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Smartphone app will help UT researchers study pregnancy

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Texas at Austin a $1.2 million Smart and Connected Health grant to help with research using smartphones to track the activity and behavior of 1,000 pregnant women in the Austin area.   SGCI will be providing consulting services to the project. Read this article to find out what the team of researchers and physicians from Dell Medical School's Department of Women's Health hopes to accomplish with the app. 

Trusted CI Webinar December 10th at 11am ET: Security Best Practices for Academic Cloud Service Providers with Rion Dooley

Rion Dooley is presenting the talk "Security Best Practices for Academic Cloud Service Providers" on Monday December 10th at 11am (Eastern). You can  register here . Be sure to check spam/junk folder for registration confirmation email. A “cloud resource” provides a hosted, self-service means for users to run virtual machines or containers such that they can have a custom software stack and isolation from other users. Virtual machines or container images can be curated and...

Apply for funding to promote or learn about a gateway — Open to all researchers & educators!

SGCI is piloting a Science Ambassadors program that will provide travel support for those interested in promoting the use of gateways in research or education or in training others in the use of a gateway. Five ambassadors per year will receive $1200 each in travel support to either: Attend a domain conference where they promote the use of gateways for research by presenting results achieved through the use of a gateway. Attend a gateway training event to learn how to use a gateway...

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Lab: Fall 2018 Request for Proposals

The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Lab has announced the release of its Fall 2018 Request for Proposals.  ESIP will provide up to $10K of seed funding for incubator-style projects that run 6-8 months and lie in the realm of good ideas ready to be tried out. They have identified the following topics as areas of need in the Earth science community, and for this RFP, project proposals that address these areas will be given priority. Proof-of-concept for emerging...

Past Bootcamp Participant & Gateways 2018 Presenter David Ojika Featured in Intel Article

David Ojika, who participated in the May 2018 Science Gateways Bootcamp  and also presented at the Gateways 2018 conference, has been featured in an Intel Developer Zone article. The article highlights the important work that Ojika is doing in establishing partnerships between industry and academia in applied AI. His goal of democratizing AI in science disciplines would mean making it more accessible to faculty and students across academic disciplines.  The...

SGCI helped build EcologyPlus with customized areas for career development

SGCI's Extended Developer Support (EDS) consultants worked with Teresa Mourad of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) to build a new gateway called EcologyPlus on the HUBzero platform. EcologyPlus offers students and recent graduates from underrepresented minority groups with year-round mentoring and career resources.   After attending the inaugural  Science Gateways Bootcamp  in April 2017, Mourad submitted a request for EDS support to get EcologyPlus going....

SC18: How to connect with SGCI and other gateway-related presentations

If you're attending SC18  in Dallas, we hope to see you there! We've compiled presentations that will be given by our staff below, as well as those being given by our partners and anything else that's gateway-related.  Presentations by SGCI Staff Monday, November 12 The SC18 Cloud HPC Hack, sponsored by SGCI, Globus, CloudyCluster, and more, will begin on the 12th and continue on the 13th. More information and sign up can be found here .  Tuesday,...

A Recent Study Identifies nanoHUB as Top Computational Materials Science Resource

nanoHUB , a science gateway that has provided resources to the nanotechnology community for more than fifteen years, is known for its well-curated collection of education modules, teaching materials, and computational simulation tools. A recent study identified this popular destination for students and educators as the most familiar and widely used resource for Computational Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) education in the United States. The distinction is based on data...

Science Node Article "Hawai'i H20" Features SGCI Client ‘Ike Wai

The ‘Ike Wai gateway, which is a platform dedicated to ensuring Hawai’i’s water security through research, education, and community engagement, has been featured in an article by Science Node. The interview with Sean Cleveland featured in the article (copied below) took place at the  Gateways 2018  conference in Austin, TX. ‘Ike Wai is an  SGCI client , and project team members were participants in the May 2018  Science Gateways Bootcamp .  Hawai'i H2O ...

Apply by 12/1 for Cybersecurity Assessment by IU CACR

The Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), in collaboration with the US Navy, is accepting applications to participate in a high profile cybersecurity assessment free of charge. The application period closes December 1, 2018. View the full announcement and download the application template at  https://cacr.iu.edu/pact/ . The selected applicant will receive a rigorous cybersecurity assessment conducted by distinguished experts in the field, inspired in...