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.
Students@SC Programming ScheduleSunday–Tuesday, November 12–14, 2023
Students@SC ChairSally Ellingson, University of Kentucky
Students@SC Vice ChairAshley Barker, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
The Students@SC program offers opportunities regardless of your education level.
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!
HS / High School Student
UG / Undergraduate Student
GS / Graduate Student
FS / Former Student
Lead Student VolunteersIf you’re a former SC student volunteer, elevate your SC experience by applying to become a lead.
UG / GS
Student VolunteersVolunteers assist conference operations and can also participate in the Technical Program.
UG / GS (Travel Support Available)
Student Cluster CompetitionTeams of undergraduate students put their skills to the test building, operating, and tuning powerful cluster computers.
IndySCCA competition with the intent to create a more inclusive and education-focused track of the Student Cluster Competition.
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 MatchingSupporting the growth of a vibrant HPC community by connecting students with experienced mentors.
HS / UG / GS / FS
HPC ImmersionGain an understanding of career options in computer science, computer engineering, and computational science.
HS (HPC Novices Welcome)
Alumni Networking EventJoin us for a special networking reception for current participants and alumni of the Students@SC program.
HS / UG / GS / FS (Available Spring 2023)
Speed MentoringGet to know your fellow attendees in a fast-paced speed mentoring session open to all conference attendees.
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.
Job FairDiscover and meet with potential employers face-to-face. Open to all student conference attendees.
HS / UG / GS / FS (Available Summer 2023)
Student ToursLocal groups visit SC, where they can attend talks on HPC and take a guided tour of the Exhibits.
HS / UG / GS / FS (Available Fall 2023)
Student SessionsA robust program of student-specific sessions focusing on the SC Technical Program and career preparation.
The SC Program features three components geared specifically toward students and young professionals.
ACM Student Research CompetitionShowcasing original research from students, with winners selected based on poster content and presentation quality.
Doctoral ShowcaseAn opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research via short talks and poster presentations.
Early CareerA series of workshop-style sessions intended to guide researchers within the first five years of a career.
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!).
FacebookStudents at Supercomputing
LinkedInStudents@SC Alumni Group
InstagramStudent Volunteers @ SC
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.