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An XSEDE-wide effort is underway to expand the community by recruiting and enabling a diverse group of students who have the skills - or are interested in acquiring the skills - to participate in the actual work of XSEDE. The name of this effort is XSEDE EMPOWER ( Expert Mentoring Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research ).

Program website

Table of Contents

Participant Publications, Presentations, and Evidence of Impact


  • Zachery Casey, Northeastern University, participant in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
  • Nicholas Grabill, Michigan State University, participant in Summer 2020
  • Carlos Gutierrez, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, participant in Spring 2019 through Spring 2020
  • Umairullah Khan, Portland State University, participant in Spring and Summer 2020
  • Phan Phu, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, participant in Spring and Summer 2018
  • Kai Pinckard, Reed College, participant in Summer 2020
  • Olivia Shaw, University of Delaware, participant in Spring and Summer 2020

From Alan Andonian, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, participant in fall 2020:

"The Empower program has given me the opportunity to research and implement software for the conversion of tomographic images to 3D meshed volumes. The Goal being to take the 3D volume into Abaqus for FEA analysis. Participation in the EMPOWER program has helped me grow my capabilities with Finite Element Software and my ability to do computational research. The EMPOWER program has allowed me to learn about 3D visualization software and the process behind creating a CT to FEA workflow. For research projects I learned the important of creating a plan and documenting steps." (written in October 2020)

From Billy Stone, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, participant in fall 2020: