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The SIParCS Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research is aimed at university students who are interested in pursuing a career in such areas as:

  • Application Optimization
  • Computer Security and Formal Verification
  • Data Science
  • Numerical Methods
  • Software Engineering
  • Supercomputing Systems Operations
  • Visualization

The 2017 Application is now open. Undergraduate Application   Graduate Application

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Fourteen graduate and undergraduate researchers comprise the SIParCS Class of 2017. —Photo by Eliott Foust, CISL

Fourteen graduate and undergraduate researchers comprise the SIParCS Class of 2017. —Photo by Eliott Foust, CISL

The goal of the SIParCS program is to make a long-term, positive impact on the quality and diversity of the workforce needed to use and operate 21st century supercomputers. Graduate students and undergraduate students (who have completed their sophomore year by summer 2017) gain significant hands-on experience in high-performance computing and related fields that use HPC for scientific discovery and modeling.

This program embeds students as summer interns in the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, an organization within NCAR charged with provisioning supercomputing and data systems to the geosciences research community. The roles of service and research in CISL support NCAR’s broad scientific mission of discovery in the atmospheric and related sciences.

Important Dates

  • February 1, 2017: Application deadline (4:00PM MT)
  • February 3, 2017: Letters of reccomendation due
  • Early February, 2017: Intern Selection Begins
  • May 20, 2017: Move-in Day – student housing
  • May 22, 2017: SIParCS Program Begins
  • May 29, 2017: Memorial Day Holiday, NCAR closed
  • July 4, 2017: Independence Day Holiday, NCAR closed
  • August 2 – August 4, 2017: Intern Presentations
  • August 5, 2017: SIParCS Program Ends