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UCO Student Wins First Place in the Non-Life Science Poster Presentation at Annual Research Symposium

 The UCO College of Mathematics and Science, School of Engineering student, Kayley McBride was

awarded first place in the non-life science poster presentation at the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) 28th Annual Research Symposium. McBride’s presentation, titled “ParaView-ing Data at NERSC Remotely Using Jupyter Notebooks”.

The symposium, held on October 1, 2022 at the OSU campus in Stillwater, included approximately 70 students from ten universities across Oklahoma. McBride, a biomedical engineering senior was among ten students in the non-life science poster category. Research was conducted at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in summer 2022 with mentorship by Johannes Blaschke, Ph.D., a LBNL application performance specialist and Gang Xu, D.Sc., UCO professor of Biomedical Engineering.

Jupyter Notebook is an increasingly popular open-source application that allows users to create an

d share documents containing live codes, equations, and data, but with limited visualization capacity especially for large datasets. On the other hand, ParaView is one of the open-source data analysis and visualization applications that allow quick analysis and interactive visualization of extremely large datasets. As part of the project funded by the Department of Energy, McBride’s task was to combine the best of both worlds in order to process and visualize the complex datasets from the computational fluid dynamics simulations run on the LBNL supercomputers. She showed that Jupyter Notebook running the ParaView kernel can be set up on a personal computer or laptop and then connected to a ParaView server that is running on a supercomputer. Her project supports th

e possibility of fully implementing the ParaView kernel on a supercomputer and dramatically improving the user experience in large data visualization in Jupyter Notebook, which will benefit a wide range of computational projects and researchers.


The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) is a National Science Foundation funded consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Current goals and activities of OK-LSAMP focus on undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, and international experiences.