ALCF summer students
Each year the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) solicits student project proposals from staff members who are interested in mentoring.
Elmhurst College senior Regan Brown, a computer science major, got a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of high-performance computing.
I knew there was a lot of new and exciting stuff going on in the world of computing that my textbooks couldn’t keep up with. Getting exposed to many-core machines and parallel programming at Argonne sounded a lot more appealing than working with outdated technology at non-scientific firms.
Getting to work with one of the fastest supercomputers in the world is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that not many people get to have.
Regan Brown, Elmhurst College senior
Through programs such as the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program and Argonne’s Research Aide Appointments, the students are brought in to work alongside their mentors on real-world research projects. The program culminates with a special symposium in which the students present their project results.