Opportunities for Students

NASA-sponsored Intensive Summer School in Computing for Environmental Sciences

http://www.uvacse.virginia.edu/isscens

The program is for students early in their graduate careers (or for those who will be in the summer before they enter graduate school). Exceptional juniors will also be considered; we had one last summer who did quite well. We target any field that could be called an environmental science, including some aspects of environmental engineering. That would mean atmospheric/ocean sciences, climatology, hydrology, ecology, air quality, some types of geophysics, etc. Students are offered internships based in part on how well their research interests match up with NASA center activities, but only half the students do internships so the other half can be in areas outside of immediate NASA interests. Interns must be US citizens but students do not have to be citizens to attend just the programming school.

Last summer's program was very successful. The students had a great time and we could tell that they did improve their skills a lot. Even those who came with no programming background gained quite a bit if they persisted and didn't get discouraged. One student even decided to go into modeling for her PhD research, an area she had felt was "off limits" to her due to her limited computing skills before she attended our program. The students who went on to NASA internships also had good experiences.

Oklahoma Supercomputing Center for Education & Research

http://www.oscer.ou.edu/

http://symposium2013.oscer.ou.edu/

Over the past decade, we've had over 2500 attendees from 101 academic institutions from 27 US states and territories, 119 private companies, 35 government agencies (federal, state, municipal, foreign) and 17 non-governmental organizations. The 2012 Symposium had 261 attendees, from 26 academic institutions in 9 states, 22 private companies, 8 government agencies and 4 non-governmental organizations.

XSEDE Student Engagement Program

The XSEDE Student Engagement Program is seeking projects for undergraduate and graduate students to work on during a 10-week immersion experience for this summer. Working with XSEDE researchers and staff, students make meaningful contributions to research, development and systems projects that benefit the national scientific and computational community. In exchange, students are provided travel support for project orientation and to attend the XSEDE'14 conference in Atlanta, GA in July, and a small stipend.

Specifics on program:

Projects for 2014 can address a wide variety of computational needs. Many of the projects allow students to work remotely (from their home or home institution), although some require the student to be onsite at their supervisor's institution. All projects will have welldefined work plans, established collaboratively with the project supervisors at an orientation meeting to be held in late May/early June. Students are expected to participate in surveys and other evaluation activities, to help XSEDE track the effectiveness and impact of the program. Available projects will be listed on the XSEDE 2014 Student Engagement Projects website and applications will be accepted beginning in January.

Supercomputing Conference Student Volunteers

http://sc14.supercomputing.org/engage/student-volunteers

Undergraduate and graduate student volunteers help with the administration of the conference and also have the opportunity to participate in student-oriented activities, including professional development workshops and technical talks by famous researchers and industry leaders.

In exchange for volunteering, students receive complimentary conference registration and meals. Conference registration provides access to all tutorials and workshops, technical talks, panels, the Tech Program reception, and much more. There is some support for housing and limited support for transportation expenses (such as airfare), but this assistance is generally available only for international students and students from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in HPC (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, the physically challenged, and women). So, we encourage you to seek funding from your institution for housing and transportation expenses. See below for some tips. Please apply first, then seek funding. If you are unable to obtain funding to support your travel, notify us. We will evaluate applications and distribute available funds on a case-by-case basis.

In exchange for volunteering, students receive complimentary conference registration and meals. Conference registration provides access to all tutorials and workshops, technical talks, panels, the Tech Program reception, and much more. There is some support for housing and limited support for transportation expenses (such as airfare), but this assistance is generally available only for international students and students from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in HPC (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, the physically challenged, and women). So, we encourage you to seek funding from your institution for housing and transportation expenses. See below for some tips. Please apply first, then seek funding. If you are unable to obtain funding to support your travel, notify us. We will evaluate applications and distribute available funds on a case-by-case basis.