Thirty years ago, the Department of Energy (DOE) founded the Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) to attract talented students and train them to push the limits of high-performance computing for research. The DOE CSGF’s unique features — the interdisciplinary program of study, a national laboratory practicum experience and the annual program review — have shaped a community of today’s computational leaders while cultivating tomorrow’s.
The DOE CSGF already has supported more than 430 computational scientists in a range of disciplines: applied mathematics, chemistry, materials science, astrophysics, biology and more. These alumni have built productive careers in academia, in industry and at the U.S. national laboratories, contributing to myriad papers, patents and scientific codes and software. Additionally, nearly 100 current fellows work on graduate degrees at 40 institutions across the United States.
Over the same three decades computers have become more powerful, with the capacity to tackle a wider range of scientific challenges. They've moved beyond fluid dynamics problems of the early years to include cutting-edge projects in nanoscience, materials science and computational biology. Research also is growing rapidly in areas such as uncertainty quantification, machine learning and quantum computing.
One of the DOE CSGF's hallmarks is its ability to evolve along with computational science, says Jeffrey A. F. Hittinger of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who is both a fellowship alumnus and its co-principal investigator. “The program has always been able to grow and adapt and continue to produce this crop of really talented leaders in the community who have this broader view of what computational science is about, who then go out and shape what's going on.”
Celebrate With Us
To recognize this milestone on a broader scale, we encourage fellows, alumni and friends to download and display these backgrounds featuring the DOE CSGF's 30th anniversary logo. Other promotions are planned leading up to and during the 2021 virtual program review, July 19-21. Watch for related communication and social media posts, and join in the celebration using the hashtag #DOECSGF30.
Downloadable Backgrounds — Option 1
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