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Blue Waters Call for Undergraduate Student Applications for Internships

The NCSA Blue Waters project, in collaboration with the National Computational Science Institute (NCSI) and national HPC programs, is launching a coordinated effort to prepare current and future generations of students with the computational thinking skills, knowledge and commitment to advance scientific computing through the use of high performance computing (HPC) resources and environments.

Petascale computing is more complex than previous computing paradigms. New approaches for teaching and learning are required, and no single educational institution has the expertise and experience needed to fully exploit this extraordinary capability.

Preparation for petascale computing requires solid grounding in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), HPC and HPC-related curricula. As a community, we must address the engagement of a larger and more diverse workforce to broaden participation and to ensure that CSE education keeps pace with the evolution of science and technology. We will leverage faculty expertise to establish best practices, identify and fill gaps, and modernize the CSE curriculum across all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The goal is to engage undergraduate students in petascale computing research and education projects. Students selected through an application process will be provided with a full-year internship that includes summer and academic year support totaling $5,000. The students will become members of a petascale research group. The students will work within a research or education team, and will be provided multiple opportunities to interact with all of the other students during their internships. The NSF Blue Water Project will be funding 17 undergraduate research internships this year. This program provides for a $5,000 stipend for the student over the course of the year, travel, accommodations, meals and participation in a two week intensive Petascale Institute at the National Centre for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and also travel to the SC11 conference in Seattle in November.

Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate institution. Students at all undergraduate institutions, as described above, are encouraged to apply. Under-represented students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - Extreme Scalability Workshop
This workshop was intended to bring the applications and tools communities who will be using petascale systems together so that they could influence each other to improve the overall state of petascale computing. Issues that came up during the workshop included the desire for: better tools, adjusted policies and practices in the centers, more libraries, better languages and programming models, more communication and better collaboration, and increased training and education. The next steps from the workshop are primarily educational, organizational, and communicational. The workshop was held on June 9, 2008.
Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - Fault Tolerance for Extreme-Scale Computing Workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss fault-tolerance (FT) on large systems for running large, possibly long-running applications. The main point of the workshop is to have systems people, middleware people (include FT experts), and apps people talk about the issues and figure out what needs to be done, mostly at the middleware and app levels, to run such apps on the coming petascale systems, without having faults that cause large numbers of application failures. The workshop was held during March 19-20, 2009.
Blue Waters Petascale Workshop Series - TeraGrid Data Workshop
This workshop brought together users, developers, and center leaders to discuss and determine both the near-term directions and the longer-term possibilities. Topics of interest included global file systems, point to point data transfer issues, and cataloguing of data for retrieval. The planned outcome of this workshop was a white paper that serves as a roadmap for data management and movement going forward. The workshop was held during January 9-11, 2007.
Careers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

At LLNL, physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, computer scientists and other researchers work together in multidisciplinary teams to achieve technical innovations and scientific breakthroughs that make possible solutions to critical problems of national and global importance. Our scientists push the frontiers of knowledge to build the scientific and technological foundation that will be needed to address the national security issues of the future.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. Funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration, the DOE CSGF trains scientists to meet the nation's workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. The fellowship provides support and guidance to some of the nation's best scientific graduate students, and these graduates now work in DOE laboratories, private industry and educational institutions. Over 250 students at more than 50 U.S. universities have trained as Fellows, and the demand is only growing.
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to):

  • Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Biomedical Applications and Engineering
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physics

Funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration, the DOE CSGF trains scientists to meet the nation's workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. The fellowship provides support and guidance to some of the nation's best scientific graduate students, and these graduates now work in DOE laboratories, private industry and educational institutions. Over 250 students at more than 50 U.S. universities have trained as Fellows, and the demand is only growing.

DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory--

  • Description: Opportunities to participate in research in a broad range of science and engineering activities related to basic sciences, energy, and the environment.
  • Discipline(s): Computer Science; Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences; Engineering; Life Sciences; Mathematics; Physical Sciences
  • Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents. Undergraduate Students
  • Location(s): Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
  • Duration: Summer Term 10 Weeks; Fall/Spring Term 16 weeks
  • Frequency: Spring, Summer, and Fall
  • How to apply: http://www.scied.science.doe.gov
  • Deadline(s): http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/erulf/dates.html
HPCwire Job Bank

HPCwire Job Bank has become the matchmaker site of choice for bringing together the best talent and the leading employers in HPC commercial computing, research, academia, and the entire ecosystem of suppliers and users of HPC systems and technology, representing career opportunities in hardware, software, middleware, sales, marketing, consulting, design, development, engineering, research, testing, customer support and production.

Idaho National Laboratory
In operation since 1949, INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's missions in ensuring the nation's energy security with safe, competitive, and sustainable energy systems and unique national and homeland security capabilities.
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship
IGERT is the National Science Foundation's flagship interdisciplinary training program, educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers by building on the foundations of their disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary training. Collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and requires teamwork provides students with the tools to become leaders in the science and engineering of the future. Diversity among the students contributes to their preparation to solve large and complex research problems of significant scientific and social importance at the national and the international level. IGERT students obtain the personal and professional skills to succeed in the careers of the 21st century. Since 1998 the IGERT program has made 215 awards to over 100 lead universities in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. IGERT has provided funding for nearly 5,000 graduate students.
Job Listings - Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a premier national security research institution, delivering scientific and engineering solutions for the nation's most crucial and complex problems. Our primary responsibility is ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent. In addition to supporting the Lab's core national security mission, our work advances bioscience, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, materials science, and physics disciplines.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Open Positions

Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Internships

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Internships -- The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hosts 300 to 400 undergraduate and graduate students and some faculty every summer in support of its world-class scientific facilities and staff and in an effort to help train the nation's next generation of scientists and engineers.

Involvement in world-class research provides participants with a set of experiences that support their education and career goals. Typically, participants gain hands-on experience and the opportunity to apply learned theory to real life problems. An experience of this type, and with these resources at a premier state-of-the-art research laboratory is not available in an academic research lab.

National Security Agency Careers
The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is home to America's codemakers and codebreakers. NSA/CSS is unique among the U.S. defense agencies because of its government-wide responsibilities. The NSA/CSS provides products and services to the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, government agencies, industry partners, and select allies and coalition partners. This Agency also enables Network Warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.
NCSA Fellowships
The mission of NCSA (the National Center for Supercomputing Applications) is to promote advances across a broad range of fields of inquiry, from innovation in science and engineering to breakthroughs in the social sciences to creativity in the arts and humanities. NCSA brings its expertise with high-performance computing, data management, scientific visualization, visual data analysis, and other advanced IT technologies to bear on problems in the arts, architecture, agricultural engineering, aeronautics, and a host of other disciplines. Through its fellowship programs NCSA provides resources and support that enable scholars to pursue collaborative projects with scientists and computer technology experts at the center. Since 1999, these fellowships have allowed dozens of researchers to access and benefit from NCSA's high-performance computing and storage environment, cutting-edge visualization and virtual reality technologies, data mining capabilities, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration. Thanks to these fellowships, researchers can combine their vision with NCSA's capabilities to tackle research problems and projects that would otherwise be out of reach. NCSA Fellowships frequently lead to long-term sustained collaborations spanning multiple years, enabling new and joint funding opportunities for both the faculty members and the NCSA staff. In addition, more than a dozen NCSA Fellows have the distinction of having their research recognized with CAREER awards from the U.S. federal agencies following their fellowships at NCSA.
OakRidge National Laboratory - Employment

ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to the national security. ORNL employs 4,600 total with, 3,000 scientists and engineers.

Oracle Internship Program
Applicants must be full-time students both during and following the internship, and be enrolled in a Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. program in one of the following majors: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Management Information Systems (MIS)
Sandia National Laboratories Internships and Student Programs
Various available internships including undergraduate, graduate, and summer internships, along with three, six, and 12 month Cooperative Education Programs.
Sandia National Laboratories: The Truman Fellowship
Sandia National Laboratories announces the establishment of the President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering to attract the best nationally recognized new Ph.D. scientists and engineers. Truman Fellowship candidates are expected to have solved a major scientific or engineering problem in their thesis work or will have provided a new approach or insight to a major problem, as evidenced by a recognized impact in their field. Requirements: Eligibility criteria include: U.S. citizenship, the ability to obtain a DOE "Q" clearance; research in areas of interest to national security; the candidate must have been awarded a Ph.D. (minimum 3.5 undergraduate and 3.7 graduate GPA preferred) within the past 3 years at the time of application or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment; and, candidates seeking their first national laboratory appointment (pre postdoc internships excluded).
Sandia National Laboratories: The Truman Fellowship

Sandia National Laboratories announces the establishment of the President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering to attract the best nationally recognized new Ph.D. scientists and engineers. Truman Fellowship candidates are expected to have solved a major scientific or engineering problem in their thesis work or will have provided a new approach or insight to a major problem, as evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

Requirements:

Eligibility criteria include: U.S. citizenship, the ability to obtain a DOE "Q" clearance; research in areas of interest to national security; the candidate must have been awarded a Ph.D. (minimum 3.5 undergraduate and 3.7 graduate GPA preferred) within the past 3 years at the time of application or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment; and, candidates seeking their first national laboratory appointment (pre postdoc internships excluded).

Research at Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is a federally funded research and development organization and contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Sandia has research focus areas in advanced computing; information systems and mathematics; bioscience and technology; combustion, chemical, and plasma sciences; engineering sciences; geosciences; intelligent systems and robotics; materials science and technology; microelectronics and microsystems; nanosciences and technology; pulsed power and directed energy; and remote sensing and satellite systems.

Sandia National Laboratory High School Internship

The High School Internship Program at Sandia National Laboratories has a wide variety of challenging and rewarding learning experiences for our nations future engineers, scientists, technologists, and business leaders. This program will provide a year-round opportunity to work with people who are global leaders in their fields.

Are you interested in continuing your education and obtaining a science, math, engineering, or business degree? Would you like to see how classroom theory applies in a work environment? If the answer is yes, an exceptional educational experience awaits you.

To take advantage of this opportunity, you must...

  • Be attending a local high school in the Albuquerque metropolitan area
  • (Pre-college program for local students only)
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA for technical and business assignments, or a minimum 2.5 GPA for clerical or laborer assignments

SIAM: Internship and Career Information in Industry, Research Institutions, and Government Labs

SIAM exists to ensure the strongest interactions between mathematics and other scientific and technological communities through membership activities, publication of journals and books, and conferences.

There are a wide range of corporations and institutions that employ applied mathematicians and computational scientists. On this page, SIAM lists some companies and institutions that have information about career, internship, or fellowship opportunities on their web site.

Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science at NCAR
The program is aimed at university students who are interested in pursuing a career in computational science, applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, or the computational geosciences. SIParCS goal is to make a long-term, positive impact on the quality and diversity of the workforce needed to use and operate 21s t century supercomputers. To this end, the SIParCS program can offer exceptional students a wide variety of experiences with a diverse collection of HPC equipment, software development projects, parallel computational science problems, and analysis of data and numerical methods. All these projects are tied to the HPC systems and activities that support NCAR's scientific mission.
Supercomputing in Plain English
Introduction to HPC, storage hierarchy, instruction-level parallelism, compiler tricks, shared memory multithreading, distributed multiprocessing, math libraries, I/O, and visualization.
Texas Advanced Computing Center - Employment
TACC's mission is to enable discoveries that advance science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies. To fulfill this mission, TACC staff members assist research teams in properly employing the systems, software, and expertise necessary to foster educational innovation and to provide a greater societal impact. TACC is committed to operating world-class systems and staying at the forefront of advanced computing technology. TACC is also dedicated to providing the research and development, consulting, and training required to allow users to take full advantage of TACC resources and services, and educational programs that are contributing to the development of the next generation of researchers