PRACE receives the HPCwire Editors’ Choice Workforce Diversity Leadership Award

From left to right: S.Bogaerts, M.Oorsprong, T.Tabor

PRACE is delighted to receive the HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award, in the category Workforce Diversity Leadership for its PRACE Ada Lovelace Award in HPC at the 2019 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19), in Denver, Colorado. Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire, personally handed over the award to representatives from PRACE: Serge Bogaerts (PRACE Managing Director) and Marjolein Oorsprong (PRACE Communications Officer) at the PRACE booth (#2171).
Launched in 2016, the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award is presented each year to a female scientist who is making an outstanding contribution to and impact on HPC in Europe and at a global level and who is a role model for women who are at the start of their scientific careers. After an open call for nominations and a rigorous selection process, the awardee is formally announced at the annual PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference (PRACEdays) and is invited to give a topical talk and to participate in the concluding plenary Panel Session. The award is in memory of the English mathematician and writer Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852). Her contribution to the work of Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer is often regarded as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine.
Please read more about the four awardees of PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC here:

“Since its inception, the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award highlighted outstanding female scientists for their contribution in HPC and the role model they provide to young female scientists. We are proud to see PRACE’s efforts to support diversity and equality in HPC be recognised by this HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award 2019 in the category Workforce Diversity Leadership,” said Serge Bogaerts, PRACE Managing Director.

“We are committed to diversity and the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award highlights the essential contributions from women scientists. The awardees are true role models for future generations,” said Núria López, Chair of the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee.

“The PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC is certainly the most visible, but not the only effort PRACE undertakes to make the HPC ecosystem more diverse and inclusive. Small, but decisive steps are taken to go above and beyond gender equality, and build bridges between people based on what they have in common,” added Marjolein Oorsprong, PRACE Communications Officer.

About the HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards
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