“Summer at SciNet”: high-school mentorship program at SciNet HPC Consortium

June 2, 2015 in for_educators

“Summer at SciNet”: high-school mentorship program at SciNet HPC Consortium

We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new high-school mentorship program: “Summer at SciNet”.
This program will allow secondary school students, with a natural curiosity and interest in high performance computing, data analysis techniques and related topics, to spend part of the summer (July-August 2015) discussing and developing their own projects under the supervision of SciNet’s staff.

Those interested in having a mentor during this summer should write an email to courses@scinet.utoronto.ca .
They have to include a CV and a one-page proposal, indicating what kind of project they would like to develop, as well as their computational expertise (e.g. languages, experience in parallel programming, courses taken, etc.). Proposals can be individual, or by teams of two participants at most.
The deadline for applications is June 21st, 2015.

Examples of potential areas of interest for projects are: parallel programming using shared memory architectures (eg openMP), parallel programming using distributed memory (MPI), data mining and data analysis using python or R, studies of complex networks simulating real-life problems, etc.

This year, we are planning to have few spots available, and the successful candidates will be announced by June 25th.
The meetings will be on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, depending on the progress and interest in the project from the mentees, and the scope will be to discuss and advise the participant on ways to develop and achieve the goals proposed in the original project.  The successful projects will include access to the SciNet high performance computational systems, for the duration of the projects.

Please feel free to distribute this information to all the people you think may be interested in this opportunity, and do not hesitate to contact us (courses@scinet.utoronto.ca) if you have any questions.

See you this summer!
The SciNet Team