Apply by March 15 for the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) Student Volunteer Program!

Here’s your chance to visit Frankfurt, Germany, and learn how technical conferences are managed! ISC provides student lodging and meals, and it’s early enough to raise funds for a flight. You’ll need another $200 to $2,000 out-of-pocket, depending on how far you’ll need to travel.

How can you do this?

  1. Volunteer to work overtime!
  2. Check with your dean; your university might offer partial, or full support.
  3. Watch STEM-Trek; we might receive donations that are earmarked for this type of student travel.
  4. Once you’re accepted, apply for a STEM-Trek Gap Award (up to $500.00 US as funds allow).

From the ISC website via Colleen Sheedy:

“If you are a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, or any STEM-related fields, and high performance computing (HPC) is on your radar, volunteering at ISC 2018 can help steer your future career in the right direction.

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable young people to help us run the conference. In return we offer you the opportunity to attend the tutorials, conference sessions, workshops and the ISC STEM Day & Gala for free. We strongly encourage you to use the event to build your professional network. The conference after-hours experience is also fun. You will have the opportunity to intermingle with your peers from other educational institutions and international backgrounds. Such connections can go a long way as you develop your career.

Finally, who knows, your future employer might also be attending the event! We have witnessed volunteers line up employment opportunities at previous conferences.

ISC 2018 is held in a very comfortable, safe environment, and we will provide housing for all out-of-town students.

Promoting Gender Equality

As a conference that supports gender equality, we encourage female STEM students to use this forum as a stepping stone to gain an insight into the HPC academia, research and commercial environments.

As a close partner of the conference, the Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) network will be organizing a number of events in conjunction with ISC 2018. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to socialize with well-respected female researchers and corporate leaders.”

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