Jan. 5 Updates & Opportunities: 2016 Tech Fee Money, IT Training, Extreme Scaling Programming


2016 Tech Fee

The 2016 funding cycle for Technology Fee Grants is now open.  Complete information about “Tech Fee” money available and the process for submitting a concept paper is available on the Technology Fee website.  Anyone in the UF community with an idea that fits the submission guidelines is encouraged to apply for funding.  The deadline for the initial draft concept paper to be signed off by a CORE IT (i.e., UFIT) unit director is February 5, 2016. Final concept papers must be signed off by a CORE IT unit director and submitted by February 12, 2016.  Please contact Anne Allen, support administrator for the Technology Fee Advisory Committee, if you have any questions about the submission process.

Upcoming IT Training – FREE

For more information or to register, visit UFIT’s Training page.

Qualtrics: Getting Started               January 8, 9:30am-12:00pm
The Power of Rubrics in Canvas    January 19, 2:00pm–3:30pm
Peer Review in Canvas                  February 9, 2:00pm–3:00pm
SPSS Statistical Training                Classes arranged, see http://training.it.ufl.edu/spss-sample-power-workshop-information-registration/


February 3-4

To see full agenda and register: http://www.it.ufl.edu/community/events/technically-speaking/

Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Course: Extreme Scaling Programing

For those of you who are IT Directors and Managers in college environments or who have students working in your area, please share information about this new undergraduate course:

UF Research Computing is sponsoring an undergraduate research course, Extreme Scaling Programming, in Spring 2016.  The course introduces students to the features of extreme scale systems and programming techniques to achieve high performance and efficiency in extreme computing environments. Lectures and assignments are offered online by Dr. William Gropp of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Weekly in-person group discussions are led by Ying Zhang, a member of the Research Computing staff. The tentative schedule for group discussions is every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (8th period) at NPB 2205. The course is offered as UF Undergraduate Research Course EGN4912 at CISE. Interested students should visit the course page for more information, including registration details.

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