Summer STEM Institute (SSI) Teaching Opportunties

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The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is a virtual education program that teaches programming, data science, and research.


SSI is currently hiring for both part-time and full-time roles for summer 2021. Both roles offer competitive compensation.

Role 1: Part-Time Research Mentor (10-15 hours/week):

Responsibilities: Lead a virtual lab of 2-3 students; mentor students through the ideation and completion of their own computational or theoretical research projects; support students through the creation of weekly research deliverables, including a background research report, a research proposal, and a final paper and presentation

Qualifications: Passion for teaching and mentorship; graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or (in exceptional circumstances) undergraduate with extensive programming or research experience in a computational or theoretical field; past research experiences and deliverables, including published papers and presentations

Note: Research mentors are able to work for the program alongside full- time job, internship, or research commitments.

Role 2: Full-Time Teaching Fellow (40 hours/week):

Responsibilities: Teach and work closely to support students through the data science and research bootcamp, answer student questions and discussion board posts; host office hours; leave feedback on student homework assignments

Qualifications: Passion for teaching and mentorship; experience with Python programming and data science libraries (numpy, pandas, matplotlib, sklearn); experience with data science and the research process

Interested undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Please fill out this 2-minute interest form. If we decide to move forward with your application, we will send more information about the roles and also times to schedule an interview. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Seeking Master’s Student Research Engineer to Build GUI for IGA Meshing

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YB Numerics Inc. is seeking to hire a research engineer to work on the development of a meshing tool and GUI to support general-purpose volumetric mesh generation for Isogeometric Analysis (IGA).


IGA is a novel computational modeling approach that makes use of smooth spline functions commonly employed in Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics to carry out Finite Element Analysis in solid and fluid mechanics, coupled fluid-structure interaction (FSI), and other areas.


The ideal candidate would be someone pursuing their MS degree in Computational Science and Engineering or Computer Science. The engagement can be from 20 hours/week all the way to full-time employment. The candidate may work remotely, relocation to the Providence area is not required. The candidate may also use some products of this work to contribute to his/her MS thesis if desired.


The research engineer will mainly work on the implementation of a GUI for generating volume meshes for IGA using the multiblock Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline (NURBS) technology. The research engineer will also help generate NURBS meshes and carry out computational analyses of solid and fluid mechanics applications using the meshes produced by the meshing tool. The research engineer will interact with the YB Numerics and Rice University team members and their collaborators on the GUI development, NURBS meshing, and numerical simulations.


Required Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Mechanical, Civil or Aerospace (or related)
– Experience with Qt GUI programming (Qt OpenGL and WebGL)
– Experience with team programming environments (GitHub/GitLab, CMake, Docker)
– Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident


Desired Qualifications:
– Master’s degree
– Good knowledge of geometric modeling
– Good knowledge of numerical methods
– Knowledge of fluid and solid mechanics
– Experience with Fortran 90 programming
– Experience with high-performance computing (MPI, OpenMP)

Interested candidates should send an e-mail to with the
subject line “Interested in IGA Meshing Tool and GUI Development”.

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

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The annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) is set to take place August 1–13, 2021. The call for applications is now open through March 1, 2021.


Apply now for an opportunity to learn the tools and techniques needed to carry out scientific computing research on the world’s most powerful supercomputers. ATPESC participants will be granted access to DOE’s leadership-class systems at the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC.

The Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) provides intensive, two-week training on the key skills, approaches, and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current high-end computing systems and the leadership-class computing systems of the future.

The core of the program will focus on programming methodologies that are effective across a variety of supercomputers and that are expected to be applicable to exascale systems. Additional topics to be covered include computer architectures, mathematical models and numerical algorithms, approaches to building community codes for HPC systems, and methodologies and tools relevant for Big Data applications.


Renowned scientists and leading HPC experts will serve as lecturers and guide the hands-on sessions. The core curriculum will cover:

  • Hardware architectures
  • Programming models and languages
  • Data-intensive computing and I/O
  • Visualization and data analysis
  • Numerical algorithms and software for extreme-scale science Performance tools and debuggers
  • Software productivity
  • Machine learning and deep learning tools and methods for science


Doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists interested in attending ATPESC can review eligibility and application details on the website.

There are no fees to participate in ATPESC. Domestic airfare, meals, and lodging are also provided. Application deadline: March 1, 2021.

Doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists interested in attending ATPESC can review eligibility and application details on the application instructions web page.

The event will be held in the Chicago area. If an in-person meeting is not possible, it will be held as a virtual event.

Note: There are no fees to participate. Domestic airfare, meals, and lodging are provided.


  • March 1, 2021 – Deadline to submit applications
  • April 26, 2021 – Notification of acceptance
  • May 3, 2021 – Account application deadline

For more information, contact