We are excited to announce the second WATCHEP training cohort, for the period 2024-2026. A total of six students were selected in a competitive process that took into account their proposed research, community engagement, initiative, and leadership. Read more about this year’s cohort in the “Trainees” tab in the top menu.

  • Jade Chismar (Univ. of California, San Diego)
  • Miles Cochran-Branson (Univ. of Washington)
  • Alex Golub (Univ. of Washington)
  • Luke Grossman (Univ. of California, Berkeley)
  • Charlie Hultquist (Univ. of California, Berkeley)
  • Hadley Santana Queiroz (Univ. of California, Berkeley)

WATCHEP is a training program with the goal of developing a workforce of experts in computational high-energy physics. Graduate student trainees from the partner universities will complete a tailored instructional curriculum and a supervised research project in a relevant topical area. Trainees are provided financial support during their training period in the program.

This cohort is divided into three major focus areas: collaborative software infrastructure, hardware-software co-design, and high-performance computing. They will work with university and laboratory mentors on computational research projects and follow advanced online training modules. The cohort will also participate in a series of hands-on summer training sessions during their two-year term.