Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Update for February

Dear Colleagues,

Two months out from the launch of the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) our innovative and dynamic mesh network is living up to its name!  We wanted to update you on the many incredible things that are happening in the Tulsa region because of TRSA!
US2020 City Competition Grant

Round 2 Application written and submitted 2/14/2014
Participated in 30 minute follow-up phone call from US2020 concerning Tulsa’s application 2/26/2014
Expect to learn results of City Competition 3rd or 4th week of March

Innovation Rooms (IR) Update

Women in STEM Conference – “Breaking the STEM Glass Ceiling” -Discussed dates and other logistics with members of IR.  Date selected is May 17, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Location TBD.  Please save the date and plan to be a part of this innovative conference designed to overcome challenges that lead to high attrition rates among females in STEM professions.  .  Women in STEM Conference Innovation Room hostess: Traci Saeed – e-mail [email protected]
Curriculum – This IR met to ponder curriculum for our STEM Mentorship Initiative.  Visited with Executive Director Kelly Bitzer and the team from Engineering Alliance for Arts, (EAA) out of San Francisco and learned more about their 10 week STEM mentorship program in that area.  Key points:

EAA has been in existence for 14 years, Service 10-13 classrooms/year with 40-45 engineer mentors
They would provide us with a flash drive of their curriculum, access to helpline and website, scenarios for bridge building for $250/class
EAA estimates it would cost $5000 to set up the program in 3 classes when cost for materials and incentives are factored in
Advised us to take a look at grants through Structure Magazine for the start –up of the program
Projects have an oral and written communication portion as well as the actual task of building a foam core bridge that supports the weight of a […]

Training available to use Tandy Community Supercomputer

The OSU in Tulsa Office of Research will host training sessions for faculty, students and staff on use of the Tandy Community Supercomputer on Feb. 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in D-107 and March 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at OSU-Tulsa in Main Hall 2323. The Tandy Supercomputing Center, an initiative of the Oklahoma Innovation Institute and Tulsa Research Partners, offers researchers access to high performance computational capabilities in Tulsa.

The first session will offer a broad overview of supercomputing, the Tandy Supercomputing Center and its services. Attendees will learn basic concepts of applying high performance computing to their work and find out about computing resources across the state available to OSU in Tulsa researchers. The second session is a hands-on workshop to learn the basics of using the supercomputer system, like logging in, compiling code and submitting jobs. The class will also provide an introduction to parallelism and the storage hierarchy. Attendance in the first session is recommended but not required and seating is limited.

Significant experience in computing is not required for the sessions. However, some basic programming knowledge is assumed during training. Contact Terry Brown for more information or to register for the March 13 session.

OSU Center for Health Sciences
February 13, 2014
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