Opportunities

The following are external events and topics of interest to researchers in scientific computing and visualization.
April 30, 2017 $15,000/yr fellowships in computational and data science — ACM SIGHPC and Intel are launching a new international program of graduate fellowships in computational and data science.The goal of this new graduate fellowship is to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women as well as students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have not traditionally participated in the computing field. The program will support students pursuing degrees at institutions anywhere in the world. Interested faculty advisors and students can find more information on the fellowships, including a description of the online nomination process. Nominations close April 30.
October 26, 2016 Online OpenACC course — A new 3-week online OpenACC course that is free to attend and a great resource for anyone looking to get started on GPUs. The course is comprised of 3 instructor-led classes that include interactive lectures with dedicated Q&A sections and hands-on exercises. The live course starts on October 26th. We are also working on a certification process (still in works), so students can receive a certificate of completion. This free online course will introduce you to OpenACC on GPUs and CPUs. You’ll learn how to parallelize, profile, and optimize your code, manage data movements, and utilize multiple GPUs.
October 7, 2016 The SMART Program — The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.
June 15 - August 7, 2015 REU: Interdisciplinary program in high performance computing — The UMBC REU Site on HPC invites applications from undergraduates for a summer REU program. The participants will acquire the skills necessary to perform hands-on high performance computing on a state-of-the-art distributed-memory cluster in the UMBC High Performance Computing Facility. See the PDF flier for more information. Applications are due March 1, 2015.
June 21-26, 2015 2015 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences — Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the sixth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held June 21-26, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. Applications due March 11, 2015.
April 18, 2015 Sigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference 2015 — a celebration of research accomplishments, hosted by the Western Connecticut State University chapter of Sigma Xi, the honor society for science and engineering research.
February 4, 2015 Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships — The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship program, which provides graduate students from across the country the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of focused high-performance computing (HPC) research. Fellows will receive a stipend of $38,000, up to a $12,000 tuition allowance, and up to 50,000 node-hours on the petascale Blue Waters systems to support their research. The 2015 application deadline is February 4.