STEM-Trek honored to receive HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for Workforce Diversity Leadership

STEM-Trek Nonprofit was recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The list of winners were revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website, located at   STEM-Trek was recognized with the following honor: Editors’ Choice: Workforce Diversity Leadership Award.

The coveted annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the annual supercomputing conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis.

“From thought leaders to end users, the HPCwire readership reaches and engages every corner of the high performance computing community,” said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire. “Receiving their recognition signifies community support across the entire HPC space as well as the breadth of industries it serves. We are proud to recognize these efforts and make the voices of our readers heard, and our congratulations go out to all the winners.”

“We are honored to be recognized by HPCwire editors for Workforce Diversity Leadership. On behalf of STEM-Trek’s advisers, sponsors and friends, thank you,” said Elizabeth Leake, Executive Director of STEM-Trek Nonprofit. “We appreciate that HPCwire recognizes the importance of our work, and thankful that Tabor Communications and its editors share our stories,” she added.

In the photo below, Leake is shown accepting the award from Mr. Tabor and they’re surrounded by delegates who attended STEM-Trek’s HPC On Common Ground @SC16 workshop, and others who attended the SIGHPC-RCE (Resource Constrained Environments) SC16 birds-of-a-feather session.

More information on these awards can be found at the HPCwire website ( or on Twitter through the following hashtag: #HPCwireAwards.

About HPCwire

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About STEM-Trek Nonprofit

STEM-Trek is a U.S. public charity (501.c.3) that supports conference travel, mentoring and professional development for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) scholars from demographic groups that are typically underrepresented in their use of advanced cyberinfrastructure to accelerate scientific discovery. In addition to travel support, we provide a sustained psycho-social safety net that can help newcomers to the industry succeed. Beneficiaries are often from resource-constrained environments and encouraged to pay-it-forward by volunteering at home to serve organizations that also support education and workforce development, or by helping STEM-Trek in another way that fulfills its objectives. By encouraging volunteerism, socially-responsible innovation and awareness are inspired. We’re fully committed to building a bigger, and more diverse global HPC workforce.

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