The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program is now accepting applications for the 2021 program.  Since 2015, the WINS program has provided an immersive “hands-on” mentorship opportunity for early- to mid-career women in the IT field who are selected to participate in the ground-up construction of SCinet, one of the fastest and most advanced computer networks in the world, built annually for the Supercomputing Conference (SC) to be held in St. Louis, MO in 2021.

The program collaborates with SCinet committee leadership to match each awardee with a SCinet team and a mentor; offers travel funding for awardees; and provides ongoing support and career development opportunities for the awardees before, during, and after the conference.

Interested and qualified women are encouraged to apply. WINS strives to have diverse representation of organizations and applicant backgrounds in the cohort each year. In order to further broaden the diversity within the WINS program itself, preference this year will be given to applicants who are historically underrepresented in the Information Technology field, including Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latinx.

A PDF version of the Call for Participation is attached. We encourage you to distribute this information to your networks and contacts. The application deadline is January 15, 2021 at 11:59pm AoE. You can access the application here: http://www.women-in-networking.net/apply-to-wins/

WINS is a joint effort between the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and works collaboratively with the SC program committee.

For SC21 WINS Call for Participation click here.