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Science Node article "From biochemistry to bioinformatics: A doctoral career transformed by an internship" highlights SGCI intern Yuexi Chen

SGCI intern Yuexi Chen worked on the GenApp gateway during the summer of 2018. This Science Node article highlights how the internship shaped the course of her studies and career goals.

XSEDE ECSS Symposium: Gateway Production Monitoring & Essentials for a Successful XRAC Proposal, May 19, 2020

The next XSEDE ECSS Symposium will be  Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET . More information about the Symposium series and links to previous presentation can be found here:  https://www.xsede.org/for- users/ecss/ecss-symposium . Speaker: Kenneth Yoshimoto (SDSC) Title: Gateway Production Monitoring Abstract:  In order to monitor the function of a production gateway, Neuroscience Gateway (NSG), two programs were developed to test...

Neuroscience Gateway Will Grow Capabilities With New Awards

By Nayiri Mullinix The Neuroscience Gateway (NSG) has been serving the computational neuroscience community since 2013. With over 1,100 users as of April 2020, the NSG was designed to fulfill the needs of those analyzing large scale brain models to learn about various neuronal functions and more. Two recent awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health will allow a growing group of researchers to utilize the NSG. Most of this modeling has been done...

Citizen Science Project "Notes from Nature" Digitizes Millions of Plant Specimens Online

The Notes from Nature project allows citizen scientists to upload photos of specimens and to label them with useful data, which plays an important role in alleviating the bottleneck of specimens that need to be digitized. The project is hosted on the Zooniverse platform, an SGCI Client. Grant Miller, Zooinverse community manager, is a member of the SGCI Steering Committee. Read the article  Citizen Science Project "Notes from Nature" Digitizes Millions of Plant Specimens...

A Conversation With SGCI Co-PI Maytal Dahan

SGCI's Co-PI Maytal Dahan was interviewed for the most recent issue of Texascale, the magazine of the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Read A Conversation With Maytal Dahan  to learn about her work with science gateways, how she got a start in a career in advanced computing, how gateways broaden access to high performance computing, and more.

UT Austin Team Working With SGCI Staff Release New Model Forecasting When States Likely to See Peak in COVID-19 Deaths

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have released a model that provides a daily estimate of fatalities from COVID-19 in the United States for the coming weeks. The model finds that the number of deaths almost certainly has not yet peaked and is not likely to peak in many states until after May 1, a finding that is in contrast to one of the most frequently cited models. The model was developed by several UT Austin researchers along with faculty and staff from the Texas...

Short Survey from Trustworthy Data Working Group: Scientific Data Security Concerns and Practices

The Trustworthy Data Working Group invites scientific researchers and the cyberinfrastructure professionals who support them to complete a short survey about scientific data security concerns and practices. The working group is a collaborative effort of Trusted CI, the four NSF Big Data Innovation Hubs, the NSF CI CoE Pilot, the Ostrom Workshop on Data Management and Information Governance, the NSF Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC), the Indiana Geological and Water...

Trusted CI Blog: Transition to Practice Success Story, Part Two—How CILogon Powers Science Gateways

Read this blog post from Trusted CI to hear from SGCI EDS Director Marlon Pierce about how CILogon enables researchers to log on to cyberinfrastructure(CI). Pierce is also director of the  Cyberinfrastructure Integration Research Center  at Indiana University (formerly the Science Gateways Research Center) and leads distributed systems research into scalable cyberinfrastructure to support computational and data-driven science.

Science Needs Story: The ABT Framework "Course" With Randy Olson Starts April 20, 2020

Randy Olson, scientist-turned-filmmaker and author of "Houston, We Have A Narrative", developed a narrative structure called the And, But, Therefore (ABT) template. With this template, Olson is helping scientists go deeper with storytelling and developing more effective communications about their research. You can read more about Olson's work in this recent Science Node article . You can also view  Olson's keynote at Gateways 2019  to learn more about how his...

Submit to HICSS-54 Mini-Track "Software Survivability: Strategies for Long-Lasting and Usable Software" by July 15, 2020

HICSS-54, January 5-8, 2021 in Kauai, Hawaii, welcomes submissions to the  Software Survivability: Strategies for Long-Lasting and Usable Software  mini-track. This track is ideal for gateway developers and those developing software to support gateways. This track focuses on three concepts of usability, survivability and reproducibility to achieve long-lasting, easy to use software that accelerates science. Consequently, anticipated submissions are not limited...