Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SC15 Announces New NSF-Funded Diversity Program for SCinet

SCinet, SC’s dedicated high-performance research network and backbone of information and communication, is running a new "pilot” program that will fund up to five US women candidates in their early to mid-career to join the SCinet volunteer workforce for SC15.

Marla Meehl
“I am very excited to be enabling career women to expand their experience at SC15” said Marla Meehl, Principal Investigator for the NSF grant and UCAR Manager of Network Engineering, Telecommunications, FRGP, and BiSON. “This is a fabulous opportunity for those chosen, and I appreciate NSF’s, SC15's, ESnet’s, and KINBER's commitment and support.  I hope this is the first in an ongoing effort to engage women in IT and SC.”

Funded by the NSF’s Campus Cyberinfrastructure: Infrastructure, Innovation Engineering (CC*IIE) Region: Rocky Mountain Cyberinfrastructure Mentoring and Outreach Alliance (RMCMOA) under grant number 1440642 and lead by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Reseach (UCAR), the Pennsylvania research network KINBER, and the Department of Energy’s network ESnet, selected candidates will receive full travel support and mentoring by well-known engineering experts in the networking community.

SCinet offers many unique growth opportunities for volunteers including hands-on training with emerging network hardware and software, working collaboratively with known experts in the networking field, and building new professional connections.

Applications are currently being reviewed and notifications of the SCinet candidates will be sent out August 15.

For specific details, click here.

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