The Ohio Supercomputer Center understands the sadness Ohio middle and high schoolers felt with the cancellation of this year’s OSC summer STEM programs due to COVID-19, but summer is still an exciting time to develop new skills and complete projects no matter where you are.


The emergence and spread of the new respiratory Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a Public Health Emergency in the United States on Jan. 31, 2020. The outbreak, now a pandemic, has catalyzed significant activity by federal, state and local governments; the healthcare community; residents across the country; and people around the world. This is not the first emerging infectious disease event that the world will face, nor will it be the last.

When I say, “Hi, I’m from the Ohio Supercomputer Center,” the usual response is, “I didn’t know that there was an Ohio Supercomputer Center!” That’s a reasonable reaction, because most Ohioans aren’t involved in academic or commercial research, so their need for high performance computing (HPC) is understandably limited.

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As an educator, I feel that it is important to help young people develop an understanding and appreciation of science and technology. It is also important that all students should be introduced to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers. Yet the U.S. Census Bureau reports that women remain underrepresented in STEM fields, particularly in computer science and engineering occupations. If we are to increase the number of women in STEM fields then we should make sure that girls are given ample opportunities to explore science and technology.

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A number of IT writers and experts have forecasted a high turnover industry-wide among CIOs and their staffs in 2014. ... Many of the same factors behind the corporate shake-ups also have increased the churn at the CIO desks of an unusually higher number of colleges and universities across Ohio. In 2014, we’ll see new faces at many of our member institutions, ...