Don’t miss out on these great opportunities from our partners!

We are delighted to share exciting opportunities to expand your professional horizons from our partners at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Computational Science Initiative at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Lawrence Berkeley Lab (LBL), STEM-Trek, and Boomerang New Mexico. Are you a faculty or student from a minority-serving institution interested in networking and potentially collaborating with PNNL engineers? Are you interested in showcasing your research at NYSDS 2021 and networking with fellow scientists, developers, and end-users from academia, industry, and government? How about entering a contest where you can potentially receive funding to attend SC21? Ready to take the next step in your academic career by applying for grad school? Looking for your next job opportunity?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, continue reading below to learn more about each opportunity and take action!

Collaborate with PNNL’s Engineering Researchers

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)


On September 28th, PNNL will host a three-hour, virtual event with universities of minority serving institutions to foster collaborations between university staff and students and PNNL engineering staff. University faculty members and students in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or Computer Science departments are encouraged to participate in this event. Other disciplines related to energy generation, distribution should also attend to learn different opportunities available to you.


  • Guest and Visiting Research Programs
  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) 
  • Graduate Engineering for Minorities (GEM)
  • Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)

Make sure to check out the event schedule prior to the event!

There is no cost to attend the event, make sure to register!

NYSDS 2021: Call for Poster Abstracts

The New York Scientific Data Summit (NYSDS) (, established by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and led by its Computational Science Initiative, connects researchers, developers, and end-users from academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas, foster cross-disciplinary collaboration, and build a community around common data research interests.

As part of its continuing effort to accelerate data-driven discovery and innovation in science and industry, NYSDS 2021, to be held virtually from October 26 to October 29, 2021, will focus on the mathematical/algorithmic, machine learning/AI, and high-performance computational challenges of high-consequence decision-making in large-scale, complex, and highly uncertain systems. NYSDS 2021 will feature invited presentations by researchers working in these areas.  NYSDS 2021 will be hosted via the vFairs virtual conference platform (

We are soliciting one-page abstracts for poster sessions. These poster sessions will give the speakers the opportunity to showcase their research on the related topics. We are especially interested in new and emerging research in:

  • Climate and Environmental Science
  • Critical Infrastructures/Agriculture/Manufacturing (Power Grid, Transportation, Health Care, Supply Chain, etc.)
  • Health and Medicine (Cancer, COVID-19, etc.) 
  • National Security
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Cross-Cutting Issues
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Machine Learning/AI
  • Mathematical Foundations

Please submit your poster abstract through

Important Dates:

September 30, 2021Deadline to submit an abstract for a poster presentation
October 8, 2021Notification of accepted abstracts (by e-mail)
October 18, 2021Deadline for file upload to vFairs site (instructions to be provided upon acceptance)

STEM-Trek Contest

Would you like to attend SC21 in St. Louis, Missouri (US) November 14-19 but lack travel support? The SC international conference series draws more than 10,000 high-performance computing, storage and analysis enthusiasts from around the world. While SC20 was totally virtual, SC21 will have both virtual and in-person registration options.

STEM-Trek Nonprofit will help 28* individuals attend SC21 via three contests: ScienceSlam@SC, our inaugural “Pathfinders@SC21,” and a special opportunity for early-career communicators!  Three to eight-minute video submissions are accepted in the first two categories, and writing examples are required for the third.

Once again, cybersecurity thought leader and Toastmasters International enthusiast Mohamad Qayoom will serve as our host!

The “Pathfinder” contest welcomes career arc video testimonials from mid- to late-career research computing and data science (RCD) professionals. While examples at the above link are from a PEARC21 Cybersecurity Careers panel, professionals from all RCD fields and domains are welcome to participate!

Pathfinders video testimonial examples are found here; these were produced by speakers at the PEARC21 Student Program Cybersecurity Careers panel. Panelists were seeded with starter questions such as: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? Did familial, cultural, environmental or other factors influence your career trajectory? How did you prepare, academically, for your career? If you changed careers along the way, was it a person or situation that influenced your decision? What do you like most about your profession? What challenges have you overcome? Do you have advice for others who are just getting started?

The examples vary; Bryson Bort (Scythe) used a combined video with slides. Graphics add visual appeal that judges may like. But FBI Agent Frigm’s testimonial was casual, impromptu and recorded in front of his book collection which he talked about in his testimonial (as an undergrad, he was a history major!).

For both ScienceSlam and Pathfinders videos, content should resonate with a general audience; help them understand why will science and technology are important (targeting a 13-year-old’s level of comprehension). Once again, first-round judges will be elementary students; ScienceSlam and Pathfinder finalist submissions will be judged by a live audience on October 15.

The deadline for submissions is September 15!

Learn more!

Berkeley Edge Conference

Learn more about UC Berkeley graduate programs in STEM–apply now to attend Berkeley Edge Conference

The UC Berkeley Edge Conference, a pre-application conference for prospective mathematical and physical science graduate students, is now accepting applications for its Oct. 15-16 virtual meeting. The program encourages and inspires academically eligible students from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented in Berkeley’s MA and Ph.D. programs to apply for advanced study at the university.

Students who are accepted to the program will meet with faculty, graduate students and administrators in the physical and mathematical sciences and receive practical advice about Berkeley’s graduate application process and information on how to apply — and win — fellowships. Participants will also learn about Berkeley’s scientific research facilities and resources for graduate students. Learn more at

Hani Gomez, who earned her Ph.D. in electrical engineering in December 2020 credits the Berkeley Edge Conference with convincing her the campus was a more comfortable, more approachable school. “I would never have applied if not for the Berkeley Edge Conference program,” Gomez said. “It was very useful — I had no idea what I was doing.” Read more about Gomez’ experience at Berkeley.

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New Mexico Company Spotlight

OpenEye Scientific – Santa Fe, NM

Revolutionizing drug discovery using bioinformatics |

1. Cheminformatics Lead
2. Backend Developer: Python and C++
3. Desktop Application Developer
4. Systems Administrator II
5. Scientific Software Developer – Molecular Modeling: MS or PhD in Bioinformatics
6. Build Systems Administrator
7. Software Engineer – Quality Control

All positions are remote until 1/1/22

Interested in Applying? Login to the Boomerang Career Portal and click ‘Apply’!

Apply Now!