Advanced Computing for Social Change Institute
Learn. Collaborate. Change the World.
The Advanced Computing for Social Change Institute (ACSCI) debuted in 2016 and teaches students how to use data analysis and visualization to identify and communicate data-driven policy solutions to pressing social issues. ACSCI recruits undergraduate and graduate students from diverse majors and backgrounds to engage in a four-day, transformative leadership experience at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (also known as SC18).
Participants receive training in policy, communications, and the art of visualization to present data-supported ideas while working as a team on a social action challenge.
2018 ACSCI Dates: November 11-14, 2018
Supercomputing Conference (SC18)
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
Application: Opens Summer 2018
Selected participants will receive paid conference registration, lodging, and meals. On-site child care will be available.
This project is possible thanks to contributions from a dynamic group of individuals:
- Linda Akli, Southeastern Universities Research Association
- Manuel Ayala Ortiz, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
- Anne Bowen, TACC
- Marques Bland, TACC
- Roberto Camacho Barranco, The University of Texas at El Paso
- Susan Fratkin, Fratkin Associates
- Kelly Gaither, TACC, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
- Brian McCann, TACC
- Ruby Mendenhall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Ayat Mohammed, TACC
- Stacyann Nelson, Florida A&M University.