Welcome to the February 2018 Women in HPC Members Newsletter.
Welcome to the WHPC February 2018 newsletter. The days may still be dark but the evening’s are brightening slowly and Spring is just around the corner. As we all look ahead to the sunnier days of summer and putting away the thick woolly jumpers, this months newsletter offers some inspiration and opportunities.
Firstly, do you know an inspiring woman working in research in Europe? Why not nominate her for the Annual PRACE Ada Lovelace awards? Sometimes we are all a little hesitant to put ourselves forward so lets give each other a leg-up and nominate those around us who are inspirational. More details on the award are below.
If you are a little earlier on in your career and wanting to build your CV skills, one key skill is the ability to interview and assess talent. Whether you want to become a manager or academic, at some point you are likely to need to assess someone else’s technical abilities. The Irish Centre for High End Computing are currently looking for external panelists for their round of recruitment. Full details on how to get involved are below.
If you are after a little inspiration for transforming your workplace to a diverse, bright, and inclusive environment, check out 500 Women Scientists, an international grass-roots movement dedicated to helping foster workplace cultural change by forming small ‘pods’. The organisation also offers the opportunity to ‘find a scientist’ in your area to help inspire those around you and diversify conference keynotes and panels.
Finally, why not become an inspiration yourself? Soapbox Science is a science outreach organisation, started in the UK but now present across Europe, Canada, India and Australia. The aim is to bring cutting edge research into the streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science. If you are doing great science, then consider being an inspiration to some future scientists, disseminate your work to the public, and at the same time start addressing gender stereotypes about Women in STEM!