SC10 Broader Engagement proudly recognizes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and National Science Foundation for their support.
Goals of Program
The SC10 Broader Engagement (BE) program is aimed at increasing the involvement of individuals from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the HPC field. The program will offer Sessions that introduce trends and current applications of HPC and Computational Science, a Mentor/Protégé program that matches participants with self-identified mentors, a Student Job Fair and Communities- Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt. These SC10 activities are designed to stimulate interest across the HPC community. Competitive participation grants have been awarded that support travel to and participation in the SC10 Technical Program by members of underrepresented groups in HPC, such as African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, the physically challenged and women.
Broader Engagement participants (those with participation grants and those with BE Add-on registration) are invited to participate in the Saturday orientation and opening session at 4 p.m. in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Communities Social at the Aquarium of the Americas from 7-10 p.m.
Broader Engagement Sessions are listed in the conference calendar. Please select Broader Engagement from the 'Filter by Event' drop down on the top. Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and Monday with additional activities in the Communities Booth and Exhibits Floor. Our closing session is at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Student Job Fair
Students: SC10 Student Job Fair has a website to facilitate interactions between you and job fair exhibitors before the Job Fair. The site allows you to post your bio (not your CV or resume) and will be accessible to participating Job Fair exhibitors.
SC10 Communities participants (Student Cluster Challenge, Student Volunteers, Broader Engagement and Education) are matched with mentors who self identify via their registration forms or by contacting Antoinette Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to your self-scheduled interactions, there is a Mentor/Protégé Mixer from 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday to facilitate Mentor/Protégé dialogues. More information can also be found on the Mentor/Protégé page.
Communities-Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt
Take part of this year's SC Communities BE Scavenger Hunt! Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to use the given clues to find each of Exhibitor booths that have agreed to be hunted. Each clue is tied to an Exhibitor booth that has a unique stamp. When you find a booth and its clue, spend some time in the booth, observe their displays, talk to the exhibitor and tell the exhibitor you know they are the answer to the particular clue. The exhibitor will put their stamp next to the clue and then you can move on to the next booth. This is a great chance to navigate through the exhibit floor and win some great prizes. There will be two separate scavenger hunts, one on Tuesday and another one on Wednesday. You can participate either or both days. The hunt starts when the exhibit floor opens and ends as the exhibit floor closes each day. Take the challenge by picking up a form at the SC Communities booth. Questions? email@example.com
Come see your Broader Engagement colleagues in the Communities Booth from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. What are their interests? What do they research? What do they think is important about HPC and the BE program? Learn this and more during the BE interviews.
Volunteer with Field Trips
This year SC Communities is hosting local high school students for daily field trips to the exhibition floor. Groups of 8-12 students with a chaperone from their schools will visit the SC Exhibit Hall and stop to meet some exhibitors. BE participants are invited to serve as an additional chaperone with these students, to encourage them in their science, technology, engineering, and math interests. Field trips are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you have any questions or want more details e-mail the SC Education Program at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation Grant Awardees
Arriving at the Conference
Arrive in time for the orientation and opening session that is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Registration for BE and the conference opens at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Main Phone: 504-582-3000
Traveling between the Airport and the Hotel
The cost of round trip travel by shuttle from the airport to your hotel is included within your expense voucher for incidentals, i.e. $38. More information about ground transportation is available at: http://www.flymsy.com/ground_transportation.htm
BE funded participants will be staying at the Holiday Inn New Orleans French Quarter hotel (http://www.hifrenchquarterhotel.com/) which is conveniently located in the French Quarter on Royal Street between Iberville and Canal Streets. The address is:
Holiday Inn New Orleans-French Quarte
124 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
All double occupancy hotel rooms will be direct billed to the conference. Participants are expected to cover routine daily expenses such as tips, personal phone calls, Internet fees, health club fees, movies, laundry, etc. Participants are required to bring a credit card for check-in. This is a standard hotel requirement.
Getting Around the Conference
The hotels in the convention center area are all within easy walking distance of convention center. Shuttle buses will also provide service to and from the Convention Center for the attendees. Attendees staying in the French Quarter may need to walk a block or two to an approved SC10 bus route stop. Bus routes and schedules will be available at the conference and conference hotels.