New NSF steps to develop and sustain a diverse, dynamic cyberinfrastructure workforce


February 24, 2022

The workforce required to develop, deploy, manage, and support effective use of the cyberinfrastructure (CI) supported by NSF is critical for advancing the frontiers of science and engineering. 

NSF announces two new steps undertaken to implement the NSF vision for developing and sustaining a diverse and dynamic CI workforce: 

  1. CI Professional Mentoring and Professional Development Plan
  2. Research Coordination Networks of CI Professionals (RCN:CIP)

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: Nurturing Diverse, Skilled, Capable, and Productive Communities of CyberInfrastructure Professionals (CIP) (NSF 22-052).

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