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International Science Grid This Week names new US desk editor

Media professional Lance Farrell joins the online magazine staff

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The online science magazine International Science Grid This Week (iSGTW) has named Lance Farrell its new US Desk Editor. A media professional with over 10 years of newspaper and academic writing experience, Farrell replaces outgoing editor Amber Harmon.

Indiana University is the home base for iSGTW’s US desk editor, through the support of a National Science Foundation grant. Farrell will work on the IU Bloomington campus as part of the IT Communications Office, under the IU Office of the Vice President for Information Technology. Though based at IU, he will impartially report on computing-enabled research across the US.

"We’re delighted to welcome Lance on board," said Andrew Purcell, iSGTW editor. "He brings a wealth of experience to the team, and I’m sure he will be a great asset to the publication. I’m looking forward to working closely with him in shaping the evolution of iSGTW."

iSGTW is a weekly publication that covers worldwide scientific research enabled by distributed computing, such as grid and cloud technologies. With editorial desks in Europe and the US, iSGTW highlights state-of-the-art resources that facilitate and accelerate scientific research in a range of fields.

Farrell will work to raise awareness of advanced high performance computing and to provide informal education to the public, as well as to scientific and legislative communities. His education and background have prepared him well. For the past year, he has served as a senior communications specialist for IU’s IT Communications Office, creating promotional campaigns and materials to highlight IU’s networking and research technology prowess. Prior to that, he worked as an editor and writer at a variety of daily and monthly publications. He holds a BS and MA in English from Indiana State University.

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