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10th Annual Graduate Climate Conference Accepting Abstracts

Thursday, May 26, 2016

There is still one week left to submit an abstract to the 10th Annual Graduate Climate Conference, which will be held October 28-30, 2016 at the University of Washington Pack Forest Conference Center.  The Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) is an interdisciplinary climate conference run by graduate students, for graduate students, with the goal of assembling a broad range of talks and posters featuring high-quality research focused on past, present, and future climate change and its impacts. 

We encourage students at all stages of their graduate career to apply and we seek abstracts on climate research from a variety of disciplines from the physical, natural, and social sciences and humanities, including: anthropology, atmospheric sciences, biology, Earth and environmental sciences, economics, engineering, ethics, geography, law, oceanography, public policy, and resource management. 

We highly encourage abstracts from students with traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

The abstract submission period opened on April 11 and closes June 1. Lodging and meals are covered for all participants. Limited travel funding is also available. Please see our website for more information and for submitting abstracts: www.graduateclimateconference.com

 

 

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships Accepting Applications

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Applications are due Feb. 3, 2016 for the Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship program, which provides graduate students from across the country the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of focused high-performance computing (HPC) research. Fellows will receive a stipend of $38,000, up to a $12,000 tuition allowance, and up to 50,000 node-hours on the petascale Blue Waters supercomputer to support their research.

The fellowship is designed to support PhD students who are engaged in a program of study and research that is directly relevant to the use of Blue Waters. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics and computational science applications.

Researchers across the country are using Blue Waters to gain new understanding of how viruses attack our bodies, the formation of galaxies and of severe storms, space weather, sub-atomic physics, and other challenging topics. Blue Waters is designed to handle the most compute-intensive, memory-intensive, and data-intensive challenges in computational science and engineering. Blue Waters features:

  • Nearly 27,000 very high-performance computational nodes including more than 4,000 GPUs
  • More than 1.66 petabytes of memory
  • More than 25 usable petabytes of online disk storage
  • Up to 500 petabytes of nearline tape storage

For complete details of the Blue Waters system, visit bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/hardware-summary.

Fellowship applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. by the time of the application deadline. Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Academic record from undergraduate and graduate work
  • Research plan and its relationship to use of the Blue Waters supercomputer
  • GRE scores
  • Related experience and service
  • Letters of reference

Applications, including all supporting materials except reference letters, must be submitted no later than midnight PST on Feb. 3. Reference letters are due by midnight PST on Feb. 10. Awards will be announced in spring 2016, with the tuition allowance applied to the 2016-2017 academic year.

For complete information on the fellowships, visit bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/fellowships. Questions? Contact bwgf [at] ncsa [dot] illinois [dot] edu.

Missouri Transect Student Workshop

Event date(s): Thursday, February 22, 2018
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri), 1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri, 65201


STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS, plan to come in on Thursday evening (February 22) before the Missouri Transect All-Hands Meeting for a workshop session, “Our Role as Scientists in the Media.”  Dinner will be provided at 6:00 and the workshop will start at 7:00.

This meeting and dinner will be held at the Hampton Inn in Columbia, MO (1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri 65201).  All students traveling into Columbia and in need of a hotel room will be required to share a room.  Contact Emily Haghighi, haghighie [at] missouri [dot] edu if you need help finding a roommate or for any other questions regarding the meeting.

For more information and to register, visit the All-Hands Meeting Event Page.

Register for the workshop and All-Hands Meeting here: https://goo.gl/forms/fzrTJchWeICWN4VC2

Missouri Transect Student Association Meeting

Event date(s): Thursday, February 23, 2017
Location: 1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri, 65201


Missouri Transect students and postdocs are invited to the first in-person Missouri Transect Student Association meeting on the evening of February 23, 2017 at the Hampton Inn in Columbia, MO.

For more information and to register, visit the All-Hands Meeting Event Page.

This meeting and dinner will be held at the Hampton Inn in Columbia, MO.  All students traveling into Columbia and in need of a hotel room will be required to share a room.  Contact Emily Haghighi, haghighie [at] missouri [dot] edu if you need help finding a roommate or for any other questions regarding the meeting.