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Micron Foundation Supports PEARC17 Student Program with STEM-Trek

Today the STEM-Trek nonprofit announced that donation from Micron Foundation will make it possible for more scholars to participate in the PEARC17 conference and student program. The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 9-13, 2017.

“We’re delighted to support STEM-Trek and the PEARC17 Student Program,” said Dee Mooney, Micron Foundation Executive Director. “It’s a great opportunity for students to learn in a professional engineering conference environment and engage with industry icons. As they prepare to fill the STEM pipeline, professional development and networking experiences will strengthen their success in the microelectronics industry and beyond,” she added.

PEARC student-participants will have access to the general conference technical program, plus activities that are being developed specifically for them by experienced education and outreach specialists from national laboratories and research institutions. The student program begins with a cybersecurity presentation by New Orleans-based Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, and includes an intensive collaborative modeling and analysis challenge; a session on careers in modeling and large data analytics; a mentoring program; and a volunteer effort where they’ll learn how conferences are facilitated, from the inside-out!

General Conference Chair Dave Hart (National Center for Atmospheric Research) is looking forward to welcoming HPC professionals and students to PEARC17. “We want attendees to expand their professional networks, rekindle old relationships and learn what’s new in advanced research computing,” he said. “Thanks to Micron Foundation, our student program will have an even bigger impact on the national HPC workforce pipeline,” he added.

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