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Workshop Proceedings: PDF File
Workshop Videos: YouTube Channel: "2017 HPC Pipeline Workshop"

Important dates


Are you an undergraduate or graduate student undecided about your career directions?

Are you intrigued by the development and use of advanced computing capabilities to solve important, complex problems?

If so, the Pipeline Workshop is for you!

High-performance computing (HPC aka scientific computing or computational sciences) is a multidisciplinary field that includes Applications & Algorithms; Computer Hardware and Software Technologies; Data Analytics; and Program Analysis & Tools. The Pipeline Workshop aims to expand the HPC workforce with researchers and engineers from traditionally underrepresented groups (women, racial minorities and persons with disabilities). We target senior undergraduate and junior graduate students with three primary elements:

  1. Research Explorations: Sessions by leading experts to expose participants to current and emerging research challenges in computational science and engineering domains.
  2. Curriculum Advisement: Sessions to help participants tailor their educational curriculum for careers in computational science and engineering fields.
  3. Real Opportunities: Pre- and peri-workshop activities to match participants with lab and university mentors and specific internship and educational opportunities.

Tentative Agenda


Scholarship applications have closed and notifications have been sent.

Through the generous support of the CRA-W and the CDC, scholarships that cover travel (up to $500), lodging and meals will be provided to all workshop participants. To be scholarship eligible, you must meet all criteria:

  1. be enrolled full-time and pursuing a STEM degree at a college or university in the United States or its territories;
  2. be as of Spring 2017 a senior under-graduate or junior (pre-research topic) graduate student;
  3. be part of an under-represented group (i.e. woman, racial minority, person with a disability).

Scholarship Applications

A complete scholarship application includes:

Selection Criteria

Students primarily will be selected on the strength of their academic records and interest statements. All are encouraged to apply; priority will be given to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


Workshop Chairs
Dorian Arnold - University of New Mexico
Damian Rouson - Sourcery Institute

Organizing Committee
Kurt Ferreira - Sandia National Labs
Christan Grant - Oklahoma University
Patty Lopez -- Intel Corp
Lois Curfman McInnes - Argonne National Lab
Raul Viera Mercado - Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Karla Morris - Sandia National Labs
Hai Ah Nam - Los Alamos National Lab
Erika Parsons - University of Washington-Bothel
Rolf Riesen - Intel Corp.
Philip Roth - Oak Ridge National Lab

Advisory Committee
Tony Baylis - Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Luiz DeRose - Cray Inc.
Gary Grider - Los Alamos National Lab
Bruce Hendrickson - Sandia National Labs
Glenn Kubiak - Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Barney Maccabe - Oak Ridge National Lab
Bob Robey - Los Alamos National Lab
Valentina Salapura - IBM


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