2017 SGCI Summer Internship Reports: Jacob Harless

Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Interns are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. This post features SGCI summer 2017 intern Jacob Harless, an undergraduate student at the College of William and Mary.

People of SGCI: Nayiri Mullinix

Nayiri Mullinix Community Engagement & Exchange Coordinator, SGCI University of Michigan What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am the Community Engagement and Exchange (CEE) Coordinator for SGCI. I work closely with SGCI Associate Director and CEE service area lead Katherine Lawrence to promote the services offered by SGCI with an ultimate goal of building and fostering the science gateway community. We do this in a variety of ways, including maintaining a broad...

Report from 2017 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure, August 15-17, 2017

By Nancy Wilkins-Diehr This is the 10th year of the NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure  since 2004 and my first time at the Summit. CTSC does an extraordinarily good job of organizing these and including the community in the agenda-setting. The room could not hold another registrant, it was completely packed. They had a record attendance of 120 and a waiting list. I had to miss portions of the meeting for other calls and meetings but was...

Report from Cyberinfrastructure Workshop, August 14-15, 2017

By Nancy Wilkins-Diehr Nancy and Michael Zentner attended the Cyberinfrastructure Workforce workshop , the fifth in a five part series of Research Coordination Network (RCN) meetings sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The broad topic is Managing Collaborative Research Centers. The first workshops were held at the University of Georgia (“Managing CI Centers” and “CI Executive Session”). The next was held at Case Western in 2012,“Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical...

Inspiration for Building On-Campus Teams at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

SGCI's Sandra Gesing reports on her May 2017 visit to Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where she gave a seminar on the sustainability of science gateways with an emphasis on the cost-saving potential of forming on-campus groups. In her seminar, she explained how overcoming the challenge of forming such groups can provide long-term rewards that can serve gateway project's needs more effectively, efficiently, and reliably.

People of SGCI: Ann Zimmerman

Ann Zimmerman Ann Zimmerman Consulting What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I have two roles within SGCI. I spend most of my time serving as the independent evaluator for SGCI. In this capacity, I work with SGCI leadership and staff to design and implement systematic processes to collect and analyze data to help understand where things are working well to meet SGCI’s goals and where they might work better. This information is used to help manage SGCI and to...

PEARC17 Report from SGCI Staff and Students

By Nayiri Mullinix PEARC17 , which took place July 9–13, 2017 in New Orleans, was the first event transitioning from the XSEDE conference to the broader Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) conference. Several SGCI staff members were in attendance, and SGCI was a proud sponsor to several student participants. SGCI’s Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, who is on both the program committee and steering committee for PEARC, attended numerous events at the conference and even...

People of SGCI: Choonhan Youn

Choonhan Youn Computer Scientist San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California, San Diego What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I have two roles within SGCI. As a lead consultant in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) program, I help scientists across different domains assimilate into a high-performance computing environment, known as the Science Gateway framework. As a Science Gateway Catalogue developer in the Scientific Software Collaborative...

SGCI Summer Programs: SEAGrid Workshop

The SEAGrid Workshop took place May 2017 at Jackson State University. Offering Summer Programs is one of the ways that SGCI's Workforce Development team provides educational opportunities for the next generation of gateway developers. The workshop included several guest lectures and an opportunity for participants to move their own research projects onto the SEAGrid gateway, which features both a powerful desktop client and go-anywhere Web application.

People of SGCI: Jeff Wood

Jeff Wood Education Program Manager Elizabeth City State University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I currently work within Workforce Development in support of Dr. Linda Hayden. This assistance takes the form of leading students through various application training workshops and documenting the training, conferences, and events throughout their time here at ECSU. I have led numerous research teams in a variety of topics ranging from interactive databases to...

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