Dr. Helen Turner Named XSEDE16 Plenary Speaker

July 5 — A leading STEM advocate, Dr. Helen Turner has been named a plenary speaker for the XSEDE16 conference taking place July 17-21, 2016, in Miami. Turner is Chaminade University‘s Dean of Natural Sciences and a tenured Professor of Biology. In this dynamic keynote address, Turner will discuss gaps in the Pacific educational ecosystem for science and technology, and the needed fusion of science and culture in STEM educational opportunities. The Pacific islands offer the world stunning biodiversity, millennia-old models for sustainability, and uniquely rich indigenous cultures. These ‘paradoxical paradises’ are also globally-relevant sentinel locations for the ravages of climate change, food insecurity, health inequity, wealth gaps, migration and erosion of indigenous culture. Science and technology offer important components of the solutions to these problems, particularly as the era of ‘Big Data’ arrives.…


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