Micron Foundation supports PEARC17 student program with STEM-Trek donation

STEM-Trek, a global, grassroots, nonprofit organization that supports travel-related professional development opportunities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) scholars, announced that a STEM-Trek donation from Micron Foundation will make it possible for more scholars to participate in the PEARC17 conference and student program.

PEARC student-participants will have access to the general conference technical program, plus activities that are being developed for them by experienced education and outreach specialists from national laboratories and research institutions.

The student program begins with a cybersecurity presentation by New Orleans-based FBI agents. It also includes an intensive collaborative modeling and analysis challenge; a session on careers in modeling and large data analytics; a mentoring program; and a volunteer effort where they’ll learn about how conferences are facilitated.