Thursday, May 11, 2023
7:30-8:15 a.m. - Check-in and Breakfast
8:15-8:30 a.m. - Welcome Remarks by Urban Wiggins, Ph.D., Chair of the MS-CC Leadership Board, and Vice Provost for Decision Science and Visualization, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
8:30-9:00 a.m. - Keynote Address by Dr. Dietra Y. Trent, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity Through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
9:00-10:30 a.m. - MS-CC Today: Doing Together What We Can’t Do Alone
The MS-CC was informally established in 2018 after a group of chief information officers from a variety of academic institutions got together to talk about cyberinfrastructure and what it meant for their research. Since those early days, our collective efforts to promote advanced cyberinfrastructure capabilities for our community of institutions have received growing recognition, support, and federal funding. Join us for this session as we discuss the priorities driving our activities and our vision for the future of the MS-CC.
Speakers: Al Anderson, Chief Information Officer, Salish Kootenai College. James (Joey) Brenn, Associate Vice President for Information Technology, Claflin University. Carl Robert (Bobby) Clark, Director, CCIT Procurement and Vendor Management, CCIT Internal Operations, Clemson University. Henry (Tom) Jackson, Vice Chancellor, Information Technology Services & Chief Information Officer, North Carolina A&T State University. Ana Hunsinger, Vice President of Community Engagement, Internet2 and PI, MS-CC NSF awards. Lauren Michael, Assistant Director, CI Facilitation, MS-CC.
10:30-10:45 a.m. - Break
10:45-12 p.m. - Lightning Talks: Bridging Community Efforts and Resources
The Internet2 community is more than 2,000 organizations strong, and there are endless opportunities for collaboration. Join us for this networking session where we bring to you a great group of organizations that understand the specific challenges and requirements of research and education.
Speakers: Dedra Chamberlin, Cirrus Identity. Jim Basney, Trusted CI. Chris Hibbs, C-Light. Natalie Palmer, SoX. Dana Brunson, RCD Nexus/CaRCC. Jesus Gomez, Google. Natalie Palmer, The Quilt. Nicole Virdone, CI Compass. Alan Chalker, ACCESS. Brian Bockelman, OSG/PATh. Mary Thomas, National Research Platform. Mark McCormack, EDUCAUSE.
12-1 p.m. - Lunch
1:15-2:30 p.m. - Keynote Address - Reframing our Perspective: Centering HBCU and TCU Voices to Reimagine a Stronger R&E Community
The designations for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) have unique historical and cultural definitions. One area of shared commonality is that despite being systemically underserved and under-resourced, HBCUs and TCUs have continued to uplift their students, and by extension, their communities, and nurture leaders across academic disciplines. Join us to hear first-hand from HBCU and TCU leadership as they tell their own stories, in their own voice, and invite us to reimagine alongside them how to ensure their equal participation in both our national and global R&E communities. Read the official announcement.
Speakers: Dr. Sandra Boham, President of Salish Kootenai College. Deshon Miguel, Director of Information Technology at Tohono O'odham Community College. Dr. Joseph Whittaker, Vice President for Research and Economic Development/Associate Provost at Jackson State University. Dr. Urban Wiggins, Vice Provost for Decision Science and Visualization, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Chair of the MS-CC Leadership Board.
Moderator: Ana Hunsinger, Vice President of Community Engagement at Internet2, and PI of MS-CC NSF Awards.
2:30-2:45 p.m. - Break
2:45-3:45 p.m. - Chief Information Officers and Faculty in Conversation
Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and faculty have many opportunities to collaborate on their campuses to advance research and other activities, but there are many instances where that collaboration opportunity is underutilized. Understanding faculty's everyday experience with technology as it relates to both teaching and research provides the CIO with insight into opportunities for improvement and collaboration. We invited CIOs and faculty from campuses that were recently selected for phase one of the proof-of-concept grant program to share their perspective on how their engagement, with support from MS-CC CI Facilitation, is driving cyberinfrastructure engagement, strategic planning, and governance at their respective institutions.
Speakers: Dr. Deborah Dent, Chief Information Officer, and Dr. Almesha Campbell, Assistant Vice President for Research and Economic Development with Jackson State University; Al Anderson, Chief Information Officer, and Lee Slater, Information Technology/Computer Science Instructor with Salish Kootenai College; James (Joey) Brenn, Associate Vice President for Information Technology, and Dr. Nicholas Panasik, Associate Professor of Biology/Chemistry with Claflin University.
3:45-4:05 p.m. - MS-CC Hackathon Highlights: Student Recognition
The MS-CC is hosting its first Student Hackathon for students attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) on May 9-10. Meet the students who participated in the hackathon and join us as they are awarded prizes and receive their certificates of completion. Thank you to Omnibond Systems for donating computing resources and trainers’ time in support of the MS-CC Student Hackathon.
Speakers: Teni Agbesanwa, Program Coordinator, MS-CC. Boyd Wilson, President and CEO, Omnibond.
4:05-4:45 p.m. - Closing Keynote Address by Manish Parashar, Head of the National Science Foundation’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
4:45-5:00 p.m. - Concluding Remarks by Urban Wiggins, Ph.D., Chair of the MS-CC Leadership Board, and Vice Provost for Decision Science and Visualization, University of Maryland Eastern Shore