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Preparing the Future Workforce in Supercomputing

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Laura McGinnis works at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center as a manager of education, outreach and training. (Image credit: NSF)

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Laura McGinnis is the manager of education, outreach and training at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) provides university, government, and industrial researchers with access to several of the most powerful systems for high-performance computing, communications and data-handling available to scientists and engineers nationwide for unclassified research. PSC advances the state-of-the-art in high-performance computing, communications and informatics and offers a flexible environment for solving the largest and most challenging problems in computational science. As a resource provider in the National Science Foundation TeraGrid program of coordinated cyberinfrastructure for education and research, PSC works with its TeraGrid partners to harness the full range of information technologies to enable discovery in U.S. science and engineering.

Laura was interviewed for ScienceLives at the annual meeting of the AAAS held in Washington, DC, February 2011. Check out the video below to watch her responses to the 10 ScienceLives interview questions.

Editor's Note: This research was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the federal agency charged with funding basic research and education across all fields of science and engineering. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. See the ScienceLives archive.