2017 Summer Institute

The Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) is a focused technical enrichment program targeting third-year college undergraduate students currently engaged in a computer science, computer engineering, or similar major.

Applications are due on or before December 1, 2016

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Purpose

The Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) is a focused technical enrichment program for students currently engaged in computer science, computer engineering, or similar major. The primary objective of the CSCNSI is to provide a thorough introduction to the techniques and practices of cluster computing. The program includes lecture, laboratory, and professional development components. Students explore current challenges in high performance computing (HPC) through the  inclusion of an extensive seminar series consisting of seminars given by practitioners and researchers actively engaged in HPC-related topical areas.

At its core, the CSCNSI is an intensive project- driven  technical summer program during which small student teams actively build computer clusters and then execute real-world, HPC-related research projects under the advisement of an assigned mentor or mentor  team. The CSCNSI is also an innovative, proactive approach to making the students aware of career  possibilities within the Laboratory. The CSCNSI is executed as a paid ten-week research internship.

Practical Skill Development

The CSCNSI is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in setting up, configuring, administering, testing, monitoring, and scheduling of computer systems, supercomputer clusters, and computer networks.

Technical Broadening

The CSCNSI exposes students to a variety of key HPC-related topics, technologies, and problems of interest  through execution of a technical research project, as well as participation in tutorials, seminars, and  facility tours, including a full facilities and machine room tour of the Metropolis Supercomputing Center at  LANL.

Professional Development

The CSCNSI provides students with a targeted set of professional development opportunities, including teaming and written and oral communication skill development through a series of workshops and training sessions and assignments, including resumewriting, technical project execution, technical poster development, and technical presentation development and coaching.

Earn College Credit

Up to 3 hours of computer science college credit may be available for successful completion of the CSCNSI program through a special collaboration with New Mexico Tech (www.nmt.edu).

Students

This highly-selective program is designed for third year (i.e., Junior) and above undergraduate and graduate students, although in some cases, Sophmore applicants may be considered. Acceptance into the program will be based on academic record (3.0 GPA minimum), interest and goal statement, and a letter of  recommendation.

As a general guideline, students should have experience with the LINUX operating system and sufficient  academic achievement to make them eligible graduate school candidates upon completion of their undergraduate program. Computing and information technology students will be considered. This program is limited to U.S. citizens.

Duration and Location

The CSCNSI is executed as a paid ten-week research internship, June 5 through August 11, and will be held at the Los Alamos Research Park in Los Alamos, NM.

Faculty

A New Mexico Consortium instructor will conduct lectures and supervise machine room activities. In addition, Laboratory staff will provide guest lectures on a diverse set of research topics, as well as technical mentor projects.

 

2016 Summer Institute

The Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) is a focused technical enrichment program targeting third-year college undergraduate students currently engaged in a computer science, computer engineering, or similar major.

 

Please note
Application deadline is extended
through Feb 18th, 2016.

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Purpose

The Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) is a focused technical enrichment program targeting third-year college undergraduate students currently engaged in a computer science, computer engineering, or similar major. The program emphasizes practical skill development in setting up, configuring, administering, testing, monitoring, and scheduling computer systems, supercomputer clusters, and computer networks through a variety of activities including hands-on technical training, lectures, professional development seminars, and tours of LANL facilities.

Students work in small project teams to execute real-world projects on computer clusters that they assemble and configure. A university instructor provides class instruction, and LANL subject matter experts mentor team projects. Students develop written and oral communications skills through critiqued presentations and present their work at a technical poster session at the conclusion of the Summer Institute.

The CSCNSI is also an innovative, proactive approach to making the students aware of career possibilities within the Laboratory.

Description
The Information Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) are soliciting undergraduate student applicants for the Summer Institute 2016. During the nine-week Institute, students will receive technical training/lectures, professional development seminars, and laboratory experience with LANL staff and an experienced university instructor. A hands-on computer system laboratory/machine room fully populated with unassembled computer nodes, networking equipment, and assorted equipment, cables, and supplies are provided.

Additionally, practical skill development in setting up, configuring, administering, testing, monitoring, and scheduling computer systems, supercomputer clusters, and computer networks will be emphasized and facilitated. Technical breadth will be developed via exposure to a variety of key topics, technologies, and problems of interest through participation in tutorials, seminars, guest lectures by computer professionals and scientists, as well as Lab facility tours. During the Institute, students will work in small project teams and will present their work in a technical forum. A University faculty instructor and LANL mentors will be available as resources throughout the summer.

Students
This highly-selective program is designed for third year (i.e., Junior) undergraduate students, although in some cases, Senior applicants may be considered. Acceptance into the program will be based on academic record (3.0 GPA minimum), interest and goal statement, and a letter of recommendation.

As a general guideline, students should have sufficient academic achievement to make them eligible graduate school candidates upon completion of their undergraduate program. CS and EE/CE students from US universities will be considered. This program is limited to US citizens.

Duration and Location

The institute program will begin on the June 7th, conclude on Aug 13th and will be held at the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) in Los Alamos, NM. 

2013 Summer Institute

The Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) is a focused technical enrichment program targeting third-year college undergraduate students currently engaged in a computer science, computer engineering, or similar major.

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2013 Summer School Flyer
How to Apply

Purpose

The Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) is a focused technical enrichment program targeting third-year college undergraduate students currently engaged in a computer science, computer engineering, or similar major. The program emphasizes practical skill development in setting up, configuring, administering, testing, monitoring, and scheduling computer systems, supercomputer clusters, and computer networks through a variety of activities including hands-on technical training, lectures, professional development seminars, and tours of LANL facilities.

Students work in small project teams to execute real-world projects on computer clusters that they assemble and configure. A university instructor provides class instruction, and LANL subject matter experts mentor team projects. Students develop written and oral communications skills through critiqued presentations and present their work at a technical poster session at the conclusion of the Summer Institute.

The CSCNSI is also an innovative, proactive approach to making the students aware of career possibilities within the Laboratory.

Description
The Information Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) are soliciting undergraduate student applicants for the Summer Institute 2013. During the nine-week Institute, students will receive technical training/lectures, professional development seminars, and laboratory experience with LANL staff and an experienced university instructor. A hands-on computer system laboratory/machine room fully populated with unassembled computer nodes, networking equipment, and assorted equipment, cables, and supplies are provided.

Additionally, practical skill development in setting up, configuring, administering, testing, monitoring, and scheduling computer systems, supercomputer clusters, and computer networks will be emphasized and facilitated. Technical breadth will be developed via exposure to a variety of key topics, technologies, and problems of interest through participation in tutorials, seminars, guest lectures by computer professionals and scientists, as well as Lab facility tours. During the Institute, students will work in small project teams and will present their work in a technical forum. A University faculty instructor and LANL mentors will be available as resources throughout the summer.

Students
This highly-selective program is designed for third year (i.e., Junior) undergraduate students, although in some cases, Senior applicants may be considered. Acceptance into the program will be based on academic record (3.0 GPA minimum), interest and goal statement, and a letter of recommendation.

As a general guideline, students should have sufficient academic achievement to make them eligible graduate school candidates upon completion of their undergraduate program. CS and EE/CE students from US universities will be considered. This program is limited to US citizens.

Duration and Location
The summer school program will last nine weeks from June 4 to August 3 and will be held at the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) in Los Alamos, NM.

Faculty
Dane Gardner with the New Mexico Consortium will conduct lectures along with several guest lecturers from the Laboratory staff.

 

2012 Summer Institute

The Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) is a focused technical enrichment program targeting third-year college undergraduate students currently engaged in a computer science, computer engineering, or similar major.


Purpose
The Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) is a focused technical enrichment program targeting third-year college undergraduate students currently engaged in a computer science, computer engineering, or similar major. The program emphasizes practical skill development in setting up, configuring, administering, testing, monitoring, and scheduling computer systems, supercomputer clusters, and computer networks through a variety of activities including hands-on technical training, lectures, professional development seminars, and tours of LANL facilities.

Students work in small project teams to execute real-world projects on computer clusters that they assemble and configure. A university instructor provides class instruction, and LANL subject matter experts mentor team projects. Students develop written and oral communications skills through critiqued presentations and present their work at a technical poster session at the conclusion of the Summer Institute.

The CSCNSI is also an innovative, proactive approach to making the students aware of career possibilities within the Laboratory.

Description
The Information Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) are soliciting undergraduate student applicants for the Summer Institute 2012. During the nine-week Institute, students will receive technical training/lectures, professional development seminars, and laboratory experience with LANL staff and an experienced university instructor. A hands-on computer system laboratory/machine room fully populated with unassembled computer nodes, networking equipment, and assorted equipment, cables, and supplies are provided.

Additionally, practical skill development in setting up, configuring, administering, testing, monitoring, and scheduling computer systems, supercomputer clusters, and computer networks will be emphasized and facilitated. Technical breadth will be developed via exposure to a variety of key topics, technologies, and problems of interest through participation in tutorials, seminars, guest lectures by computer professionals and scientists, as well as Lab facility tours. During the Institute, students will work in small project teams and will present their work in a technical forum. A University faculty instructor and LANL mentors will be available as resources throughout the summer.

Students
This highly-selective program is designed for third year (i.e., Junior) undergraduate students, although in some cases, Senior applicants may be considered. Acceptance into the program will be based on academic record (3.0 GPA minimum), interest and goal statement, and a letter of recommendation.

As a general guideline, students should have sufficient academic achievement to make them eligible graduate school candidates upon completion of their undergraduate program. CS and EE/CE students from US universities will be considered. This program is limited to US citizens.

Duration and Location
The summer school program will last nine weeks from June 4 to August 3 and will be held at the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) in Los Alamos, NM.

Faculty
Andree Jacobson, from the New Mexico Consortium, will conduct lectures along with several guest lecturers from the Laboratory staff.

2012 Summer School Flyer

2015 Summer Institute

The Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) is a focused technical enrichment program targeting third-year college undergraduate students currently engaged in a computer science, computer engineering, or similar major.

Useful links:

Purpose

The Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) is a focused technical enrichment program targeting third-year college undergraduate students currently engaged in a computer science, computer engineering, or similar major. The program emphasizes practical skill development in setting up, configuring, administering, testing, monitoring, and scheduling computer systems, supercomputer clusters, and computer networks through a variety of activities including hands-on technical training, lectures, professional development seminars, and tours of LANL facilities.

Students work in small project teams to execute real-world projects on computer clusters that they assemble and configure. A university instructor provides class instruction, and LANL subject matter experts mentor team projects. Students develop written and oral communications skills through critiqued presentations and present their work at a technical poster session at the conclusion of the Summer Institute.

The CSCNSI is also an innovative, proactive approach to making the students aware of career possibilities within the Laboratory.

Description
The Information Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) are soliciting undergraduate student applicants for the Summer Institute 2015. During the nine-week Institute, students will receive technical training/lectures, professional development seminars, and laboratory experience with LANL staff and an experienced university instructor. A hands-on computer system laboratory/machine room fully populated with unassembled computer nodes, networking equipment, and assorted equipment, cables, and supplies are provided.

Additionally, practical skill development in setting up, configuring, administering, testing, monitoring, and scheduling computer systems, supercomputer clusters, and computer networks will be emphasized and facilitated. Technical breadth will be developed via exposure to a variety of key topics, technologies, and problems of interest through participation in tutorials, seminars, guest lectures by computer professionals and scientists, as well as Lab facility tours. During the Institute, students will work in small project teams and will present their work in a technical forum. A University faculty instructor and LANL mentors will be available as resources throughout the summer.

Students
This highly-selective program is designed for third year (i.e., Junior) undergraduate students, although in some cases, Senior applicants may be considered. Acceptance into the program will be based on academic record (3.0 GPA minimum), interest and goal statement, and a letter of recommendation.

As a general guideline, students should have sufficient academic achievement to make them eligible graduate school candidates upon completion of their undergraduate program. CS and EE/CE students from US universities will be considered. This program is limited to US citizens.

Duration and Location

The institute program will begin on the 1st complete week of June for 9 weeks and will be held at the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) in Los Alamos, NM.


Dane Gardner with the New Mexico Consortium will conduct lectures along with several guest lecturers from the Laboratory staff.