ISSCENS Key Features

Key Features of ISSCENS

Program Structure

 WEEK 1:  will begin on a Wednesday and will teach basic programming and software engineering with an emphasis on the particular interests of environmental science students.

WEEK 2: will continue with software engineering and computing principles.  Later in the week we will introduce advanced visualization and compiled languages.

WEEK 3: will cover material for high-performance computing, including serial optimization, high-throughput computing, MPI, and OpenMP.

FOLLOWING 8 WEEKS: After attendees have completed this summer school they should be well prepared for internships with modeling groups at any NASA laboratory.

Those students who were selected for the 8 week-internships will travel to their assigned NASA research centers immediately following the Summer School.


Program Logistics

2.5 week summer school :

  • 20 students will be admitted
  • Summer school will take place at The University of Virginia
  • Housing will be provided
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided on weekdays and a stipend for dinners and meals on weekends will be paid
  • Each student will receive an allowance for travel to the Summer School and, if selected, to his or her internship site

8 week NASA internships:

  • 10 students will be selected from the Summer School participant pool
  • Internships will take place at various NASA centers
  • Interns will receive a stipend of $600 per week in addition to the travel allowance




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