The Minority Serving - Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) would like to thank theMidwest Big Data Innovation Hub (MBDH) for featuring our story to raise awareness of our efforts and upcoming activities in the 12-state region served by the NSF MBDH.
We are excited to announce that the MS-CC has funding available for up to 25 participants to attend the 2023 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX23) Conference that will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from September 18 - 22, 2023.
Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Kim in her new role as cyberinfrastructure (CI) engineer for the Minority Serving - Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC)! Jennifer’s first day with the MS-CC is June 20, 2023.
As an outcome of the Minority Serving - Cyberinfrastructure Consortium’s (MS-CC) Cyberinfrastructure (CI) 101 webinar series, we will begin hosting a CI Plan Community of Practice for IT leaders, staff, faculty, and/or others leading, interested in, or contributing to the development of Cyberinfrastructure Plan documents for their campus.
Congratulations to Salish Kootenai College, Jackson State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Claflin University, and Tennessee State University leading a multi-HBCU collaboration with Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, and American Baptist College!
Please join us in welcoming Lauren Michael and Russell Hofmann to the MS-CC’s Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Facilitation team! Russell and Lauren have been supporting the MS-CC as consultants, and are now dedicated staff to the MS-CC effective February 15, 2023.
The Minority Serving - Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) is launching a new Cyberinfrastructure (CI) 101webinar series in 2023 to encourage, educate, and empower our community participants with tools and resources to make an impact on their campus IT infrastructure.
The Minority Serving - Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) and Internet2 are excited to continue our series of IT for research and cybersecurity workshops on the campuses of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in 2023.
The Minority Serving - Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) had an incredible year in 2022 as we advanced cyberinfrastructure (IT for research) capabilities at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and the broader community of minority-serving institutions (MSIs). MS-CC is a thriving and growing community, and we are glad to share some accomplishments from this past year.
This communication was sent to the MS-CC mailing list on Friday, December 2, 2022.
Dear MS-CC Colleagues and Community:
As our community outreach efforts continue to expand, the MS-CC Leadership Council (CLC) recently reviewed and made amendments to the MS-CC Charter that reflect what we’ve learned this past year through these engagements.
It has been an exciting, yet busy fall season for the Minority Serving- Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) as we participated in multiple community engagement opportunities. We are heading to our final stop this year, and are looking forward to participating in the 2022 Internet2 Technology Exchange (TechEX) in Denver, Colorado, from Dec. 5-9.
Addressing equity is critical to democratizing science in the 21st century, and in this Q&A published in Science Matters, the OAC director Manish Prashar explains what advanced cyberinfrastructure entails; challenges and opportunities for broadening participation in science and engineering through cyberinfrastructure; and gives examples of NSF programs and initiatives working on addressing these challenges. Prashsar also cites the NSF-funded work of the MS-CC and Internet2, in collaboration with AIHEC, to improve cyberinfrastructure at HBCUs, TCUs, and the broader MSI community. Read the full story.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022: Seeing Yourself in Cyber with the MS-CC
In 2004, theNational Cyber Security Allianceand the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declared October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to providing people with online safety resources by emphasizing the importance of taking the proper steps to enhance cybersecurity on university campuses, workplaces, and homes.
We’re looking forward to participating in upcoming engagement opportunities these next few months to discuss the work of the Minority Serving - Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) to promote advanced cyberinfrastructure capabilities on the campuses of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs).
On Sept. 22, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. ET, MS-CC Director Lawrence Williams will deliver a presentation focused on supporting historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) through the advancement of campus technology, community building, funding support, and professional development opportunities.
We share the top five reasons you should join us for the ransomware security and cyberinfrastructure workshop in 2022. The first cybersecurity workshop will take place June 22-23, 2022, on the North Carolina A&T State University campus in Greensboro, NC. We’ll be announcing dates for additional workshops throughout the remainder of 2022 at Alabama A&M University, Claflin University, Salish Kootenai College, and Jackson State University.