Blue Waters Student Internship Program

The Blue Waters supercomputing project offers unique opportunities for internships and fellowships to students at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States.

The Blue Waters Student Internship Program (BWSIP) is actively seeking faculty and students to participate in year-long student internship opportunities. Students in the program will gain experiences involving the application of high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics or engineering. The BWSIP is focused on promoting students of exceptional promise who may not have prior experience with parallel applications to become expert so that they can work extensively with those applications.  Applications for are open through Feb. 1, 2017.

The program provides a student stipend for undergraduate participants totaling $5000, a two-week intensive Petascale Institute in 2017, access to the Blue Waters supercomputer, and, for a select number of interns who have excelled during the year, travel to the Blue Waters Symposium 2018.

Participation is strongly encouraged for students and faculty who are women, minorities, and/or persons with disabilities.

Faculty who would like to mentor an undergraduate student can post descriptions of available positions. Positions can be intended for a particular applicant or opened to all qualified applicants. Students must submit an application for consideration.

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The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, immerses graduate students from across the country in a year of focused HPC and data-intensive research.  Applications are open through Feb. 3, 2017.

The fellowship is designed to support PhD students who are engaged in a program of study and research that will directly benefit from the use of the Blue Waters supercomputer. The program is open to students in all fields of study. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics and computational science applications.  Participation is strongly encouraged for students who are women, minorities, and/or persons with disabilities.

Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $38,000 for the year-long fellowship. They will also receive up to a $12,000 tuition allowance. During the fellowship year, the fellow’s academic institution is asked to exempt the recipient of any other tuition and fee charges normally charged to students of comparable academic standing. Recipients will receive travel funds to attend the Blue Waters symposium. The fellowship provides up to 50,000 node-hours on the Blue Waters system to support the fellow’s research.

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