This Wednesday (02/27/2008) if all goes well and the snow holds off, UKy will host some engineering outreach to Kentucky high schools via Internet2 (I2). The event is called BIG BLUE on I2, and it features University of Kentucky’s BIG BLUE project (creating and testing inflatable wings for flight over Mars!) and NASA’s chief scientist, Dr. James Garvin. Others off-campus can watch via a URL (potential viewers can contact me for that URL). Find out more at http://www.uky.edu/TASC/i2/. If you’re interested in attending on campus, you can contact me as well.

But be aware that I2 is for far more than outreach. It’s exciting to imagine the possibilities: I2 provides great capacity (with far fewer users than the commodity Internet) for sharing information and completing research. It’s possible to remotely operate things like telescopes and scanning-probe microscopes with I2. What can you do with I2?


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