We are pleased to share that our most recent paper entitled "CyberAmbassadors: Results from Pilot Testing a New Professional Skills Curriculum" By Astri Briliyanti, Julie Wilson Rojewski, Katy Luchini-Colbry, and Dirk Colbry was given the best paper award in the PEARC 2020 “People involved in research computing – workforce development, diversity, and professionalization” Track.
The award winners were selected by independent juries, separate ones for each conference track from candidates that were most highly-rated in the conference’s peer review process. The juries deemed the winning manuscripts to be comprehensively well rounded, reflective of deep understanding of the subject areas discussed, and of very high quality overall.
Online Equity, Inclusion and Ethics Module for Virtual Residency
Last week we had about 120 people attend a CyberAmbassador session during the week long Virtual Residency. This is our fourth Virtual Residency and even though it was entire online I still think it was an outstanding workshop. Henry Neeman does such a wonderful job organizing and hosting the event …read more
Great Plains Network On-line Trainings
The Great Plains Network (GPN), a non-profit consortium aggregating networks through GigaPoP connections while advocating collaboration and cyberinfrastructure research on behalf of universities and community innovators across the Midwest and Great Plains, hosted a three day CyberAmbassador workshop at the end of May 2020. Although initially scheduled as an in-person …read more
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CyberAmbassadors Fellows Training Workshop
Michigan State University hosted 20 volunteers from across the country on January 28-29 for our second CyberAmbassadors Fellows train-the-trainers Program. We trained facilitators on how to conduct professional skills workshops using the CyberAmbassadors training curriculum.read more
Second Offering of the Graduate CyberAmbassador Course
This semester we are teaching, for the second time, an in-person class at Michigan State University to provide the CyberAmbassador curriculum in its entirety. The course will consists of ~16 hours of the CyberAmbassador training, ~9 hours of Entering Mentoring curriculum and ~6 hours of discussion-based RCR (responsible conduct of …read more
Now Accepting Application for CyberAmbassadors Fellows Program for January 2020
The CyberAmbassador program is seeking experienced CyberInfrastructure (CI) professionals to train as workshop facilitators for the newly developed CyberAmbassador Professional Skills training program.
Fellows will be trained to facilitate the CyberAmbassador curriculum (covering communications, teamwork and leadership skills) and will host one or more CyberAmbassador workshops during the 12-month fellowship …read more
Sherpas of Supercomputing
The CyberAmbassador program is highlighted in an ASEE PRISM Magazine article about research facilitation.
An essential, if not yet well-defined, field is emerging at the intersection of research and the high-performance machines that make sense of big data. By Lucy Birmingham and Mark Matthews
Cultivating the Cyberinfrastructure Workforce via an Intermediate/Advanced Virtual Residency Workshop
Henry Neeman presented a paper about the 2018 virtual residency workshop held in Oklahoma. The paper included some sections about the CyberAmbassador curriculum that we presented. We presented a paper on Wednesday at the PEARC19 conference.
Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Facilitation is the process of helping researchers to use research computing …read more
The CyberAmbassador Training Program paper presented at PEARC19
The CyberAmbassador project aims to provide professional skills training for CyberInfrastructure (CI) professionals, with the goal of developing “CyberAmbassadors” who are prepared to facilitate and lead multidisciplinary, computationally-intensive research. This NSF funded program (Award Number 1730137) has the following objectives: (1) Develop curriculum that focuses on professional skills (communications …read more