[AG-TECH] NCSA "Kids on the Grid" Agenda - 12:45 p.m. to 3 p. m.

Barbara A. Kucera bkucera at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Wed Apr 24 14:54:06 CDT 2002

That will be fine, Ricky.  I'll add you to our list.


At 12:46 PM 4/24/2002 -0600, Tam, Ricky wrote:
>Sandia in California will have our agn room open to our guest tomorrow
>morning.  We asked the girls to sign up in 30 minute block, so we might have
>few girls show up in each time block.  Our four 30 minute blocks start at
>9:30 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time).  Lanette Radliff will be our operator and
>moderator.  We look forward to have our guests interact your programs.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Gurcharan.S.Khanna at Dartmouth.EDU
>[mailto:Gurcharan.S.Khanna at Dartmouth.EDU]
>Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 9:25 AM
>To: bkucera at ncsa.uiuc.edu; ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
>Cc: jeffc at ncsa.uiuc.edu
>Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] NCSA "Kids on the Grid" Agenda - 12:45 p.m. to 3
>i'm trying to get a very small handful (3?) of 5th graders to commit to
>tomorrow from about 1-3pm Eastern. this will overlap nicely with the
>NCSA and LLNL programs.
>although i said i would keep the venue on all day (and i can still do this)
>don't have much expectation that anyone will show up then. is anyone
>else planning on having kids show up at other times? if not, i won't
>advertise it as being available. unless someone can suggest how it might
>be useful.
>Gurcharan S. Khanna
>Associate Director
>Research Computing
>Dartmouth College
>gkhanna at dartmouth.edu
>office: 603-646-1644
>--- "Barbara A. Kucera" wrote:
>Tomorrow is the day!  We have 14 guests who are eagerly anticipating this
>activity and a chance to experience the new Access Grid technology.
>Participants (14) include:
>Rachel                  F       12
>Billy                  M       14
>Andrea                 F       12
>Ashley                 F       18
>Amber          F       15
>McWilliams              F       15
>Wall                    M       13
>Wall                    F       16
>Jessie          F       10.5
>Kymberly                F       12
>Hannah          F       12
>Phoebe's guest  F       12
>Phoebe's guest  F       13
>M. B.                   M       16
>Barbara Kucera, moderator, and Jeff Carpenter, AG node operator.
>Katie Williams from Access News will be present to talk with the
>participants for an article she is writing.
>The difference in time zones is a little problematic, but I think we'll be
>okay since we're in the middle of the country.  Our schedule is as follows,
>but we will be flexible so we can interact with other sites as they join
>and depart.
>12:45 p.m.      Kids in seats. - Introductions at our local site. - Brief
>explanation of what the               Access Grid is and why it's
>important, then a brief explanation of the social           etiquette--no
>criticism of others' opinions, try to wait until the other person
>has             finished talking before you start, be polite but feel free
>to say what you think.
>    1:00 p.m      Say hello to the other sites on the AG and let each kid
>introduce him/herself (do               this as other sites join).
>    1:15 p.m.     Around Town and Around the Country - Tell us about where
>you live?  If I visited                your town, what would be the best
>thing to do or see during my visit?
>    1:45 p.m.     Teens Chat
>I will serve as moderator to interact with the kids and introduce questions
>to the local and remote audience, and then let them discuss the issue with
>minimal interruption.  The discussion will cover general topics that most
>kids have an opinion about--no right or wrong.  The type of questions will
>1.  Should parents or towns, or both, set the curfew?
>2.  What does it mean to be a friend?  What do you consider the most
>important consideration in         friendship?
>3.  Should chat sites at school be restricted?
>4.  When is a person mature and responsible enough to drive a car?  Should
>the minimum age be   raised to 18 years old?
>2:15 p.m.       Snack - milk and cookies (yes, milk!)  ;-)
>2:25 p.m.       Trivial Pursuit contest.  If other sites are not on when
>we're ready to begin, we will
>                  start the game as a local event and expand when others
>2:55 p.m.       Begin to wrap up here--thank participants.
>If someone has a good idea, we can rearrange the schedule.  As it now
>stands, we have a stable audience and a plan.
>I hope that as other sites finalize their agendas, they will get something
>out to us so we can have an idea of what is transpiring across the AG.  As
>I said earlier, we will be flexible so there may be interruptions when
>remote sites enter or  leave the virtual space.
>If you have any questions, please contact me.
>Barbara A. Kucera
>Alliance/EPSCoR Liaison
>National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
>(217) 244-0131 * Fax (217) 244-2909
>"It is a shameful thing to insult a little child.  It has its feelings, it
>has its small dignity; and since it cannot defend them, it is surely an
>ignoble act to injure them." - Mark Twain
>--- end of quote ---

Barbara A. Kucera
Alliance/EPSCoR Liaison
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(217) 244-0131 * Fax (217) 244-2909

"It is a shameful thing to insult a little child.  It has its feelings, it
has its small dignity; and since it cannot defend them, it is surely an
ignoble act to injure them." - Mark Twain

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