Student Day Program

Now for a second year, a one-day Student Day component will complement this year's Supercomputing (SC2003) Conference and Student Day is to be Wednesday November 19!

The SC2003 Student Day will focus on undergraduate students, who will learn about high-performance computing, internships and the career opportunities in education, research and industry. Discover tips
from experts on interviewing techniques and most importantly, network with experts in the field. Access to SC2003 is free to students during Student Day - including the noon meal and a reception Tuesday
evening, November 18.

SC2003's theme is Igniting Innovation and continues the 15-year Supercomputing Conference tradition of highlighting the most innovative developments in high-performance computing and networking. Bringing together scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators and managers, SC2003 in Phoenix will demonstrate how these developments are sparking new ideas and
new industries, as well as rethinking older ones.

Registration (http://education.llnl.gov/sc2003/) for SC2003 Student Day is now available. Here is the agenda for the SC2003 Student Day activities:

Tuesday, Nov. 18
7-8 p.m. Reception
Ballroom
Learn about the SC2003 Student Day events and more about HPC, discover the many exciting career opportunities offered in the industry and about graduate research available at universities for those pursuing advanced degrees. Graduate students from HPC campuses and employers will be available to network. Moderated by Robert Panoff, Ph.D., president and executive director, The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.

Wednesday, Nov. 19
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration
Lobby One

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Exhibits
Exhibit Halls

12-1 p.m. Lunch
Ballroom
Graduate students from HPC campuses and employers will be available to network.

1-3 p.m. Interviewing Techniques Panel
Yuma Rm. #22
A panel discussion on interviewing techniques, presented by technical recruiters, will cover the issues of drafting objectives, interview goals, desired skills, strategies, types of interviews, and common questions. Panel members include: Eunice Young/SNL/NM, Moderated by Jean Shuler, LLNL. (The remainder of the panel will be identified prior to or at the conference).

2- 4 p.m. HPC Career Fair
Location TBD
Employers and university personnel will present opportunities for internships, employment and graduate research at their respective universities and private sector companies. Career Fair participants presently include:

 
Exhibit # Employer
351 Aggregate
247 Atipa
443 Computational Engineering International (CEI)
257 Cray, Inc.
376 EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
371 High Performance Computing Modernization Program
  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
394 Los Alamos National Laboratory
296 Marconi
297 Microway
397 Mississippi State University ERC
408 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  Sandia National Laboratories, CA
  Sandia National Laboratories, NM
378 Stanford Linear Accelerator Center/Fermi National Laboratory
421 Texas A&M University Supercomputing Facility
 

3-5 p.m. HPC Technical Presentation Panel Yuma Rm. #23
Eight 15-minute short presentations on high-performance computing will be given by graduate students and representatives. Panel members include: Eduardo Bringa/LLNL; C. Reese Baird, LANL; and Tina Jenkin (Sandia/NM), Ben Kirk, CSGF recipient, Orion Sky Lawlor (UIUC, Illinois, ASCI center CSAR), Davison de St. Germain (Univ. of Utah, SCI Institute, SE C-SAFE) and moderated by Ben Cook (Sandia/NM).

In addition, there will be two more ASCI graduate students identified.

We are requesting your assistance in getting the word out to students about this valuable program. An introductory letter and promotional flyers are available for distribution.

Introductory Letter
8.5" x 11" Promotional Flyer
11" x 17" Promotional Flyer

Tips for a Successful Interview: A seminar on interviewing techniques, presented by technical recruiters, will cover the issues of drafting objectives, interview goals, desired skills, strategies, types of interviews, and common questions.

HPC Career Fair: Employers and university personnel present opportunities for internships, employment and graduate research at their respective universities and private sector companies.

Technical Presentations: Short presentations will be given by graduate students and representatives on high-performance computing.

We are now accepting registrations to participate in SC2003 Student Day. Participating students will have their noon time meal covered and registration fee for the day is waived. Travel expenses and lodging are the student's responsibility. Spaces available for the student events are on a first-come first-served basis; a waiting list will be established.

Those of us on the planning committee are very excited about offering Student Day for the second year and thank you in advance for your assistance to help make this new effort a success.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico/California)
Los Alamos National Laboratory