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