SC Education: News for CS Majors

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The ACM/IEEE Computer Society High Performance Computing (HPC)Ph.D.
Fellowship Program is now accepting nominations for its second annual
competition at . The deadline for
submissions is Friday, September 8, 2008.

The ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program honors exceptional Ph.D.
students throughout the world with the focus areas of High Performance
Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. HPC covers the areas of
computational sciences, computational engineering, and computer science
using the most powerful computers available at a given time. The
ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program also supports the sponsors'
long-standing commitment to workforce diversity and encourages
nominations of women, minorities and all who contribute to diversity.

ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded with a certificate and a
stipend of at least $5,000 (US) for one academic year. All ACM/IEEE-CS
HPC Ph.D. Fellows are invited to attend at least one SC conference
(usually the one after one year of receiving the award). Furthermore,
the SC Steering Committee and other conference volunteers are willing to
facilitate, where possible, internships for Fellows at HPC research or
development sites. Interns are paid by their host site and will be
subject to the prevailing terms and conditions of the internship program
at that site. ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded annually but
previous awardees may compete annually to be renewed for up to two
additional years (three total), based on the Award Recipient's continued
exceptional academic standing, progress, achievement, and sustained
interaction with the HPC technical community. All Fellowship Recipients
pursuing an award renewal must be re-nominated to compete for an award
renewal. A maximum of one nomination per academic department will be
considered in addition to any renewal nominations from that department.

Students must be nominated by a full time faculty member at a PhD
granting institution .

Nominees must be enrolled in a full-time Ph. D program, and they should
have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program at
the time of their nomination. Fellowship recipients will be selected
based on:
? Their overall potential for research excellence,
? The degree to which their technical interests align with those of the
HPC community,
? Their academic progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and
endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head as well as a
plan of study to enhance HPC related skills
? The demonstration of their current and/or anticipated use of HPC
All applicants must meet minimum scholarship requirements at the
institution where they are or will be registered.

For more information about the program, see the web page at or contact the
committee at . 


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