XSEDE12, the first conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, was held July 16-19, 2012, at the InterContinental hotel in downtown Chicago. Dr. Linda Hayden, Jerome Mitchell, and Justin Deloatch attended a meeting with Nancy Wilkins and others, where the demo project dealing with Science Gateway Institute (SGW-I) was discussed. Within this project institutions are broken down into different intuitions where ECSU is tasked with the responsibility to
- Produce a model of engagement
- Create a plan for resource development
- Integration of research education (IRE)
- Mentoring of students while addressing diversity and participation
The final result of this project will be the collaboration of scientist creating the gateway for institutions, which allows non-web developers to input data and keep it updated constantly.
During the meeting it was discussed how to implement seminars into the education part of the project and to brainstorm how to attract users to participate in these different activities.