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We just got finished presenting our latest module to the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC) monthly call for their Research Facing CyberInfrastructer professionals. This session was conducted completely online using Zoom and it turned out to be quite effective.

We are excited to look at the feedback and adding this module to the curriculum.


2018 Tau Beta Pi Convention

Thu 11 October 2018 by Dirk Colbry

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Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, meets every year for their National Convention. This year the convention is meeting in Denver Co. Dr. Katy Colbry is presenting a pilot of a new Engineering Futures module titled "Complex Conversations". This module is based closely on the curriculum developed for the …

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Campus Champion CyberAmbassador Presentation

Tue 18 September 2018 by Dirk Colbry

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I had the pleasure of introducing the CyberAmbassador project to the Campus Champions on our Monthly teleconference. In case you are interested, here is a link to my slides:

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6 Ways Michigan State University is Leveraging the Resources and Expertise of the National Research Mentoring Network

Mon 06 August 2018 by Dirk Colbry

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One of the objectives of the CyberAmbassador project is to reach out and work with other Professional Skills training programs. Co-Pi, Dr. Kathleen Colbry is a trained facilitator for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Director of Engineering Futures professional training program though Tau Beta Pi (The engineering …

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Practice Examples for Complex Communication

Mon 06 August 2018 by Dirk Colbry

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We are excited to present some of our newest CyberAmbassador Curriculum developed specifically for the 2018 ACI-REF Virtual residency. We have been given a 90 minute slot to introduce the topic of communicating complex topics. Below is a link to our slides and links to the practice examples:

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PEARC18 Birds of a Feather (BOF)

Wed 25 July 2018 by Dirk Colbry

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The CyberAmbassador Birds of a Feather Event at the 2018 PEARC Conference was a success!

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We had a great turn out and a wonderful discussion about the current state of professional skills training in CI. The discussion was fairly open but we did …

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PEEQ - Practice and Experience of Emotional Intelligence in CI

Wed 25 July 2018 by Dirk Colbry

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On Wednesday at PEARC18 Aaron Culich lead an amazing workshop on the Practice and Experience of Emotional Intelligence in CI. The room was filled to the brim with CI professionals all looking to bring some calm and order into our lives. The CyberAmbassador project hopes to work with Aaron and …

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Bringing Professional Skills Training to CI - PEARC18 Birds of a Feather (BOF)

Wed 25 July 2018 by Dirk Colbry

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The CyberAmbassador project will be hosting a Birds of a Feather Event at the 2018 PEARC Conference. Please Join us on Wednesday, July 25th from 5pm - 6pm. More information can be found here:

Link to BOF Schedule

Description: A number of professional skills training programs and resources have been developed …

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Campus Champions 101 at PEARC18

Mon 23 July 2018 by Dirk Colbry

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Thank you to Dan Voss for including CyberAmbassadors program in your talk "National Ecosystem: Things & People" Campus Champion 101 workshop at PEARC18. A copy of his slides can be found here:

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Henry Neeman's Effective Communication Talk at PEARC18

Mon 23 July 2018 by Dirk Colbry

Henry Neeman gave his outstanding communications talk "Researcher-Facing I: Talk: Effective Communication (Henry Neeman)" during the Campus Champion 101 workshop at PEARC18.

This presentation does a great job explaining the difficulties in communicating with Researchers. Much of our CyberAmbassador curriculum is pulled from this presentation. A copy of his slides …

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