The UTC SimCenter is still open and offering its services to anyone working on solutions to COVID-19.

“We want to be sure everyone who might need our help reaches out to us ASAP over the next days, weeks, and months,” said SimCenter Director Anthony Skjellum. “Please reach out to me if you have any questions, are working on a COVID-19 related proposal or need computational resources to help our community, state, region or nation.”

The SimCenter uses high-capacity computers that can handle huge amounts of data and can rapidly conduct research and development.

For the COVID-19 emergency, the SimCenter offers:

  • Access to computational and data resources to UTC faculty and students to pursue COVID-19 related research and development practical solutions;
  • Support for the submission of high-quality proposals and ideas involved in modeling, simulation and related areas;
  • Helping startup companies exploring COVID-19-related solutions;
  • Devoted resources, where appropriate, to national and regional computing efforts keyed to providing solutions related to COVID-19;
  • SimCenter employees to help computational and big data resources to work more quickly and smoothly.

The SimCenter works with external entities on joint proposals to the National Science Foundation, including for its Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) and Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) programs; the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.


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