Feb. 8, 2024 — The HPC Workforce Development and Retention Action group the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will host an interactive Zoom-based Webinar, “HPC Culture and Identity,” given by Dr. Denice Ward Hood, Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) at the University of Illinois, on Thursday, February 15 from 2:00-3:00 PM EST.
Issues and questions to be addressed in HPC are sufficiently complex and nuanced so that multiple perspectives, world views and lived experiences are needed to adequately attend to them. HPC is attractive as a field because it appeals to individuals’ unique curiosity, skills, and aptitude. Your whole, authentic self is an asset and a source of innovation. This talk with be a space for discussion about culture and identities and the ways in which they inform and guide our work.
Dr. Denice Ward Hood
Denice Ward Hood is the Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Teaching Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership in the College of Education. From 2016-2019, she served as the Director of Online Programs in the College of Education. Dr. Hood was also the Director of Graduate Studies in the EPOL department, 2016-2018. From 2016 – 2019, she was the faculty coordinator for the Diversity and Equity in Education degree program. Dr. Hood has over 30 years of experience in program evaluation, learning outcomes assessment, and social science research, particularly within higher education.
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About the Group
The High-Performance Computing Workforce Development and Retention Action Group’s mission is to enable the Department of Energy National Laboratories and their related computing communities to share their collective insight for inclusive and equitable workforce development and retention for High-Performance Computing.