Students invited to participate in XSEDE13

Students invited to participate in XSEDE13

Multiple ways for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to get involved; funding support available

Students interested or engaged in computational research are encouraged to attend and participate in the Student Program at XSEDE13, the annual conference focused on science, education, outreach, software, and technology related to the National Science Foundation’s eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment.

High school, undergraduate, and graduate students who attend XSEDE13, to be held July 22-25 in San Diego, California, will have opportunities to:

  • Attend introductory tutorials tailored for students new to computational science or more advanced tutorials designed to help you get the most out of XSEDE resources.
  • Compete in a student poster contest that shows how your research demonstrates the value computational science adds to scientific discovery. Submissions are due April 12; details are available in the XSEDE13 Call for Participation
  • Talk with XSEDE and Open Science Grid staff and users through XSEDE's Student Mentor Program.
  • Participate in a job & internship fair at which organizations will be seeking talented individuals with backgrounds in computer science, computational sciences, networking, and other fields.

“I had two students attend XSEDE12. They thought the meeting was absolutely incredible, they really enjoyed it and I think they both got a lot out of it,” said Ross Walker, an assistant research professor at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. “I don't know of any other programs that would allow a first year undergrad and a recently graduated high school student to attend and present at a national conference, so this was a very unique opportunity for them.”

 

Several programs provide financial support for students interested in participating in XSEDE13:

XSEDE13 support: Students can apply for funding to support student travel, lodging and/or registration costs for attending XSEDE13. Students who have submitted a paper, poster, or visualization for XSEDE13 will be given preference. To apply, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/XSEDE13StuProg.

XSEDE Student Engagement Program: The XSEDE Student Engagement Program is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for a 10-week project experience for summer 2013. Working with XSEDE researchers and staff, students will make meaningful contributions to research, development, and systems projects that benefit the national scientific and computational community. Students will receive a small stipend and travel support for project orientation and to attend the XSEDE13 conference. Applications are due by March 29. For more information, visit https://www.xsede.org/engagement.

XSEDE Scholars: The XSEDE Scholars Program is a yearlong program for U.S. students from underrepresented groups in computational sciences. The program provides opportunities to learn more about high-performance computing and XSEDE resources, network with cutting-edge researchers and leaders, and belong to a cohort of student peers to establish a community of academic leaders. XSEDE Scholars will receive a travel grant to attend XSEDE13 and will participate in at least six online technical training and mentoring webinars with other scholars throughout the year. Applications are due by April 1 at Bit.ly/xsedescholars.

Open Science Grid User School: Students can apply by March 29 to attend the 2013 Open Science Grid (OSG) User School, June 24-27 at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Participants will learn how to use high-throughput computing to harness vast amounts of computing power for research. Using lectures, discussions, role plays, and lots of hands-on work with OSG experts in high-throughput computing, students will learn how HTC systems work, how to run and manage many jobs and huge datasets to implement a full scientific computing workflow, and where to turn for help and more info. Successful applicants will get financial support, and some students will receive financial support to attend XSEDE13. For more information, visit https://www.opensciencegrid.org/bin/view/Education/OSGUserSchool2013 or send email to osg-school-2013-info@opensciencegrid.org.

 

XSEDE13 brings together hundreds of technologists, researchers, educators, and students from across the country. Registration will open in early April. For more information, see https://www.xsede.org/web/xsede13 and https://www.xsede.org/web/xsede13/students.