Diversity in the Computational Geosciences Workshop

Understanding the Earth system through high-performance computer modeling and “big data” analyses is one of the most important, societally relevant goals of 21st century science. A critical aspect to achieving this goal is a workforce consisting of diverse individuals capable of leading the S&E enterprise. Inherently trans-disciplinary and international in scope, the computational geosciences are of great societal relevance to everyone.

To this end, the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) hosted its inaugural Diversity in the Computational Geosciences Workshop June 23rd through June 25th.

This intimate workshop brought together diverse stakeholders from the computer science, geosciences, and STEM education communities to advance an ambitious diversity agenda.   Each day we examined issues addressing one or more of these crosscutting themes in order to build strong professional networks capable of affecting change both locally and nationally.

Questions? Email us at compgeo2014@ucar.edu