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Education, Outreach, and Training Resources

Upcoming events

Expanding Diversity: a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Herman B Wells Library Scholars' Commons IQ-Wall, Indiana University Bloomington

In loving memory of IU Alumna and Wikipedia Editor, Adrianne Wadewitz

Bring your laptop to edit along with others attached to the IQ-Wall multi-million pixel screen.  No editing experience is necessary.  Books, sources, and instruction will be provided.

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Call for Papers (Due March 30): XSEDE15 Education, Outreach, and Training (EOT) Track

Mon, 03/30/2015 (All day)

St. Louis, MO
July 26-30, 2015

"Scientific Advancements Enabled by Enhand Cyberinfrastructure" is the theme of XSEDE15, the 4th annual conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment.  This year's conference will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE or other digital resources and services throughout the world.  Students, educators, researchers, and practitioners across all fiels of study are invited to participate in XSEDE15. 

XSEDE seeks paper submissions for the Education, Outreach, and Training (EOT) Track that focus on efforts to develop and sustain a diverse scientific, academic and industrial workforce.

Submissions should share thoughtfully evaluated efforts to recruit and prepare a diverse current and future workforce to advance computational and data-enabled research and education.  Project

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PTI/RT Seminar: Linear Fascicle Evaluation for Big Data: Multi-thread, memory efficient factorization approach to study individual variability in large human populations

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB) - Multipurpose Room A (Wrubel Lobby), 2709 E 10th St, Indiana University Bloomington
ICTC, Room IT407, IUPUI via bridge 232008
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Franco Pestilli, PhD, Indiana University
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science

Magnetic resonance diffusion imaging and computational tractography are the only technologies that enable neuroscientists to measure white matter in the living human brain.

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Thursdays at the Scholars' Commons with UITS RT: Campus Bridging and Data Storage

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Herman B Wells Library, Scholars' Commons, 1320 E 10th St, Indiana University Bloomington

Supercharge your academic or research project!  Come to the Scholars’ Commons in the Herman B Wells Library each Thursday from 10am to 6pm for one-on-one consults with UITS Research Technologies (RT) experts.

Each Thursday features a range of topics.

First Thursdays (9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7)

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Introductory Parallel Programming for Supercomputers

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

IC Technology Complex (ICTC) IT121, 535 W Michigan, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

This workshop will introduce the concepts of threads and message passing to harness multiple processors to accomplish a single task.

To register for this event, click here and open the + sign near the bottom to see the dates available:  http://go.iu.e

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Resources for IU faculty, students, and staff

High Performance Computing Systems for IU Researchers: An Introduction

This hands-on course covers the basics of using IU's supercomputing systems from logging in to job creation and submission.

Download a copy of the slides from the September 10, 2012 HPC introduction. (ppt)

UITS Research Technologies Overview & Fair

Representatives from the Big Red and Quarry Supercomputers, Research Storage, the Research Database ComplexHigh Performance ApplicationsScience Community Tools, and High Performance Filesystems gave an overview of the services available from Research Technologies in support of research at Indiana University.  

Download a copy of the slides from the Overview Presentation (pptx)


Resources for K-12 educators

The Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute has engaged for several years in K-12 Education, Outreach and Training (EOT) events related to technology in general and computing in particular. Through the resources linked here, we hope to assist educators in adding these types of workships to their own curriculum. 

Generating Early Interest in Science and Technology - Workshops and Teaching Materials

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Additional Materials and Resources