The Pawsey Summer Internship Program has recently wrapped up, marking yet another successful year for the initiative. The program, which is open to third year through masters and PhD students, is designed to develop skills in computational science and research projects through immersion in the field.
It is an opportunity for emerging talent in supercomputing to hone their craft, learn from experienced professionals, and collaborate on exciting projects.
This year, the program offered 30 internship projects, totalling an impressive 3,571,290 core hours on Pawsey supercomputers and over 20 TB of storage on Acacia. To put that into perspective, it’s the equivalent of 408 years of computing time if done on a single machine!
These impressive numbers are a testament to the dedication and hard work put in by the interns, supervisors, mentors, staff, poster judges and affiliates involved in the program – thank you to all of those involved.
One of the most significant benefits of the Pawsey Summer Internship Program is the opportunity for interns to work alongside national supervisors and collaborators. This enables them to learn from the best in the field and gain valuable insights into the latest techniques and approaches to supercomputing and scientific research. Moreover, interns get a chance to work on real-world research projects, putting their knowledge into practice and making meaningful contributions to the field.
If you’re interested in learning more about the interns and their projects, check out this page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5947903061945200
The program is a paid internship, allowing students to build their skills and experience in computational science while earning a stipend. Additionally, interns receive guidance and mentorship from Pawsey staff, who provide valuable insights into good practices for using Pawsey resources, techniques for scientific communication, and more.
This year’s program produced many standout projects, and the winners of the Judges’ and People’s Choice Awards deserve special recognition for their outstanding work. Brittany Robertson, Kevin Shah Mansouri, Jiayu Li, Carl Alvares, Aidan Smith, Patrick Grant, and Lara Frcej all received accolades for their excellent posters, presentations, and visualisations.
Congratulations to all the winners and participants for their hard work and dedication!
For those looking to participate in the program, be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming announcements or sign up to be notified via Pawsey Friends: https://pawsey.org.au/pawsey-friends/
The Pawsey Summer Internship Program continues to be a valuable platform for emerging talent in supercomputing to develop their skills, collaborate on exciting projects, and make meaningful contributions to the field. It’s a testament to the importance of investing in the next generation of supercomputing professionals, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for these talented individuals.