November 15, 2022 Newsletter

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November 15, 2022 Newsletter

Take a look at our November 15, 2022 Newsletter with updates from the Ken Kennedy Institute.

OIT Welcomes Melissa Cragin

The Office of Technology's New Associate Vice President of Research Computing

This month, Melissa Cragin joins the Office of Information Technology (OIT) as the Associate Vice President of Research Computing, which includes oversight of the Center for Research Computing (CRC).

Cragin’s immediate former position was the Chief Strategist for Data Initiatives in the Research Data Services division at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego where she was involved in projects to improve data access and usage and to develop the national data infrastructure ecosystem and related policies.
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Register for Pumps & Pipes: Ion to Infinity

December 5, 2022 | 8:00 am-3:00 pm Central | The Ion | 4201 Main St.

Register for Pumps & Pipes 2022 to hear from visionaries across medicine, energy, and aerospace who are developing and launching technologies in these fields. The event will highlight innovations in Web3, AI, extended reality, and robotics. The full agenda, speaker lineup, and registration information can be found here.


  • 7:00-8:00 am | Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
  • 8:00am-12:00 pm | Speaker sessions featuring deep dives into Web3, AI, XR, and Robotics
  • 12:00-3:00 pm | Lunch, Exhibit Hall showcase, Satellite Sessions, and Networking

Register for the De Lange Conference XII

December 5-6, 2022 | BRC at Rice University

Rice University is launching a university-wide initiative focused on the intersection of technology, culture, and society. The goal is to make the study of how technology is shaped by society and culture, and how society should respond to the challenges posed by technological change, a major intellectual theme at Rice University.

As part of this initiative, Scientia will hold a conference focused on the exploration of the dynamic interactions between technology, society, and culture.

Register here. You can also learn more about the conference including the schedule and list of speakers by visiting the De Lange Conference XII website.

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