KINBER Member Meeting LIVE WEBSTREAM of Select Sessions Available Through MAGPI
If you can't make it out to the KINBER Member Meeting on Thursday April 19th and Friday April 20th don't miss your chance to participate by watching the LIVE WEBSTREAMS
Dates: Thursday April 19 and Friday April 20, 2012
Target Audience: KINBER Memners and Potential Members
Cost: LIVE WEBSTREAM is Free
Directions to View LIVE WEBSTREAMSGo to: http://video.magpi.net and click on "Live Streams" Note: Stream will not be live until 5 minutes prior to start of session.
On April 19 & 20th, in Blue Bell, PA the inaugural KINBER Member Meeting will be held at the Montgomery County Community College with KINBER members and potential members. The result of the collaboration will be a compelling and informative event that combines the high-profile content of how to get connected and maintain a network, how to best utilize the network, and what technologies and products will best bring value.
This meeting will bring the member community together for interactive discussions about new and ongoing work and provide a venue for members to make connections and form new collaborations. The meeting will host presentations on high definition videoconferencing in subjects such as education and healthcare, plans for the future of PennREN, the importance of BTOP initiative, what we're doing to make education in PA better from K-to-20, and much more!
As part of the KINBER Member Meeting six LIVE WEBSTREAM sessions will be available.
The schedule of live webstream sessions is as follows:
Thursday April 19, 2012
10:20 - 11:00 AM - Higher Education Collaborations for Research and Teaching at Lehigh University via PennREN
Speakers:Dr. Benjamin Felzer, Assistant Professor, Department Earth and Environmental Sciences and Michael A. Chupa, HPC Team Lead, Library and Technology Services, Lehigh University
Computational science and engineering is now a peer of the time-tested experimental and theoretical investigations of the world we inhabit. If the subject of investigation is the size of a planet, and when the time scales under investigation span centuries or eons, computational methods are essential to gain insight and understanding at vast scales.
Dr. Benjamin Felzer is a climate/ecosystem scientist using the Community Earth System Model (CESM, see http://www.cesm.ucar.edu) as a component of his research at Lehigh University. Full production runs of this coupled model include hundreds or thousands of years of coupled ocean, sea ice,atmospheric, land vegetation, and biogeochemical data spanning terabytes of disk storage.
Mike Chupa demonstrates live access to these data stores at Lehigh University using the VisIt visualization and analysis application (see visit.llnl.gov), which allows users to send data analysis and display commands to a remote computational resource, and to bring the results of these analyses over PennREN to a modest notebook computer. Felzer, participating via videoconference link, discusses the visualizations of his simulation data, illustrating the research and teaching collaborations that PennREN makes possible. The societal impacts of these collaborations are evident, as real-time access to resources like climate simulation data enables working scientists to convey accurately the implications of their research to a broad audience.
3:00 - 3:45 PM International Student Summits and Youth Forums
Speaker: Tim Devlin, Program Director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit
During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in Western Pennsylvania has been engaging students both regionally and internationally in a series of topics that will enable them to understand the complexities of challenges facing the world today. This presentation will explain the objectives of the summit talks, the partnership with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and demonstrate the value of research and education networks in bringing them together through today’s technology.
4:00 - 4:45 PM The Educational Collaboration, Using Advanced Networks to Educate PreService Teachers
Speaker: Susan Darlington, Director of Online Learning and Satellite Campus Technology, Gywnedd-Mercy College
Advanced networks can literally transform the learning environment from a passive place of learning to an active engaged learning experience. Video-conferencing over advanced networks has allowed the students in the Education program at Montgomery County Community College to observe live classroom instruction without leaving campus. Learn how MCCC organized and collaborated with a local school district using advanced regional networking to support learning and inspire their students.
Friday April 20, 2012
9:00 - 9:45 AM - Current and Potential Collaboration Opportunities in Europe
Speaker: Tom Fryer, International Relations Officer for DANTE
Tom will give an overview of the pan-European network known as GÉANT, and explain what national research and education networks, (NRENs) there are in Europe. GÉANT’s global connectivity which includes Internet2 here in the U.S. affords numerous opportunities for collaboration. Tom will showcase some of the current initiatives.
10:00 - 10:45 AM - Healthcare Virtual Presentation - Telemedicine and Regional Healthcare at Geisinger Health System
Speaker: John Kravitz, Associate Vice President of Information Technology, Geisinger Health System
Geisinger has worked diligently to provide needed healthcare services to community hospitals that would otherwise lead to patient transfers to larger healthcare institutions. This is being accomplished in a number ways which include Tele-Medicine and the Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE). Tele-Medicine provides a needed service which allows the patient to remain in a community hospital, providing their acuity is reasonable, while services are provided and guidance occurs from a distance. In many cases these services range from e-consultation, e-Neuro, e-ICU as well as a number of other areas. Health Information Exchange services are paramount to supporting these initiatives by providing access to key medical record information such as patient problems, allergies, medications and critical laboratory and radiology results. We are working to provide these services to rural institutions; however without the extensive proliferation of broadband to these territories this initiative is extremely difficult.
11:00 - 11:45 AM - Advanced Network Applications for Public Media
Speakers: Bill Weber, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, WHYY: Craig Santoro, Director of Media Instruction, WHYY: Steve Dixon, Media Instructor, WHYY; Henry Cohn-Geltner, Media Instructor, WHYY Philadelphia
Non-commercial Public Media remains a vital community resource to inform, educate, and entertain diverse communities and organizations across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The arrival of the KINBER advanced network adds an exciting new dimension to the public media technology tool kit. Rich media content exchange between all participating KINBER partners and mature media services will bring amazing new resources to bear, to strengthen each organization and its ability to fulfill its mission.
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