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MCSR Hosts 2nd Annual Computational Minicamp

Posted on: August 23rd, 2010 by jghale

July 12th and 13th, MCSR hosted its second annual computational minicamp for students of the Summer Institute at Jackson State University’s (JSU) Center for Interdisciplinary Nanotoxicity (ICN). The purpose was to provide these 12 students a glimpse of several career paths along the borders of science and computing, in hopes of piquing their interest in pursuing advanced degrees beyond their current programs of study.  The students received a workshop on UNIX shell scripting, and 11 presentations on computing careers in research and industry from faculty, administrators, and graduate students from the University of Mississippi and the UM Medical Center. Other activities included two tours of the Ole Miss campus, a combined afternoon session and picnic with UM physical chemistry summer research students, and a night tour of the supercomputing data center.

From MCSR Minicamp 2010

In a series of pre-camp workshops in June, the summer students from both programs received hands-on training from MCSR in other computational skills: the ICN students practiced navigating the UNIX operating system, editing files with the vi text editor, and preparing, executing, and evaluating the performance of parallel computations on MCSR supercomputers; the UM students received training in shell scripting and C programming.

MCSR hopes to expand the mini-camp over the next few summers to include students from more Mississippi universities, especially those involved in Mississippi EPSCoR

For more details about the minicamp, see http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/minicamp.html.