Undergraduates can apply by March 20 for Blue Waters internship program

02.06.15 -

Undergraduate students from across the country are invited to apply for year-long Blue Waters internships. Interns will gain experiences in applying high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics, and engineering.

NCSA’s Blue Waters is one of the world's most powerful supercomputers. It is used by people across the United States to address the most challenging science and engineering problems, from tornadoes to space weather, from sub-atomic physics to Alzheimer’s disease. The supercomputer is also available for educational projects.

Each Blue Waters intern will receive a $5,000 stipend and will participate in a two-week intensive institute (May 24-June 6). Some interns also will receive support to attend the Blue Waters Symposium (May 10-13).

The internship program is open to students who are enrolled as undergraduates through spring 2016 at a U.S. degree-granting institution. Interns may work with faculty on their own campus, or with faculty members from other institutions.

Beginning graduate students who have a research advisor are eligible to apply to attend the two-week institute and will have their expenses covered by the program; any stipend would be the responsibility of their own research advisor.

Applications are due by March 20. For details and to apply online, visit http://shodor.org/petascale/participation/internships.

Faculty who would like to mentor an undergraduate student can post descriptions of available positions at http://shodor.org/petascale/participation/internships.

National Science Foundation

Blue Waters is supported by the National Science Foundation through awards ACI-0725070 and ACI-1238993.