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Multi-University NSF Grant to Boost Research Computing Expertise

Aug 4, 2020
Penn State News

As researchers become more reliant on the use of big data and sophisticated computing techniques such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, the demand for experts who can wield these tools effectively has grown considerably.

A National Science Foundation grant for approximately $1.4 million is convening seven universities, including Penn State, around initiatives to strengthen the research computing career pipeline, increase the availability of research computing experts who can collaborate with researchers, and provide this support to underserved institutions in Pennsylvania and beyond. The project, “CAREERS: Cyberteam to Advance Research and Education in Eastern Regional Schools,” is being led by Yale University and Penn State’s role is being spearheaded by the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS).

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