GEON organized a special session at SACNAS
GEON Session "Cyberinfrastructure: What Is It?"
Friday, September 30th, 9:45-11:45am
GEON organized a special session titled "Cyberinfrastructure: What Is It?" at the
Society for the
Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) National Conference,
September 29-October 2, 2005, in Denver, Colorado.
This session was held on Friday, September 30th, from 9:45 - 11:45 a.m.
GEON also hosted the
GEON booth (#447) to demonstrate more about the cyberinfrastructure being developed
in support of the Geosciences.
According to a National Science Foundation Blue Ribbon Panel, "A new age has dawned in scientific and engineering research, pushed by continuing progress in computing, information, and communication technology, and pulled by the expanding complexity, scope, and scale of today's (scientific) challenges. The cyberinfrastructure initiative is the response to this new age and will affect all young scientists."
Session speakers and topics:
Chaitan Baru: Cyberinfrastructure - background and the computer science perspective
Randy Keller: Cyberinfrastructure - A geoscience perspective and examples
Ann Gates: Examples of work done by UTEP Computer Science students
Chris Andronicos: An example of science aided by cyberinfrastructure - Geodynamics of the Himalaya
Aaron Velasco: The role of a knowledge base in seismology
The mission of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of
Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)
is to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue
graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for science
research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels.
For more information view the
Preliminary Conference Program (PDF)
National Conference page.