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Faculty: Apply by Sept. 29 for 2017 Sustainable Research Pathways Fellowship Networking Event

Berkeley Lab Partnership Offers Scientific Computing Research Opportunities to Faculty, Students from Diverse Backgrounds

September 5, 2017

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Faculty and staff at the 2016 conference

Faculty are invited to apply for the opportunity to attend a networking event with Computing Sciences staff at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where scientists tackle pressing scientific and engineering problems using some of the fastest supercomputers, computer science and applied math tools and methods, and high-speed networking. The application deadline for the Sustainable Pathways Research Fellows event is Friday, Sept. 29.

Selected faculty will be invited to the networking event, to be held at Berkeley Lab on December 4-5, to explore possible collaborations between faculty and their students and Lab researchers. Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff will discuss their research projects and interests. Invited faculty will present their work during a poster blitz and poster session. Ample time will be provided for further discussions to explore potential research collaborations and sponsored programs.

This event, developed under a partnership between Sustainable Horizons Institute and Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences, is designed for faculty from a variety of institutions supporting students from under-represented or underprivileged backgrounds, such as minority-serving institutions (MSI) and women’s and community colleges.

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About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

High performance computing plays a critical role in scientific discovery. Researchers increasingly rely on advances in computer science, mathematics, computational science, data science, and large-scale computing and networking to increase our understanding of ourselves, our planet, and our universe. Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area researches, develops, and deploys new foundations, tools, and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research across a broad range of scientific disciplines.