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in Computational & Data Sciences

October 13, 2020 | Oden Institute, Austin, Texas

What is Rising Stars?

An Academic and Research Career Workshop

for Women in Computational and Data Sciences

Rising Stars is an intensive workshop for women graduate students and postdocs who are interested in pursuing academic and research careers. Originally launched at MIT in 2012, Rising Stars events have been hosted in many different fields at institutions across the world. UT Austin's Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and Sandia National Laboratories are proud to partner to host the first Rising Stars event in Computational and Data Sciences.


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Join Us in Austin, TX

The 2020 event will kick off virtually on October 13, 2020. A follow-up in-person event is planned for spring 2021, to be held at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. The event will bring together approximately 25 top women in Computational and Data Sciences for research presentations, poster sessions, and interactive discussions about academic and research careers. Travel expenses will be covered for those selected to attend.

Call for Nominations Now Closed

Deadline: Jan 17, 2020

Our Nomination process for 2020 is now closed. Please refer to our FAQ Page for more information. We thank you for your interest in the Rising Stars Workshop.


Rising Stars Attendees Networking In-person

Poster Sessions

Rising Stars Presnter Tammy Kolda on Stage


Rising Stars Students Standing Near Research Poster


Rising Stars Members Discussing Research

Organizing Committee

Organizer - Tammy Kolda

Tammy Kolda

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories
Organizer - Jim Stewart

James Stewart

Sr. Manager, Computational Sciences and Math
Sandia National Laboratories
Organizer - Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

Associate Professor - Mathematics
Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

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Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about the application process or general event.


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