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TeraGrid '11 Student Program

The Student Program is an integral component of the annual TeraGrid conference. Planned activities include:

  • Tutorials: The first day of the TeraGrid conference has traditionally been reserved for tutorials and workshops. For TeraGrid ’11, the tutorials program will include sessions that provide an orientation to cyberinfrastructure and computational science for students, as well as TeraGrid users who may be new to computational science/engineering and cyberinfrastructure. The tutorial program is expected to bridge the gap between students’ academic experiences and the world they will be immersed in at the conference.
  • Posters and Research Papers: High school, undergraduate, and graduate students are encouraged to demonstrate the value that computational science adds to scientific discovery through posters; students will be provided with mentoring on their preparations. 2011 OSG Summer School participants are encouraged to present a summary of their experience and/or projects. Undergraduate and graduate students who are working on research projects usng OSG and TeraGrid resources are encouraged to submit papers describing their research. Emerging Scientist Awards will recognize the top three posters in each student category: high school, undergraduate, and graduate. For details on submitting posters and papers, see the Call for Submissions
  • Volunteering: Student volunteers are critical to making the conference run smoothly. Serving as a volunteer allows students to experience a national conference and to meet leading scientists and technology experts. Students from all schools and academic levels will provide 10 to 20 hours of support throughout the event. To further integrate the 2011 OSG Summer School program with TeraGrid ’11, OSG students will help supplement the student volunteer core as session monitors.
  • Mentoring Partnerships with Staff & Users: OSG and TeraGrid staff and users will be encouraged to serve as mentors to student participants in TeraGrid '11 and the OSG Summer School. If there is interest, XD and OSG will assist in establishing longer-term forums for continued interactions between current and future practitioners.
  • Networking Opportunities: Social events create an environment that lowers barriers to communication and helps people discover common interests. This is a critical part of encouraging students be part of a vibrant, significant community. In addition to student-focused activities, students will be included in all conference social events.