Young Professionals Network

Supporting the education and development of newcomers to the world of science gateways

The SGCI Young Professionals Network is a community for those just starting out as well as experienced researchers and educators who are beginning to use Science Gateways. Supporters of the Young Professionals Network serve as mentors, workforce development committee members, and hosts for Young Professionals activities. Please fill in the Young Professionals Network Application.

SGCI Young Professional of the Year Award

This award acknowledges young professionals for notable achievement in the advancement of science gateways. The award includes a certificate plus an honorarium and website highlight. Award recipients are recognized at the annual Gateways conference

We're now accepting nominations for the Young Professional of the Year Awards for 2022! The deadline for nomination is February 15, 2022. Awards will be made during the Gateways 2022 conference.

To nominate yourself for the Young Professional of the Year award, please use this form.

To nominate someone else for the Young Professional of the Year award, please use this form

2020 Awardees (recognized at the Gateways 2020 conference)

Nicole Brewer
Software Engineer, Purdue University
Scientific Solutions Group
Women in HPC Co-Chair
Research Computing
BS Mathematics with Computer Science

Juan Martínez Ramírez
Texas Advanced Computing Center
Java Web developer
Web and Mobile Applications group (WMA)
MS in Computer Science
BS in Computer Engineering

La’Andrea Gates
Masters student, Mississippi State University
SGCI Graduate Research Assistant, ECSU
MS in Computer Science (anticipated)
BS in Computer Science

Yuexi Chen
Ph.D. student, Computer Science
The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD)
SGCI Graduate Research Assistant, ECSU
MS in Computer Science (anticipated)
BS in Computer Science

2019 Awardees (recognized at the Gateways 2019 conference)

Edsel Norwood
Graduate Student, Elizabeth City State University
SGCI Programming Language Educator
MS in Applied Mathematics (anticipated)
BS in Computer Science
AS Computer Programming

Choonhan Youn
San Diego Supercomputer Center
SGCI Extended Developer Support Consultant and Scientific Software Collaborative Staff
Ph.D. Computer Science
MS Computer Engineering
BS Computer Engineering

Jared McLean
Graduate Student, University of Hawaii Manoa
Hawai'i EPSCoR 'Ike Wai project
MS Computer Science (anticipated)
BS Computer Science
Certificate in Database Management

2018 Awardees (recognized at the Gateways 2018 conference)

Je’aime H. Powell
Senior Systems Administrator, Curriculum Specialist, Lecturer
Texas Advanced Computing Center,  University of Texas at Austin 
PhD Student
MS Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Remote Sensing
BS Computer Science with a minor in Aviation

Sean B. Cleveland
Cyberinfrastructure Research Scientist
University of Hawaii
PhD Microbiology with a concentration in Bioinformatics
BS Computer Science

Carrie Arnold
Software Engineer, Web and Mobile Applications
Texas Advanced Computing Center University of Texas at Austin
MS Computer Science
BM Music Engineering Technology, Saxophone Minors: Computer Science, Applied Physics (Electronics)

Jaewoo Shin
Graduate Professional, PhD Student
Research Computing /Computer Science, 
Purdue University 
BS Computer Science
BS Information and Computer Engineering

Mona Wong
Software Engineer at San Diego Supercomputer Center
BS Computer Science


2017 Awardees (recognized at the Gateways 2017 conference)

2017 Young Professional of the Year Awards

Hector H. Corzo

BS Chemical Physics

Computational Chemistry PhD Candidate at Auburn University 

Science Gateways Computational Chemistry Workshop

Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award

Rajesh Kalyanam

Software Engineer in Research Computing, Purdue University

PhD in Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Purdue Satellite Data Portal

Geospatial Data for Agricultural Economists

Cybersecurity Education Platform


Joseph T. Yun

BS Computer Science

MS Advertising

PhD Candidate in Informatics (ABD)

Leader, Social Media Analytics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Social Media Macroscope Project


Young Professional Liaison to the SGCI Workforce Development Committee

Have a voice in developing strategies for career growth and professional success.

Networking Opportunities through Virtual Seminars

Provides an opportunity to meet with gateway experts and other young professionals to expand your network. Focused on encouraging career growth, sharing accomplishments, and learning from others. Discover what young professionals can expect as they embark on their careers. View scheduled and past webinars here


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