• Advanced Computing for Social Change

    The Advanced Computing for Social Change Program (ACSC) held their inaugural event November 13-16, 2016 in conjunction with SC16. The event hosted by XSEDE, TACC, and SC16 identified 20 graduate and undergrad students to participate in a week-long event. The goal was to capture the imagination of millennial and post-millennial students by engaging them in […]

  • Gender equality in higher education: a view from a social scientist

    By: Dr. Charikleia Tzanakou, The University of Warwick I am a social sciences researcher, interested in gender and academic careers in different disciplinary, institutional and national contexts. Since my PhD, I have been fascinated asking PhD graduates for their career stories especially in subject areas such as engineering, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Social science researchers can […]

  • Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Sciences (SIParCS)

    By: Negin Sobhani and AJ Lauer, NCAR, USA The Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Sciences (SIParCS) program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has a goal of encouraging women and students from other underrepresented groups to pursue careers and academic studies in areas related to high performance and scientific computing. This is Negin […]

  • Women, STEM and the F-Word: Are you a feminist?

    Attending the EQUATE Scotland event about Women in STEM and Feminism on 4th November was the perfect way to end a work week in my notoriously male-dominated STEM field . It was a fun and informative evening full of ideas and concerns about women’s (and men’s) views on feminism and women’s position in STEM. The […]

  • SC16 diary: Getting ready for SC16

    Find out what Toni Collis get’s up to during SC16 by following her blog series this week. By Toni Collis, Women in HPC Founder and Director and Applications Consultant at EPCC, University of Edinburgh. SC16 and Women in HPC’s activities in Salt Lake City kick-off in earnest tomorrow, but many of us have been here, […]

  • Diversity and Inclusivity Efforts at SC16 – HPCwire Version (including an interview with John and Trish)

    This blog was originally published in HPCwire November 8, 2016.   The SC Conference continues to change and improve to provide a better experience for the conference attendees. Diversity has always been important to the conference and this year they have taken their actions further with the creation of the Diverse HPC Workforce Committee. I […]

  • Diversity and Inclusivity Efforts at SC16

    SC16 has embraced diversity with this year’s conference by stepping up and stating: “Diversity and inclusivity is important to SC16.” I joined the Diverse HPC Workforce committee (Diversity Committee) earlier this year as the communications lead to help shape the message and get this message out to the Supercomputing Conference audience. I have really enjoyed […]

  • Mentoring for women in technology

    [/section] By Athina Frantzana, Ph.D. Candidate at EPCC, The University of Edinburgh A few days ago, I attended my first mentoring event in the technology industry, organised by Girl Geek Scotland, in Edinburgh. I am not really looking for a mentor myself, because I am lucky enough to already have one. But as I have experienced […]

  • Graydon helps HPCS delegates tackle gender bias

    By Kelly Nolan, Compute Canada Executive Director, External Affairs and Compute Canada’s Women in HPC Chapter Click here for more information about the Compute Canada Women in HPC Chapter Give this a try: Type “woman and computers” in Google Images. Included among the first images to appear are a distraught woman with a dismantled computer; one […]

  • WHPC at ISC 2016

    By Toni Collis, Women in HPC Founder and Director and Applications Consultant at EPCC, University of Edinburgh. The week of ISC High Performance 2016 in mid June, saw the most exciting set of WHPC events to date!  The Women in HPC team set off from all over the world a few days before ISC, from […]