OSC Announces SI 2002 High School Participants

Columbus, Ohio -- May 28, 2002 -- OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center) has announced that 16 high school finalists will embark on its Summer Institute (SI) 2002: Experience the Future of Computing.

The OSC SI Program has been offered to Ohio's brightest high school freshmen and sophomores for 14 years. SI gives students the opportunity to work with OSC's most advanced supercomputers.

During SI, 2002 students will work in teams with scientists, learning to apply scientific methods to problem-based projects using OSC resources. The program will give students an opportunity to exercise problem solving, use interpersonal communication skills, and be creative while learning about high performance computing and networking.

The admission process for SI is very selective. In their applications, students must complete a computing programming assignment, a written essay, and mathematical problems. Students must also provide teacher recommendations.

OSC chose the following applicants:
· Tyler Buehler, St. Henry H.S., St. Henry
· T.J. Corder, Findlay H.S., Findlay
· Victor Du, Worthington Kilbourne H.S., Worthington
· Colin Duffy, Shaker Heights H.S., Shaker Heights
· Jacob Feisley, St. Clairsville H.S., Belmount
· Stephanie Gaskill, Robert S. Rogers H.S., Toledo
· Michael R. Gibel, Archbishop Hoban H.S., Stow
· Jason Hise, Kenston H.S., Chargrin Falls
· William Hughes, Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Worthington
· Stephen Landers, Lakota East H.S., Liberty Township
· Christopher Lieb, Heath H.S., Heath
· Yuri Marmerstein, Beachwood H.S., Beachwood
· Matthew Molyett, Seneca East H.S., Attica
· Alex Patton, Thomas Worthington H.S., Worthington
· Mark Schuetz, Jr., Columbus Academy, New Albany
· Michael Wyrzykowski, Trinity H.S., Maple Heights
· Michael Yao, Dublin Scioto H.S., Dublin (Alternate)
· Joseph Krafte-Jacobs, Anderson H.S., Forest Hills (Alternate)

About OSC
OSC is Ohio's high performance computing and networking center. Established in 1987 by the Ohio Board of Regents, the Center provides scientific computing, networking, educational outreach, and information technology resources to state and national high performance computing and networking groups. OSC's empowers its academic, industrial, and government partners to make Ohio the education and technology state of the future.