Graduate Education

The Blue Waters graduate-level offerings include Graduate Fellowships, semester-long credit-bearing courses for graduate students, workshops, and education allocations on the Blue Waters system.

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships

The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships provide PhD students with a year of support, including a $38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance, an allocation on the powerful Blue Waters petascale computing system, and funds to support travel to a Blue Waters-sponsored symposium.

Online graduate courses

The Blue Waters project provides online graduate-level courses, which are offered for credit to students at institutions across the country with the participation of local faculty members.  Current course offerings are: 

Past courses include: 

Call for Courses

Blue Waters is seeking letters of interest from faculty to teach a full semester, online course on a topic related to high-end computational analysis to prepare graduate students to address today's research challenges in science, engineering, and/or computer science.  The courses will be offered on-line for credit to students at institutions across the country with the participation of local faculty members at those institutions. Course lectures will be delivered as asynchronous online videos.  Assignments will generally consist of a mix of quizzes, exercises, and a project. 

The Blue Waters project will help defray video production costs, hosting of the materials, stipend for the instructor(s), a central TA to support student questions, and central course management services such as coordination of cross-institution registration or assistance with obtaining an educational allocation on XSEDE or other systems. 

Interested faculty are asked to send a one or two-page summary including the course title and short abstract for the proposed course content, computing system requirements for exercises, and a brief biography of the instructor(s).  Please indicate when you would be interested in teaching such a course.  Please send the information to Steve Gordon

Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering

The Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering (VSCSE) offers summer workshops that allow graduate students, post-doctoral students and professionals from academia, government and industry to gain the skills they need to leverage the power of cutting-edge computational resources.  The Virtual School helps students fill knowledge gaps, preparing them to use emerging petascale computing resources. Virtual Summer School courses are delivered simultaneously at multiple locations across the country using high-definition videoconferencing technology.