Aug. 25 — Tomorrow, Tuesday Aug. 26, 2014, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley will visit the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC). Cawley will speak on the state’s future as a technological hub and PSC’s role in bolstering state and regional high performance computing capabilities; high-speed electronic networking; and science, technology, engineering and math education from the high school to graduate study levels.
The Lieutenant Governor will address PSC staff at 11:30 a.m. EDT, in a lunch session that is open to the press, at PSC’s administrative offices at 300 S. Craig Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213.
Jim Cawley has served Pennsylvania as Lieutenant Governor since January 2011. In this role he has chaired the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, whose recommendations became the basis for the historic, comprehensive law known as Act 13 of 2012. Following the devastating floods from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, the Governor asked Cawley to lead the disaster recovery task force, bringing together several state agencies and coordinated response efforts between the federal, state and local emergency management agencies in 20 different counties. Cawley also chairs the Military Community Protection Commission, which advocates for Pennsylvania’s military installations and the important role they play in the state economy and national security.
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (http://www.psc.edu) is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Established in 1986, PSC is supported by several federal agencies, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and private industry, and is a major partner in the National Science Foundation XSEDE program.
Source: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center