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Gateways 2022 Wrap Up

By Sandra Gesing, Linda Hayden, and Claire Stirm

We were ecstatic to welcome the science gateway community back for an in-person annual Gateways conference! 

Held in sunny San Diego, attendees listened to scientific talks on science gateway use cases, novel technical developments and visions for the science gateway space. The event took place downtown San Diego and attendees were able to listen to colleagues present while hearing distant roars of the Padres in the play-offs.Gateways 2022 Poster

The Gateway 2022 conference started online by offering virtual tutorials the two weeks before the conference. Attendees then joined in-person, October 18-20, with a total of 112 science gateway leads, managers, developers, faculty and students. The conference program featured 5 tutorials, 18 talks, 3 keynotes, 2 demos, and 1 faculty panel. You can check out the conference proceedings at Gateways 2022 Proceedings and the recorded virtual Gateways 2022 Tutorials!

A Celebration of the SGCI Young Professional Community was an exciting part of the Gateways 2022 Conference. The SGCI Young Professional of the Year Dinner and Show was held at the Mystique Theater Dinner and Show on October 17. During the dinner, we introduced and congratulated the five 2022 Young Professional awardees.  Gateways 2022 Young Professionals

  • Josselyn Salgado, College of Lake County (nominated by Je'aime Powell)
  • Marquita Watkins, Univ of South Carolina Salkehatchie  (nominated by  Sandra Geising)
  • Hector Santiago, WSSU  (nominated by Suresh Marru)
  • Jake Rosenberg, TACC  (nominated by Tracy Brown)
  • Christian Garcia, TACC  (nominated by Joe Stubbs)

This award acknowledges young professionals for notable achievement in the advancement of science gateways. The award includes a certificate plus a $500 honorarium and website highlight. Award recipients are recognized at the annual Gateways conference. Young professionals serve as ambassadors for SGCI during outreach events and as hackathons mentors. Dr. Hector Corzo, one of the 2017 Young Professional Awardees, was host for the event. Also attending were past Young Professionals of the year awardees, their nominators and members of the SGCI leadership.

In case you missed it - exciting news was shared at Gateways 2022! The newly awarded SGX3: A Center of Excellence to Extend Access, Expand the Community, and Exemplify Good Practices for CI Through Science Gateways was announced to the community. SGX3 Director, Michael Zentner, and leadership team members, Sandra Gesing, Linda Hayden, Maytal Dahan, Marlon Pierce, and Claire Stirm, shared what the science gateways community can expect with the new Center of Excellence.

Join us next year at Gateways 2023, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA! Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated.