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Lunch & Learn: Clickers in the Classroom with Janet Temos

clickers.jpgAt OIT’s Lunch ‘n Learn seminar on February 7, Janet Temos, the Director of OIT’s Educational Technologies Center and Joshua Rabinowitz, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, demonstrated the use of clickers (also known as Personal Response Systems, and Student Response Systems) in University classrooms.
Before the talk, they distributed simple 5-button clickers (similar to TV remote controls) to each member of the audience. Attendees got to experience first hand how to use the devices. The fact is… it’s not hard. To answer a question, audience members simply had to press one of the five buttons, “A” through “E.” After responding to a simple question, Temos and Rabinowitz showed us that our answers had been tallied and displayed the results. They also demonstrated that the answers can be displayed as they are cast.

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Lunch & Learn: High Performance Computing: the Princeton Experience with Curt Hillegas, Bill Tang, Jim Stone, and Mikko Haataja

torus.jpgAt OIT’s Lunch ‘n Learn presentation on October 11, three of the faculty who were instrumental in architecting the new high performance facility – Bill Tang (Chief Scientist at PPPL and Associate Director of PICSciE), Jim Stone (Astrophysical Sciences with a joint appointment in PACM), and Mikko Haataja (Assistant Professor in the Materials Group in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) – discussed their use of the University’s new centrally available high-performance computational facilities recently featured in a Princeton Weekly Bulletin article.
Curt Hillegas, OIT’s Manager of Computation Science and Engineering Support, began by reviewing the University’s recent progress in the area of high performance computing. He stressed the partnerships that made these advances possible, with significant contributions from PICSciE (Princeton Institute for Computation Science in Engineering), OIT, SEAS
(The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences), the Lewis Siegler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Astrophysical Sciences, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Individual faculty members have also contributed significant research funding. Hillegas revealed the name recently chosen for the infrastructure: TIGRES, or Terascale Infrastructure for Groundbreaking Research in Engineering and Science.

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