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Here we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news and perspectives on topics related to SC and the upcoming conference throughout the year. Check out the tags to explore more posts on the subjects that interest you.

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

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

Students@SC Program Benefits Second-Year Student Volunteer Paula Olaya’s HPC Journey

Paula Olaya, a student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, was a second-year student volunteer at SC19. Looking back, Olaya shares how beneficial the SC Student Volunteer program was for her HPC journey. Inspired by Paula’s story? Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at Students@SC. — Christine Baissac-HaydenSC20 Students@SC

Students@SC Program Innovates to Include Some Remote Participation

The Students@SC program is implementing innovative ideas for SC20 in light of the new challenges that COVID-19 is presenting. “I’m very excited we’re able to offer remote participation for the Student Volunteers program, the Student Cluster Competition, and HPC Immersion. With the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions currently in place, we have realized that many

Student Volunteer Zhaochen Gu Finds a Friendly Environment for Learning at SC

  Zhaochen Gu, a student at the University of North Texas, was a SCinet student volunteer for the second year in the row at SC19, where she learned the ins and outs of conference logistics in a very friendly team-oriented atmosphere. Inspired by Zhaochen’s story? Apply as a SCinet student volunteer. Applications close on Friday,

First-Time Lead Student Volunteer Sadura Akinrinwa of Nigeria Looks Back on Her Experience

Sadura Akinrinwa, a first-time Lead Student Volunteer at SC19, is a doctoral student at Federal University of Technology, Akure in Nigeria. Sadura explains, in her native tongue, how she felt guided and mentored as a student volunteer. Inspired by Sadura’s story? Apply to be an SC student volunteer. Applications close on Friday, June 26, 2020.

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