This semester we are teaching a 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 research) training required of all MSU graduate students prior to graduation.
We hope this course will catalyze curriculum development and provide lot of updates and improvements over the semester.
Latest Module - Effective Meeting Management
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.read more
2018 Tau Beta Pi Convention
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 …read more
Campus Champion CyberAmbassador Presentation
6 Ways Michigan State University is Leveraging the Resources and Expertise of the National Research Mentoring Network
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 …read more
Practice Examples for Complex Communication
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:read more
PEARC18 Birds of a Feather (BOF)
The CyberAmbassador Birds of a Feather Event at the 2018 PEARC Conference was a success!
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 …read more
PEEQ - Practice and Experience of Emotional Intelligence in CI
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 …read more
Bringing Professional Skills Training to CI - PEARC18 Birds of a Feather (BOF)
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:
Description: A number of professional skills training programs and resources have been developed …read more