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Summer Researchers Return In-Person, Remotely

2022 Hybrid Program Kicks-off June 7

May 25, 2022

by Margie Wylie
Contact: cscomms@lbl.gov

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A 2018 summer researcher presents a poster to Berkeley Lab Scientist John Wu. (Credit: Berkeley Lab)

The Computing Sciences (CS) Area’s Summer Program kicks off June 7 with a presentation from Deb Agarwal, director of the Scientific Data Division. For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak two years ago, the program will host in-person participants. In addition to the 52 summer researchers joining us on the Berkeley Lab campus, another 30 will participate remotely.

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 Applied Mathematics and Computational Research Division, Scientific Data Division, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) 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 on Handshake.

As always, summer researchers will have the opportunity to attend a ​​​range of educational presentations designed to give them an overview of the depth and breadth of research across the CS Area. This year’s program offers a wealth of talks, tours, and social events, all available remotely, with some offering in-person attendance.

The annual student poster session will be held remotely in early August. As in the last two years, researchers will record video presentations of their posters and then discuss their work with the wider Berkeley Lab community during the poster session held via Zoom.

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.