SIAM CSE15 Testimonial: Mark Jack
I signed up for the SIAM CSE15 BE program, because I wanted to share my experience as a fairly novel user of HPC resources with a younger person who is just starting out in that area to encourage her and point out some resources that might be helpful. I know that starting out in the field can be very challenging when one does not have the necessary support structure or resources. It was a great experience to be both a mentor and a protegé. I was able to give an undergraduate student some helpful pointers towards starting graduate school while my mentor introduced me to a number of his staff members for further discussion.
It was a great experience. Any future mentoring activities would definitely be supported. It is fun interacting with students because it is always a mutual learning experience where I often gain so much more interacting with them than vice versa.