Lecture: Sandra Gesing - Accelerating Science

Datum objave: 10.7.2024

You are invited to a guest lecture by Sandra Gesing, Executive Director of the US Research Software Engineer Association, on Thursday, August 1, 2024, at 11:00 AM in the Graduation Room, FRI.

Title: Accelerating Science: It Takes a Village

Lecture Summary: Over the past decade, academia and national labs have increasingly recognized the crucial role of hidden contributors contributing to accelerating science. The acknowledgement is evident in quite some projects. From the founding of 10 Research Software Engineer Associations worldwide to the dedicated efforts the NSF Center of Excellence for Science Gateways. While it is encouraging that the importance of cyberinfrastructure and research software and the people being in this line of work receive more attention, we still have a long road in front of us for well-defined career paths and incentives. A multi-facet approach is needed to meet researchers and educators as well as the hidden contributors where they are. This webinar will delve into the crucial role of research software engineers, science gateway creators, and research facilitators in advancing research and computational activities. Furthermore, It will highlight the importance of fostering a community that encompasses all stakeholders in academia and national labs, advocating for a cultural change and actionable measures on how everyone can contribute to make it happen.

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