Greg Stroot, a senior in mechanical engineering and continuing ISUR scholar, is one of the 19 undergraduate students across the U.S. to have been selected to participate in the Blue Waters Student Internship Program for 2018-2019. Greg will attend the two-week training institute at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which includes lectures to learn about Blue Waters and high-performance computing (HPC) applications. Greg and his faculty mentor, Prof. Mattia Gazzola, will be utilizing aeroacoustic analogies, flow-structure interaction solver, and evolutionary optimization techniques to investigate the properties that affect the silent flight of the owl.
As part of the internship program, Greg will receive a stipend of $5000, access to a HPC workshop, and an education allocation on the Blue Waters system. He will also be given the opportunity to present a poster on their project at the 2019 Blue Waters Symposium in Sunriver, Oregon.