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.
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
Dr. Marc Halfon - UB Department of Biochemistry
Dr. Daryl P Nazareth - Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Radiation Medicine
Dr. Norma J. Nowak - Roswell Park Cancer Institute & Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
Dr. Dheerendra Prasad - Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Director ~ Department of Radiation Medicine
Jeanette Sperhac - Programming instructor
Steve Gallo - CCR Software Engineer & DBA
Adrian Levesque - Workshop Photographer
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