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)

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 Mangerakli@sura.org
Rosalia GomezTACCStudent Programs Leadrosie@tacc.utexas.edu
Sue FratkinTACCACSC/C4C Public Policy Fellowsfratkin8@gmail.com
John HollySURAConference & Training Event Coordinatorjholly@sura.org
Dawn HunterTACCACSC/C4C Staffdhunter@tacc.utexas.edu 

Je'aime Powell

TACCHackathon Leadjpowell@tacc.utexas.edu
Unislawa WilliamsSURAData Science Curriculum Fellowuwilliams@sura.org

Communication & Meetings

Bi-weekly CEE-BP calls are Tuesdays @11:am eastern. Effective 2020, Broadening Participation and Workforce Development is a combined bi-weekly call.

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/99070731207?pwd=TG5oZG9YeTNDUWd1YkxVYkhPOWFzdz09, 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 https://500womenscientists.org/inclusive-scientific-meetings
    2. ACM Guide to Organizing Virtual Conferences https://www.acm.org/virtual-conferences, https://people.clarkson.edu/~jmatthew/acm/VirtualConferences_GuideToBestPractices_CURRENT.pdf
  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. http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/downloads.php
    2. What is an HBCU? https://sites.ed.gov/whhbcu/one-hundred-and-five-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/
    3. Definition of Hispanic-Serving Institutions https://www2.ed.gov/programs/idueshsi/definition.html
    4. Tribal Colleges and Universities Profiles http://www.aihec.org/who-we-serve/TCUroster-profiles.htm
    5. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2017 Report https://nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/digest/introduction/
    6. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Persistence, Retention, and Attainment of 2011–12 First-Time Beginning Postsecondary Students as of Spring 2017 https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2019/2019401.pdf

  6. 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, https://sites.ed.gov/whhbcu/files/2019/07/Federal-Agency-Priorities-Brief-2019.pdf
    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 https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track/?pageNum=1&uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ad07c699f-0ee3-4365-8461-732dbc8a4b89#pageNum=1




Intro to HPC (Presentation to Class)

Macalester College

03/25 - 3/27/2021Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) Symposium 2021 - Machine Learning and BeyondVirtualPowell


XSEDE New User Training (Webinar)University of Central FloridaAlameda, Akli, Mehringer


National Summit for Educational Equity

VirtualAkli, Cahill

05/24- 05/27/2021

IEEE RESPECT ConferenceVirtualAkli, Cahill, Gomez
07/17 - 07/19/2021HPC in the City HackathonVirtualHolly, Powell
07/18 - 07/22/2021PEARC21VirtualCahill, Weeden
10/28 - 10/30/2021SACNAS National ConferenceKansas City, MOTBD
11/14 - 11/19/2021SC21 - Computing4Change, HPC in the City HackathonSt. Louis, MOAkli, Fratkin, Gomez, Hunter, Powell

Campus Visits PY10 - To be scheduled when Travel Restrictions are Lifted in 2021

Campus Visits Prior to PY10/PY11

Conference Participation Prior to PY10/PY11