SIGHPC Working Committees
The SIGHPC Education Chapter relies on volunteers to assist in advancing a variety of training and education topics and activities. We currently have five working committees.
Each has a charter purpose and short- and long-term goals. Each of their pages summarizes those goals and links to a description of the current committee projects.
Here is a list of the committees and their overall objectives:
- This committee is responsible to develop strategies to incorporate and/or enhance computational science education at all levels of education.
The committee will explore education programs and instructional materials for computational and data science across the curriculum. The committee will also explore programs involving students in computational science R&D activities (e.g. through internships, summer schools or hackathon events).
Education Content Committee
- This committee is charged with curating and making available education and training materials relating to computational science and High Performance Computing.
To accomplish this, the committee must evaluate potential approaches to building a new repository or utilizing an existing repositoryIn addition, the committee will develop a process through which members can add material to the
repository, including a method of content review.
- This committee will coordinate and manage the development and implementation of in-person and virtual events that bring together the community to
discuss topics of direct relevance to the community and the goals of the Chapter. Events may be workshops, tutorials, training sessions, curriculum
development sessions, or other community oriented education and/or training in-person and/or virtual gatherings.
The committee will identify opportunities to propose sessions that “piggy-back” on conferences and meetings world-wide, as well as proposing in-person and/or virtual stand-alone sessions.
- The purpose of the SIGHPC Education K-12 Committee is to support educators introducing HPC & Data Science concepts in pre-university settings by building community and connecting people working in this space
and identifying and promoting useful teaching resources and activities. The committee will suppor professional development for both in-service and
pre-service teachers, particularly in the Computational Thinking and Parallel Thinking spaces.
- This committee is charged with curating, recommending and making available material and
resources addressing topics of interest to the HPC systems professionals.
Beyond technical topics of interest this committee is charged with the identification and promotion
of materials geared towards initial entry and professional development of the wide range of professionals who help to manage HPC systems.
To accomplish this, the committee will work with other committees to leverage existing efforts in technical infrastructure, communications
and outreach work and other efforts. The committee will develop a process through which members can add material to a repository, and prepare
materials for workshops and webinars.
- The outreach committee will be responsible for arranging and promoting a variety of communications mechanisms for the Chapter.
This will include promotion of workshops via the Chapter website, email, social media, and other communications outlets.
The committee will also seek volunteers to provide webinars on a variety of HPC education and training topics, posts to the
Chapter blog, presentations at professional meetings, and short videos on training topics.
Use the links above to see more details about their goals and a description of their current projects. To volunteer to serve on one of the committees you can send am email to firstname.lastname@example.org