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New Sandia Director Jill Hruby Transcends Glass Ceiling

Jun 24, 2015 |

Sandia National Laboratories has named Jill Hruby to its highest post. When Hruby officially take the reins of the nation’s largest laboratory on July 17, she becomes Sandia’s 14th director in its 60-plus year history as well as the first woman to lead one of the three National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories. As director of Read more…

DOE Seeks to Mend HPC Talent Gap

Jan 27, 2015 |

Get a group of HPC stakeholders in a room and it won’t be long before they are bemoaning the talent shortage, the gap between the demand for a well-trained HPC workforce versus the number of qualified candidates available to fulfill these positions. Despite the attention paid to this topic, the HPC talent gap has been Read more…

White House Bolsters Computer Science Education

Dec 8, 2014 |

Coinciding with the launch of Computer Science Education Week, the Obama Administration is ramping up support for computer science training initiatives across the country. A public-private partnership between Code.org and the National Science Foundation is expanding K-12 access to computer science and coding. Central to the initiative, the nation’s seven largest school districts plus more Read more…

Empowering Girls to Take Their Rightful Place in STEM

Nov 5, 2014 |

We’ve come a long way as women. We can vote. We can wear pants. We can do pretty much whatever we want. Women in the United States have many freedoms and opportunities that those who came before us were not afforded. Why then, are we falling behind the rest of the world when it comes Read more…

Science Comes FIRST

May 29, 2014 |

Between political partisanship and the long-running recession, federal funding for science education and research has had some difficult years. Despite the political gridlock that exists in Washington, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have generally been supportive of strategic science funding in the interest of national competitiveness. To that point, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Read more…

Rising to the STEM Challenge

Sep 19, 2013 |

Around the world, community, industry and academic leaders bemoan the “skills gap,” the divide between the profile of those seeking employment and the actual requirements of the marketplace. As jobs become more knowledge-intensive, training for the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) takes on new urgency…

Mind the Gap: Bridging the Gender Divide

May 1, 2013 |

What can be done to address gender inequality in computer science?

Opinion: The Presidential Choice for Science and Technology

Oct 25, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/presidential_seal_small.png” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”92″ />With the looming US elections just days away, it’s worth considering what effect the choice for President will have on federal science and technology policies for the next four years. While this is hardly a hot button issue in most voters’ minds, these policies will have a much bigger impact on the quality of people’s lives than the political soundbites currently being sprayed across the public airwaves.

Promoting Hemispheric Advancement Through Collaborative Research

Oct 23, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/OAS_logo_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”91″ />The Organization of American States (OAS) has been called the UN of the Americas and it is involved in everything from food security to supercomputing. It is the prime political forum of the western hemisphere and the world’s oldest regional organization.

Promoting Hemispheric Advancement Through Collaborative Research

Oct 23, 2012 |

The Organization of American States (OAS) has been called the UN of the Americas and it is involved in everything from food security to supercomputing. It is the prime political forum of the western hemisphere and the world’s oldest regional organization.