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· University of California, RENS & NRENS

Wide-Area Visualization Environment (WAVE) system at UC Merced Awarded the 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Research Applications

The Wide-Area Visualization Environment (WAVE) at UC Merced is one of many projects enabled by the Pacific Research Platform. This massive display, consisting of twenty 4k resolution screens, provides student and faculty researchers at UC Merced to work with the cutting-edge of virtual reality hardware. WAVE is an exciting example of a tool that can reduce the gap between data collection and interpretation and the dissemination of that data to researchers and the public.

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· RENS & NRENS

Women in IT Networking at SC Awarded the 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications

In recognition of work to expand the diversity of the SCinet volunteer staff and to provide professional development opportunities to highly qualified women in the field of networking, the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program has been selected by CENIC as a recipient of the 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications. Project members being recognized include Wendy Huntoon (KINBER), Marla Meehl (UCAR), and Kate Petersen Mace, Lauren Rotman, and Jason Zurawski (ESnet).

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· Cultural & Scientific, RENS & NRENS

The Network Startup Resource Center and its Director, Steven Huter, Awarded the 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Broadband Applications

In recognition of work to improve network infrastructure, facilitate collaboration, and build professional capacity in countries around the world, the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and its Director, Steven Huter, have been selected by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) as recipients of the 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Broadband Applications.

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· CA Community Colleges

The California Community Colleges Technology Center Awarded the 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Educational Applications

In recognition of their work to develop a system-wide federated identity for students across the 113 California Community Colleges, the California Community Colleges Technology Center has been selected by CENIC as a recipient of the 2017 Innovations in Networking Award. Individuals named in the award include Tim Calhoon, Executive Director; Lou Delzompo, Chief Technology Officer; Patricia Donohue, Product Manager; Roberto Fuentes, Supervisor, Support Services; and Jeff Holden, Chief Information Security Officer.

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· University of California, RENS & NRENS

Tom DeFanti Awarded Innovations In Networking Award for Outstanding Individual Contributions

In recognition of his work to develop next generation networks, advance the mission of Calit2, and shape collaborations across organizations, CENIC recognizes Tom DeFanti, an internationally recognized pioneer in visualization and virtual reality technologies at Calit2, University of California San Diego, as the recipient of the 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Outstanding Individual Contributions.

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· CA Community Colleges, University of California, Private Universities & NPS, RENS & NRENS

CENIC and UC ANR team up to provide research scientists with super-fast Internet connectivity

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (UC ANR) and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) have connected key UC ANR facilities to CENIC’s ultra-fast 100Gbps research and education network, extending ultra-broadband capacity to UC researchers in rural sites across California.

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