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Mission Statement

Broadening Participation will engage under-represented minority researchers from domains and institutions that are not traditional users of advanced computing. Our target audience ranges from potential users with no computational experience to computationally savvy researchers, educators, Campus Champions, and administrators that will promote change at their institutions for increased use of advanced digital services for research and teaching.

Goals, Metrics, KPIs




Number of new underrepresented individuals (women and racial/ethnic minorities) users


> 250/qtrDeepen/Extend – Extending use to new communities (§3.1.2)


Number of sustained underrepresented individuals (women and racial/ethnic minorities) users


> 1,750/yrDeepen/Extend – Extending use to new communities (§3.1.2)


Longitudinal Assessment of XSEDE Inclusion &Equity via the Climate Survey


Number of underrepresented students benefiting from XSEDE resources and services through training, XSEDE projects, or conference attendance

> 650/qtrDeepen/Extend — Prepare the current and next generation (§3.1.3)
Number of students benefiting from XSEDE resources and services through training, XSEDE projects, or conference attendance> 2,000/qtrDeepen/Extend — Prepare the current and next generation (§3.1.3)


# of new underrepresented individuals (women and racial/ethnic minorities) users




> 250/qtr
# of sustained underrepresented individuals (women and racial/ethnic minorities) users


> 1,750/yr

Team Members

Linda AkliSURAL3


Rosalia GomezTACC


Student Programs
Sue FratkinTACCACSC Public Policy
John HollySURA


Exhibiting, Training & Workshop Event
Dawn HunterTACCACSC 

Je'aime Powell

Jaye NiasSURAACSC Data Science

Communication & Meetings

Bi-weekly CEE-BP


calls are


Tuesdays @11:am eastern.


Join Skype Meeting:

Join by phone

+1 217 332 6338 (Site1-Dialin-region)            English (United States)

+1 312 994 8410 (Site1-Dialin-region)            English (United States)

+1 888 983 3631 (Site1-Dialin-region)            English (United States)

Conference ID: 58825699

Call Notes

2017_01_10 Call Notes.pdf

New Staff Orientation


Effective 2020, Broadening Participation and Workforce Development is a combined bi-weekly call., Meeting ID: 990 7073 1207, Password: 139324

Broadening Participation - Workforce Development Call Notes

New Staff Orientation

  1. XSEDE New Staff Guide
  2. Increasing Diversity in Hiring
  3. Professional Development
    1. Attend XSEDE New User and Successful Allocations Proposal webinars at a minimum annually.
    2. Attend other XSEDE training webinars as needed.
    3. Participate in webinars on Inclusion in STEM offered by NSF Includes Coordination Hub, National Academy of Sciences, and others
  4. Event Planning Process
    1. Guide to Organizing Inclusive Scientific Meetings
    2. ACM Guide to Organizing Virtual Conferences,
  5. Under-Represented Minority, Institution Classifications, and Data Sets
    1. The Carnegie ClassificationTM has been the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four and a half decades.
    2. Individual look up of institutions -
    3. What is an HBCU?
    4. Definition of Hispanic-Serving Institutions
    5. Tribal Colleges and Universities Profiles
    6. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2017 Report


Campus Visits - PY6

  1. Jan 24, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Leadership Meeting & Technical Consulting (Akli, Alameda, & Cahill)
    1. Kate & Linda met with Senior Leadership to discuss curriculum and the potential for a consortium approach to address issues.
      View file
    2. Jay Alameda met with researchers and provided consulting support:
      1. Dr. Guillermo Araya  , Computational Fluid Dynamics: Previous user with an allocation request submitted to the March XRAC. Has access to blue waters for teaching a course and Interested in attending PEARC17.
      2. Dr. Dorothy Bollman, Mathematics: Current user with installation and environment issues self-installing Pycud in home directory, Jay submitting a ticket to request that Pycuda be installed initially on stampede and subsequently on all GPU systems.
      3. Dr. Edgar Acuna, Mathematics: Edgar is a previous user of XSEDE resources but wants to now engage as a big data user using Python and Spark. Jay recommended submitting a startup for comet, wrangler and bridges with ECSS support.

2017 Conference Participation

  1. Mar 2 - 4, Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC
  2. Sep 20 - 23, ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Atlanta, GA
  3. Oct 4 - 6, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Orlando, FL
  4. Oct 19 - 21, SACNAS, The National Diversity in STEM Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

Diversity Forum Establishment

  • Updates to be added

Workshops - PY6


  1. Nov 2 - Python Part I Antonio Gomez (TACC)
  2. Nov 9 - Intro to Linux, Part II, Daniel Lucio (NICS)
  3. Nov 30 - Python Part II Antonio Gómez (TACC)
  4. Dec 7 - R, David Walling (TACC)
  5. Logistics: Ana Gonzalez (Campus Champion), promoted, obtained lab room, took attendance, onsite proctor
  6. Logistics - Marquez Bland (TACC) set up the XSEDE Zoom conferencing for the event. This appeared to work well.
  7. Logistics - John Holly (SURA) managed registration, provided sign-in sheets to Ana, and monitored the sessions
  8. Logistics - Jay Alameda (NCSA) coordinated resource access
  9. Evaluation: Attendees registered through the portal and attendance marked in the portal
  10. Evaluation: Only a small number of surveys completed. Need to identify how to get a better completion rate for webinars.


  1. Planning team Akli, Alameda, Cahill, Holly, Rivera, Rachel Vincent-Finley (Campus Champion)
  2. Pre-event survey opened Jan 17, 2016 and closed February 15.
  3. Weekly planning calls are held Fridays at 10am eastern on the CEE-BP Skype number starting February 3rd.


    1. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Persistence, Retention, and Attainment of 2011–12 First-Time Beginning Postsecondary Students as of Spring 2017

  1. Research Reports
    1. Alumni of Tribal Colleges Better Their Communities, Gallup Poll and American Indian Fund, 2019, Alumni of Tribal Colleges and Universities Better Their Communities.pdf
    2. White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities 2019 Federal Agencies Priorities Briefing,
    3. Increasing Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computing: The Landscape and What You Can Do, IEEE Computer, 2019, mco2018100024.pdf
    4. What Would it Take to overcome the damaging effects of structural racism and ensure a more equitable future, Urban Institute, 2019.05.12_Next50 structural racism_finalized (1).pdf
    5. 2019 Fact Sheet, Hispanic Higher Education and HSIs, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2018_HSI_FactSheet.pdf
    6. Playbook on Best Practices: Gender Equality in Tech, 2018_HSI_FactSheet.pdf
    7. Evidence-based Strategies for Improving Equity and Inclusion of Individuals in Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups


10/6 and 10/13/2021Introduction to Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum: Agent-based ModelingVirtualPanoff, Weeden
10/28 - 10/30/2021SACNAS National Conference

Kansas City, MO

11/14 - 11/19/2021SC21 - Computing4Change, HPC in the City Hackathonhybrid, St. Louis, MOAkli, Fratkin, Gomez, Hunter, Powell
12/18/2021Advanced Computing for Social Change Community Development OrientationVirtualAki, Cahill, Holly, Nias
1/15/2022Advanced Computing for Social Change Community Development Workshop #1VirtualAkli, Cahill, Holly, Nias
2/26/2022Advanced Computing for Social Change Community Development Workshop #2VirtualAkli, Cahill, Holly, Nias
3/26/2022Advanced Computing for Social Change Community Development Workshop #3VirtualAkli, Cahill, Holly, Nias
3/21 - 3/25/2022Advanced Computing for Social Change - PacificVirtualAkli, Fratkin, Gomez, Holly, Hunter et al
3/24/ - 3/27/2022Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) Symposium 2022- High Performance Computing and GatewaysVirtualHolly, Powell
3/31 - 4/4/2022ADMI HackathonVirtualHolly, Powell
4/11/2022University of California Santa Barbara Black Studies Data Science with XSEDE seminarVirtualAkli
4/12/2022U of Cincinnati Data Day Power Session: ACSC Curriculum WorkshopVirtualCahill
4/23/2022Advanced Computing for Social Change Community Development Workshop #4VirtualAkli, Cahill, Holly, Nias
5/17/2022R for Data AnalysisVirtualCahill, Ouma,
5/16 - 5/20/2022Advanced Computing for Social Change - EastWashington, DCAkli, Fratkin, Gomez, Holly, Hunter et al
5/26 - 5/27/2022Conference on Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT)VirtualAkli, Cahill, Nias
5/21/2022Advanced Computing for Social Change Community Development Workshop #5VirtualAkli, Cahill, Holly, Nias
6/3/2022Advanced Computing for Social Change Faculty WorkshopVirutalAkli, Cahill
6/13 - 21/2022Computational Chemistry for EducatorsVirtualCahill
7/10 - 7/14/2022PEARC22 - HackathonBostonHolly, Powell

Campus Visits PY11 - To be determined. Virtual until pandemic conditions and travel restrictions change.

Campus Visits PY10 - None due to COVID related travel restrictions.

Campus Visits Prior to PY10/PY11

Conference Participation Prior to PY10/PY11