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April Grad Student Xpo a Success

The 4th Graduate Student Research Xposition was held Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Previous Xpositions were held bi-annually, but with the acceleration of interdisciplinary computational research and the maturation of the DSC graduate programs, the event has been recast as an annual occurrence.

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SC Participates in Southeast SIAM Conference

Evan Bollig, Max Gunzburger, Pablo Seleson, Jie Wang, Geoff Womeldorf, Xiaoqiang Wang and Yanzhi Zhang will present their research at the 33rd SIAM Southeastern-Atlantic Section Conference held April 4th and 5th at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Scientific Computing’s director, Max Gunzburger will be one of the plenary speakers and Drs. Zhang and X. Wang will each chair a minisymposium; students Bollig, Seleson, J. Wang and Wolmeldorf will present their research.

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SC Faculty Winner in First High Performance Computing Competition

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2009—Oak Ridge Associated Universities and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have announced four winners in the first high-performance computing grants competition. The grants, open to ORAU member institutions, allow faculty and student teams the opportunity to participate in research at ORNL with the benefit of ORNL’s computing resources and staff. The grant award, $25,000 for the first year, also includes potential funding of up to two more years for a total of $75,000 provided by ORAU.

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FSU Viz Day for Science and Engineering

FSU's Department of Scientific Computing and Program in Interdisciplinary Computing are sponsoring "Viz Day," a day to explore visualization technologies in science and engineering. You, your faculty and students are invited to a presentation by Mercury Computer Systems Visualization Sciences group who will demonstrate and discuss Avizo 3D visualization and analysis software Wednesday April 1, 3:00-5:00 in 499 Dirac Science Library. Please forward this message to faculty that you think would be interested.

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SC Researcher Ties Facial Structure to Diet

FROM SEED TO NUTS: HUMAN ANCESTOR'S FACE EVOLVED TO EAT SURVIVAL FOODS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The facial structure of an ancient relative of modern humans may have evolved to allow them to eat large, hard nuts and seeds as part of a survival strategy, according to a new study by an international team of researchers that includes Florida State University’s Dennis E. Slice.

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