Students Chosen for Program


Four Marshall University computer science students, Alex King, Mitchell Browning, Finley Hammond, and Brandon Posey, have been selected for the EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Cyberinfrastructure Student Engagement Program.


During this program, the students will learn about high performance computing (HPC), high throughput computing (HTC), parallel programming, campus-wide grids, national grids (XSEDE, OSG), virtual organizations, data (mining, management, file systems/storage), visualization, networking, and cloud services (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS). By expanding the awareness of, and ability to, access and deploy cyberinfrastructure (CI) resources and services (provided on and between campuses, as well as those provided by federal agencies and other state, regional, national and international CI providers), they will embark on a journey of becoming a CI student champion/mentor within the community.


A kick-off/orientation meeting will be held at Clemson University February 21-23, 2012. Students will participate in bi-monthly webinars presented by leaders in each topic area through September 2012. They will receive full financial support for travel for the program, which includes funds for travel to attend the kick-off/orientation at Clemson University, and an end-of-year finale meeting (location to be determined). Successful completion of the training program will qualify students to attend the SC12 Conference, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students attending this conference will participate as certified “Technical Student Volunteers,” assisting in booths on the exhibit floor or performing other technical duties as needed. At the culmination of the program, students will be asked to evaluate their individual campus’ CI capabilities based on what they have learned. This will provide a worthwhile service to our campus as well as other campuses.