SC Conference - Activity Details

Impact of Supercomputing on Society: Community Outreach at HPC Centers

Primary Session Leader:
Rebeka Villarreal Martinez  (Texas Advanced Computing Center)

Birds-of-a-Feather Session
Thursday,  12:15PM - 01:15PM
Room 14
The purpose of this BoF is to provide a forum for cyberinfrastructure professionals that are interested in community outreach to share current efforts and future ideas for initiating, managing, and executing a comprehensive program of activities that contribute to informing the public about the importance and value of advanced computing technologies in society. The goal of these outreach activities is to develop relationships and partnerships with a wide range of communities around the center ("K through gray") that enable them to understand and benefit from advanced computing resources and technologies, without having to develop computational expertise. We will discuss projects designed to increase public interest in, understanding of, and engagement in advanced computing technologies in non-technical terms. Discussion will touch on methods for designing and evaluating an interesting set of activities that attract and engage the public, and results of current outreach activities.
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