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SC20 Students@SC Virtual Program Takes Shape

SC20 is proud to welcome 248 Students@SC participants and awardees to its unprecedented virtual conference. Along with 18 lead student volunteer and 102 students in the Virtual Student Cluster Competition, 128 students will participate in the SC Technical Program, a robust schedule of student-specific sessions organized for all student attendees. The Student Programming Committee, led

WINS Selection Committee Announces the SC20 Awardees

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) apprenticeship program selects highly qualified early- to mid-career women working in IT (Informational Technology) careers to join the SCinet volunteer workforce for the SC Conference. Wendy Huntoon, WINS Co-lead, explained that the program’s main goal was “to address the prevalent gender

Student Volunteer Neda Tavakoli Stays Up to Date with New Trends and Research at SC

After many years as an SC Student Volunteer, Neda Tavakoli, a computer science major at Georgia Tech, shares how impactful the SC Conferences have been in keeping her up to date with new trends and research. Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at Students@SC. — Christine Baissac-HaydenSC20 Students@SC Communications Liaison

Cohesive Team Building for Student Volunteer Mohammed Tanash

At SC19, Mohammed Tanash, from Kansas State University, made his third appearance as a Student Volunteer, this time with SCinet. Here, he details how his first-ever SCinet experience afforded him with a cohesive team building opportunity. Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at Students@SC. — Christine Baissac-HaydenSC20 Students@SC Communications Liaison

Global Lineup Will Compete at SC’s First Virtual Student Cluster Competition

Like many events this year, the SC20 Student Cluster Competition has shifted to a virtual competition. While the pandemic forced the change, it did not curb the enthusiasm surrounding this popular event. For this virtual SCC, or “VSCC,” 17 teams from around the world will compete in a novel setting. “This year’s Student Cluster Competition

A Series of “Firsts” for Student Volunteer Gabriel Freguglia Barros

As a Student Volunteer at SC19, Gabriel Freguglia Barros, from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, experienced a wave of many “firsts.” He was a first-time SC volunteer at his first conference for the first time in the United States. He also was glad to share how his first experience with the various SC workshops

Positive Experiences Provided to Jan Laukeman as a First-Time SCinet Student Volunteer

After four stints as an SC Student Volunteer, Jan Laukeman, from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, moved on to SCinet for the first time at SC19. Here, he reveals the many positive qualities his first SCinet experience provided. Inspired by Jan’s story? Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at

SC18 Mentor–Protégé Pairing Provides Huge Impact and Long-Lasting Connection

Mentor–Protégé Matching at SC is an opportunity provided to all student volunteers and aims to support the growth of a vibrant high-performance computing community by connecting students with experienced mentors. Matches are based on multiple factors, including research interests, career goals, long- and short-term plans, and general interests. Once the pairs are made, they are

Eighteen SC20 Lead Student Volunteers Announced

Christine Harvey (MITRE Corporation), SC20 Students@SC Chair, and Karlyn Harrod (University of Notre Dame), SC20 Lead Student Volunteer Chair, are proud to announce the 18 lead student volunteers—all former SC student volunteers. Harrod explained that before making the decisions, each student’s application was reviewed by multiple members of the Students@SC committee. “After all reviews were

First-Time SCinet Student Volunteer Purvesh Sharma on the Opportunities Afforded at SC

Purvesh Sharma, a student at Texas State University, was a first-time SCinet Student Volunteer at SC19. Sharma explains how he became acquainted with SC student volunteer opportunities and his application endeavors. Inspired by Purvesh’s story? Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at Students@SC. — Christine Baissac-HaydenSC20 Students@SC Communications Liaison (Easy

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