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Since 2017, the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (RCAC), a division within Purdue IT, has been at the forefront of spearheading the Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) campus organization. The Women in HPC (WHPC) program, part of a RCAC broader engagement initiative, is a group of Purdue University undergraduate, graduate, staff, and faculty men and women interested in exposing women to High Performance Computing (HPC) and encouraging their pursuit of research and careers in HPC and technology fields. The primary objective of WHPC is to foster exposure and empowerment among women in the Purdue academic community, encouraging their active pursuit of research and professional pathways within the realms of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and technology.


GoalsPromote Awareness

Promote awareness regarding the presence and contributions of women in the HPC domain within the Purdue University community.

GoalsCultivate a Supportive Environment

Cultivate a nurturing and supportive environment for women, enabling them to explore and refine their interests in HPC.

GoalsFacilitate Opportunities

Facilitate the sharing of valuable opportunities and resources, including scholarships, awards, and personal development avenues.

GoalsFacilitate Participation and Networking

Facilitate active participation and networking opportunities for women in major conferences within HPC.

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Laura Theademan

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