Kids on the Grid
What is Kids on the Grid?Kids on the Grid is an interactive multi-way connection among kids at various geographically separated sites over the Access Grid, an advanced collaboration environment system. Kids on the Grid coincides with the annual Take Your Daughter/Child/Daughters & Sons To Work Day.
Kids on the Grid 2010in 2009 this takes place on April 22. It is being organized by RIT and NIH/NLM in Bethesda, MD. Kids from both sites will be collaborating with paint, draw, and avatar creating tools. The Grid is the RIT Global Collaboration Grid connecting RIT's campuses abroad with RIT's colleges in Rochester, NY. see press release
Kids on the Grid 2009In 2009 this takes place on April 23rd. It is being organized by RIT and NIH/NLM where more kids will be in attendance. The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center will give a virtual reality presentation on permafrost, Puerto Rico will let kids animate avatars with their faces and NIH/NLM will provide shared whiteboards and paint/draw programs. Also, participating in the event were Texas Advanced Computing Center and Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. see press release
Kids on the Grid 2008In 2008 this takes place on April 24th. It is being organized by RIT, in conjunction with NIH/NLM where another contingent of kids will be present. Additional sites will include the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and the University of Puerto Rico. This year kids will be able to remotely control robots in Alaska, paint and draw on the same canvas with the kids from NIH, watch the integration of computer graphics and video in real-time. see press release
Kids on the Grid 2007In 2007 this takes place on April 26th. This years Kids on the Grid is being organized by Craig Locatis at NIH. The plan for the event can be read here
At RIT, Kids on the Grid is one of the activities organized through the Women's Center and operated by the staff of the ICE Lab at RIT.
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