Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance

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Supercomputers, data collections, new tools, digital services, increased productivity for thousands of scientists around the world... 

Sounds exciting? These are some of the topics you can learn about through XSEDE. 

XSEDE is a five-year, $121 million project supported by the National Science Foundation that replaces and expands on the NSF’s TeraGrid project. More than 10,000 scientists used the 's digital resources to complete thousands of research projects, at no cost to the scientists. XSEDE continues that same sort of work—only in more detail, generating more knowledge, and improving our world in an even broader range of fields.    

In the fall of 2011, 40 undergraduate and graduate students from across the country were selected to participate in the first cohort of the XSEDE Scholars Program.  Similar to ELA, the XSEDE Scholars Program's mission is to support a community of underrepresented minority students as they pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in computing-related and computational fields.  

Goals for participants are that they will: 

*Learn more about high performance computing and the digital services that XSEDE offers to scientists,   

*Connect with research community to build identity and a sense of belonging, and  

*Participate in research experiences using XSEDE resources.    

Scholars also participate in online activities throughout the year including computing workshops and mentoring sessions.