An MGHPCC Eureka Moment

August 3, 2015

On July 8th, 2015 girls in the Girls Inc. Eureka! program spent the day at the MGHPCC exploring big data and technology integration. Working with UMass professors Li-Jun Ma and Hans Johnston and MGHPCC I.T. technical lead James Culbert, girls toured the MGHPCC to learn about the data center, the power of the technology and some of the research that is running through the MGHPCC every day.
Girls spent the afternoon at the center exploring some everyday technologies in a Tech Petting Zoo. Led by Sarah Dunton, Director of Education at Girls Inc., girls explored coding with an introduction to Scratch, designed futuristic classrooms filled with hovering desks that could read emotions, researched women in STEM on educational websites and worked with data visualization tools.

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Dusty With a Chance of Star Formation
Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold But Still, Is It Just Right?​
Smashing Discoveries​
Microbiome Pattern Hunting
Modeling the Air we Breathe
Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
The Computer Will See You Now
Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Edging Towards a Greener Future
Physics-driven Drug Discovery
Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
Sensing Subduction Zones
Neural Networks & Earthquakes
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
Modeling Molecular Engines
Forest Mapping: When the Budworms come to Dinner
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
The Trickiness of Talking to Computers
A Genomic Take on Geobiology
From Grass to Gas
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
From Games to Brains
The Trouble with Turbulence
A New Twist
A Little Bit of This… A Little Bit of That..
Looking Like an Alien!
Locking Up Computing
Modeling Supernovae
Sound Solution
Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube​
Crack Computing
Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis
Towards a Smarter Greener Grid
Heading Off Head Blight
Organic Light-Harvesting Antennae
Art and AI
Excited by Photons
Tapping into an Ocean of Data
Computing Global Change
Star Power
Engineering the Human Microbiome
Computing Social Capital
Computers Diagnosing Disease
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