On December 7-12, 2008, representatives from Elizabeth
City State University attended the 4th IEEE International
Conference on e-Science on the campus of Indianapolis University.
This conference brought together international and interdisciplinary
research communities, developers and users of applications
and supporting IT technologies. Results of the latest research
and product/tool developments were presented and ongoing e-Science
activities ranging from linguistics to astronomy were highlighted.
Linda Hayden, Director of the Center of Excellence in Remote
Sensing Education and Research (CERSER),
supported six elementary and middle school educators to join
the conference on the first day as part of the Center for
Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
project. These teachers attended the session titled "Riding
the Geoscience Cyberinfrastructure Wave of Data: Real Time
Data Use in Education" which brought e-Science resources
and applications for use in the classroom. This session also
included a section on the "Online CReSIS and Polar Resources
for Education" presented by Mr. Ryan Bowman of CReSIS
and Dr. Linda Hayden.
representatives from ECSU included Mrs. Sharonda Walton, IT
Customer Service Manager and Mr Kuchumbi Hayden, Network Coordinator
who presented a poster titled "Network and Physical Upgrade
of EV Wilkins Computing Center To Support a 600 Node Grid
Used with Remote Sensing of SAR Polar DATA." Their abstract
can be found at http://escience2008.iu.edu/exhibits/EV_Wilkins.shtml.
Also attending were graduate students Mr. Je'aime Powell,
Polar Grid Manager and Mr. Jeff Wood, Education Program Manager.
Je'aime worked intensively with the Indiana University staff
as a student volunteer while also attending various sessions
pertaining to his responsibilites as Grid Manager. Jeff attended
sessions on the development of portals and the spread of cloud