19, 2002 - SC2002's student volunteer program will offer students backstage
passes to conference events while providing essential support for the
meeting's administration. This year's conference, with the theme "From
Terabytes to Insights," will convene Nov. 16-22 at the Baltimore
with leaders in high performance computing and networking, student volunteers
assist with SCinet (the conferences high performance network), exhibit
set-up, registration, media relations, audiovisual equipment set-up, and
a number of other functions. Apart from those assignments, student volunteers
can attend technical presentations and hands-on tutorials.
interact with the conference organizers and presenters and meet other
students from all over the world," said Phoebe Lenear, co-chair of
student volunteers for the SC2002 planning committee. Student volunteers
have the opportunity to see and discuss the latest high-performance networking
and computing technology and meet leading researchers from around the
world while contributing to the success of this annual event."
For SC2002, 176 students
applied to the volunteer program and 75 were selected to participate.
This year's volunteers constitute a particularly diverse group, according
to Lenear. Thirteen different nationalities are represented and more than
half of the students selected are women. Several students from minority
serving institutions and Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive
Research (EPSCoR) states are also participating. In exchange for 20 to
25 hours of service to the conference, the volunteers receive free conference
registration, housing, most meals, conference goodies, and inclusion in
conference social activities.
will also be encouraged to participate in this year's Student Days program.
This new program is two days, Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 21,
dedicated to the conference's student participants. The SC2002 Education
Committee added Students Days to its education program to give students
a first-hand opportunity to learn about high performance computing and
opportunities within the field. The students will meet with educators,
aresearchers, administrators, and potential employers.
SC2002, the annual high performance networking and computing conference, brings together scientists, engineers, educators, visualization artists, programmers, and business leaders to share ideas and glimpse the future of high performance networking and computing, data analysis and management, visualization, and computational modeling. SC2002 is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society and by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture. Advance registration is available on the Web through Friday, Oct. 11. See for details.
Karen Green, firstname.lastname@example.org