The following are external events and topics of interest to researchers in scientific computing and data science. Please also visit the XSEDE job announcements webpage , the XSEDE undergraduate opportunities webpage , and the Sandia Labs for HPC job, internship, and fellowship postings.
March 15, 2018 Broadening Participation Allocations now Available on Blue Waters Supercomputer — The National Center for Supercomputing Applications' (NCSA) Blue Waters Project has announced a new sub-allocation category called “Broadening Participation." This new category is open to faculty and research staff at US academic institutions who have not previously been a PI on a research allocation on the Blue Waters system and who are in one or more of the following categories: (i) Institutions categorized as Minority Serving Institutions, (ii) Institutions within EPSCoR jurisdictions, (iii) PIs who are women, underrepresented minorities, veterans, or people with disabilities, or (iv) Researchers and scholars in humanities, arts, or social sciences.
March 1, 2018 NEBRASKA Summer Research — 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a research university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.
March 1, 2018 Givens Associate program at Argonne for PhD students — The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne National Laboratory is developing innovative techniques in numerical computing and computational mathematics. The Givens Associate program is intended to encourage graduate students who are beginning careers in numerical analysis or computational mathematics. Candidates must be in an accredited Ph.D. program in applied mathematics, computer science, computational science, statistics, or a related field at a U.S. university (U.S. citizenship is not required).
February 17, 2018 $5,000 summer REU at WPI — WPI Data Science, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is offering an all expenses paid REU opportunity for your students to become involved in data science research this summer 2018, for the third round. The 10 week program is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate experience in Data Science Research for Safe, Sustainable, and Healthy Communities. The REU participants, working with WPI faculty, will learn state-of-the-art data science techniques and technologies and apply them to research focusing on societal challenges in healthcare, sustainability, security, and more. These are all interlinked concerns of critical national importance.
January 15, 2018 $5,000/yr Internships through Blue Watters — The goal of the Blue Waters Ungraduate Internship program is to engage undergraduate students in petascale computing research and development projects. Approximately 20 undergraduate research interns are selected each year. Each intern receives a stipend of $5,000 and participates in a two-week intensive high-performance computing workshop. Some students also will receive travel support to attend the annual Blue Waters Symposium.
2017-2018 (Open Call) $750 - $3000 per semester for XSEDE Learners, Apprentices, and Interns — An XSEDE-wide effort is underway to expand the community by recruiting and enabling a diverse group of students who have the skills - or are interested in acquiring the skills - to participate in the actual work of XSEDE. The name of this effort is XSEDE EMPOWER ( Expert Mentoring Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research ). We invite the whole XSEDE community - staff, researchers, and educators - to recruit and mentor undergraduate students to engage in a variety of XSEDE activities, such as computational and/or data analytics research and education in all fields of study, networking, system maintenance and support, and visualization. The program provides a stipend to students and resources for the training of those students who work on XSEDE projects for one semester, one quarter, one summer, or longer.
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.