Regional Academic Collaborations (ReACt)
Workshop on Computational Mechanics and Sciences



University of Utah
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex

Meeting Organizers:Marianne Francois (LANL), Alicia Kim (UCSD), and Pania Newell (UofU)
7:00 amCheck in, Breakfast (provided) Presenters
8:00 amOpening RemarksAndrew Weyrich, VPR (Utah)
8:15 amSocial Landscape (Gender Diveristy)Chancellor Tull (UCD)
8:45 amVisionary talk on future research directionLinda Horton (DOE-BES)
9:45 amCoffee break
10:00 amTechnical talk: Scientific and Imaging InstituteMike Kirby (Utah)
10:30 amTechnical talk: Computational VisulaizationValerio Pascucci (Utah)
11:00 amFederal and LANL Landscape (Pillars)Irene Qualters (LANL)
12:00 pmLunch (provided)
1:00 pmBreak out 1: Working Group discussion in parallel
(30min SOA + 1hr discussion on research needs):
Expected outcome: research needs in the context of the future research direction
1) Design of nanomaterialsSaryu Fensin (LANL) & Andrea Hodge (USC)
2) Design of material-structural system (multiscale design)Alica Kim (UCSD) & Abigail Hunter (LANL)
3) Physics based machine learningCassandra Toy (Microsoft) & Gowri Srinivasan (LANL)
4) Multiscale multiphysics modelingMuge Fermen-Coker (USARL) &
Aimee Hungerford (LANL)
5) Computational visualizationKelly Gaither (UT-Austin)
2:00 pmPoster presentation – summary of Break-out 1Poster Presenters
3:00 pmPresentation on Research OpportunitiesMarrianne Francois (LANL-NNSA), Muge Fermen-Coker (USARL)
4:00 pmBreak out 2: Working Group discussion in parallel
Expected outcome: research topics/proposal ideas
Groups self select
5:00 pmDrinks and Informal networking and poster presentationsFaculty/ Students
6:30 pmDinner (not provided)



University of Utah
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex

8:00 amBreakfast (provided)
8:30 amReACt OverviewAlan Hurd (LANL)
9:00 amBreak out 3: White Paper Development
By parallel Working Groups but prefer moving to alternate groups, discuss research questions, expertise needed, proposal opportunities, gender equity solutions, and future planning
Grps 1-5 reform (based on networking/research opportunies)
10:30 amOut-Brief presentations by Groups 1-5 (15 min each)Facilitators and/or Group representative
12:00 pmWorking Lunch (provided)
12:30 pmFinal presentation & adjournmentFacilitators
1:00 pmDebriefing and planning—reflect on format, white paper, proposals, next stepsOrganizers and facilitators
2:00 pmOptional tours (nanofab, scientific computing) topics/proposal ideas