XSEDE Scholars Program

XSEDE Scholars Program

Supercomputers, data collections, new tools, digital services, increased productivity for thousands of scientists around the world . . .  Sound exciting? These are some of the topics you can learn more about through the XSEDE Scholars Program.

The XSEDE Scholars Program (XSP) is a program for U.S. students from underrepresented groups in the area of computational sciences provides opportunities to learn more about high performance computing and XSEDE resources, network with cutting-edge researchers and professional leaders, and belong to a cohort of student peers to establish a community of academic leaders. In particular, the focus is on the following underrepresented groups: African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and women.

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Application deadline:  April 1, 2013
Acceptance notification: April 15, 2013

XSEDE Scholars will receive a travel grant to attend the XSEDE13 conference in San Diego (July 22-25, 2013) and will participate in at least six online sessions throughout the year including training in preparation for XSEDE 13. Undergraduate participants will be encouraged to consider future graduate studies and research careers.  Both graduate and undergraduate students will gain support through in-person and online community activities.

The following is a list of possible subjects that may be offered:

  1. Intro to Scientific Visualization
  2. Fortran90/95 Programming and/or C Programming
  3. Linux/Unix Basics for HPC
  4. Research Data Management
  5. Computational Thinking: Introduction to Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization in Teaching
  6. Adding Computational Science to Curriculum

The XSEDE Scholars Program is directed by Richard Tapia, Rice University professor and 2011 National Medal of Science recipient, and managed by Ruth Kravetz at Rice University.