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Baranwal reviews virtual STEM lessons for U.S. tribal communities
In a blog post to the Department of Energy’s website on November 23, Rita Baranwal, assistant secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy, commended recent virtual lesson projects from the Office of Nuclear Energy and the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group to increase STEM opportunities for Native American tribes.
The spotlighted lesson discussed in the article focused on a 3D-printed clip that turns a smartphone or tablet into a microscope with the ability to magnify items by 100 times. The Office of Nuclear Energy shipped nearly 1,000 of these microscope clips to students across the country, many of them going to U.S. tribal communities.
T. S. Haut, P. G. Maginot, V. Z. Tomov, B. S. Southworth, T. A. Brunner, T. S. Bailey
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 193 | Number 7 | July 2019 | Pages 746-759
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2018.1562778
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We propose a graph-based sweep algorithm for solving the steady-state, monoenergetic discrete ordinates on meshes of high-order (HO) curved mesh elements. Our spatial discretization consists of arbitrarily HO discontinuous Galerkin finite elements using upwinding at mesh element faces. To determine mesh element sweep ordering, we define a directed, weighted graph whose vertices correspond to mesh elements and whose edges correspond to mesh element upwind dependencies. This graph is made acyclic by removing select edges in a way that approximately minimizes the sum of removed edge weights. Once the set of removed edges is determined, transport sweeps are performed by lagging the upwind dependency associated with the removed edges. The proposed algorithm is tested on several two-dimensional and three-dimensional meshes composed of HO curved mesh elements.