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Helium Cluster Tour @ The University of Iowa

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The University of Iowa Student Branch is hosting a tour of the Helium Cluster!

Helium Cluster

The Helium cluster provides high throughput or high performance computing which utilizes multiple processors to perform concurrent jobs in parallel. These resources can help significantly speed up scientific computations.
High performance computing is focused on providing researchers with tools to solve computationally intensive problems. Some common uses of the system are computational fluid dynamics, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, and climate modeling.
In collaboration with other units on campus ITS-Research Services runs and supports two HPC systems to meet the high performance computing and high throughput computing needs of the campus. The largest of these system is the Helium cluster which contains 400 computers and 3800 processor cores. The Helium cluster is open to all University of Iowa faculty and students (with approval of a faculty sponsor). Access to the Helium cluster and basic user support are provided at no cost at this time. The Neon cluster is a smaller, but newer system composed of 2500 processor cores and systems with up to 512GB of memory.

Space is currently limited to 30 attendees therefore make sure to register soon!  

If registration is closed due to being full and you are still interested in attending, please email: adam-snyder@uiowa.edu.  Depending on interest, it may be possible to accommodate additional attendees.

Registration / more info here.

Agile at TaxAct

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

taxact

Downloadable Flyer:  TaxACT Agile

More information / registration here.

Technology Development for the Smart Grid

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Technology Development for the Smart Grid

 

Co-sponsored by National Information Solutions Cooperative
Thursday, September 25th @ 6:30pm @ University of Iowa Seamans Center

smart gridCOE_logo

The National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) is developing tools and analysis technologies to effectively develop the Smart Grid for Midwest Utilities. The talk will be followed by Q&A and meet-and-greet to learn more about this emerging technical challenge for utilities. Meet and talk with UI students and UI Branch IEEE members.

More information / registration here.

ExploreU@MMU: A program to draw girls to careers in science and engineering.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

ExploreU@MMU: A program to draw girls to careers in science and engineering.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 @ 5:30pm

explore mmu

The necessity to increase the number of female students in STEM fields, which is currently dominated by males, is well known. ExploreU@MMU is annual one week summer program for middle school girls completing 6th, 7th and 8th grade created by Dr. Kleiman and Dr. Stehnova and hosted by Mount Mercy University. The program is designed to help young girls learn math and computer science skills while having fun. It teaches important mathematical and computational ideas while helping students to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Participants learn about prime numbers and pattern matching, while integrating math and computer science. ExploreU also engages students, opens their eyes to math and science in the world around them, teaches both ideas and skills, and ignites their interest in learning.

More information / registration here.

Learn LabVIEW in Six Hours

Thursday, June 19th, 2014


Saturday August 30, 2014

08/30/2014 Saturday 9 am – 3:30 pm
@ Kirkwood Community College

Continental Breakfast at 8:30 am and lunch at noon included. This six-hour seminar discusses how to solve problems with LabVIEW and aims to make users more comfortable and familiar with the LabVIEW environment and concepts including acquiring, saving and loading data, finding and using math and complex analysis functions, working with data types, and displaying and printing results.http://www.ni.com/labview/

Meeting Agenda:

During this seminar, you will:

• Use LabVIEW to create applications

• Understand front panels, block diagrams, icons and connector panes

• Use built-in LabVIEW functions

• Create and save programs in LabVIEW

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Who will benefit from this seminar:

• Engineers, Scientists, Technicians, STEM Instructors, John Deere and Rockwell

Collins employees, IEEE members, College students and faculty

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Note: There are presently only 24 total seats available for this workshop.

Registration and more info here.

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3D Printing. It’s Really Real!

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Co-sponsored by CRIEEE Computer Society Chapter
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 @ The Cedar Rapids Science Station

3d printing

What will you print? Clothes? Tools? Toys?   3D printing has come to life right before our eyes. One day, in the not so distant future, I believe most every home will have a printing system comparable to that sci-fi replicator we are all familiar with from Star Trek. Though that time is yet to come, we are well on the way..

In this presentation, I will start with a brief explanation of 3D Printing technology today, with my personal outlook on the future of this tech as well. From there, we will demonstrate 3D printing in action. We will also have a handful of 3D printed items for you to see, touch, and feel.

The goal is to help with understanding, and in turn bring 3D printing to the public.

Please register to ensure adequate refreshments and seating.

From Competitiveness to Sustainability Using the Baldrige Framework

Monday, August 26th, 2013

9/19/13, Thursday @ Cornell College

The Baldridge Framework


http://www.baldrige.com/

The Baldrige Framework was originally designed in 1988 to address global competitiveness In manufacturing. After 26 years of constant improvement the Criteria now address the most important aspects of sustaining our organizations. How can the Baldrige framework help sustain your organization? Learn, Lunch and discuss with the Executive director of the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence.

Meeting Agenda:

Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by presentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013 in the Shaw Lounge in the Commons at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

No Admission Charge.  Please register here.


Learn LabVIEW in Six Hours

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Saturday 08/24/2013 9 am – 3:30 pm
@ Kirkwood Community College

Continental Breakfast at 8:30 am and lunch at noon included.This six-hour seminar discusses how to solve problems with LabVIEW and aims to make users more comfortable and familiar with the LabVIEW environment and concepts including acquiring, saving and loading data, finding and using math and complex analysis functions, working with data types, and displaying and printing results.

http://www.ni.com/labview/

Meeting Agenda:

During this seminar, you will:

• Use LabVIEW to create applications

• Understand front panels, block diagrams, icons and connector panes

• Use built-in LabVIEW functions

• Create and save programs in LabVIEW

**************************************************

Who will benefit from this seminar:

• Engineers, Scientists, Technicians, STEM Instructors, John Deere and Rockwell

Collins employees, IEEE members, College students and faculty

***************************************************************

Note: There are presently only 24 total seats available for this workshop.

Registration / More info here.