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Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in high performance computing, or a Ph.D. student about to enter the job market, getting involved in the Students@SC program can help you identify your possibilities within the field of HPC. With opportunities for professional development and guidance from mentors, the Students@SC program helps facilitate students’ transition into the professional HPC community.

opportunities await

Students@SC Programming Schedule
Sunday–Tuesday, November 12–14, 2023

Students@SC Chair
Sally Ellingson, University of Kentucky

Students@SC Vice Chair
Ashley Barker, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

The Students@SC program offers opportunities regardless of your education level.

Get Involved

Volunteer or compete

Take a deep dive into the mechanics of the SC conference by volunteering, or put your skills to the test by participating in one of the competitions offered.

Regardless of whether you choose to volunteer or compete, there are plenty of opportunities and activities for students attending the conference including workshops, technical sessions, and speed mentoring. See below!

Participation Codes

HS / High School Student

UG / Undergraduate Student

GS / Graduate Student

FS / Former Student

Lead Student Volunteers
If you’re a former SC student volunteer, elevate your SC experience by applying to become a lead.


Student Volunteers
Volunteers assist conference operations and can also participate in the Technical Program.

UG / GS (Travel Support Available)

Student Cluster Competition
Teams of undergraduate students put their skills to the test building, operating, and tuning powerful cluster computers.


A competition with the intent to create a more inclusive and education-focused track of the Student Cluster Competition.



Fortify your future

Students@SC offers a variety of mentoring programs wherein students can gain valuable career advice from seasoned mentors, such as direction on a career path in HPC, balancing work demands in the context of life’s many dynamics, dealing with thesis advisors, and more.

Mentor–Protégé Matching
Supporting the growth of a vibrant HPC community by connecting students with experienced mentors.

HS / UG / GS / FS

HPC Immersion
Gain an understanding of career options in computer science, computer engineering, and computational science.

HS (HPC Novices Welcome)

Alumni Networking Event
Join us for a special networking reception for current participants and alumni of the Students@SC program.

HS / UG / GS / FS

Speed Mentoring Event
Get to know your fellow attendees in a fast-paced session open to all conference attendees. Lunch is provided!

HS / UG / GS / FS


unlock your potential

Students@SC participants are invited to take part in these activities during the conference. All are excellent opportunities to focus your career path and understand more about high performance computing.

Student Sessions
A robust program of student-specific sessions focusing on the SC Technical Program and career preparation.

HS / UG / GS / FS

Guided Interest Groups
Students shepherd participants through elements of the SC Technical Program.

HS / UG / GS

Student Tours
Local groups visit SC, where they can attend talks on HPC and take a guided tour of the Exhibits.

HS / UG / GS / FS

Teach the Teacher
Learn to incorporate cybersecurity and data science into high school curriculum. This special seminar is designed for high school teachers.

HS Teachers

Job Fair
Discover and meet with potential employers face-to-face. Open to all student conference attendees.

HS / UG / GS / FS

Contributed Program

Submit or Apply

The SC Program features three components geared specifically toward students and young professionals.

ACM Student Research Competition
Showcasing original research from students, with winners selected based on poster content and presentation quality.


Doctoral Showcase
An opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research via short talks and poster presentations.


Early Career
A series of workshop-style sessions intended to guide researchers within the first five years of a career.



stay connected

Follow these official Students@SC committee-run channels. They’re separate from the official SC channels in the footer of this site (but you can follow those too!).

Students at Supercomputing


Students@SC Alumni Group

Student Volunteers @ SC

SC attendee


Contact the Students@SC committee if you have questions about any of the student offerings at the SC Conference. We’d be happy to help.

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