Community Engagement at Scale: NSF Centers of Expertise
TimeTuesday, July 301:30pm - 3pm
DescriptionSummary: This panel brings together the leaders of centers of expertise serving the CI and NSF communities to present what they wish everyone knew about their respective area and to explore the challenges and lessons learned with the cross-cutting topic of community engagement at scale.
Moderator: Ruth Marinshaw, CTO for Research Computing at Stanford University and leader of the Stanford Research Computing Center
Time: 90 minutes preferred, 60 minutes if requested.
What do science gateways, network performance, molecular science, cybersecurity operations, distributed computing and cyberinfrastructure development have in common? They are all domains that are the focus of centers of expertise funded by NSF to serve the community. They bring together teams with expertise in technical domains and community engagement with the goal of doing community engagement at scale broadly across the science community.
This panel brings together the leaders of these centers to present what they wish everyone knew about their respective area and to discuss the challenges and lessons learned with the cross-cutting topic of community engagement at scale.
Benefits of the panel include:
>Disseminating knowledge about community engagement to the community and to other and future projects.
>Capture and advance our shared knowledge about community engagement.
>Build the community’s awareness of the centers of expertise and their value.
>Entertaining discussion around differences of perspective from the centers.
The agenda for the panel will be:
1. Each speaker presents for <5 minutes on (1) what they wish everyone knew about their respective area, and (2) what are the biggest surprises they have learned in community engagement?
2. A moderated discussion which:
>Explores the similarities and differences in the presented surprises.
>Explores what relationships should exist at the international, national level (with other centers, big CI projects, and NSF itself), with regional networks, and at the state and institutional levels.
>Explores the needs of the target communities and how they can be met by the centers.
>Explores the challenges and opportunities of developing CI workforce.
Differentiation from similar offerings: This is a unique opportunity to present the community-driven efforts around developing centers that aim to enhance the national cyberinfrastructure.