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Recommend Someone for 'Dinner with Interesting People' at SC16
Don't Miss Out on the SC16 Student/Postdoc Job Fair!
Invited Talk Spotlight: Dr. Maria Klawe
Student Cluster Competition Alumni: We Want to Hear from You
Registering for SC16? Sign Up to Mentor a Student Too
Exhibitors: Participate in the SC16 Scavenger Hunt!
In the Know: Things to Do in Salt Lake

Recommendations Sought for Students@SC 'Dinner with Interesting People'

The SC16 Students@SC Program is hosting a “Dinner with Interesting People” on Wednesday, November 16. But it’s more than just dinner—it is a networking event designed to help students hone their networking skills by interacting with these Interesting People.
Interesting People could be from our HPC community or other interesting fields. We are especially interested in recommendations for Interesting People who will add to the diversity of the event. Interesting People are likely to be either:

  • Expected attendees at SC16
  • From Salt Lake City or nearby area

We’d like to hear your recommendations of Interesting People for this event. (Recommendations will remain anonymous.) Click here to submit your recommendations.
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Don't Miss Out on the SC16 Student/Postdoc Job Fair!
The SC16 Students@SC Program will again host the Student/Postdoc Job Fair. The SC16 Student/Postdoc Job Fair will be open to all students and postdocs attending SC16, giving them an opportunity to meet with potential employers. Participating organizations will have the opportunity to interact with students in fields related to computer science, information systems, scientific computing, and high-performance computing. We encourage exhibitors to register as early as possible to ensure they get a space at the job fair.

Important Dates
October 21, 2016: Registration Deadline for Organizations
November 14, 2016: Resume Submission Deadline for Participants

More information:
Contact email:

SC16 Invited Talk Spotlight: Dr. Maria Klawe
Like many other computing research areas, women and other minority groups are significantly under-represented in supercomputing. In her invited talk at SC16, Dr. Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College, will discuss successful strategies for significantly increasing the number of women and students of color majoring in computer science and explores how these strategies might be applied to supercomputing.

Calling All Student Cluster Competition Alumni: We Want to Hear from You
The Student Cluster Competition will be held for the 10th consecutive time at SC16 and a number of special activities are being planned. The SCC committee is especially interested in hearing from students who competed in past events. If you were a participant or know someone who was, please write to

Registering for SC16? Sign Up to Mentor a Student Too
When registering for SC16, consider signing up as a mentor to help students get the most out of the conference and make a difference in their careers. Organized as part of the Students@SC program, the Mentor-Protégé Program supports the growth of a vibrant HPC community by connecting the newcomers at the SC conference with experienced conference attendees.

For many students, SC16 will be their first conference and can be overwhelming, but a mentor can help them make the best use of their time and make personal connections. Conference attendees who have attended SC one or more times in the past are encouraged to sign up to be mentors by checking the appropriate box when they register for SC. Read how one SC14 protege got a new job and became a mentor at SC15.

Mentors should plan their travel arrangements so they can attend an afternoon mixer for mentors and protégés on Monday, November 14, 3:30-5 p.m.

If you have already registered for SC16 and would like to be a mentor, write to

Exhibitors: Participate in the SC16 Scavenger Hunt!
SC16 is excited to announce that the Students@SC program will be hosting the Scavenger Hunt this year. We invite exhibitors to participate by engaging participants at their booths and increasing their brand recognition. The hundreds of scavenger hunt participants are challenged to find booths based on clues provided, and the winners are awarded prizes.

We are seeking exhibitors to participate in two ways:

  1. Be a destination in the scavenger hunt, and/or
  2. Sponsor a prize for the scavenger hunt winners.

The deadline for submitting clues has been extended to Friday, September 30.

For more information please email Sally Ellingson at:

In the Know: Things to Do in Salt Lake
Whether you're showing a visitor around Salt Lake City or you're a visitor yourself, here's a quick rundown of some of the most popular (and the most jealously guarded) places to visit and things to do. You'll find there are many ways to enjoy yourself while in Salt Lake this November.

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