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Computing Sciences Staff Help East Bay High Schoolers Upgrade their Summer

August 6, 2015

Jon Bashor,, +1 510 486 5849

To help prepare students from underrepresented groups learn about careers in a variety of IT fields, the Laney College Computer Information Systems Department offered its Upgrade: Computer Science Program. Thirty-eight students from 10 East Bay high schools registered for the eight-week program, which included presentations by Eli Dart of ESnet and Elizabeth Bautista of NERSC, as well as a tour of the NERSC Center. The lab’s participation grew out of a career pathways workshop where Jon Bashor of Computing Sciences met Laney College’s Johnnie Williams, who developed and led the program.

About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high-performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the NERSC Center serves more than 6,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in combustion, climate modeling, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. DOE Office of Science. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.