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February 10, 2014

Blue Waters Student Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

Feb. 10 — The Blue Waters Student Internship Program is a component of the Community Engagement designed to immerse undergraduate and graduate students within projects associated with the Blue Waters and/or XSEDE efforts.

We are actively seeking faculty and students to participate in year-long student internship opportunities. Students in the program will gain experiences involving the application of high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics or engineering.

The program provides students with:

  • a stipend for undergraduate participants totaling $5000,
  • a two-week intensive Petascale Institute (May 25-June7, 2014), and
  • travel to the Blue Waters Symposium 2015.

This program provides support for internship activities at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States. The internships awarded through this program may be for students working with a faculty member on their home campus, or at another campus.  Graduate students are welcome to apply to attend the Petascale Institute. They are responsible for arranging their own research advisor and any stipend would be the responsibility of the research advisor. Interested students can apply at:  bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships or shodor.org/petascale/participation/internships .

Faculty Interested in Mentoring

Faculty who would like to mentor an undergraduate student can post descriptions of available positions. Positions can be intended for a particular applicant or opened to all qualified applicants. Undergraduate students should submit an application for consideration. Internship positions and applications can be submitted at: bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships or shodor.org/petascale/participation/internships .

Blue Waters, supported by NSF and the University of Illinois, is one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers and the fastest on a university campus. Up to 1 percent of the computing capacity of Blue Waters is available for educational efforts aimed at preparing the next generation of students and teachers and an educated workforce.  The goal of the Blue Waters Student Internship Program and of the education allocation is to provide unique learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students across a wide array of traditional and emerging disciplines.

In collaboration with Blue Waters, Shodor and the National Computational Science Institute will provide support and content for the internship program and Petascale Institute.  Shodor, a national resource for computational science education, is located in Durham, NC, and serves students and educators nationwide.

For More Information: bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships or shodor.org/petascale/participation/internships

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Source: University of Illinois