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Computing Sciences Summer Program Kicks Off this Week

June 2, 2021


Shyh Wang Hall, home to Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences Area. (Credit: Thor Swift/Berkeley Lab)

The 2021 Computing Sciences (CS) Area Summer Program kicked off on Tuesday, June 1 with a presentation from David Brown, director of the Computational Research Division, welcoming the participants and introducing them to the agenda for this year's program.

For more than a decade, the summer program has offered undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering the chance to gain research experience working with staff, mentors, and peers in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division, ESnet, and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. There are multiple avenues for students to apply to the program, including directly to Berkeley Lab via the Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) or Community College Internship (CCI) programs; through Sustainable Horizon's faculty-student program, Sustainable Research Pathways; and through postings listed on Handshake.

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, most CS staff and students are continuing to work remotely this summer. Even so, the CS Area is dedicated to providing this year’s students a unique opportunity that will enhance their professional development and open new doors to connections with peers and colleagues. Students will have the opportunity to attend a ​​​range of educational presentations by Lab staff designed to give them an overview of the depth and breadth of research that takes place across the CS Area. This year’s robust program features nearly 30 programs and social events; as was the case in 2020, all talks and events will be held via Zoom.

In addition, the annual student poster session – always a favorite – will take place in early August, this year again using an interactive online format.

For more information and to see the full agenda of presentations and events, visit the 2021 Summer Program home page.

About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

High performance computing plays a critical role in scientific discovery. Researchers increasingly rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, computational science, data science, and large-scale computing and networking to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area researches, develops, and deploys new foundations, tools, and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research across a broad range of scientific disciplines.