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Leake named keynote speaker for high performance computing symposium

Elizabeth Leake portrait

Elizabeth Leake, director of research computing and founder of the global nonprofit STEM-Trek, has been selected as a keynote speaker for the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s 2022 High Performance Computing Symposium.

The event will be held August 2-4 at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Leake has served as a research facilitator and high-performance computing external relations specialist since 2008. She founded STEM-Trek in 2012 as a global grassroots nonprofit that supports travel, mentoring and workshops for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics scholars from regions and demographics that are underrepresented in high performance computing academics and careers.

Leake’s address will focus on STEM-Trek’s founding, novel business model, and how it bridges gaps to serve computing curious scholars everywhere.

The Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium is a collaboration among 33 academic and research institutions with a mission to facilitate widespread effective use of high-performance computing throughout their nine-state intermountain region.