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Congratulations to the 2019 SGCI Science Ambassadors!

The Science Ambassadors are here! After careful review of an excellent pool of Science Ambassador applicants, we’ve selected five Ambassadors who, during the course of the year, will be spreading the word about the impact of gateways. Each recipient will receive $1200 in travel support to attend a domain conference, attend or teach a gateway training event, or promote the use of a gateway in education. Meet the 2019 Ambassadors! Samantha Blickhan  (Digital Humanities) ...

PEARC19 Call for Participation and Technical Paper Deadline Extension

You are invited to prepare and submit presentation proposals for the PEARC19 Conference which will be held in Chicago, IL from July 28 to August 1, 2019 , at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The first deadlines are on February 20th for Technical Paper extended abstracts and Workshops and Tutorials . In addition to the regular Technical Program, PEARC19 also offers a dynamic  Student Program ! The PEARC19  CFP can be found here .  Technical...

ECSS Symposium, Feb. 19, "Sustaining Science Gateway Operations through SciGaP" and "Ansible on the Cloud"

The next XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) symposium is happening February 19th, and features Suresh Marru (SGCI staff) and Eric Coulter of Indiana University ! Join coordinates can be found her e. Sustaining Science Gateway Operations through SciGaP Service Abstract: Science Gateways dramatically accelerate scientific discovery by providing crucial user- and science-centric points of entries to access cyberinfrastructure resources while shielding them from the...

XSEDE Campus Champions Webinar: "Sustainability via On-Campus Teams"

Join this ad hoc call, coordinated by a team of XSEDE Campus Champions on Wednesday, February 27th at 3 pm ET (2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, noon PT). This will be an interactive learning experience sharing the knowledge and skills of colleagues. Description and call coordinates are below. Sustainability via On-Campus Teams Presented by Sandra Gesing Science gateways allow science and engineering communities to access shared data, software, computing services, instruments,...

SGCI Bootcamp alumni using big data to understand impact of marketing & consumer behavior

Science Gateways Bootcamp alumni, Dr. Joseph T. Yun, is collaborating with NCSA's Industry program to better understand the impact of marketing and consumer behavior. The new technology will be offered as a potential service for NCSA Industry partners interested in using supercomputer applications to better understand consumer behavior trends in their sector.  Read the full story from NCSA here . 

Apply by March 1 for Summer 2019 XSEDE EMPOWER internships

Do you know an undergraduate interested in computation, conducting their own research, and making connections within our community? XSEDE EMPOWER  (Expert Mentoring Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research), is an internship program where undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in actual XSEDE activities, like computational research and education in all fields of study, data analytics research and education, networking, system maintenance, and support, and...

Virtual Residency 2019 Summer Workshop on Introductory/Intermediate Research Computing Facilitation

The Virtual Residency 2019 Summer Workshop on Introductory/Intermediate Research Computing Facilitation will be Sunday, June 2, 2019 (dinnertime) through Friday, June 7, 2019 (dinnertime) on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.  Participants can choose to attend onsite or remotely via video conferencing. There is no prerequisite other than an interest in helping researchers with their computing-intensive/data-intensive research.  Register here: ...

HICSS-53 Call for Participation

HICSS, the longest standing scientific conference in the information systems and technology field, has opened their call for participation for HICSS-53, which will take place January 7-10, 2020.  Important deadlines: February 12, 2019: Submission Deadline for Minitrack Proposal February 28, 2019: Deadline for Symposium, Workshop, and Tutorial Proposals More information about HICSS-53 can be found here. 

Citizen Scientists on Zooniverse Project "Exoplanet Explorers" Help Find New World

By Nayiri Mullinix "This discovery of a planet in the habitable zone of its star is so exciting for the Zooniverse and our volunteers. It was made possible by the efforts of volunteers on Exoplanet Explorers, the project that has followed on from the success of the original Zooniverse planet-finding project, Planet Hunters." Grant Miller, Zooniverse Community Manager Scientists needed one final piece of evidence to declare K2-288Bb a new planet, and they recently got that...

Call for Volunteers for PEARC19

The PEARC19 Technical Program Committee is looking for help with creating the program for the  PEARC19 conference . (See the call for participation at  https://www.pearc19.pearc.org/ call-for-participation .) The committee is looking for assistance in a number of areas: Chairs or co-chairs for the technical tracks listed in the CFP, who will be responsible for oversight of the review process for technical papers and panels in each track, as well as organizing accepted...