NSF supports attendance of over 100 students at upcoming TeraGrid conference

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Student outreach is a significant part of most successful HPC programs, and it’s vitally necessary to keep our community fresh and vibrant. The TeraGrid folks just announced the results of their push for student participation at their annual meeting

NSF logo“We are delighted with the high level of interest among students in joining this year’s TeraGrid conference,” said Laura McGinnis, TeraGrid’10 Student Program Coordinator. “We received about three times the number of applicants needed to fill our student volunteer spots for this year’s event alone, and the quality of submissions for our Student Poster Contest and Student Programming Contest was outstanding.”

McGinnis, manager of education and training with the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center (PSC), a TeraGrid partner, also reports that the response to TeraGrid’s call for student research papers was strong, and that three undergraduate or graduate students will be recognized by TeraGrid as “Emerging Scientists” at this summer’s conference for conducting research using TeraGrid or Open Science Grid (OSG) resources.

In addition, the 114 students whose applications were accepted will receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help defray the costs of attending TG’10, including complimentary registration to the annual event. Sixteen of the accepted students will also be attending the Open Science Grid Summer School, July 19-22, in Madison, WI.