IU selected as home for US Desk of International Science Grid this Week, UITS’s own Amber Harmon fills the position
Starting in mid-November, Amber Harmon will fill the US Desk Editor position of International Science Grid this Week (iSGTW). A longtime employee of UITS, Harmon holds a BS in Computer Information Technology from IUPUI’s Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. Harmon’s technical and project management backgrounds, paired with her writing and photography skills and curiosity about all manners of scientific and technical research, make her an ideal fit for the role.
iSGTW is a weekly publication that covers worldwide scientific research enabled by distributed computing, such as grid and cloud technologies. The US Desk Editor position is funded by the National Science Foundation. Amber will work on the IUPUI campus as part of the IT Communications Office.
“Distributed computing is instrumental to scientific research, from explorations of new life-saving drugs to modeling severe weather and climate change,” said Matt Link, director of High Performance Systems at IU and principal investigator on the grant. “IU is deeply involved in distributed computing projects – such as Open Science Grid and XSEDE – that are advancing science and changing lives. iSGTW tells those stories in a way that appeals to both technical and general audiences.”