OSC Offers Students a Look Into the Future

Columbus, Ohio -- March 18, 1998 -- The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is looking for freshmen and sophomores interested in embarking on a two-week journey into the world of high performance computing and networking.

Summer Institute '98: "Adventures in Virtual Worlds," will be held July 13-24 at OSC, in Columbus. Students will explore scientific investigation through collaborative team projects and intensive classes during this residential program.

"Students attending this year's Institute will learn how to use the Center's computing resources and receive hands-on experience working in a research team environment," said Charlie Bender, Center director. "What's more, they will gain an understanding of the important role high performance computing and networking plays in science, industry, engineering, and the arts."

Academically-outstanding freshmen and sophomores who are interested in science, engineering, mathematics, and computer information science are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be willing to work on a team and computer programming experience is beneficial. For more information or to obtain an application, contact Victoria Sauber at 614/292-3758 or visit the Center's web site at http://www.osc.edu/SI

OSC is a state-supported resource serving Ohio's higher education community. OSC offers computing resources on a peer-review basis to faculty and students who are doing research in several disciplines including medicine, business, economics, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Critical partnerships, like the Department of Defense's High Performance Computing Modernization Program and the National Computational Science Alliance, allow OSC to help position the state as a national technology leader. The Center's networking program provides Internet access to the majority of Ohio's colleges and universities and state government agencies, including many K-12 schools.