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Establishing paradigms for modifying and developing the Workforce Development section of the new Science Gateways Community Institute Site

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Mentor: Jeff Wood

Elizabeth City State University
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Establishing paradigms for modifying and developing the Workforce Development section of the new Science Gateways Community Institute Site

The Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) program on the campus of Elizabeth City State University is currently partnering with the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) which is led by the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC). SGCI is divided into five sections to support members of the gateway community: Incubator, Extended Developer Support, Scientific Software Collaborative, Community Engagement & Exchange, and Workforce Development. Dr. Linda Hayden, the CERSER Principal Investigator, leads the Workforce Development Section. The Workforce Development goals are to increase the development pipeline of science gateway young professionals and educators with an emphasis on increasing involvement of students from underrepresented groups.

As science today grows increasingly computer based, it poses challenges and opportunities for researchers. Scientists and engineers are turning to gateways to allow them to analyze, share, and understand large volumes of data more effectively. The existence of science and engineering gateways and the sophisticated cyberinfrastructure (CI) tools together can significantly improve the productivity of researchers. Most importantly, science gateways can give uniform access to the cyberinfrastructure that enables cutting-edge science.

The goal of the web development team was to increase the interactivity of the SGCI Workforce Development section of the SGCI web site to attract potential members and publicize needed information. SGCI had recently converted to the web platform Liferay from WordPress which necessitated the need to learn a new platform and its capabilities. The modifications for this project were completed utilizing Liferay components, graphical additions, and interactive components.

Keywords: SGCI, Science Gateways Community Institute, Liferay, Workforce Development, CSS, Java, Linda Hayden, Lexicon


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Elizabeth City State University

http://www.ecsu.edu
As a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina, Elizabeth City State University offers baccalaureate, professional, and master's degrees for a diverse student body. Our mission is to promote economic, social, and environmental progress for the people of northeastern North Carolina, the state, and the nation.

Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research

http://cerser.ecsu.edu
The goal of CERSER is to develop and implement innovative and relevant education and research collaborations focused on ice sheet, coastal, ocean, and marine research.

Science Gateways Community Institute

https://sciencegateways.org
The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) was established to provide resources, services, experts, and ideas for creating and sustaining science gateways. Science gateways are online interfaces that give researchers, educators, and students easy access to specialized, shared resources that are specific to a science or engineering discipline. For example, they may connect to or between instruments (such as telescopes or sensors), data collections, specialized software, or high-performance computing.

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Link Name (ECSU, SGCI, Indiana)

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WHO WE ARE

The goal of CERSER is to develop and implement innovative and relevant education and research collaborations focused on ice sheet, coastal, ocean, and marine research. CERSER is also part of the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) which provides coordinating activities across the National Science Foundation, eventually providing services more broadly to projects funded by other agencies. Sharing expertise about technologies and strategies would allow developers to concentrate on the novel, the challenging, and the cutting-edge development needed by their specific user communities.

CERSER

Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing
Education and Research

1704 Weeksville Road, Box 672
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909 
Phone (252) 335-3696 Fax (252) 335-3790