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Bill Howe in NY Times

articleInlineBill Howe, Senior Scientist at the UW eScience Institute and adjunct professor in CSE, is quoted in a New York Times story on the democratization of access to scientific computing and scientific data.

“For decades, the world’s supercomputers have been the tightly guarded property of universities and governments. But what would happen if regular folks could get their hands on one?

“Bill Howe, a senior scientist at the eScience Institute at the University of Washington, has urged research organizations to reveal their information. ‘All the data that we collect in science should be accessible, and that’s just not the way it works today,’ he said.

“Mr. Howe said high school students and so-called citizen scientists could make new discoveries if given the chance.

“’Let’s see what happens when classrooms of students explore this information,’ he said.”

Read the story here.

November 23, 2009