University to hold inaugural Cyberinfrastructure Day March 27th

Academic researchers to converse with University leadership and technology providers about campus research technology support

Researchers like Dr. Snow have an opportunity to have their voices heard by leadership and campus technology providers.

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3/14/2019 | By: Angela Rudolph |

Coinciding with the University's elevation to an "R1" Carnegie classification "very high research activity," the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is inviting faculty researchers across campus to an inaugural event - Cyberinfrastructure Day (CI Day). This event will focus the conversation on general research technology needs, and will be held on Wednesday, March 27th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with separate morning and afternoon sessions.

CI Day includes keynotes from Provost Kevin Carman, Vice President for Research and Innovation Mridul Gautam, Henry Neeman from University of Oklahoma, campus CI Committee Chair Jeffrey LaCombe, and University CI Director Scotty Strachan. These talks will be presenting on the importance and current state of technology support for academic research, and the University vision for the future. In addition, flash presentations from OIT technology providers and researcher use cases will be featured, along with ample time for Q & A, interactive polling, and one-on-one engagement with OIT personnel.

Both this interactive event and further "inreach" activities in 2019 are aiming to help faculty members be heard and drive the conversation around investment and culture of research technology support at an R1 institution.

Registration for the event is free and has multiple options to meet the busy schedules of faculty researchers across campus. The morning session will offer coffee and refreshments, followed by the taco-bar lunch session that includes interaction with OIT technology providers, and finally the afternoon session that will again be serving refreshments. Attendees can register for part or all of the sessions. Lunch is being sponsored by Dell/EMC and refreshments throughout the day will be sponsored by Juniper Networks.

CI Day will help to gather crucial input from faculty researchers that the University's Cyberinfrastructure Committee and campus leadership can ingest, prioritize, and act on to help build the University's CI Program. This event will allow faculty and lab personnel to interact directly with technology providers in an open and inclusive atmosphere. Please join us and bring your experiences and future needs to the table!

Registration is free and includes refreshments and lunch. Researchers are encouraged to attend. To register please visit the TouchNet Registration Page for CI Day 2019 by Wednesday, March 20th.

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