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PEARC20’s theme is “Catch the Wave.” This year’s theme embodies the spirit of the community’s drive to stay on pace and in front of all the new waves in technology, analytics, and a globally connected and diverse workforce. We look forward to this year’s PEARC20 virtual meeting, where we can share scientific discovery and craft the future infrastructure.

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Wednesday, July 29 • 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Building a Gateway Infrastructure for Interactive Cyber Training and Workforce Development

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Science gateways provide integrated data and computation support for research, education and online collaboration. To address the emerging shortage of adequately trained students and workforce in science and technology, more projects are utilizing gateways to disseminate training materials and online modules. However, the contents of these online learning modules are mostly limited to static materials, lacking support for dynamic and interactive learning. As part of the NSF funded GeoEDF project, we enhanced the HUBzero platform with novel capabilities to improve the online learning experience. These improvements include developing general purpose online tools for education purpose and implementing integrated data and tool functions in the HUBzero course module so that instructors can create online course outlines that seamlessly combine static teaching materials with dynamic data, tools, and interactive coding environments such as Jupyter Notebook and RStudio. In this paper we describe in detail the newly augmented HUBzero course environment implemented on MyGeoHub and showcase several projects that have been using these capabilities on MyGeoHub to support a broad spectrum of learning and training activities, including (1) development and delivery of adaptable cyber training modules for teaching undergraduate and graduate students on the FAIR (Findable, Accessible Interoperable and Reusable) science principles and applications in the fields of hydrology and climate sciences; (2) development and delivery of a short course and workshop tutorials on studying global sustainability using a gridded crop modeling system on MyGeoHub; (3) development of next-generation workforce through undergraduate internships in partnership with the Purdue Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI) program; and (4) outreach to middle school students entering 10th and 11th grade in the TOTAL (Turned Onto Technology and Leadership) summer camp, introducing them to geospatial data management and analysis using MyGeoHub cyberinfrastructure.

Wednesday July 29, 2020 12:00pm - 1:20pm PDT