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SCinet Help Students Prepare, Build, and Staff World’s Fastest Temporary Network

Students from throughout the planet collaborate with each other and advanced HPC professionals to build SCinet, the world’s fastest network during the SC conference. Before the conference begins students help install miles of fiber optic cable at the exhibit hall, configure wireless access point throughout the convention center, and connect the event to locations worldwide

How International Students Navigate Funding and the SC Application Process

Students participating in SC face logistical challenges ranging from funding to the applications process and navigating the hundreds of exhibits in the exhibition hall. Three students from last year’s conference explain how their professors helped inform them of opportunities, write recommendations letters and secure funding. They also discuss the benefits of their participation such as

Stephen Herbein Keeps His SC Conference Connection Thriving

Stephen Gets Acquainted with SC as a First-Time Student Volunteer In 2012, Stephen Herbein joined Michela Taufer’s lab at the University of Delaware and one of the first things she had him do was apply to be a student volunteer for the SC12 conference. He was selected upon his first application. For Stephen, this was

SC19 May Need to Know: Hotel Blocks Open Now, Student Opportunity Deadlines Approaching, Nominate the Best in HPC, Paper Selection Under Way

It’s Time to Find a Place to Stay Hotel block access opened May 1 and rooms will go fast. Book yours today! Note that onPeak is the only authorized contractor for arranging hotel rooms for SC19. If you are contacted by travel agents or other organizations who say they are speaking on behalf of SC19,

Tales of a First-Time SCinet Volunteer: Hussein Al-Azzawi

Meet Hussein Hussein Al-Azzawi, a network and storage specialist and doctorate student at The University of New Mexico, has been an SC conference attendee every year since 2014. In 2018, he applied to become a student volunteer for the first time and was accepted into the SCinet program, where participated in the Fiber, Wide-Area Network

Parallel Tracks: Advancing a Career While Helping Move the SC Conference Forward

Sally Ellingson Finds Professional and Personal Growth Since she attended her first SC conference as a participant in the Broader Engagement program at SC10 in New Orleans, Sally Ellingson has launched her professional career while also taking on leadership roles with student-focused programs at the conference. Such programs are aimed at helping students both while

A First-Time SCinet Volunteer’s Experience: Christian Melzer

Meet Christian: A First-Time SCinet Student Volunteer Christian Melzer is a second semester Masters student at Heidelberg University, Germany. He learned about SC through a co-worker at his school; intrigued he filled out the application, and was selected to participate in the SCinet program. His school offered him full travel support, which enabled him to

Student Volunteer Success Story: Rocío Carratalá-Sáez

Meet Rocío: A First-Time Student Volunteer Rocío Carratalá-Sáez is a third-year student pursuing a PhD in computer science, majoring in HPC and H-Matrices algorithms, at Universitat Jaume I, Spain. As a colleague had raised her interest in the SC conference, Rocío applied to become a student volunteer and was accepted, making SC18 her first SC.

Parallel Tracks: From Student to Student Volunteer Chair, from Undergrad to Doctoral Candidate

Christine Harvey Finds SC Conference a Good Route for Advancing Her Career and Education   Traveling to the SC10 conference in New Orleans made quite an impression on Christine Harvey – it was the first time she had ever flown on a plane. Her university had received an award which they used to send four

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