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Panel Discussion: Engaging Underrepresented Technologists, Researchers, and Educators in the NRP ecosystem

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Panel Discussion: Engaging Underrepresented Technologists, Researchers, and Educators in the NRP ecosystem

  1. Panel Discussion: Engaging underrepresented technologists, researchers, and educators in the NRP ecosystem Moderator: Brenna Meade
  2. Panel Participants 2 Maria Kalyvaki Karen Lopez Brenna Meade Jennifer Kim
  3. Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) •The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) is a multi-year program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). * •Was developed to address the prevalent gender gap in Information Technology (IT), particularly in networking engineering and high- performance computing (HPC). •Collaborative project managed by: • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) • Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) • Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education and Research (KINBER) •It was originally introduced as a pilot program** in November 2015 at the SC15, and has supported volunteers for SC16 - SC22. 3
  4. Impact on SCinet 4 2015 The percentage of women participating in SCinet has increased significantly since the program started in 2015, both in the number of women participating and the percentage of women on SCinet in general. 2022 Since 2007, where 15 of the 105 (~15%) volunteers were women, in 2022, 41 of the 179 (~24%) volunteers are women, with 17 (~41%)of them in the WINS program.
  5. Impact on Scinet Leadership • The percentage of women in SCinet leadership has grown from a low of 8% for SC08 to 15% for SC22. • Women from the WINS program assumed SCinet leadership roles starting in SC17, two years after the program began. • For SC22, 6 WINS awardees have leadership roles. 5
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  7. What about your current role initially attracted you to IT, and what about it will likely persuade you to stay? 7
  8. Based on your particular organization and demographic, are there any diversity efforts you can describe and successes? 8
  9. What are the biggest challenges and barriers to engaging your underrepresented groups in IT? 9
  10. What is one thing we could do as a community to make IT more accessible/desirable to underserved communities? 10
  11. What impact has the emergence of remote or hybrid workplaces and events had on engaging underrepresented populations? 11
  12. Questions and discussion! 12

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