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Did Marshall University Research Corporation Make a Stimulus Quote Mistake?

I just can’t seem to tear myself away from stimuluswatch.org as there never appears to be any progress. Case in point ~ Marshall University Research Corporation:

University Communications – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Contact: Ginny Painter, Communications Director, Marshall University Research Corporation 304-746-1964


Marshall research community to benefit from $2.6 million federal stimulus award to state

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University researchers and students will benefit from a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

The cyberinfrastructure award, which was announced earlier this week by U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, will assist with scientific discovery by building capacity and promoting the use of high-performance computing cluster resources at Marshall University, West Virginia University and West Virginia State University.

More than $1 million of the grant funds will be used at Marshall over the next three years to help upgrade computing networks and enhance immersive visualization capabilities.

Dr. Tony Szwilski, professor of engineering and director of the university’s Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences, will coordinate the project on Marshall’s campus. Other members of the Marshall community who are involved include Dr. Jan Fox, senior vice president for information technology and chief information officer; Joseph Fuller, associate professor of  computer science; Dr. Venkat Gudivada, professor of  computer science; and Dr. Jack Smith, visualization manager.

According to Dr. John Maher, vice president for research and executive director of the Marshall University Research Corporation, the grant will be used to establish advanced high-performance computing and visualization resources at Marshall and to assist with connection to other high-performance computing systems and resources around the world, allowing faculty researchers – and their students – to collaborate in real time without geographic limitations.

“Engineering and scientific research today require computing infrastructure that will allow faculty to work with very large data sets and complex computational systems. This project will give our researchers tools to make them more competitive for outside funding, and will allow them to work with colleagues across the country and around the world,” said Maher. “We are pleased to be part of this collaborative.”

Fox added that the computerized visualization capabilities provided through the grant will help faculty communicate and explore both abstract and concrete ideas in health care and scientific and engineering research.

By providing computing power that was, until recently, available only to the most prestigious research institutions, this project will assist Marshall’s growing research community in its quest to address problems that require the minds and resources of a global, collaborative community,” she said. “From the development of approaches to real-time, image-guided surgery to the provision of a platform for management of communities, emergencies and other complex processes, the capabilities provided by this funding will have a long-term, positive impact on our community, state and nation.”

In addition to the research equipment that will be provided through the grant, the project will help develop a work force that can create and sustain cyber-based systems, tools and services. A network of faculty and information technology professional staff will be developed at Marshall to help researchers expand the use of high-performance computing and advanced visualization in their work, as well as to provide expertise on the operational and technical aspects of using supercomputing resources.

“Cyberinfrastructure includes computational systems, data and information management, visualization environments and people – all linked together by collaborative software and advanced networks,” said Szwilski. “These significant resources will be a catalyst at Marshall for technology innovation and economic development.”

He added that complementary outreach activities will be undertaken at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels to help teach students computational science and visualization skills, also with the goal of developing a high-tech work force.

The award was funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. For more information, contact Szwilski at szwilski@marshall.edu.

Do you think MARSHALL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION misunderstood?

HUNTINGTON, WV

MARSHALL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION

Total Received: $3,797,971.00Visit on the Web

Below you will find all the contracts, grants, and loans received by MARSHALL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION as of October 30, 2009. You can sort by the different table columns. Click on an item for more information and to comment and vote on the item.

Primary Recipient

Type Description Amount City State Jobs Vote
Grant A MECHANISTIC STUDY OF METHAMPHETAMINE NEUROTOXICITY: INVOLVMENT OF HO-1 & MNSO $35,309 Huntington WV 0 -1
Grant West Virginia IDeA Netwok of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) $590,453 Huntington WV 0 0
Grant West Virginia IDeA Netwok of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) $529,094 Huntington WV 0 0
Grant Transcription Factors in Cancer $490,224 Huntington WV 0 0
Grant ADVANCE INSTITUTIONAL TRANSFORMATION AWARD: ADVANCING WOMEN IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH AT MU $750,000 Huntington WV 0 -2
Grant West Virginia IDeA Netwok of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) $751,506 Huntington WV 0 0
Grant West Virginia IDeA Netwok of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) $651,385 Huntington WV 0 0

Where’s those jobs? Where’s the money?

But engineer plans concern me, who’s paying for this…



…as it was already on the drawing board.

Ah, yes, supplemental income!



hmm?

And this video just makes me a bit sad~




Research via surfing the web?


And the research is…
MUCD-CORP Community of Research Practice

I’m just saying………….


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Green, the Pacific Northwest, Dead Zones, and Snow Jobs

As I am visiting Washington State (one of my many old stomping grounds) this next week or so… I have to ponder on this article in the local paper from last night which has a link online as well: Ocean Study: Future far more blue than green Deterioration: Dead zones off NW coast a sign of serious health decline

I would hesitate to guess that some aren’t falling for the “Green Agenda” even in the culturally environmental friendly Pacific Northwest. Definitely more snow jobs occurring up here than are falling over the Cascades or Mount Rainier! Still the liberal shills appear to be flaming the Mean “Green” Cap and Trade Machine. The Green is the the money involved as the earth is always cleansing herself through: earthquakes, fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, mudslides and all other “natural disasters”. A bill or law signed will not prevent any one of those events, however it will line the pockets of many a politician who have placed their bets on Carbon Credits wheel of misfortune.

Since Climategate has been released, and inaccuracies in procedures have been validated, one would tend to believe that the United States Global Change Research Program (another government department) would have disbanded and saved the American Citizens and Taxpayers some overspent Greenbacks! You will just adore the USGCRP’s What’s New Page. With all of the associated and interconnected government agencies emblems floating at the bottom of any page on the USGCRP’s site, one just knows that warm and fuzzy feeling that Global Warming is just around the corner and these agencies under Obamatron orders will be there immediately to assist the public at large. Hmm?

Call a friend who lives in or around the coast of the Gulf of Mexico… they’ll set you straight on that rapid response time to a natural or “MAN-made” disaster by the Obama administration’s agencies. Don’t hold your breath for truth and/or anything of consequence!

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Just Where The Stimulus or TARP Funds Are Not Going … Your Library!

Not to your local Library Branch or School Library

LibraryJournal.com reports:

Federal Library Funding Frozen, as Expected, in President’s Budget

Geesh, why help unemployed Americans with research on job skills or in finding jobs? You know one of the first resource expenditures daily is the newspaper and magazines that may have to be cut. What about internet services for those who have no computers or computer access due to job loss and tightening of their belt? What about childrens’ programs?

Chief Officers of State Library Agencies or COSLA are not amused in this “State Librarians ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by President Obama’s Freeze on Library Funding” press release.

According to Stimulus Watch 2.0 using the keyword – LIBRARY the results of 2009 plans for just the 50 (without specifics) returned show little to no implementation. Where is the money and jobs just on this Library search for 2009 let alone 2010 and 2011? hmm?