October 2019


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  President Greg Fenves on the TACC podcast

President Greg Fenves on the TACC podcast


PODCAST: Thoughts on the Frontera Supercomputer — UT President Greg Fenves

"I'm immensely proud of what TACC and the entire team here has done. It's a very competitive field to maintain that leadership, where across the United States — in laboratories, in universities and around the world — we are competing for having the fastest, most powerful computers. What's driving that is the need for more computing power to solve bigger and tougher problems." — President Greg Fenves, UT Austin

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  The new Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC) group at TACC.

The new Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC) group at TACC.


New Computing Education Group Joins TACC

A new group, Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC), has joined TACC bringing a world-class team of computing education professionals to lead programs for students and community members of all ages. EPIC puts a new emphasis on training Computer Science teachers in Texas schools. Since 2015, the WeTeach_CS project, a component of EPIC, has helped more than 500 Texas teachers complete their certification in high school computer science.

It's EPIC!

  Lone Star State of Science<

Ebrahim Eslami, a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston, won Best Poster for his work developing a machine learning-powered hurricane forecasting system.


Lone Star State of Science

TACC hosted the second TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) in September. More than 110 participants from 25 Texas universities and companies attended the two-day event. In addition to sharing researcher and information, the event helped TACC get feedback from the Texas computing community on new ways they'd like to see the center support their research projects.

Learning from Texas researchers

  TACC Helps Launch SPICE Project

During the summer immersion program, each student chose a problem of their choice that affects their community such as health, homelessness, the environment, and sustainable energy


TACC Helps Launch SPICE Project (Supporting Pacific Indigenous Computing Excellence)

Kuleana is a uniquely Hawaiian value and practice which embodies responsibility to self, community, and the ‘aina' (land). It's with this spirit that 21 undergraduate students at Chaminade University on the island of Oahu undertook a month-long summer immersion experience in the field of data science.TACC, Chaminade University, and Georgia Tech joined forces to launch the project, called SPICE (Supporting Pacific Indigenous Computing Excellence), whose goal is to teach data science skills and broaden participation, equity, and representation in STEM.


  TACC Researcher Receives First-Ever Award in Geoscience

Suzanne Pierce, Research Scientist at TACC


TACC Researcher Receives First-Ever Award in Geoscience

Congratulations, Suzanne Pierce! Suzanne, a research scientist at TACC, is the first recipient of the Mavis Kent Mid-Career Excellence Award, announced at the Association for Women Geoscientists at the annual meeting in Arizona. The AWG Mavis Kent Award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of significant contributions to Earth and space sciences by an outstanding mid-career woman scientist. Each honoree is evaluated in areas that demonstrate a balance between professional Earth or space science careers and outstanding service to their communities.

  Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Workshop  

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Workshop

Registration is open for the ‘Getting Started with Raspberry Pi' workshop, which will take place on November 15 at TACC. The workshop is open to educators, including classroom teachers, librarians, technology coaches, after-school and community educators, and beyond. No coding experience is required. Come with an open mind – leave with a Raspberry Pi starter kit!

Coding is Cool

  Welcome Nuno Silva to TACC

Welcome Nuno Silva to TACC

Welcome Nuno Silva to TACC! Nuno hails from The Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science located on the campus of the University of Porto in Portugal. He'll be with TACC this fall learning HPC and data visualization techniques. "I'm looking forward to these next two months in Austin, which will translate into valuable training opportunities for my career and foster collaborations that can establish our research group at the forefront of photonics research." — Nuno Silva

  TACC Wants to Hear from You!

TACC Wants to Hear from You!

TACC supports researchers, educators, and students across the country. What has TACC helped you achieve? TACC would love to hear about your successes so we can highlight your work in reports, publications, and on social media.

Send your story ideas: communications@tacc.utexas.edu

  Work at TACC!

Work @ TACC

Working at TACC means being part of a dynamic and exciting environment, where talented individuals pursue their interests, engage their imaginations, and work at the forefront of computational research. Working with us also means living in Austin, an exceptional city that thrives on innovation, culture, and creativity.




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