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Richmond's Kennedy High Visits NERSC

Students Learn About Computing Careers

February 10, 2011

Eighteen students from Richmond's Kennedy High School's TechFutures Academy paid a visit to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at the Berkeley Lab's Oakland Science Facility on February 9, 2011. In addition to a brief introduction to supercomputers, from NERSC's User Services Group Lead, Katie Antypas, the students also got a lesson about how "Careers in Computer Science Save the World" from Kathy Yelick, associate lab director, computing sciences and NERSC director. One of the highlights of the visit was a tour of the facility's computer room.

About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high-performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the NERSC Center serves almost 10,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in climate, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.