SHI is heading to Atlanta!

Sustainable Horizons Institute (SHI) is busy and excited preparing for Broader Engagement (BE) program the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2017 Computational Science and Engineering (CSE17) conference.  We are looking forward to engaging BE participants and the SIAM CSE community in the many activities that are planned throughout the conference and the Broader Engagement program.

Schedule of Events – The BE Organizing Committee has been hard at work creating a program designed to provide many opportunities to fully engage in the conference and community.  BE participants have full access to the SIAM CSE17 technical program, and are encouraged to attend the keynote/plenary sessions as well as the mini-symposia, tutorials, and poster sessions.

SIAM CSE17 BE Schedule is available here.

A list of all the activities organized by the BE program can be found here.

In addition to the scheduled events, we will have room 406/407 open throughout each day; come hang out with BE participants and the organizing committee.

Here are some highlights of the BE activities.

Science Rock Star Dress Rehearsal  This session will provide an opportunity for BE participants who will be presenting their research at SIAM to have a “dress rehearsal” and get feedback on their short version of their presentation.  There will be an invitation only food event afterwards for networking and research discussions.

MS108 Expanding Computing Science Research through Broader Engagement – Part I of II, series of research presentations from BE participants.

MS135 Expanding Computing Science Research through Broader Engagement – Part II of II series of research presentations from BE participants.

PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program group of research posters by BE participants.

HPC Workshop SeriesA series of workshops provide hands-on opportunities for students to learn about a variety of High Performance Computing topics relevant to computational science and engineering.  Some of the workshops require pre-registration so, if you are interested in attending send a note to:

Guided Affinity GroupsGuided Affinity Groups are designed to help students get the most out of the conference.  The groups will meet before conference session(s), attend session(s) together, and then meet afterwards for further discussion and to get questions answered.  If you are interested in joining a Guided Affinity Group, send a note to:

STEAM (STEM+Art) In Action: Social Modeling Through Game Design Workshop A discussion about Multidisciplinary Research, Diversity, and Inclusion lead by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Brown University STEAM program.  Wondering how the arts and humanities can improve science?  Come and find out and join an engaging conversation.

Student Opportunities Lab – Speed Meetings This engaging session will give students the opportunity to talk with seasoned professionals about topics ranging from how to apply to graduate school, how to prepare for a job fair, and different career options.

Mentor ProgramThe MP program pairs CSE professionals with BE participants for meaningful mentoring relationships.  A variety of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured activities are planned.

Google Fibre Academy Tour and Career Development session – This field trip will be a chance for participants to learn about Google Fiber Academy and explore the Google facility in Atlanta. During the visit, Google staff will present information related to career/professional opportunities.

We look forward to an amazing week in Atlanta and hope that you can join us.