Los Alamos Women in Science

Northern Chapter of the New Mexico Network for
Women in Science and Engineering


Tuesday, October 27, 1998

LAWIS lunchtime Talk and get-together
11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Otowi cafeteria side room C, LANL

Talk at 12:00:
Cheryl Wampler, CIC-7, LANL
From Music to Management


"This talk will cover some of the aspects and considerations that were involved with my career switch from music to a management position within the Computing, Communications, and Information Division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Having obtained the degree Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) from the University of Texas in Austin in 1978, I proceeded with a career as music performer and teacher. Upon relocating to Los Alamos in 1990, I started working on a degree in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico Los Alamos branch as a Women in Science intern. After a dynamic eight years, I am now working as the Deputy Group leader in CIC-7, Computing, and am heavily involved in not only group management, but also in intra- divisional management of such projects as Year 2000 compliance of the Integrated Computing Network and the installation and integration of the ASCI Blue Mountain computing system. The Blue Mountain system is part of the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI), and when fully installed in November, will have a peak computing performance level of 3 Teraflops, or 3 trillion floating point mathematical calculations per second. This talk will give an overview of my involvement in this project."

Sideroom C is reserved from 11:30 to 1:30 for people who like to eat earlier or later, and informal discussion. You are welcome to come for just the talk at noon.

The Winner of the raffle to support EYH activities will be also announced at this meeting.

--> Nonmembers Welcome! <-- 


  • October 23-25: NMNWSE Annual Meeting
    See the Call for Papers for the Technical Symposium
    The drawing for the raffle to support EYH activities will be held at this meeting. Contact Tinka Gammel, jtg@lanl.gov before October 22 if you would like to buy tickets.

  • Tuesday, November 17: Lunch-Time Talk
    11:30-1:30 (talk at 12:00), Otowi cafeteria sideroom C, LANL
    Julie Johnston, ESH-20, LANL, title TBA

  • Thursday, December 10: Lunch-Time Talk
    11:30-1:30 (talk at 12:00), Otowi cafeteria sideroom C, LANL
    Kathy Lovell, LANSCE-12, LANL, title TBA

  • Date TBA: Lunch-Time Talk
    Panel Discussion on Careers led by Rebecca LaFave, UNM-LA


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