Skip to main content
Have a request for an upcoming news/science story? Submit a Request

Envision Center event lets RCAC students showcase projects

  • Science Highlights

The Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (RCAC) recently hosted a student presentation event at the Envision Center, which gave RCAC’s student employees a chance to demonstrate their hard work and achievements over the last year.

More than 20 student workers from RCAC presented their work at the event. Departments highlighted included the Envision Center, HPC hardware engineering, data science and operations and outreach. The event also provided a platform for the students to network with each other and learn more about the various kinds of research opportunities within RCAC.

Image description

"It was a good opportunity for the students and staff to learn about all the different student projects throughout RCAC, said Amanda Warren-Glowe, program manager at the Envision Center.

“The students did a great job presenting and we were especially excited to celebrate our graduating seniors.” “I really enjoyed the lightning talks,” says Uma Claire Teelock, a junior double majoring in game development and design, animation, and visual effects, whose project focuses on measuring how far away a person veers away from two people arguing depending on their race.

“I got a chance to show off my motion capture work and similar exciting work.”

Teelock adds that it was also very interesting to see what RCAC students outside the Envision Center are working on.

“The biggest thing I took away is that RCAC has a wide variety of projects serving different parts of Purdue, and we have lots of talented students on our team!”

Image description

RCAC’s student program CI-XP (Cyber Infrastructure-eXPerience) includes student workers in RCAC, the Envision Center, the Scientific Solutions Group and Anvil REU programs, which provide paid summer internships on campus. The purpose of the CI-XP program is to provide work opportunities and real workplace experience that enhance the student’s education through the development of professional skills, responsibilities, habits, attitudes, self-confidence and self-development. RCAC staff serve as mentors to the students.

RCAC provides advanced computational resources and services to support Purdue faculty and researchers. They also conduct their own research and development to enhance the capabilities of these resources. RCAC includes the Scientific Solutions Group, a team of research software engineers and cyberinfrastructure research scientists who develop cyberinfrastructure solutions to help advance scientific discovery and education, and the Envision Center, which is dedicated to assisting, supporting and collaborating with faculty, students and industry in scientific visualization, virtual and augmented reality and media creation.

To learn more about student employment at RCAC and to see what positions are currently available, please visit

Originally posted: