2018 Engineering Open House at NCSA highlights research and innovation

03.06.18 -

You've likely heard about some powerful supercomputers hiding on the Illinois campus. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) wants to give you a behind the scenes look at the machines and how researchers are using them to change the world during the 2018 Engineering Open House! NCSA's events are happening on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10. The event is family-friendly and fun for all ages.

Come visit us on Friday, March 9 from 9:00am – 4:00pm to see innovative research from students, faculty and NCSA researchers including, 4K scientific visualizations from our Advanced Visualization Laboratory, free screenings of our documentary, Seeing the Beginning of Time, a hands-on look at how DNA is sequenced, autonomous submarines and computer clusters being built on-site! Take part in our scavenger hunt to win prizes and take home some free giveaways!

Get a behind-the-scenes look at NCSA's supercomputers, at the National Petascale Computing Facility (NPCF) on Saturday, March 10 from 9:00am – 4:00pm, and see the machine that complete more than 13 quadrillion calculations per second.

Want to learn about joining our team?

Learn more about the various fellowships, internships, and other employment opportunities that NCSA has to offer.

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About NCSA

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation's science enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing one third of the Fortune 50® for more than 30 years by bringing industry, researchers, and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.