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Students@SC Events: The Places To Be for HPC

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HPC is a complex and nuanced field that can be daunting for new students trying to find that place where they belong. To help ease such transitions, the Students@SC program hosts a variety of events where students meet experienced alumni and mentors to learn more about the exciting field of supercomputing.

Here are some of the exciting Students@SC events coming up in Denver, with the information students need to sign up and move ahead on their HPC journey.

“Don’t Miss” Events for Students

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The Alumni Networking Event aims to help students make the connections they need to be successful in their future careers. Over a complimentary lunch on Tuesday, November 14 from 12-1:30 pm, students can meet new and former members of the Students@SC program as they create the lifelong connections that make HPC (and the SC Conference) such a tight-knit community.

This event is open to all members of the SC23 Student Program, including Student Volunteers, Student Cluster Competition, HPC Immersion, Broader Engagement, and HPC for Undergraduates, as well as alumni of these programs.

There is no deadline to apply to attend the Alumni Networking Event, and registrations will be accepted until the event has reached capacity.

Speed Mentoring event

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Students@SC, the Speed Mentoring Event is for students who want to get into the exciting field of HPC. The goal is to connect students with experienced mentors from academia, industry, and national laboratories who can share real-world advice on how to advance their careers—all in 10- to 15-minute meet-up “bursts.”

On Wednesday, November 15 from 12-1:30 pm, students will participate in a series of mentorship activities, including timed discussions with mentors, which will include questions from students. Lunch will be provided.

Any student who would like to participate in this unique speed mentoring event must register to reserve a seat.

Mentor–Protégé Matching

Mentor-Protégé Matching places students with experienced mentors who can guide them through the entire SC23 experience.

Mentor-Protégé “matches” are based on multiple factors, including research interests, career goals, long-term plans, and general interests.

Information gleaned from the protégé survey and mentor survey facilitates these matches. As such, any students or mentors interested in the program must complete their respective survey before Wednesday, November 1.

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Guided Interest Groups

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Guided Interest Groups (GIGs) are community learning experiences where students shepherd participants through the SC Technical Program.

Participating students must attend sessions chosen by the GIG leaders, as well as short pre- and post-session discussions facilitated by the leader. A GIG kickoff meeting and social event will be held on Sunday, November 12 at 5:30 pm.

Once students have registered and received registration confirmation for a specific GIG, they will be put in contact with the GIG leader. The leaders will send all meeting invitations directly to the GIG participants.

For SC23, GIGs likely will span a variety of HPC topics, including performance analysis and optimization, machine learning, parallel architectures, graph applications, sustainable computing, and software tools. See the GIG webpage for full details and sign up!

Lightning Talks

The Students@SC Program invites students to partake in Lightning Talks, which are short, focused presentations that showcase the broader significance of research or projects (notably, this rapid-fire presentation style originated within the computing community). These compelling sessions will be held at the Student Headquarters and the SCinet Theater. 

Stay tuned for more details on how to sign up for these thrilling talks that will introduce you to the SC community.

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