EPIC Engaging People in Cyberinfrastructure

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  February 13-16, 2006
• History & Background
• EPIC Overview
  – Virtual Institutes
  – Community Building
• Possible Discussion items

                                    Project Categories (Brochure)
                                       –Professional Development
“EOT-PACI has created and              –Mentoring
sustained a collaborative              –Learning Material Development
community of computational             –Software and Online
science researchers and                Information
educators with common goals            –Youth Programs
and leveraged resources. Few           –Diversity/Accessibility
of these partners had interacted,      –Conferences/Collaborative
much less collaborated, prior to        Experiences
the grant.”                            –Metrics & Evaluation
                                       –Online Guides and Reports
   Some NSF support for EOT
• (unsolicited proposal) EPIC
  – Demo projects
  – Large projects
             EPIC Goal
 to build human capacity by creating
awareness of the opportunities afforded
through Cyberinfrastructure and by
educating and training a diverse group
of people in all stages of life from K-12
to professional practice to fully
participate in the Cyberinfrastructure
community as developers, users, and
           EPIC Audiences
• K-12 Teachers and students
• College/University Faculty and students
• All disciplines, with an emphasis on math,
  science, engineering and technology
• K-12, Undergraduate and graduate students
• Informal Science Educators
• Life-long learners
• Administrators
• Researchers
                    EPIC Partners
• BioQuest Curriculum                • National Center for
  Consortium                           Supercomputing Applications
• Boston University                  • Oregon State University
• Coalition to Diversify             • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  Computing (CDC)                    • Rice University
• Computing Research                 • San Diego Supercomputer
  Associates                           Center
• Committee on the Status of         • San Diego State University
  Women in Computing                 • Shodor Education Foundation,
  Research (CRA-W)                     Inc.
• Florida International University   • SUNY Brockport
• University of Kentucky             • Texas Advanced Computing
• The Math Forum at Drexel             Center
• Maryland Virtual High School       • University of Wisconsin-
                 Virtual Institutes
• On-line venues for all interested to share ideas
  and work toward common goals.
• Current VI’s:
  –   Access Grid in Education
  –   Asynchronous Training
  –   Computational Science Curriculum
  –   Computing in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  –   K-12 Education
  –   MSI Network Research
  –   Visualization in Education
  –   Women and Girls and CI
• All are welcome to join these discussions!
   Access Grid in Education
This VI engages people using the Access Grid in
educational projects to share their collective
expertise with those considering deployment
and/or use of Access Grid technology.

Jennifer Teig von Hoffman
Edee Wiziecki
      Asynchronous Training
This VI will monitor discussion spaces and support
existing online courses identify institutions that make use
of the existing "Intro to MPI" course for curriculum
development, work with instructors, and make course
improvements; and identify new courses, materials, and

Leslie Southern
Describe Content, Objectives, Target
   Audiences, and Prerequisites
Online Tutorials
AccessGrid Tutorials
Introduction to MPI
Navigating Through Tutorial
              Grid Computing
• Access Grid
  – Call for SITE
  – Individual Registration
• Hands-on exercises
• Discussion spaces
Computational Science Curriculum
This VI is focused on identifying existing computational
sciences degree programs and student learning
outcomes. The VI will evaluate existing on-line degree
programs, on-line computational sciences for-credit
courses, and on-line not-for-credit tutorials. The VI will
create and deploy high quality on-line computational
sciences courses and tutorials that meet the needs of
the computational sciences education community.

Greg Moses
Computing in the Humanities, Arts
     and Social Sciences
This VI engages humanists, artists, and social scientists
in sustained collaboration with colleagues in computer
science, engineering, and high performance computing
and communications. The emphasis will be to leverage
opportunities for technology transfer among and between
the sciences and engineering, on the one hand, and
humanities, arts, and social science, on the other.

Vernon Burton
               K-12 Education
  This VI will conduct monthly meetings, and will discuss
  how to market the opportunity to participate among EPIC
  participants, K-12 faculty, Students, Parents,
  Administrators, and professional groups including the
  ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education).

Cynthia Lanius
        MSI Network Research
  This VI will engage various disciplines and people
  across the nation in how specific disciplines are
  utilizing cyberinfrastructure in Research and
  Development, Education and Learning, Dissemination
  of scholarly activities, establishing new partnerships,
  and overall Academic Globalization.

Amado Gonzalez
    Visualization in Education
 This VI will address how having rich, 3-D,
 immersive environments for learning will
 enhance teaching and learning in math and
 science. The group will demonstrate the
 possibilities of this approach.

Ed Boyce
     Women and Girls and CI
  This VI focuses on gender issues across the
  spectrum: K-12, undergrad, grad, professional,
  and curriculum bias, etc. The group will work
  together to identify goals and objectives.

Rozeanne Steckler
Resources Resources
• Links to EPIC partners and their resources
• Lesson plans, software tools, training materials,
  and courses
• Computing resources for research and
• News of funding opportunities
• Calendar of events - Workshops, Conferences,
  Seminars, etc.
• National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
• Forums for discussion and sharing
CyberInfo Beat Newsletter

     On-line Newsletter
         Of, by and for
People Using Cyberinfrastructure

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Contact Information

  Roscoe Giles,
Greg Moses,
      Virtual Institute Leads