The Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates program gives undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above an introduction to high performance computing (HPC) research topics and techniques. The program introduces participants to various aspects of HPC research covered at the SC18 conference and provides a better understanding of opportunities to perform research as an undergraduate and potentially in graduate school. This information is also useful in deciding on career options related to HPC topics in computer science and computational science.

Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates contains selected parts of the SC18 Program, with several additional elements. Special sessions include panels with current graduate students in HPC areas to discuss graduate school and research, and panels with senior HPC researchers from universities, government, and industrial labs to discuss career opportunities.

Travel expenses are covered for students to attend SC18, including air travel, housing, and Technical Program Registration including Workshops at the conference.