The conference mentoring program is an opportunity for students to connect with professionals in the field.
Gateways 2020 Mentor/Student Expectations
We're so glad that you'll be part of the Mentoring Program. Your assigned mentor/student is listed at the bottom of this page. We offer expectations of ways that you can connect with each other below, but if some don't work with your schedule, you can also contact each other by email and arrange to meet during a break.
- The Networking Lounge (accessible from all events except the Poster Session) is a great place for an informal conversation. There's a special area in the bottom-left corner of the screen that's marked the "Mentoring Zone" where you can easily find each other at a set time.
- The "Meet me in the..." rooms are also an option, where you can meet over Zoom instead.
You're welcome to ask about these gathering spots at the Welcome/Help Desk if you need more information.
Attend the Young Professional of the Year Award Ceremony (Monday)
- Monday, October 19 at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific: Attend the Young Professional of the Year Award Ceremony during the Welcome Plenary. Mentors and students also will be introduced during this event.
Spend time at the Poster Showcase (Monday)
- Monday, October 19 at 4 pm Eastern/1 pm Pacific: Mentors and their assigned students will attend the Poster Showcase. See the list of posters presented by mentors and/or students below.
Meet in the Coffee Shop to get acquainted (Tuesday)
- Tuesday, October 20 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific, following the keynote: At that time we will have introductions, ice breakers, group photos, explanations of expectations. The "Coffee Shop" is listed in the sidebar of rooms for Tuesday's conference sessions, just after the sponsor booths (see image at right).
Participate in the Mentoring Learning Lab (Tuesday)
- Tuesday, October 20 from 4:00pm - 4:50pm Eastern/1:00pm - 1:50pm Pacific: Attend the Mentoring Learning Lab titled "Keys to Effective Mentoring for the Science Gateway Community."
Description: This Learning Lab is designed to develop mentoring skills for SGCI community members (mentors) and students (mentees). Mentoring is an activity that can have a life and career-changing impact on students. Students learn "Tips For Being a Good Mentee" while mentors learn practical tools for facilitating the experience. Presenting during this session will be Donna J. Charlevoix, Ph.D., Director of Education & Community Engagement at UNAVCO.
Attend a Conference Session together (Any day)
- Any day: Mentors and their assigned students should attend one conference session together (plenary, concurrent session, or Learning Lab). The mentor will indicate the session he/she plans to attend.
- Using the private chat function in Zoom, students can ask questions of the mentor during the session on parts of the session they do not understand.
At any time mentors can share with students suggestions for their next steps and share other opportunities.
Students and mentors indicated in bold.
|SGCI 2020 SIMIODE Research Fellowship Poster||Anthony Stefan and William Clark|
|Synchronizing Environmental Data Between Local Systems and the HydroShare Repository||Soumya Purohit and Anthony Castronova|
|SES: A GenApp-Generated Science Gateway for Determining Structural Ensembles of Biomacromolecules from Experimental Data||Matthew Casertano, Cheol Jeong, Emre Brookes and David Fushman|
|Applying containerization to support automation in the 'Ike Wai Gateway||Michael Dodge II, Sean Cleveland and Gwen Jacobs|
|Mizzou Cyber Range: Educational Gateway for Cyber Defense Principles and Practices||Songie Wang, Komal Vekaria, Varsha Vakkavanthula, Matthew Rockey and Prasad Calyam|
|Quantifying word complexity – and understandability – to help communicate biomedical science in plain language||Matthew Artuso, Jainil Shah, Choonhan Youn, Daniel Gomez, Anna Yannakopoulos, Nathaniel Hawkins, John Zubek and Arjun Krishnan|
|Developing TapisNG||John Yap, Sean Cleveland and Gwen Jacobs|
|The Search Interface of Neo4j Database||Hang Jin|
|From Zero to Science-as-a-Service with the Agave Platform, Helm, and Kubernetes||Rion Dooley and Steven Brandt|
Here are recommendations for students for making the most of your conference experience, shared by a veteran gateway builder who teaches and hires new gateway developers:
- Go to a wide range of talks.
- Use the Poster Showcase to find interesting projects and teams (this may mean leaving your own poster to talk to other people).
- Identify at least 3 projects or research teams that interest you (at the Poster Showcase or Concurrent Sessions). Talk to the presenters of these projects to learn more about the project.
- See which interesting projects could really use a student intern, graduate student, etc.
"Often people get hired based on their social networks rather than their technical skills. Gateways 2020 is a networking opportunity, and students should network as much as possible. We never hire anyone based solely on the technical skills they have on their resume, or even how well they interview."