XSEDE 13 Student Day applications due May 15

High school and undergraduate students get hands-on experience in computational science and interact with expert researchers


High school and undergraduate students are invited to spend a day immersing themselves in computational science research during the XSEDE13 conference's Student Day on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet peers with similar interests from across the country during a full day and evening featuring hands-on experiences, a bioinformatics panel discussion with national leaders, student-focused talks, a luncheon with researchers, a student poster session, an internship and job fair and a visualization showcase.

Student Day applications are due May 15, 2013. An application form is available on the XSEDE13 Student Program website at https://www.xsede.org/web/xsede13/students. For more information, contact Ange Mason, San Diego Supercomputer Center Education and Outreach, at 858-534-5064 or amason@ucsd.edu.

Registration for Student Day is limited to 50 high school and undergraduate students. A non-refundable $25 registration fee includes meals and registration materials. The National Science Foundation subsidizes the full cost of Student Day.

XSDE13, July 22-25, 2013, in San Diego, welcomes student participants throughout the conference, but Student Day offers a focused dose of activities geared to students, among them:

  • ImprovScience, a hands-on workshop where students work with peers who have similar interests and can develop creative, collaborative and leadership skills.
  • Student Researcher Luncheon, where participants share lunch and questions with a nationally recognized researcher of the student's choice, and a Lightning Talks Poster Session with researchers discussing their work elevator pitch-style.
  • Talks for Students by Students with students from across the country sharing programming and research experiences, and Student Engagement Talks with undergraduate and graduate students discussing the paths they're taking to become researchers and scientists.
  • Bioinformatics Panel, with distinguished bioscience panelists from a variety of disciplines discussing the role of computation and data analytics in biological discovery.

XSEDE13 brings together hundreds of technologists, researchers, educators, and students from across the country. Early registration is open now. For more information, see https://www.xsede.org/web/xsede13 and https://www.xsede.org/web/xsede13/students.