Within Computing Sciences (CS), we recognize that managing diversity requires a comprehensive approach to creating a work environment that values all people and empowers employees to reach their full potential in pursuit of Computing Sciences and Laboratory goals and objectives. Computing Sciences hiring practices encourage diversity and help to develop a diverse workforce.
Staff members also work with Bay Area schools, support conferences and volunteer with outside programs to help develop the next generation of scientists and engineers and, in particular, strive to engage members of under-represented groups. The links below illustrate the breadth of these efforts.
Although women comprise the majority of the United States labor force, 60 percent of college graduates in developed countries, most of the of Internet users, and start the majority of new companies created each year in the US, they have made surprisingly few inroads into high performance computing, according to a recent HPC Wire editorial. Berkeley Lab is working to increase the number of women in computer science and HPC applying to work at the Lab. Read More »
The Next Generation of Computing: Students from the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Careers in Computing Camp pose in front of NERSC's Cray XT5 Supercomputer "Franklin." As part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's commitment to mentor the next generation of scientists, the Computing Sciences Directorate hosted 14 local high school students as part of an outreach program to introduce students to various career options in scientific computing and networking. The sessions… Read More »
Juan Meza, head of the High Performance Computing Research Department in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, has been named to Hispanic Business magazine's annual list of 100 influential Hispanics. The list, published in the October issue, includes Hispanics who play leading roles in politics, business, science, information technology, health care, education, the media, and other areas. Meza and Puerto Rican astronaut Joseph Acaba are the only two scientists on this year's list. Read More »
An internship program in desktop support offered by the Computer Infrastructure Support Department is literally drawing students from all walks of life. George Eaton’s career path led him to a long stint in restaurant management before he made it to the Lab. Brendan Kelly had earned his degree at Cal and was out in the working world when he decided to go back to school. Bill Ou’s main experiences with electronics had been as a salesman. Nguyen Hua had previously been a summer intern at the… Read More »
A group 17 math and science students from El Cerrito High School recently visited the Lab last week to learn about real-world applications of mathematics and the various high-performance computing programs in Computing Sciences. The goal of the visit was to give students a look at possible career directions. The group was accompanied by Bob Fabini, who teaches physics and chemistry at the school. The visit stemmed from an article in the San Francisco Chronicle last fall about Jolanta… Read More »