WINS: SC19 Call for Participation, Deadline 4/1/19 March 14, 2019

Announcement: The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program is now accepting applications for the 2019 program.

Since 2015, the WINS program has provided an immersive “hands-on” mentorship opportunity for early- to mid-career women in the IT field who are selected to participate in the ground-up construction of SCinet, one of the fastest and most advanced computer networks in the world that is built annually for the Supercomputing Conference (SC). SC19, to be held in Denver, CO, is expected to attract more than 13,000 attendees who are leaders in high performance computing and networking.

WINS is a joint effort between the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and works collaboratively with the SC program committee.

The program offers travel funding for awardees through an NSF grant and ESnet funding; collaborates with SCinet committee leadership to match each awardee with a SCinet team and a mentor; and provides ongoing support and career development opportunities for the awardees before, during, and after the conference.

Interested and qualified women are encouraged to apply. More detailed information can be found below, and a PDF version of the Call for Participation is attached. We encourage you to distribute this information to your networks and contacts.

The application deadline is April 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm AoE; award notifications will be sent by mid to late May 2019. [Apply to WINS – Women in Networking at SC]

MORe-OFFN Facilitates Ground-Breaking Research at Regional Universities March 07, 2019

By April Goode
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant is helping connect four new institutions into Oklahoma’s current dedicated research network. Providing regional universities with connections to Oklahoma’s Friction Free Network (OFFN) will increase research opportunities for more rural students and researchers across the state.

The Multiple Organization Regional OneOklahoma Friction Free Network (MORe-OFFN) is a new extension of OFFN, a 10 Gbps network ring that leverages OneNet’s existing network to provide research institutions with dedicated internet pathways to facilitate research that requires large data transfer and speed. This network improves research in Oklahoma by bypassing internet highways filled with traditional network traffic. [Read more at OneNet]

MCNC ushers in new era of leadership with governor appointees March 01, 2019

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Feb. 28, 2019) – MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), today announced that North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed two community leaders to the MCNC Board of Directors and that Dr. A. Hope Williams has been named the new board chair for 2019. [Read more on the MCNC News Portal]