Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

Using Advanced Computing to Affect Social Change

Thursday, September 21, 2017 — 1:30PM - 2:30PM



In 2016, the Texas Advanced Computing Center in collaboration with Southeastern Universities Research Association launched the Advanced Computing for Social Change Institute. The student cohort experience engages undergraduate and graduate students- majority first-generation college students and students historically underrepresented in STEM- in a socially relevant challenge using advanced visualization, data analytics, and computational thinking. Curriculum applications include economic segregation, food security, natural hazards, and cybersecurity to name a few. This BOF introduces a novel informal training approach that prepares our future scientific workforce using advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) resources, and develops leadership and communication skills. This BOF aims to engage a collective team of stakeholders including students, faculty, and industry professionals in the recruitment of future ACSCI cohorts. Members of the ACSCI project management team and program participants will share a unique opportunity that is helping reverse the underrepresentation of minorities who access, develop, and make significant contributions in advanced computing.

BOF Organizers:
Rosalia Gomez, Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Linda Akli, Southeastern Universities Research Association
Lorna Rivera, Georgia Institute of Technology
Roberto Camacho, The University of Texas at El Paso