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Students Encouraged to Enter Math Modeling Challenge for Scholarships

Juniors and seniors throughout the United States seeking a transformative high school experience and the chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarships for college are invited to register for the MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge, the nation’s most prestigious high school math modeling competition. “In order to ensure a robust pipeline of students for future STEM careers, it is vital that we encourage students to deepen their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. M3 Challenge has perfected the recipe for making math fun and accessible, while also encouraging students to hone their interpersonal skills and consider the possibility of a career in math and computation.”

Top 10 Things to Look Forward to at ISC 2019

In this special guest feature, Kim McMahon from Cloud Native Computing Foundation lists her favorite things coming up this week at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. “For the third year, I am the chair of the Inclusivity Committee for the conference. This year we are expanding the message and focus. Inclusivity is more than numbers. It’s about everyone feeling welcome, without regard to gender, nationality, or sexual orientation.”

XSEDE Teams with Cal State for Advanced Computing Training

The need for more young people in STEM careers in a growing concern for the HPC community. Along these lines, more than 70 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the recent XSEDE/DIRECT-STEM training workshops at Cal State LA. “We instruct the students in scientific computing and data science,” said Paul Nerenberg, assistant professor of physics and biology and research advisor for the DIRECT-STEM program funded by NASA. “These are going to be core skills for them in their careers no matter what they do.”

Sign up for ISC STEM Student Day

Young people looking to further their careers in HPC are encouraged to sign up for the ISC STEM Student Day program. As part of the ISC High Performance Conference coming to Frankfurt in June, this program offers undergraduate and graduate students an early insight into the field of high performance computing as well as an opportunity to meet the important players in the sector.

The Computing4Change Program takes on STEM and Workforce Issues

Kelly Gaither from TACC gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Computing4Change is a competition empowering people to create change through computing. You may have seen articles on the anticipated shortfall of engineers, computer scientists, and technology designers to fill open jobs. Numbers from the Report to the President in 2012 (President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) show a shortfall of one million available workers to fill STEM-related jobs by 2020.”

Interview: HPC User Forum in Santa Fe to look at Supercomputing Technology Trends

Hyperion Research will host the next HPC User Forum April 1-3 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Now in its 20th year, the HPC User Forum has grown to 150 members from government, industry, and academia. To learn more, insideHPC caught up with Steve Conway from Hyperion Research.

Apply Now for the ISC High Performance Travel Grant Program

The ISC High Performance Travel Grant Program is now open for applications. Introduced in 2017, the Grant enables university students and young researchers to be a part of the ISC High Performance conference series. For recipients traveling from Europe or North Africa, the maximum funding is 1500 euros per person, and for the rest of the world, it is 2500 euros per person. ISC Group will also provide the grant recipients free registration for the entire conference, which takes place from June 16 – 20, in Frankfurt, Germany.

NAG Awarded Chapter status by Women-in-HPC

Today the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announced that it has been recognized as one of the first Chapters in the new Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) Pilot Program. “The WHPC Chapter Pilot will enable us to reach an ever increasing community of women, provide these women with the networks that we recognize are essential for them excelling in their career, and retaining them in the workforce.” says Dr. Sharon Broude Geva, WHPC’s Director of Chapters and Director of Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at the University of Michigan (U-M). “At the same time we envisage that the new Chapters will be able to tailor their activities to the needs of their local community as we know that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to diversity.”

Mentorship fosters a Career in STEM

In this special guest feature, Faith Singer-Villalobos from TACC continues her series profiling Careers in STEM. It’s the inspiring story of Je’aime Powell, a TACC System Administrator and XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Services Consultant. “Options, goals, and hope are what can set you on a path that can change your life,” Powell said.

Students: Sign up now for ISC STEM Student Day in Frankfurt

Registration for the ISC STEM Student Day program is now open. As part of the ISC 2018 conference, the full-day program is free of charge and takes place June 27 in Frankfurt, Germany. “We have created a program to welcome science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students into the world of HPC, demonstrate how technical skills in this area can propel your future career, introduce you to the current job landscape, and show you what the HPC workforce will look like in 2020 and beyond.”