- Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 August 2014 04:49
Beginning Fall 2014, the Department of Scientific Computing will offer ISC 4971, an Honors in the Major Program course. The Program was developed to encourage undergraduate students to explore their major discipline in greater depth by completing a research or creative project.
Feifei Xu will spend this summer in China as a visiting scholar at the Beijing Computational Science Research Center. Xu plans to work with mathematician Qiang Du researching adaptive mesh refinement for peridynamic models. Established in 2009, the research center carries out fundamental, frontier research with advanced computational approaches in multidisciplinary mixes of mathematics, mechanics, physics, chemistry, materials science, and computational science.
On June 9th, SC grad student James Cheung will begin a summer internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Cheung will study with Cory Hauck at ORNL’s Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge.
In anticipation of a host of approaching SIAM meetings, Scientific Computing students Mike Schneier, Rui Gu, Danial Smith, and James Cheung travelled in March to Virginia Tech for the 6th Annual SIAM Student Conference. Schneier, Gu, Smith and Cheung were joined by postdoc Hans-Werner van Wyk and Research Associate John Burkhardt, who once again organized the event.