On June 27, two students visited MSI to learn about the MSI and the supercomputers. AJ (Alec) Olson and Jake Grisim, who are visually impaired, were given a tour of MSI by Yectli Huerta, HPC Systems Administrator, and Eric Badger, Student Technical Support Lead. AJ attends St. Croix Preparatory Academy and Jake attends Shakopee Middle School. Jake and AJ visited the machine room, where they learned about supercomputers and were able to touch and inspect various pieces of equipment. They are interested in careers in computers, and were eager to learn about the details of servers, networks, computer security, supercomputing hardware and software, and other details.
The students were accompanied by parents Jesse Grisim and Jill Olson and two teachers, Joya Bromeland (Teacher for Blind/Visually Impaired Students and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, St. Paul Public Schools) and Gail Morris (Teacher for Blind/Visually Impaired Students, Intermediate District 287).