2022 Readers’ & Editors’ Choice Awards – Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

Readers’ Choice Awards


Through collaboration and networking, Women in HPC (WHPC) strives to bring together women in HPC and technical computing, encouraging them to engage in outreach activities and improve the visibility of inspirational role models.


STEM-Trek is a global, grassroots nonprofit organization that promotes research computing and data science (RCD) workforce development. Scholars from regions and demographics that are underrepresented in their use of performance technologies are supported to attend conferences and workshops. The infinity sign in the STEM-Trek logo represents the symbiotic relationship between early, mid and late-career professionals in a range of RCD specializations. Beneficiaries are encouraged to pay-it-forward by mentoring, hosting workshops, blogging for the STEM-Trek website, and more.

Editors’ Choice Awards


The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), one of three primary pillars of the national cyber-infrastructure intervention supported by the South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), is transforming the face of HPC through its work in bringing HPC to a wider South African audience through its HPC Ecosystems project.


The Center for Artificial Intelligence Innovation at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications’ “Future of Discovery: Training Students to Build and Apply Open Source Machine Learning Models and Tools” is an NSF-funded summer REU program that provides a 10-week training experience at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The REU-FoDOMMat program works with minority serving institutions such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and other academic institutions that don’t have access to advanced digital resources to provide research opportunities and hands-on experience with machine learning and open-source software methodologies to undergrads. In addition, the program covers students’ housing, food, and travel expenses and provides a weekly stipend. Eleven students, including five female participants, took part in the program in Summer 2022, receiving valuable training in developing AI models with PyTorch on HAL (an NCSA cluster) and gaining experience in developing models and open-source software while working on faculty-led projects.

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