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“Computing4Change” Competition to be Held in Dallas, Texas - Nov. 11 – 16

Are you an undergraduate student who wants not just to enhance your skillset, but also to create positive change in your community? 

SIGHPC is launching a new competition for students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to work collaboratively to:

  • Learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge
  • Experience the latest tools and techniques for exploring data through visualization
  • Expand skills in team-based problem solving
  • Learn how to communicate ideas more effectively to the general public

The next “Computing4Change” event will be held at the SC18 conference in Nov 11-16, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. SIGHPC will support 16 students to travel to SC18 for the competition.

Nominations open on April 9 and will close on May 21. There will be no extensions and winners will be announced in late June.

How It Works

To be eligible for this exciting program, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college/university
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time of the competition (November 2018)
  • Have a minimum overall GPA out of 2.5/4 (or equivalent)

Be able to participate in six webinars between July and November, to learn core skills and develop some experience with the tools you will have to input in the scheduling. Be able to attend the full competition in Dallas, Texas on Sunday morning through Wednesday evening Nov. 11-14, 2018.

Complete the online application form before the deadline. 

Students from any undergraduate background are eligible, although some preference will be given to women, minorities, students from majors outside computer science, and students at the sophomore or junior level.

Participation in all program activities is required. Students will be assigned to teams to ensure a balance of backgrounds, and an advisor will be assigned to each team. 

SIGHPC and SC18 will cover the costs of transportation, lodging, conference registration, and a meal allowance. All needed software will be provided. Questions? Check out the FAQs (frequently asked questions) for more information.

For more information contact Dr. Marc Boumedine in the College of Science and Mathematics -Computer Science at (340) 693-1255 or by email: or visit the for further detail.