Broadening the Reach NSF Workshop (1)

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Broadening the Reach NSF Workshop (1)

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About the Meeting

Date: February 18–19, 2014
Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Broadening the Reach: A Cyberinfrastructure Program for Non-Research-Intensive and EPSCoR Institutions is an NSF funded Internet2 project aimed at supporting the enhancement of campus network infrastructure and external connectivity of small colleges and universities, including but not limited to those in EPSCoR states, having notable research projects, even though the institution may not be primarily research-focused. The program will offer two forms of support: workshops focused on campus infrastructures and external connectivity to support research and teaching, and campus visits by consulting specialists to assist with technical implementation.

First Workshop in the Series

The first Broadening the Reach Workshop was held in Kansas City, MO, February 18-19 2014 and consisted of 1-1/2 days of presentations divided into two parts. We gratefully acknowledge the help of Great Plains Network in assuming responsibility for venue and accommodations.

The first part focused on information covering technical, organizational, and administrative aspects of upgrading and integrating cyberinfrastructure into the campus environment in support of campus based research and teaching activities. The second part of the workshop included topics that addressed the form and content of infrastructure proposals to the NSF and the identification of research drivers within the campus environment, with the goal of enabling institutions to respond competitively to NSF infrastructure opportunities, such as the CC*IIE solicitation.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop series is aimed at campus IT professionals who are responsible for the planning, design and implementation of the campus IT infrastructure in support of research and teaching activities, as well as at those on campus familiar with the research and teaching activities and priorities. Each organization may send up to two attendees to the workshop.


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Hotel & Travel

The first BTR workshop was held at the Hilton Kansas City Airport, 8801 NW 112th Street, Kansas City, MO 64153.


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