[hpc-announce] Women in HPC Summit 2020 Student Program Announcement

Lofstead, Gerald F II gflofst at sandia.gov
Tue Feb 11 18:40:37 CST 2020

Women in HPC Summit 2020 Student Program
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hosted By Simon Fraser University
29 April - 1 May 2020

Applications are now open for the Women in HPC Summit Student program. The program is aimed at students of all levels interested in HPC. All students are required to submit a poster related to HPC topics they work on. These posters are an integral part of the program, but can be for new work or existing work.

Applications are accepted in the “WHPC Summit Student Program” track at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=whpcsummit2020

Applications close on 21 February 2020.
Responses to applicants on 28 February 2020.

Application materials include two documents:
1. A student prepared document that includes
a. A brief bio including background in HPC
b. Statement of why you wish to attend the WHPC Summit
c. Career aspirations
d. A 1-2 page extended abstract describing your poster contents. An A0 sized poster is required at the Summit.
1. A letter of support from an academic advisor supporting your attendance

Programming during the summit specifically aimed at students minimizes overlap with regular Summit sessions. These student oriented sessions include
• General presentation skills discussion and practice for a variety of presentation scenarios both written and verbal
• A small group poster presentation practice session to give feedback about the poster, presentation, and how to entice poster session attendees to interact
• A lightning presentation session to the whole Summit as a teaser to attend your poster at the poster reception.
• A poster session to interact with other attendees with your poster
• A 2-hour career fair focused on internships, postdocs, and other positions.

Accepted students are provided with complimentary registration for the Summit, but no travel support is available. Students will also help with running of the conference with a 2-3 hour shift (e.g., tracking/reporting attendance at a session, helping with AV, or working the registration desk). Particular shifts will be determined closer to the Summit date with students able to bid on the particular slots they prefer.

The tentative agenda includes the following, but is subject to change:
Wed 29-April
9:00-10:30 Meeting and getting to know each other.
11:00-13:00 Presentation confidence and skills presentation/discussion
14:00-15:30 poster presentation practice
16:00-18:00 poster presentation practice
Thur 30-April
9:00-10:30  Keynote Talks
11:00-13:00 Ask us anything (different career paths and options focus, but truly anything)
14:00-15:00 poster lightning talks
15:00-15:30 posters networking
15:30-16:30 Career Fair
Fri 1-May
12:00-13:00 Careers Panel

Please check the website at https://womeninhpc.org/events/summit-2020 for the latest schedule and/or contact the Student Programs Chairs.

Student Program co-chairs
Jay Lofstead (mailto:gflofst at sandia.gov) and Rebecca Hartman-Baker (mailto:rjhartmanbaker at lbl.gov). 

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