2/29/2012 9:30 AM
The application site is now open for the National Laboratories Professional Development Workshop for Underrepresented Participants (CMD-IT NLPDev 2012), for which the primary goal of this pilot program is to mentor underrepresented participants on successful strategies for navigating the professional ladder and becoming familiar with the various opportunities in computational science at the Department of Energy's national laboratories. The focus of the workshop is on the following underrepresented groups: African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and People with Disabilities.
The workshop will include panels of successful professionals discussing strategies for navigating the professional ladder, effective methods for networking within the lab as well as the broader community, being an effective team member from the perspective of team managers as well as team members, effective communication, and proposal opportunities. A panel of directors will start the workshop with an overview of the computational science research activities at their sites. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their research via the luncheon poster session on the first day. We invite senior doctoral students and junior staff in the broad area of computational science to submit an application. All applicants will be notified by 1 May 2012. Participant costs will be covered by a grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research program.
The NLPDev 2012 is being organized by the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT ) in collaboration with representatives from Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, the Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing), Project ENABLE, Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI ), and EL Alliance.
Deadline: Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Thursday, 14 June 2012 – Friday, 15 June 2012
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Application Site Click here