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SDSU Research Experience for Undergrads

January 17, 2018

South Dakota State University is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site

Brookings, South Dakota
High Performance Computing, Summer 2018
Applications due: Wed Feb 28 2018
Program: Tue May 29 – Fri Aug 3 2018 (10 weeks)
$5000 stipend; $1800 meal & travel allowance
On-campus housing available at no charge

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Are you interested in an exciting and cutting-edge research experience this summer? This REU site focuses on High Performance Computing and Big Data research and education in STEM disciplines.

We are actively recruiting talented students who have completed one to two years of college and who are majoring in any STEM discipline, including mathematics, statistics, engineering, computational sciences, biological sciences, technology, or a related discipline.

Students who are attending community college or four-year college or university are encouraged to apply!

South Dakota State University faculty members from the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Agricultural and Biological Sciences are excited to provide cutting-edge research experiences for undergraduate students.

This REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program is open to US citizens and permanent residents pursuing a baccalaureate or associate degree in any STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Discipline.

Research Programs

REU participants will be engaged in an intensive ten-week program (May 29 – August 3, 2018):

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics & Statistics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Biological Sciences

Important Dates

  • February 28, 2018: Application deadline for full consideration
  • March 15, 2018 (approximately): Selected students will be contacted
  • April 1, 2018: Selection process is expected to be finalized
  • May 29-August 3, 2018: REU Site is in session (10 weeks)

Participant Benefits

  • $5,000 stipend
  • $1,800 meal and travel allowance
  • Free on-campus housing


Application Procedure:

You need to prepare:

  1. Application Form,
  2. Two Reference Forms,
  3. Your transcript

Application Submission

Please submit your application materials via email at:

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Stephen Gent (SDSU HPC REU Program Director)

Dr. Jung-Han Kimn (SDSU HPC REU Associate Program Director)

Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE), Spring 2018

January 2, 2018


Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE), Spring 2018
Available live in person and live via videoconferencing

Tuesdays starting Jan 23 2018 (through Tue May 1 2018)

  • Live in person on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus
  • Live via videoconferencing worldwide

(Details of both to be announced.)

Registration is open!

(You only need to register once for the whole semester, not for every week.)

So far, the SiPE workshops have reached over 2000 people at 362 institutions, agencies, companies and organizations in 51 US states and territories and 17 other countries:

  • 251 academic institutions;
  • 44 government agencies;
  • 49 private companies;
  • 18 non-governmental/not-for-profit organizations.

SiPE is targeted at an audience of not only computer scientists
but especially scientists and engineers, including a mixture of
undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff and

These workshops focus on fundamental issues of High Performance Computing (HPC) as they relate to Computational and Data-enabled Science & Engineering (CDS&E), including:

  • overview of HPC;
  • the storage hierarchy;
  • instruction-level parallelism;
  • high performance compilers;
  • shared memory parallelism (e.g., OpenMP);
  • distributed parallelism (e.g., MPI);
  • HPC application types and parallel paradigms;
  • multicore optimization;
  • high throughput computing;
  • accelerator computing (e.g., GPUs);
  • scientific and I/O libraries;
  • scientific visualization.

The key philosophy of the SiPE workshops is that HPC-based software should be maintainable, extensible and, most especially, portable across platforms, and should be sufficiently flexible that it can adapt to, and adopt, emerging HPC paradigms.


1 semester of programming experience and/or coursework in any of Fortan, C, C++ or Java, recently

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4)

December 19, 2017

More information:

The following EPSCoR jurisdictions are RII-eligible for the FY 2018 RII Track-4 competition:  Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma,  and South Dakota

Full Proposal Deadline: March 13, 2018

  • There is a limit of three proposals from each submitting organization.
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) must either be non-tenured faculty at an institution of higher education or hold an early-career career-track appointment at an eligibile non-degree-granting institution. In all cases, the PI’s primary appointment must be at the submitting institution. No co-PIs are allowed.
  • Host sites for fellowship projects must be located within the United States, its territories, or possessions. Host sites may be a government laboratory, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), a commercial or non-profit research center, or an academic institution.

RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers.

NSF Grant: Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)

December 7, 2017

For more information, see the NSF website:

Letter of Intent Due Dates

Excellence in Research Projects: January 16, 2018

Research Initiation Awards and Excellence in Research Projects: July 24, 2018

Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects: September 04, 2018

Full Proposal Deadlines

Excellence in Research Projects:  March 01, 2018

Research Initiation Awards and Excellence in Research Projects:  October 02, 2018

Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects:  November 27, 2018

Broadening Participation Research Centers:  November 19, 2019

HBCU-UP provides awards to strengthen STEM undergraduate education and research at HBCUs.

  • The new HBCU Excellence in Research (EiR) component supports projects that enable STEM and STEM education faculty to further develop research capacity at HBCUs and to conduct research.
  • Targeted Infusion Projects (TIP) provide support to achieve a short-term, well-defined goal for improving the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HBCUs.
  • Broadening Participation Research (BPR) in STEM Education projects provide support for research that seeks to create and study new theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and success of underrepresented groups in STEM undergraduate education.
  • Research Initiation Awards (RIA) provide support for STEM faculty with no prior or recent research funding to pursue research at the home institution, a NSF-funded research center, a research intensive institution, or a national laboratory.
  • Implementation Projects (IMP) design, implement, study, and assess comprehensive institutional efforts for increasing the number of students receiving undergraduate degrees in STEM and enhancing the quality of their preparation by strengthening STEM education and research. Within this track, Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Implementation Projects are intended for HBCUs with exemplary achievements and established institutionalized foundations from previous Implementation Project grants.
  • Broadening Participation Research Centers (BPRC) provide support to conduct broadening participation research at institutions that have held three rounds of Implementation or ACE Implementation Projects and with demonstrated capability to conduct broadening participation research.