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Participants:  Linda Akli, Chris Hempel, Dana Brunson, Jay Alameda, Karla Gendler, Marques Bland, Kate Cahill, Maytal Dahan, Kelly Gaither, Marisa Brasil, Alex Rocha, Susan Mehringer, Juan Martinez Ramirez,

Action items:

Notes/Agenda:

  • Important Dates
    • 5/17: RY2 Annual Report and PY8 Plan due
      • All L3 text due today
    • 6/6-6/7: XSEDE Quarterly Meeting
    • 6/11: NSF Annual Review
      • Format similar to what we did last year; ran it in parallel sessions; CEE and ECSS together, XCI & Ops & PgO together;
      • Trying to be more proactive; review committee doesn’t want to be talked at in terms of we hit our targets;
      • Need to reformat so that everyone talks about both the tangible and intangible; for example, in Campus Engagement, redefine the idea of what a cyber practitioner; things want to elevate up to a major impact; want to tell stories
        • Would like to see the reports written that way; that’s hard
        • How can you prove some of this impact? We can’t prove the negative; we can show the progression and the momentum; can say we have provided a platform through the XSEDE/PEARC conference;
        • Always hard to call things out as it is not a solo effort; collaboration with other XSEDE groups and outside of XSEDE makes it hard to say it is just one group;
      • Highlights need to be suggested; we will find where they go;
      • Trying to bring back longitudinal studies;
      • For UII – from standpoint of capability that you enable, what is the impact of that? What does it mean? Are we current, are we ahead of the game?
      • Linda – didn’t report but Code of Conduct was developed; co-led; KG to recommend it has a project-wide
      • Kelly thinks this is an imperative review as to how XSEDE will compete in the future
    • 7/22-7/26: PEARC18
  • General Announcements– Kelly
    • Annual Report
      • Always looking for highlights especially for the NSF review; anecdotally and/or numbers; examples could be with the students and how they have come through XSEDE and where they are now
    • Staff Evaluation Feedback
  • WBS area updates
    • Workforce Development – Jennifer
      • Training – Susan
        • Will send additional highlights
        • Scott L - would like to get more information for advertising; question has been bounced around; we don’t give out that type of information; it’s a privacy thing;
        • Will check with Lizanne and Lorna regarding lists that are sent to moderators for their in-person training - DONE 5/3/2018: Shared information confirmed ok.
      • Student Programs – Rosie
      • Education – Jennifer/Kate
        • Kelly is working on PIF that Kate submitted to answer questions and clarify;
        • EMPOWER – 11 new students working over the summer; 5 of those funded to attended PETASCALE institute; one of the current students presented at ACS national symposium this spring
        • Workshops
          • Computational Chemistry
          • Parallel Computing Curriculum Development
          • Both workshops full
    • User Engagement – Chris
      • Input is in for the annual report
      • Sent out 7700 contact emails; 100% contact for ¾ quarters; 171 actionable items; 156 resolved;
    • Broadening Participation – Linda
      • Splitting travel support for 6 for Computation Chemistry workshop; trying to do mostly lodging and will cover airfare for some; had one that requested Uber; didn’t want to create barriers and gave John guidance
      • Waiting for numbers for second workshop
      • Data Sciences Institute – at least one request
      • MSI Champions – trying to figure out numbers and may have more for PEARC
      • 4 workshops coming up
        • Cal State Los Angeles: 60 underepresented STEM students funded by NASA; Saturday school; how to get them to use UNIX, Linux, etc; Oct – Feb; has potential to become an interesting model; will also do standard workshop
        • Morgan State
        • Hampton
        • UTEP: national Hispanic partnership
      • Computing4Change – SigHPC is hosting at SC18, turned into a competition; 16 spots and has 94 applications; have to write a statement on a social topic that they find interesting and important;
    • UII – Maytal
      • Working on documentation improvements; next sign off on the website; various improvements to pages;
      • Will work on impact highlights for the report
      • Maytal did a great job on the panel in CA; maybe be brought in for Computing4Change
    • Campus Engagement – Dana and Henry
      • University of Guam is now involved so have every state and every EPSCoR jurisdiction;
      • Dana talked to Kevin at NSF and walked through the slides regarding the threads on email lists and complete change; now part of Champion list
      • Very optimistic about cyberinfrastructure community coming together
      • PEARC champion networking event – trying to figure out what day; probably Monday
      • Elections, 10 year anniversary, working sustainability into everything
      • Had a good discussion about the Champion climate survey
      • 7 applications for Fellows program
      • Need to mention how Champions collaborate throughout XSEDE

 

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