We held an all day CyberAmbassadors workshop at PEARC19 in Chicago. Although we did put together a slide deck, when we got to PEARC and scouted out our room we realized that we missed the fact that there was no projector.
Since most of the Cyberambassador curriculum focuses on group interactions we always thought it would be easy to adjust the training to not use technology. Fortunately, Katy and I had almost 14 hours before the workshop started to adjust our plans. We needed to change a few of the activities but by putting a some of the key slides on flip charts the workshop proceeded quite well without technology. Now that we have tried it out, I think I like not relying on the technology. It is really not needed for the training and is mostly there to keep the facilitators on track.
Overall PEARC participants were outstanding and the feedback we got on the workshop was quite positive. We can't wait to do it again next year in Portland!
Inaugural CyberAmbassadors Fellows Training Workshop
The CyberAmbassadors program hosted 32 volunteers from across the country at Michigan State University (MSU) on July 18-19 for the inaugural CyberAmbassadors Fellows Program. The program trains facilitators on how to conduct professional skills workshops using the newly developed CyberAmbassadors training curriculum. Over the next year, the CyberAmbassador Fellows will …read more
Research Security Operations Center Adapting CyberAmbassador Curriculum to Security Experts
Having been exposed to the NSF Cyber Ambassador project through participation in several research facilitation-related national organizations (CaRCC, ACI-REF VR, Campus Champions), I’ve had the opportunity to not only learn about the training content, but also to experience several of the various training modules and activities offered. Last December …read more
Now Accepting Application for CyberAmbassadors Fellows Program
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
Virtual Residency Introductory/Intermediate Workshop 2019
This has been the third time CyberAmbassadors program has presented at the annual Virtual Residency in Oklahoma. We must be doing something right because the organizers keep inviting us back. This year we presented three of the Cyber Ambassador Modules:
Tuesday 10:45am-12:00 noon Introduction to CyberAmbassadors / First Contact …read more
Poster Presentation at the SciTS 2019 Conference -- The CyberAmbassador Training Program
We are so happy to participate and present our work at the 10th Annual International Science of Team Science Conference (SciTS) 2019 in Lansing, Michigan. In this poster, we introduce our curriculum and offer preliminary result from the ongoing evaluation of our program. During the first year, we have focused …read more
National Association for Broader Impacts (NABI) conference in Tucson.
I learned about the National Association for Broader Impacts (NABI) from a colleague at MSU, Dr. Laurie Van Egeren, who is a leader in outreach and engagement at the national level. NABI professionals are committed to extending the societal impacts of work funded by NSF (and other funding agencies). This …read more
That's a wrap! First Graduate CyberAmbassador Course Completes.
We just completed our first semester long CyberAmbassador class.
CMSE890 special topics course provided professional skills training in communications, teamwork, ethics and leadership for graduate students, including training in how to be an effective research mentor. Class materials are drawn from the CyberAmbassador program funded by the National Science Foundation …read more
Evaluating Solutions to Hosting Community Maintained Materials with Content Management Systems
This poster presents work by CyberAmbassador undergraduate researcher, TJ Van Nguyen, which compares several solutions to develop a website to host and share CyberAmbassador OpenSource educational materials. The goal is to build a system that is easy for instructors to explore, find and modify content to fit their needs. Any …read more
Understanding Research Technology Support and Where it Fails
Dirk was was invited to give a talk to a newly formed IT Research Support group on MSU's campus. As the name suggests, the purpose of this group is to find the best ways to help researchers use technology to do their science.
This talk was a patchwork of existing …read more