Timeline - Part 1 [Overview of my life, childhood & circumstances before tenure at SDSU]
1990 - 1993 NSF grant #9015552 "Undergraduate Curriculum Development in Advanced Computing" to San Diego Supercomputer Center to provide my summer salary for 3 years to develop and then present Summer Workshops at SDSC for faculty from the U.S. to develop courses at their home institutions in advanced computing at the undergraduate level.
https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=9015552&HistoricalAwards=false ScrCap of original NSF award
May 1991 Tenure/Assoc Professor, right at the 7 year deadline
19 July 1991 Dr. George A. Spinka writes brief clinical history of my MS for NIH tryptophan study by Dr. David Michaelson. Price Club, now known as Costco, told NIH of my purchases of tryptophan. Dr. Spinka first saw me Jan '87 when I told him of optic neuritis in left eye Christmas 1984.
Spinka report stated:
Sept '97 4 weeks cognitive impairment due to impaired memory, but no difficulty with problem solving tasks. Electroencephalogram was normal, MRI brain scan revealed diffuse bilateral supratentorial white matter lesions plus legions in the mid-pons and left middle cerebrellar pinnacle, concistent with demyelinating disease.
August 1990 numbness in left lower extremity. These symptons completely resolved within several weeks and no new symptoms since then.
MS remains the best explanation.
Nov '91 - Supercomputing '91 in Albuquerque has Kris at SDSC booth promoting Computational Science at Undergraduate Level at San Diego State University
16 Jan '92 - Clapton MTV Unplugged performance recording with March TV broadcast of show. Highlights for me were acoustic Layla and My Fathers Eyes. Clapton won 6 Grammy Awards at 35th Annual in 1993 based on album. Record of Year, Album of Year, Song of year - Tears in Heaven, version from movie Rush, Best Pop Vocal-Male, Best Rock Vocal-Male, Best Rock Song - Layla
11 Sept 1992 Iniki, category 4 Hurricane, demolishes Kauai Turners and Kitches were vacationing there at the time.
July'93-STEP, Supercomputer Teacher Enhancement Program, first summer workshop at SDSC
Notes available - only available through Wayback Machine Internet Archive. 27Oct2021
For historical interest, click on following link to see index to files still available from a "TAR" archive of original notes in Microsoft Word.
STEP FTP Tar. Download this file and use a TAR extracting app for your particular system. Successfully used PeaZip, free archiver utility. 27Oct2021
Intro as pdf 6 page Introduction handout for July 1993 4 week workshop as PDF and
STEP Syllabus detailed syllabus of topics to be covered for the high school science teachers in 4 weeks at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, SDSC 6-30 July 1993
17 Jan 1994 Northridge earthquake (ML=6.4) recorded by 65 stations
Spr 1994 www.stewart.cs.sdsu.edu, my web page starts. This is first faculty page at SDSU, thanks to Lloyd Fosdick, CU Boulder Computational Science Project, for showing me NCSA Mosaic when I visited Boulder CO.
Wayback Machine 27 Nov 1996 or you can view my current page, with slight URL change dictated by SDSU network requirements: https://www.stewart.sdsu.edu/ 27 Oct 2021
Apr 8, 1994 Kurt Cobain Dies The body of Kurt Cobain, front man for the band Nirvana, is discovered in his home near Seattle, Washington. Autopsy reports conclude that Cobain died approximately three days earlier of a "self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head."
July 1994 2nd workshop at SDSC - STEP shifts gears to change focus to browser use for teaching in high school classrooms, along with visualization tools online.
July 1995 3rd workshop at SDSC - STEP teachers preview their curricula using browsers, which they plan to share at Supercomputing '95 at San Diego Convention Center. Dr. Sid Karin, SDSC founder & director, is Chair of SC'95. STEP demos are a hit for SD county high school teachers
1996 June04 STEP Joins Computerworld/Smithsonian IT Collection STEP Joins Computerworld / Smithsonian Information Technology Collection Supercomputer Teacher Enhancement Program (STEP) Developed By: San Diego Supercomputer Center, Inservice training of secondary school science teachers reduces the time lag from when science is created at the supercomputer center to when it becomes part of the curriculum.
Summer 1996 I turn 45 years old, a new age group for summer swims, named US Masters Swim all American distance swimmer. https://www.usms.org/comp/aa/indaa.php?SwimmerID=D1SNY
1996 Nov College of Sciences Dean Don Short does NOT support my promotion to Prof
1997 I start using Picasaweb for online photo albums, now called Google Album Archive https://get.google.com/albumarchive/111394571419397359138 You'll have to wait for me to log in to see the albums these days.
1997 Nov SC'97 San Jose - 50 year birthday of computers - STEP success for SDSC
www.stewart.sdsu.edu/SC97/ STEP: A Case Study on Building a Bridge between HPC Technologies and the Secondary Classroom, by Kris Stewart and Janet Bowers
1997 Oct10 Ed Center on Computational Science & Engineering has its open house at SDSU. This is the CSU / SDSU Partnership activity in the NPACI at SDSC.
NPACI starts (thanks Dr. Sid Karin for inviting me to be part of the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Instructure)
Way Back Machine record of SDSC pub, scroll down to find 'Enhancing Undergraduate Curriculum through NPACI's Ed Center'
http://www.sdsc.edu/pub/envision/v14.1/edcenter.html Enhancing Undergraduate Curriculum thourhg NPACI's Ed Center
'98/99 promoted to Professor [Steve Roeder, Dean of Sciences, Nancy Marlin, Provost]28may98 clapton @ cox arena SDSU w/gang & thanks to joe vasquez for good tickets 1998 Lollapalooza Declines RANGEEND_LOLLA By 1996, the touring music festival Lollapalooza, tainted by the death of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, begins its ultimate decline. Founder Perry Ferrell, who had created the event to showcase new, edgy rock and hip-hop acts, quits. Fans of the event become disillusioned by the more "mainstream" acts on the line-ups and increasing violence at the shows. The festival tour, after a seven-year run, will be cancelled in 1998. It will be revived, with only minimal success, by Ferrell himself in 2003.
April 2000 NSF, National Science Foundation, Nifty 50 celebration:
#37 is The PACI Program The PACI - NCSA and NPACI, I was part of; my other favorite is
#28 The Internet NSFNET until 1995, then allowing public use of the network.
May 2004, Kris is elected to the SDSU University Senate.
Each member is asked to participate in a Senate Committee and it is suggested that IT would fit me best. I was aware enough of campus life to ask to verify - IT = Instructional Technology, not Information Technology, right? Yes