Los Alamos Summer School Opportunities 2020

Los Alamos Summer School Opportunities 2020

National Security Education Center (NSEC) and other Los Alamos National Laboratory summer schools for 2020 include the following list below. Deadlines for summer school 2020 opportunities start as early as December 1, 2019. Please take a look and apply by clicking on the website of the summer school you are interested in:

Supercomputer Institute

The Supercomputer Institute (formerly the Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute) is a focused technical enrichment program for students currently engaged in computer science, computer engineering, or similar major. The primary objective of the CSCNSI is to provide a thorough introduction to the techniques and practices of cluster computing.

The Supercomputer Institute is a hands-on technical internship for people of all majors interested in the growing field of high-performance computing. Students work in small project teams to execute real-world projects on computer clusters that they have assembled and configured. A university instructor provides class instruction. Subject matter experts from Los Alamos National Laboratory mentor the team projects that are presented at a technical symposium at the conclusion of the Summer Institute. Curriculum includes guest lectures and tours of the Laboratory computing & science facilities. You will obtain a thorough introduction to the techniques and practices of HPC; no HPS experience is required.

Dates: Supercomputer Institute is executed as a paid 11-week summer research internship and will run June 2 – Aug 14, 2020. This program will be held at the Los Alamos Research Park in Los Alamos, NM.

Deadline: December 1, 2019.

Target Student: Upper-level undergraduate and early graduate students

Parallel Computing Summer Research Internship

A 10 week program aimed at providing students with a foundation in modern high performance computing (HPC) topics integrated with research on real problems encountered in large-scale scientific codes. Students will collaborate in teams to identify and investigate different computational problems and implement solutions with guidance from mentors with scientific and computational expertise.

This highly-selective program is designed for upper division undergraduates to early graduate students from all STEM fields. As a general guideline, students should have moderate experience with a compiled scientific computing language, such as C, C++, or Fortran and with the Linux operating system.

Dates: The program will last ten weeks, June 1 – August 7, 2020, and will be held at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Students must be available to live and work in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Deadline: January 10, 2020.

Target Student: Upper-level undergraduate and early graduate students

Data Science at Scale Summer School

The Los Alamos National Lab’s Data Science at Scale School was inaugurated in 2013 to recruit outstanding students to the laboratory to participate in data intensive science projects. Particular focus is placed on using big data technologies to gain insights from science data.

Dates: Although most students are present at the lab for 12 weeks in the June to August timeframe, the schedule is flexible to meet individual needs and the school is active year round.

Deadline: January 15, 2020.

Target Student: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students

Co-Design Summer School

The Codesign School recruits 6-8 graduate students from varying backgrounds (usually computer science, computational physics, and mathematics) to work on a computational codesign topic, such as novel programming models, on a specific application, such as hydrodynamics. The work usually results in research papers and posters.

Dates: Students must be available to live and work in Los Alamos, New Mexico for 10 weeks, sometime from mid-May through early September of 2017 (exact dates TBD).

Deadline: January 24, 2020

Target Student: Upper-level graduate students

Applied Machine Learning Research Internship

This is an intense 10-week program is aimed at providing students with a solid foundation in modern machine learning (ML) topics combined with research on real problems encountered in national laboratory missions.

Dates: The program will be 10 weeks long from May 29 through August 3, 2018

Deadline: January 3, 2020

Target Student: Graduate students

Quantum Computing Summer School

The Quantum Computing School is a 10-week school focused on the theory, applications, and hands-on programming of quantum computers. In the first 2 weeks, students will attend lectures given by world-leading experts – from both academia and industry – in quantum computing research. In the following 8 weeks, each student will be paired with a mentor to work on a cutting-edge research project in quantum computing. Throughout the 10 weeks, students will have the unique opportunity to program on actual quantum computers.

Dates: The program will begin on June 8th, 2020 and last 10 weeks. It will be held at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Deadline: January 17, 2020.

Target Student: Upper-level undergraduate and early graduate students

Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School

The Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School focuses a select group of students on the multi-disciplinary field of dynamics, spanning electrical, mechanical, structural and cyber-physical systems*. The students’ research will be applied to creating solutions to Los Alamos National Laboratory mission-relevant problems defined by Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D engineers and scientists. In addition to this research component, the LADSS also offers formal technical and career –development tutorials. Students will be provided with a fellowship that is intended to cover relocation and housing expenses. This program is limited to US citizens.

Dates: 10 week program

Deadline: January 8, 2020

Target Student: Upper division (rising senior) undergraduate students to first year graduate students.

Computational Physics Workshop 

The workshop seeks to bring to the Laboratory a diverse group of exceptional undergraduate and graduate students for informative, enriching lectures and to work with its staff for 10 weeks on interesting, relevant projects that may culminate in articles or conference presentations. Students are organized into groups of 2-3 working under the guidance of one or more mentors. Each participant is awarded a fellowship that typically ranges from $7,500 to $13,000, based on academic rank (junior, senior, 1st year graduate student, etc.).

Dates: TBD

Deadline: TBD

Target Student: Undergraduate and graduate students

Seaborg Institute Summer Research Fellowship

The Seaborg Institute Summer Research Fellowship project advertises nationally to recruit outstanding graduate students from research universities across the nation to work in critical skills areas.

Research Fellowships are offered in two major areas:

  • Nuclear and Radiochemistry — Nuclear forensics, homeland security, nuclear medicine, isotope production, nuclear physics, and related areas.
  • Actinide Science — F-element chemistry and physics, spectroscopy, surface science, materials science, metallurgy, and related areas.

Dates: 10-12 weeks between June and August

Deadline: TBD

Target Student: Graduate students

Science of Signatures Advanced Studies Institute (SOS-ASI)

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)-Engineering Institute invites a multi-disciplinary (e.g. computer science, engineering, biology, physics, earth sciences, mathematics/statistics) group of advanced, highly accomplished Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers from around the country to come to Los Alamos National Laboratory for an opportunity to work on multi-disciplinary teams to generate novel, creative solutions to pressing national security problems and build the skills needed for successful research program development at national laboratories and in academia. This program will focus on introducing Advanced Studies Scholars to the process of writing winning proposals and securing research funding. This program is limited to U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents.

Dates: TBD

Deadline to Apply: TBD

Target Student: PhD and Postdoc students.

Los Alamos Radiation Effects Summer School

The summer school is dedicated to radiation effects testing and data analysis for semiconductor devices exposed to a variety of radiation environments. Students will work with Los Alamos mentors to undertake hands-on experiments at LANL accelerators to investigate radiation effects in spaceborne hardware and high performance computing applications through total ionizing dose (TID) testing, single-event effects (SEE) testing and laser testing.

Students will also attend lectures from distinguished researchers visiting from government laboratories, universities and industry. At the conclusion of the summer school, students will present their research and complete first-author abstracts ready for submission to conferences in the fields of radiation effects or high performance computing.

Dates: TBD

Deadline to Apply: TBD

Target Student: Preference is given to students who have completed at least their second year of a PhD program, but applications from undergraduates and Master’s degree students will be considered as well.


Students interested should apply soon to these Los Alamos summer school opportunities. Check back to this page to see new summer schools which will be added as the information comes out. Contact the New Mexico Consortium or the LANL National Security Educational Center (NSEC) for any questions about this article.