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Exploring the power of computational science

Upward Bound students get first-hand experience in this summer workshop for high-performance computing taught by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty and staff volunteers. Four faculty members collaborate with UW-Eau Claire’s Upward Bound program to share techniques used to process large amounts of data and perform complex calculations at high speed. The workshop’s topics featured this year include: biology, materials science, and physics + astronomy.

Continuing this year is our ending segment on careers and education in STEAM. During the panel, students are able to ask questions to workshop leaders and research students on getting started in STEAM, research, and the college experience.

Workshop Schedule

The workshop will be split between a few different rooms to accommodate all students. Zoom will be set up in all of the rooms to watch the presenter.

Presentation Rooms (June 21st & 28th - 9:00a-2:00p):

Panel Discussion Room (June 28th - 2:15p-3:15p):

Friday, June 21st

Time

Session

9:00 - 10:15

Pushing science to its limits with "High Performance Computing"

Blugold Center for HPC Staff

Links: OnDemand | Linux Quick Guide

10:30 - 11:45

Building “trees” of South African shrubs

Dr. Nora Mitchell 
Biology

Links: My Website

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 - 2:00

What stresses out California ground squirrels?

Dr. Jennifer Smith 
Biology

Links: My Website

Friday, June 28th

Time

Session

9:00 - 10:15

Recap of June 21st and coding in Python

Blugold Center for HPC Staff

Links: OnDemand | Linux Quick Guide

10:30 - 11:45

How to engineer a super-bouncy ball

Dr. Ying Ma
Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering

Links: TBD

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 - 2:00

The Lives of the Stars

Dr. Bill Wolf
Physics + Astronomy

Links: TBD

2:15 - 3:15

Panel discussion on careers in STEAM education

Workshop Faculty + Guests

Phillips Hall 265

Workshop Session Leaders