***The information provided here is for historical purposes only. Please visit PEARC19 for information on the PEARC19 conference program.
Student Program and Participation Opportunities

PEARC18 will offer a dynamic student program and diversity efforts, bringing together researchers, students, and prospective users from under-represented groups and new disciplines.

PEARC18 will provide students with a range of opportunities in the Technical Program and in targeted student activities. For all student attendees, PEARC18 will include a one-day intensive collaborative modeling and analysis challenge;a session on careers in high-performance computing; participation in the technical program; a mentorship program; and opportunities for students to volunteer to assist with conference activities.

Participation from traditionally under-represented communities including women, minorities, and people with disabilities, is strongly encouraged.

Students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program during the 2017-2018 school year to apply.

Student Papers and Posters

Student papers and posters are a great opportunity to meet others both in and out of your field during the PEARC18 program and a chance to discuss your work in greater detail with conference attendees and exhibitors.

For questions related to student papers and posters, please contact Semir Sarajlic (semir.sarajlic@oit.gatech.edu) and/or Peter Enstrom (enstrom@illinois.edu), Student Papers and Posters Chairs.

Student Modeling Day

During Modeling Day, students will work in teams to build a model of a scientific phenomenon to understand its behavior and simulate a range of conditions. Students prepare for Modeling Day with targeted PEARC18 tutorials, and the primary modeling activity happens the following day. On the final day of PEARC18, the teams present their results in a session open to all attendees.

Student-Mentor Program

To help foster the next generation of scientists and science leaders, the PEARC18 Student-Mentor program helps students build confidence and navigate towards success. As a student mentee, you will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with a PEARC18 attendee-mentor from industry, academia, or national laboratory.

Speed Networking

The Speed Networking session will enable students to meet one-on-one with representatives from the PEARC18 exhibitors and to share their enthusiasm for advanced computing, visualization, data analysis, and research.Bring your resume and your “personal elevator pitch”!

Student Volunteers

The Student Volunteer Program is a great way to get a behind the scenes look at conference activities and network with other students who are passionate about advanced research computing. 

Apply to Participate in the Student Program at PEARC18

Prospective student participants for PEARC18 can apply to participate in the activities of the Student Program. If you are registered as a student for PEARC18, did not receive travel support, but are interested in participating in the activities of the Student Program APPLY HERE. If you did apply and receive financial/travel support you do not need to apply for the Student Program. The deadline for application is June 30, 2018 8 pm EST.

If you have questions about any part of the Student Program, please contact Ricardo Gonzalez Mendez, Student Program Chair, at ricardo.gonzalez7@upr.edu.


Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by grant #1R13HG010107-01 from National Human Genome Research Institute.   The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.