PEARC22 Student Program

PEARC22 Student Program

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The ACM PEARC22 student program (SP) begins Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Boston Park Plaza. This is one day ahead of the general conference so that students may take full advantage of the technical program. Following training and orientations on Sunday,* students may attend workshops, tutorials, panels, and more on Monday through Thursday. Among SP highlights are a resume clinic, mentor-protege pairing, exhibitor speed networking and internship spotlight. It’s five full days of professional development exercises that are designed to help students envision themselves working in research computing and data science (RCD) careers with academia, industry and government.

* Students whose participation is supported by The National Science Foundation or PEARC are required to attend scheduled SP sessions. An exception would be if a student’s participation is supported by their institution, and they have PEARC-related university obligations.



(all times are EST)

4:00-4:30 p.m.: Welcome and orientation: Co-Chairs Romanella and Leake.

4:30-5:00 p.m.: Coordinator Ron Payne (UIUC) will provide an orientation to the Exhibitor Speed Networking activity.

5:00-5:30 p.m.: The Village Coordinator Elizabeth Leake will introduce participants – each Village table host will present a lightning talk about their poster and table. 

5:30-6:15 p.m.: Coordinator Ashley Barker (ORNL) will provide an orientation to the Resume Clinic, “Pitch It” activities, Student Volunteer overview and tee-shirt distribution.

Internship Spotlight!


We hope students will have registered for workshops and tutorials that are taking place on Monday. Anyone new to research computing will be comfortable participating in sessions that are marked appropriate for beginners. Education and outreach programs will appeal to students who have teaching obligations. 

6:30-9:30 p.m. Mentor-Protege Dinner.

8:00-9:30 p.m. Return to the Terrace Room for Village table hopping (office hours).


1:30-3:00 p.m. Pitch It Workshop.

Students can fine-tune their elevator pitch with the help of student program committee members. An elevator pitch is a quick synopsis of someone’s background and experience. The reason it’s called an elevator pitch is that it should be short enough to present during a brief elevator ride. This speech is all about you: who you are, what you do, and what you want to do (if job hunting or pitching an idea). It’s useful at job fairs, networking events, mixers, poster presentations, conferences, and more! It is also a great way to introduce yourself to hiring managers. During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to craft a unique elevator pitch and “Pitch It” to committee members and invited guests. 

3:15-5:00 p.m. Internship Spotlight (Terrace Room). 

6:30-9:00 p.m. Poster Reception. 

8:00-? p.m. Return to the Terrace Room for Village table hopping (office hours).


9:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Exhibitor-Student Speed Networking, Terrace Room.

3-4:30 p.m.: Resume Clinic.

Are you preparing your application for graduate school, an internship program, or perhaps a full-time position? Would you like to have your resume critiqued by a professional in the field? If so, you’ll enjoy our resume clinic which will take place on Wednesday, 3-5:00 p.m. PST. Twenty-minute time slots will be available on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to upload your resume when registering; failure to do so could jeopardize your place in the queue if the activity is popular. 

4:30-5:00 p.m. – Student Evaluation Meeting

6:00-8:00 p.m.  – Social Event (Students are covered by PEARC!!!)


Wrap-up Meeting following the conference general session.

There’s a workshop sponsored by Cambridge that is open to all! See the main schedule for details.

Safe travels! 

Watch this page for updates as they are announced, including the student program call for participation and submission deadlines.

PEARC22 Student Program Co-Chairs: 

Alana Romanella (Virginia Tech)

Elizabeth Leake (Boise State University and STEM-Trek)

Student Program Committee: 

Alper Kinaci (Northwestern University; Mentor-Protégé Chair); Mandy Terrill (Oregon Health & Science University); Ashley Barker (Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Résumé Clinic/PITCH-IT Workshop Chair); Ron Payne (NCSA Program Manager, Project Management Coordination Office; Exhibitor Q&A Chair); Nasrin Hooshmand (Georgia Tech); Jenett Tillotsen (NCAR); Anne Brown (Virginia Tech); Suzanne Prentice (ORNL); and Aaron Barlow (ORNL). 

Training Subcommittee: 

Aurora Gharbi (Georgia Tech/Boeing); Bryan Johnston (Centre for HPC South Africa); Linda Hayden (Elizabeth City State University); Je’aime Powell (Texas Advanced Computing Center); Aunshul Rege (Temple University); Mary Thomas (SDSC); Kurt Keville (MIT); Dan Dietz (ORNL); Arianna Martin (SWOSU/British Petroleum); and Darshan Sarojini (Georgia Tech/SDSC). 


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