MEDIA ADVISORY:Supercomputing Means Business. Governor Rendell to Speak.

July 12, 2006


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The Supercomputing Science Consortium Seminar 2006: Regional Business Opportunities in Supercomputing

An economic development and technical outreach program tailored for small and medium-sized technology organizations.


Edward Rendell, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1:30 p.m., Panel Discussion on Funding Opportunities for Regional Small Businesses, Colleges and Universities.

Panelists are Errol Arkilic, Program Manager, Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, National Science Foundation; Chris Gabriel, Innovation Economy Program Director, Heinz Endowments; Brian Kennedy, Government Relations Director, Pittsburgh Technology Council; Paul Hill Jr., Executive Director, West Virginia EPSCoR.

Stephen Meacham, Program Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation, 4:45 p.m., Keynote Speech. Dr. Meacham leads the NSF Petaflop Initiative referred to in President Bush’s State of the Union address.

Students from many parts of the United States presenting posters, exhibits and technical displays.


Waynesburg College


Friday, July 14, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.


The Supercomputing Science Consortium (SC2), a regional partnership of nine colleges, universities and research organizations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. SC2 provides intellectual leadership and resources in high-performance computing and communications to advance research capabilities of the region.