Google a STEM-Trek Platinum supporternof the PEARC17 Student Program

STEM-Trek Nonprofit announced today that Google, Inc. is a STEM-Trek Platinum supporter of the PEARC17 Student Program. The donation will increase the number of students who can participate in the Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference in New Orleans, July 9-13. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin had a vision for their new search engine in 1995: “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

Their early objective explains Google’s current affinity with STEM-Trek, a global, grassroots public charity that supports travel and workforce development for “HPC-curious” scholars from underrepresented groups and underserved regions.

“Google doesn’t just accept difference; we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, products and community,” said Vint Cerf, Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist. “PEARC17 presents a rare opportunity to expose undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scholars to the latest resources, road maps and experts who will guide them toward academic and career success. As a leading employer of the world’s software developers, engineers and data scientists, we’re beneficiaries of a well-prepared workforce—supporting STEM-Trek and PEARC17 is a win-win for Google,” he added.

“Our planning committee includes expert education and outreach specialists from national laboratories and research institutions who have been involved in XSEDE and SC committees for years,” said STEM-Trek Adviser and PEARC Student Program Chair Alana Romanella (Virginia Tech). “We’re grateful to Dr. Cerf and Google for their contribution, and hope their generosity will attract additional supporters so that more students can participate,” she added.

Travel support available for PEARC17 student contributors

PEARC17 is now offering financial support opportunities for students with submissions to the main conference program—thanks to support from XSEDE, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and through the fundraising efforts of STEM-Trek and Virginia Tech. The deadline to apply is May 25, 2017.Funding is available to cover costs of airfare, shared lodging, and registration fees. Due to funding constraints, participation in the PEARC17 Student Program is limited to students at U.S. and Canadian institutions, and partial support is requested from the student’s institution.

To receive travel support for the PEARC17 Student Program, students need to APPLY HERE no later than May 25, and are required to participate in all student activities, including the volunteer program. Student authors will be notified of accepted papers by mid-April and accepted posters by mid-May.

Learn more about the PEARC17 Student Program and participation opportunities here.

Be a mentor at PEARC17 and make a difference!

Make a difference in the lives of next-generation scientists and science leaders at PEARC17—Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2017 in New Orleans, July 9-13. As a mentor, you will give students the opportunity to learn from your expertise as they explore a variety of related issues, such as differing specialties, postgraduate training, and work/life balance; plus enjoy Monday’s complimentary student-mentor dinner. Many mentorships turn into lifetime friendships and have countless benefits.  

The conference is open to professionals and students in advanced research computing. Registration for the conference and hotel are now open.

Advanced research computing conference offers students intensive modeling, data analysis challenges and more

Graduate and undergraduate students who use advanced computing in their research can learn a lot in just a few days at PEARC17, the Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference in New Orleans, July 9-13, 2017.

Students who attend can participate in activities that include: a one-day intensive collaborative modeling and analysis challenge; a session on careers in modeling and large data analytics; a mentorship program; and a speed-networking session with representatives from the PEARC17 exhibitors.

Students’ technical paper submissions need to be in by March 13. Poster submissions are due May 1. Financial support opportunities are available for student contributors.

See the Student Program page for details.