Supercomputers and Spallation Neutron Source

News picMembers of the student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (which include many engineering students)  traveled to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on March 24-25.  While there, they saw the fastest supercomputer in the world, the spallation neutron source (the only other one in the world was in Japan and is being rebuilt after the earthquake), and the graphite reactor from the Manhattan Project. Pictured above (r-l) are: Becky Wauford (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Trey McGinnis (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science ’16), Tiffany Corkran (Chemistry ’14), Evan Boulanger (Civil Engineering ’12), Eddie Gallarno (Mathematics ’13), Aaron Lewis (Civil Engineering ’13), Michael Sanford (Mechanical Engineering ’13), Rebekah Herrman (Mathematics ’13), Mike Szpara (Mechanical Engineering ’14), Cathy Grilli (Mathematics), and Dr. Marvin Abraham (who worked at ORNL  for 30 years) and his granddaughter (who joined the tour).