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In this guest post, Sultana Nahar, Ph.D., writes about how OSC resources helped her teach an atomic astrophysics workshop at Cairo University in Egypt recently. Nahar has been involved in the promotion of physics research and education in developing countries for many years and OSC has worked to help facilitate many of her workshops. 

 

Education has been my vocation and passion for most of my life. So as a baby boomer, I can tell you that many of us are not just resting as we get to retirement age. Some of us are still actively engaged in our jobs, some in volunteer work, while still others are busy mentoring the next generation. The point? Lifelong learning is real and doable. 

 

Something as simple as a postcard from one conference can be a networking investment toward your next conference. Here's how one eStudent Services team member was able to network like a champ at a recent conference by using a postcard from a previous one for some critical research into such things as who the keynote speakers were and who other attendees of the upcoming conference could be. 

When Doug Robertson,  director of engineering at Clippard Inc. — a community-oriented company near Cincinnati — and his team initially approached AweSim, they were simply looking for help to segue their company into the world of high performance computing (HPC) modeling and simulation. What Robertson and the Clippard team wanted was simply to predict the performance of a spring in one of their electromagnetic proportional valves. After all, when your business is manufacturing valves, predictable and controlled fluid flow is essential. 

 

Most of us have heard of the book “7 habits of Highly Effective People” and the lessons it teaches – that the most successful people are proactive, thoughtful, organized, optimistic, etc. A recent study concerning student success shows additional examples of what makes someone highly effective – or, more specifically, highly effective in the online classroom. A recent study concerning student success shows examples of what makes someone highly effective in the online classroom.

Kelvin Trefz joined the eStudent Services team as executive director in July 2016. Kelvin holds two degrees from Ohio State and has a background in education.

Before joining eStudent Services, Kelvin taught science and math to high school and college students. He also played a role in the creation of Ohio State’s former learning management system, Carmen.

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Every year, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) holds the World Library Information Congress and in 2016 the city of Columbus is opening its doors to library professionals from around the globe. In order to show our travelling colleagues the best time Columbus can offer, OhioLINK staff members recommended their favorite places around Columbus. 

 

The upcoming summer Olympics in Rio mark the 80th anniversary of Jesse Owens' historic performance in Berlin, Germany. Eighty years later, the Ohio Supercomputer Center – inspired by the Olympian’s speed – will name its newest (and fastest) supercomputer cluster after Owens, a decision that isn’t taken lightly by any stretch of the imagination. Take a look at our article recalling Owens' epic feat 80 years ago and how it still resonates in so many lives today. 

 

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