The Western Advanced Training for Computational High-Energy Physics (WATCHEP) exists to train the next generation of scientific computing experts.
The training program includes a tailored graduate-level curriculum and cutting-edge research projects with university and laboratory computing experts. The goal is for students to work through the entire lifecycle of a project. The formal curriculum includes advanced topics in technical areas plus communication, leadership, and ethics. Trainees who have completed the 2-year program will be well prepared to contribute to scientific computing workforce in the DOE HEP mission. Participants in this DOE-sponsored program must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
We are a strategic consortium of large public universities, national laboratories, and supercomputing centers with expertise in a wide range of computing topics. Science interests cover the HEP energy, cosmic, and intensity frontiers.
- Oregon State University
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of California, Irvine
- University of California, San Diego
- University of California, Santa Cruz
- University of Washington
- Brookhaven National Laboratory
- Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory