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XSEDE, Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, xsede.org.

In cooperation with

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Non-Profit Silver Sponsors

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Non-Profit Bronze Sponsors

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Patron Sponsor

Media Sponsor

National Science Foundation logo. XSEDE is supported by the
National Science Foundation


Student participants at XSEDE12 in Chicago.

Students interested or engaged in computational research are encouraged to attend and participate in the XSEDE13 Student Program.

If you are a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student participating in the conference, you may:

  • Meet computational and domain scientists from around the country who use high-performance systems in their research.
  • Compete in a student poster contest that shows how your research demonstrates the value computational science adds to scientific discovery.
  • Talk with XSEDE and Open Science Grid staff and users through XSEDE's Student Mentor Program.
  • Attend introductory tutorials tailored for students new to computational science or more advanced tutorials designed to help you get the most out of XSEDE resources.
  • Present your research, which uses XSEDE or OSG resources, by submitting a paper to our Technical Program.
  • Compete with teammates to solve problems in various scientific in the Student Programming Competition
  • Immerse yourself in computational science research during Student Day on July 24.
  • Learn about internship and employment opportunities in computer science, computational sciences, systems administration, computer center operations and management, networking, user services and other fields at the XSEDE13 Job Fair.

Required forms

Student Day participants and high school poster submitters: Please download and complete the following forms and present them at registration on Student Day:

More information on Student Day Registration will follow in a few weeks via email.

Student Program Schedule

Sunday, July 21: Welcome Events

4:00pm-6:00pm           XSEDE Scholars Reception
Start the week off by meeting other XSEDE Scholars and Faculty Council members from across the country including welcome from Dr. Richard Tapia.

6:00pm-8:00pm         XSEDE Student Program Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeanine Cook, associate professor, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University

Monday, July 22: Tutorials

NOTE: Graduate students are welcome to attend general session tutorials and are not limited to attending the Student Tutorials. Please see the complete tutorial schedule for more information.

8:30am-Noon       Supercomputing in Plain English, Part I
The title says it all! Students may attend one or both parts of this all-day tutorial. Please bring a laptop to this session. Presenters: Henry Neeman, University of Oklahoma, and Tom Murphy, Contra Costa College

8:30am-Noon        A Beginner's Guide to Visualization: Introduction to Visualization
Prior to this exciting tutorial, students will be emailed a list of free software downloads that are required.  Please bring a laptop to this session. Presenter: Dr. Vetria Byrd, Clemson University

1:00pm-4:30pm    Introduction to Predictive Analytics for Big Data
Ever wonder how the data that accumulates all around us is mined? Why not attend and find out?  Please bring a laptop to this session. Presenter: Dr. Natasha Balac, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego

1:00pm-4:30pm     Supercomputing in Plain English, Part II

Remember, you don't need to attend the first part of this session to attend the afternoon session. Please bring a  laptop to this session. Presenters: Henry Neeman, University of Oklahoma, and Tom Murphy, Contra Costa College

5:00pm-7:00pm          Dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory (optional)
Viva Italia! Join a group of your peers for some fun, food, and conversation just a few blocks from the hotel. Students will meet in the hotel lobby prior to departure. There will be an additional charge for this event.

6:00pm-9:00pm          XSEDE Scholars and Minority Faculty Council Dinner
XSEDE Scholars are invited to a dinner and a networking session with the Faculty Council.

Tuesday, July 23: Student Programming Competition

8:00am-4:00pm          XSEDE Student Programming Competition
Student teams composed of high school, undergraduate, and/or graduate students compete against each other and the clock to solve 10 challenging problem sets using a variety of programming languages. Lunch will be provided. Sign-up begins May 1, 2013.

8:00am-4:00pm          XSEDE13 Track Talks and Plenary Sessions
If competition is not your game, join fellow conference-goers in attending a variety of talks and plenary sessions focused on an array of computational science topics.

4:30pm-6:30pm          Student Event Aboard the San Diego Old Town Trolley (optional)
See San Diego like you have never seen it before. Enjoy this fun and enlightening fully narrated tour of Balboa Park, Coronado Island, Downtown San Diego, Old Town, and much more. Tour departs from the hotel. There will be an additional charge for this event.

7:00pm-10:00pm        Chair's Dinner Aboard the USS Midway
Ahoy, Matey! This is your chance to step back in time and experience life aboard an aircraft carrier. Docent tours will be provided, along with an unforgettable meal.

Wednesday, July 24: Student Day

7:45am-8:30am          Check-in

8:30am- 10:00am  From Games to Science: How to Make Computers Work Together
Using our Raspberry Pi cluster, we will describe different models for distributed and parallel computing. Our examples will include a distributed version of Pong running a tiled display wall that uses a simple client-server model, and parallel simulations using MPI.

8:30am-10:00am        ImprovScience Interactive Workshop
Join this one-of-a-kind experience and you and your peers develop your creative, collaborative, and leadership skills.

10:00am-10:20am       Introductions/Peer Matching
Meet your assigned peer and other students who will be participating in the day's events.

10:30am-11:45am      Talks for Students by Students
Listen to students from across the country share their programming and research experience.

12:00pm-1:00pm        Student Researcher Luncheon
Enjoy lunch with a nationally recognized researcher of your choice. Come with questions and join peers who share your research interests.

1:00pm- 2:45pm          Bioinformatics Panel
Distinguished panelists from the biosciences will discuss the role of computation and data analytics in supporting biological discovery

  • Alex Dickinson, Senior Vice President, Cloud Genomics, Illumina
  • Don Jones, VP, Qualcomm Life
  • Darryl Leon, Assoc. Director, Product Management, Ion Bioinformatics, Life Technologies
  • Karen Nelson, President, J. Craig Ventner
  • Glen Otero, HPC Computer Scientist, Dell
  • Nik Schork, Director of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, Scripps Translational Science Institute
  • Moderator: Kevin Patrick, Director of the Calit2 Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems, UCSD

3:00pm-4:30pm          Lightning Talks
Listen as a series of national researchers present in just eight minutes!

4:00pm-7:00pm           XSEDE Scholars Dinner Meeting
XSEDE Scholar graduate students talk with Scholar undergraduates about research in small groups, plus Q&A with Dr. Richard Tapia.

4:30pm-5:00pm           Lightning Talks Poster Session
Did you hear a particular researcher who interested you? Now is your chance to ask any questions that you might have.

5:00pm-6:30pm           Student Engagement Talks
Share the experiences of undergraduate and graduate students as they discuss the path they have taken to become future researchers and scientists.

7:30pm-9:30pm           Poster Session and Visualization Reception
Enjoy an evening of student research posters and visualizations from across the country.

7:30pm-9:30pm           Job and Student Internship Fair
See what internships and job opportunities are available.

9:00pm-9:30pm          Conclusion of the day. Student Check Out

Thursday, July 25 

7:45am- 9:00am         Student Breakfast Get Together
Your chance to hang out with friends and colleagues one last time as your exchange phone numbers and email addresses. This is also an opportunity to arrange group transportation to the airport.                                              
9:00am- 9:30am         XSEDE13 Student Program Group Photo
Noon-1:00pm             XSEDE13 Awards Luncheon
Find out the paper and poster contest winners and which team was victorious in the programming competition.
2:00pm                       San Diego Walking Tour
Not leaving just yet? Join us for a fun walking tour of the surrounding area. Come with ideas of places you would like to see before you leave. Meet in the lobby and we will proceed from there.