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Young Women's Summer Institute

Hosting Institution: Ohio Supercomputer Center
Submission Deadline: April 18, 2016
Summary: YWSI is designed to encourage girls’ interest in math, science and engineering and improve their participation in science, engineering and technology fields, and in particular, information technology. YWSI introduces girls to exciting careers and job opportunities. Young Women’s Summer Institute (YWSI) is a week-long program sponsored by Ohio Supercomputer Center for middle-school girls in Ohio. It is designed to promote computer, math, science and engineering skills as well as provide hands-on experiences. YWSI helps girls develop an interest in these subjects by allowing them to work on a practical, interesting scientific problem using the latest computer technology. Open to: current Ohio 6th and 7th graders (you must be a 6th or 7th grader in the 2015-2016 school year) and K-12 science and math teachers. There are no tuition fees or charges for materials. Students will be responsible for housing / meal costs which are approximately $250.00 for the week. Limited scholarships may be available.

The following awards are given at the November Supercomputing Conference each year:

ACM Gordon Bell Prize

The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. The purpose of the award is to track the progress over time of parallel computing, with particular emphasis on rewarding innovation in applying high-performance computing to applications in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. Prizes may be awarded for peak performance or special achievements in scalability and time-to-solution on important science and engineering problems. Financial support of the $10,000 award is provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing. For more information, please visit .

IEEE Seymour Cray and Sidney Fernbach Awards

The Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award recognizes innovative contributions to HPC systems that best exemplify the creative spirit of Seymour Cray. The Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award honors innovative uses of HPC in problem solving. Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, these prestigious honors are presented during special sessions held during the conference. For more information, please visit .

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