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Mentor–Protégé Matching

Mentor–Protégé Matching supports the growth of a vibrant HPC community by connecting students with experienced mentors. Matches are based on multiple factors, including research interests, career goals, long-term plans, and general interests.


Student Networking and Mentoring Chair
Bill Chen, University of California Santa Cruz

Mentor–Protégé Matching Chair
Chris Fuson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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AUG 1, 2024

Early Sign-ups Open

SEP 1, 2024

Early Sign-ups Close

SEP 2, 2024

Regular Sign-ups Open

NOV 1, 2024

Regular Sign-Ups Close

Mentors and protégés who sign up by September 1 can participate in additional virtual activities in the months leading up to the conference. We hope these expanded opportunities will contribute to deeper and more meaningful mentoring relationships. After the early deadline passes, sign-ups will remain open until November 1 for regular matching, which is still far enough ahead of the conference dates to provide mentors and protégés a chance to meet each other virtually and jointly plan their conference activities.

In order to participate, we suggest that you:

  1. Complete a Mentor–Protégé Matching survey (Available Summer 2024).
  2. Conduct a pre-conference email exchange or phone call between mentor and protégé.
  3. Attend at least one of our organized events during the conference (details to be announced).


Be matched with mentors that can provide guidance on navigating SC and your career. We do our best to accommodate as many protégés as we can.

(Survey Available Summer 2024)


Anyone with a desire to give back to the community is eligible to be a mentor at SC. We also expect mentors to be able to provide career and educational advice to a protégé.

(Survey Available Summer 2024)

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Contact us if you have questions about Mentor–Protégé Matching. We’d be happy to help.

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