Who should participate in the Undergraduate Petascale Education Program?
What is the Undergraduate Petascale Education Program?
Support is provided by the NSF-funded Blue Waters Project for sustained petascale computing to support year-long undergraduate internship experiences involving the application of high-performance computing to problems in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics. The program provides a student stipend totaling $5000, a two-week intensive high-performance computing workshop, and travel to the SC11 supercomputing conference in Seattle.
This program provides support for undergraduate internship activities at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States. The internships awarded through this program may be to students working with a faculty mentor on their home campus, or at another campus. Interested faculty need to create a position description, and can specify a particular student that the position is intended for, or may select a qualified applicant with Blue Waters support through our program.
How can I promote the Undergraduate Petascale Education Program?
A PowerPoint slide is available to let students know about the program. In addition, poster-sized and handout-sized flyers are available (in pdf format) to inform students and colleagues about this program.
Undergraduate Petascale Internship Slide
Undergraduate Petascale Internship Poster
Undergraduate Petascale Internship Flyer
When is the Undergraduate Petascale Education Program?
Student applications and intern position descriptions from faculty must be submitted by April 10, 2011. Be sure to click the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the web form to be entered into the UPEP system. Review and selection will be conducted in early April, with notifications being made by April 15.
A two-week workshop will be held May 29 through June 10 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) facilities on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. Interns are expected to work full-time over the Summer, and as their schedule allows during the academic year. Work plans will need to be arranged by the student and faculty mentor and approved by the Blue Waters Undergraduate Petascale Education Program.
How do I apply for the Undergraduate Petascale Education Program?