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Team Pages Now Online
Wednesday, August 1st 2007

The team pages for SI07 are now online! Please head over to the Teams page to view them now.

SI07 Visits the Center for Automotive Research
Monday, July 23rd 2007

SI07 students visited the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) on Friday for a tour of CAR's 35,000 square ft. facility located on OSU's west campus. CAR offers advanced experimental facilities that include engine and vehicle dynamometers, vibration, noise and acoustics laboratories, intelligent and autonomous vehicle laboratories, engine fluid mechanics and combustion research facilities, and electric, hybrid-electric propulsion, fuel cell and electrochemical energy research facilities. Additionally, students were able to see the world's fastest electric vehicle, the Buckeye Bullet, and its currently in-development successor, the Buckeye Bullet II, which will be competing to set a new world record in a few short weeks. A video walk-through of the Center for Automotive Research trip is available on our Videos page. Images of the trip are also available on our Gallery page.

Video filmed and edited by Justin Grisamore of Southwest Career Academy.

Step Into Virtual Reality @ Summer Institute 2007
Thursday, July 19th 2007

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Earlier this morning students attended a lecture given by OSC's own Don Stredney on the biomedical applications of supercomputing. The students were then let loose on OSC's Interface Lab where they were able to experience the latest in surgical training simulation technology and simulated virtual environments.

Images now available on the Gallery page.

Students Swing Into Fun at the AEC
Tuesday, July 17th 2007

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Teamwork and problem solving were at the forefront today as students worked together to overcome numerous challenges and puzzles presented at the Outdoor Adventure Education Center (AEC). Students were divided into two groups and took to the ropes course for some highflying fun in the morning. There they were challenged to go outside of their comfort zone and attempt to complete the course that had students suspended over 30 feet above the ground! Shortly after the ropes course students set about the task of completing various team-building exercises. After a long day of fun in the sun the students were brought back to their dorms for an evening of rest, relaxation, and tie dying shirts!

We have some great new content planned for you over the next few days in the form of a video blog update, as well as a gallery chalk full of the students' exploits over the past few days. Please check back with us often for the latest information and media covering OSC's Summer Institute 2007!

UPDATE: The Adventure Education Center video is now online! Please view it after the break.

Video filmed and edited by Justin Grisamore of Southwest Career Academy.

Welcome to OSC's Summer Institute 2007 Web Blog
Sunday, July 15th 2007


Over the next two weeks we will be updating the site with information about the latest happenings at SI07, including pictures and video of the student's activities and events.

We have some exciting events planned for the students of SI 2007, including trips to Byrd Polar Research, the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), and also a ropes course at the Outdoor Adventure Education Center (AEC).

During the students' stay at SI07 they will be engaged in a task oriented learning experience in which they will be grouped according to their interests to achieve a common goal. This year's projects include:

  • Kinetic and Statistical Descriptions of Matter
  • Molecular Dynamics of the Bird Flu Virus
  • Network Forensics
  • Retro SI Programming
  • Game Programming and Motion Capture
  • The Comet Project

Please check back with us often as we update the site and keep you informed on the latest information from OSC's Summer Institute 2007.
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