martin, Ridgewood H.S., West Lafayette
· Renjun "Jack" Tao, Hudson H.S., Hudson
· Rui Zhou, Lincoln H.S., Blacklick (Alternate)

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