Worldwide, buildings are major energy consumers. In the U.S., for example, they use 41 percent of the nation’s primary energy; and in countries across the globe, the building energy consumption is similar, ranging from 30 percent to 40 percent. One way to improve the energy efficiency of buildings is computer modeling and simulation.
Ambitious undergraduate students desirous of exploring emergent computational science models and techniques for leading-edge research in a variety of scientific domains are encouraged to apply to the Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experience (CSURE) REU project. Application deadline is extended to March 29, 2013.
The University of Tennessee’s National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) and the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) are presenting a free “One-day Crash Course in Supercomputing” on March 8 and 15 at JICS on UT-Knoxville campus, 206 Hallam Auditorium, Claxton Education Building, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Exceptional PhD students whose research centers on high-performance computing can apply for the George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship from March 3 through May 1, 2013. The fellowship provides a $5,000 honorarium, travel and registration to attend SC13 and be honored at the Awards session, and recognition with other HPC award winners on the ACM SIGHPC web site.