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Improving STEM Education and Workforce Development by the Inclusion of Research Experiences in the Curriculum at SWC

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Technical Report,05 Jan 2015,04 Jan 2016

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Sisseton Wahpeton College Agency Village United States

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The Sisseton Wahpeton College SWC, as stated in the proposal, focused its efforts on upgrading the instructional technology and networkinfrastructure at the college to support STEM education and research. One of the key elements was increasing our network backbone from1Gbs to 10Gbs. This was accomplished by acquiring Cisco Core Switches, which is also allowing for the consolidation of wiring closets andincreasing reliability. By connecting the individual buildings on campus on 10Gbs fiber optic lines, SWC was able to effectively migrate toa virtual server environment. While the colleges two Cisco blade-servers are located in separate buildings, these units now work as one unit.Critical databases and software packages are mirrored on each of the systems, which allow a near seamless transition during a hardwarefailure and eliminates downtime for most maintenance.

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  • Computer Systems

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