HPC Education: Widening Participation and Increasing Skills through Contests, Challenges and Extra Curricular Learning

Nitin Sukhija

At this year’s ISC conference in Frankfurt, the ACM SIGHPC Education Chapter has coordinated with a distinguished panel of speakers involved in HPC training and education efforts from CESGA, ICM Warsaw, CHPC and Sandia National Labs to bring together stakeholders in HPC education including academia, industry, government and non-profit/non-governmental organizations worldwide.

Please participate in our discussion aimed at answering the following question:

“why and how should we integrate the HPC instructional practices with the alternative flexible pedagogical and andragogical approaches that stimulate creativity leading to recruiting, motivating and retaining individuals to create diverse HPC community?”

Through short presentations followed by a panel-style discussion, the BoF aims to:

  • highlight success stories and challenges of integrating technology-based transformational experiences, such as contests and research, for increasing the effectiveness of HPC education,
  • gain a better understanding of factors that lead to successful learning; and identity development in this domain,
  • gather best practices, document opportunities for improvement and potential solutions, and
  • establish sustainable long term collaborative efforts focusing on development supporting HPC education.

Where:

The “HPC Education: Widening Participation and Increasing Skills through Contests, Challenges and Extra Curricular Learning” session will take place on Tuesday 26th June 2018 at 3:45 PM in the Analog 1,2 room at the Frankfurt Messe during ISC’18 in Frankfurt.

Everyone is welcome to attend and contribute to the discussion!

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