June 7, 2021
College students will be taught extra concerning the College of Wyoming, UW alumni will join with their alma mater, and members of the general public will discover out extra about UW’s presence of their group throughout a “The World Wants Extra Cowboys” celebration Tuesday, June 22, in Jackson.
The general public is invited to the occasion from 5-7 p.m. on the Rooftop Terrace of The Cloudveil, a brand new lodge in downtown Jackson. Free appetizers and mushy drinks shall be served; a money bar additionally shall be out there for grownup drinks.
UW President Ed Seidel shall be in attendance and communicate throughout a quick program on the celebration, highlighting the college’s efforts to spice up entrepreneurism and the state’s economic system, amongst different matters.
Moreover, Professor Bryan Shuman, director of the UW-Nationwide Park Service Analysis Station on the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton Nationwide Park, will focus on the college’s plans for expanded programming and services on the analysis station.
They’ll be joined by 5 present or just lately graduated UW college students from Teton County — Eduardo Colin-Zarate, Raychl Fairbanks, Colin Finlay, Azusena Garcia and Maddy Jenkins — who will focus on their experiences on the state’s college.
UW admissions representatives shall be available to reply questions and work together with attendees on matters together with the Cowboy Dedication, UW’s merit- and need-based monetary assist choices for Wyoming highschool graduates. Free UW-branded giveaway objects shall be out there, together with T-shirts to the primary 50 highschool college students.
Moreover, UW alumna Wendy Martinez, of Jackson, will speak about how UW ready her for her profession and function in the neighborhood — and what it means to her to be a UW Cowboy. Martinez is one among 24 UW alumni featured in promoting in Wyoming newspapers and different media below the banner of “The World Wants Extra Cowboys — and So Does Wyoming.” She is the house owner companies supervisor for Habitat for Humanity of the Better Teton Space.
The Teton County occasion is the fifteenth in a sequence of occasions deliberate across the state in counties the place UW alumni featured within the promoting dwell and work.
“It’s clear that our advertising tagline, ‘The World Wants Extra Cowboys,’ has linked nearly with individuals throughout Wyoming. These occasions are about making that connection even stronger by way of face-to-face interplay,” says Chad Baldwin, UW’s affiliate vice chairman for advertising and communications. “It’s an excellent alternative for native college students to be taught extra about their state’s college, for alumni to attach with their alma mater and each other, and for members of the group to fulfill UW’s new president together with coaches, college and college students.”
Seidel started service because the college’s twenty eighth president July 1, 2020. Earlier than coming to UW, he was the vice chairman for financial growth and innovation for the College of Illinois System, constructing and supporting packages that interact college, private and non-private companions — and strengthening the hyperlinks amongst increased training, analysis and enterprise to stimulate financial growth throughout that state.
His lengthy document of management expertise contains greater than three years as director of the Nationwide Heart for Supercomputing Purposes on the College of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the place he was among the many authentic co-principal investigators for Blue Waters, a federally funded mission that introduced one of many world’s strongest supercomputers to Urbana-Champaign.
Beforehand, he was the senior vice chairman for analysis and innovation for the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Expertise in Moscow, Russia, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Expertise. Earlier than that, he directed the Workplace of Cyberinfrastructure and led the Directorate of Mathematical and Bodily Sciences as Nationwide Science Basis assistant director. He additionally led the Heart for Computation & Expertise at Louisiana State College and directed the numerical relativity group on the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Germany.
Seidel acquired his Ph.D. in relativistic astrophysics from Yale College, earned a grasp’s diploma in physics on the College of Pennsylvania, and acquired a bachelor’s diploma in arithmetic and physics from the Faculty of William and Mary.