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The Eric Pitman Annual Summer Workshop in Computational Science

This two-week workshop is held annually in honor of Eric Pitman, who was a freshman at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute when he passed away on February 27, 2007 after a brief illness. A Science Olympiad participant at St. Gregory the Great Elementary School, Eric was an avid reader, a young man who enjoyed learning new things and challenging his thinking about the world and his place within it.

One of his teachers spoke of Eric by saying: "It seemed that he always did the right thing, and always stood by what he knew was morally and ethically correct. He was a tremendous leader, a silent leader who led by example and not by talk."

It is with Eric's sense of wonderment and inquisitiveness in mind that the workshop strives to introduce students into the application of computer modeling and simulation to solve important problems in science and engineering.  The current workshop focuses on Bioinformatics and research in the life sciences.  In the past, workshop topics have included computational chemistry and visualization.

Summer 2016 Workshop

Dates: June 27 - July 8, 2016

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday

No class Monday, July 4, 2016

NOTE: Students MUST be able to commit to attending each day

Location: UB CCR ~ 701 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203

More Info & Application:

The application period for 2016 is now closed!  Please check back in April 2017 for next summer's workshop application

Faculty & Staff Leaders:

NOTE: These are subject to change

UB & Roswell Faculty:

Dr. E. Bruce Pitman - UB Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs

Dr. Thomas Furlani - CCR Director; Interim CIO

Dr. Marc Halfon - UB Department of Biochemistry

Dr. David Kofke - SUNY Distinguished Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Dr. Daryl P Nazareth - Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Radiation Medicine

Dr. Norma J. Nowak - Professor, UB Department of Biochemistry; Director of Science and Technology, NYS COE in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Empire Genomics

Dr. Dheerendra Prasad - Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Director ~ Department of Radiation Medicine

Dr. Edward H. Snell - Senior Research Scientist, Hauptman-Woodward Institute; Assistant Professor, UB Department of Structural Biology

Dr. Andrew Schultz - Research Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Dr. Peter Winkelstein - Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics


CCR Staff:

Jeanette Sperhac - Programming instructor

Steve Gallo - CCR Software Engineer & DBA

Adrian Levesque - Workshop Photographer