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. The mentors share their experiences from previous SC conferences and their expertise in high performance computing with the student protégés participating as Student Volunteers, Undergrads in HPC or Student Cluster Competition participants.
For many of the students, SC17 will be their first conference and can be an overwhelming experience. A mentor can help them make the best use of their time and make personal connections with the HPC community.
Sign up as a mentor when you register for SC17
Conference attendees who have attended SC one or more times in the past are encouraged to sign up to be mentors – there is an option to check when registering for the conference. Mentors should plan their travel arrangements so they can attend an afternoon mixer for mentors and protégés from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 in the Four Seasons Ballroom.
The required commitment for mentors and protégés is a pre-conference email or phone contact, attendance at the Monday, Nov. 13 Mentor/Protégé Mixer and another meeting time of your choice during SC17. See the links to the handouts for ideas for mentor and protégé interactions. Read the guide for SC17 Mentor Guide . Read the guide for SC17 Protege Guide.
Registration for mentors and protégés for the Mentor-Protégé Program is done though your SC registration. We will do our best to accommodate as many protégés as we can, with the earlier registrants getting priority. Mentors, we very much appreciate your participation, so please sign up.
Click on the links below to read Mentor Protégé Success Stories.
- Gonzalo Rodrigo and Alexandru Losup: An International Mentor–Protégé Pairing
- Boyu Zhang; From SC14 Protégé to SC15 Mentor
- SC15 Student Volunteer Gains Broad Insight from Experienced Mentor
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