MSI participated in the College of Science and Engineering’s Family Fun Fair on November 17, 2012. This annual event, which is designed to introduce children to science and math in fun and interactive ways, had nearly 2,500 participants this year. At the MSI booth, hundreds of kids created models of sodium chloride and methane out of marshmallows, pretzels, and toothpicks. The attendees also watched a 3D visualization of a molecule on a 60” monitor.
The MSI team consisted of Carlos Sosa of Cray Research and MSI staff members Nancy Rowe (Scientific Computing Consultant), Tom Prather (Sr. Software Developer), and Ying Zhang (RISS Informatics Analyst). Michael Milligan (Scientific Computing Consultant), who was working at another exhibit, also stopped by the MSI booth to help out.
A slideshow can be seen on the event website. Slides 21, 22, and 23 show activity at the MSI booth.