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Tuesday, July 19

8:00am EDT

Plenary - Opening Session. DR. PAMELA MCCAULEY Innovation Nation: The Critical Impact of Innovation
Welcome from Conference Chair
Plenary - Pamela McCauley 
In this dynamic keynote address, Dr. Pamela McCauley discusses the impact of innovation on individuals, nations, and the global society. She highlights her State Department HIV/AIDS Health Care Service Delivery work as an application example of the critical impact of science and technology innovation. Intertwined in her talk, Dr. McCauley highlights the crucial component of diversity and why successful innovation is dependent on all-inclusive collaboration. She shares high and lows of her own career as well as research-based practical strategies for individuals and organizations to propel their actions into useful products and services, both globally and collaboratively. 

Dr. Pamela McCauley is an ergonomics and biomechanics expert, a dynamic keynote speaker, a popular author, and an award-winning professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida where she serves as Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory.

Dr. McCauley is currently on assignment with the U.S. Department of State in her role as a Jefferson Science Fellow. The Jefferson Science Fellowship program serves as an innovative model for engaging the American academic science and engineering communities in U.S. foreign policy. Dr. McCauley is involved in technology assessment and policy, researching the globally critical Ergonomics of Ebola, HIV and Other Infectious Diseases for Healthcare Workers.

She is the author of over 80 technical papers, book chapters, conference proceedings and the internationally best-selling ergonomics textbook; Ergonomics: Foundational Principles, Applications, and Technologies. Many of her leadership, diversity, innovation and STEM education related talks draw from her research-based book Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation: Inspiration and Strategies for Women as well as her personal story; Winners Don't Quit . . . Today They Call Me Doctor.


Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom InterContinental Miami

1:00pm EDT

Plenary - Meredith Drosback - White House Office of Science and Technology Policy - "The National Strategic Computing Initiative"
The National Strategic Computing Initiative was launched one year ago asan all-of-government effort to maximize the benefits of high-performancecomputing research, development, and deployment to advance scientificdiscovery and ensure economic competitiveness.  The Initiative includesparticipation from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy,Department of Defense, and eight other Federal departments and agencies.In this presentation, I will share an overview of the Initiative as wellas an update on Federal efforts over the last year and opportunities forengagement with academia and industry.

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Meredith Drosback

Dr. Meredith Drosback serves as the Assistant Director for Education andPhysical Sciences and the Science Division Staff Director at the WhiteHouse Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  Her work focuseson improving learning outcomes and opportunities in science, technology,engineering... Read More →

Tuesday July 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom InterContinental Miami
Wednesday, July 20

1:30pm EDT

Plenary Session - DR. HELEN TURNER 'A'ohe pau ka 'ike i ka hālau ho'okahi: education at the interface of science, culture and privilege in Hawai'i

Pacific islands offer the world stunning biodiversity, millennia-old models for sustainability, and uniquely rich indigenous cultures. These ‘paradoxical paradises’ are also globally-relevant sentinel locations for the ravages of climate change, food insecurity, health inequity, wealth gaps, migration and erosion of indigenous culture. Science and technology offer important components of the solutions to these problems, particularly as the era of ‘big data’ arrives. However, data science has the potential to become the latest in a series of colonizing Western scientific paradigms from which Pacific indigenous peoples are largely disenfranchised. Tensions between science and culture are an emerging threat to health, sustainability and prosperity in the Pacific. This presentation discusses innovative data science research projects and educational approaches that embody principles of democratization (an inclusive STEM pipeline that transcends barriers of privilege),  decolonization (inculturation of indigenous knowledge within a Western scientific paradigm), and (re)-discovery (export of Pacific-based models to address global challenges). Theolelo no’eau of the title tells us  that ‘not all knowledge is learned in the same school’. A discussion will be offered of gaps in the Pacific educational ecosystem for science and technology, and the necessary fusion of science and culture in STEM educational approaches.


Dr. Helen Turner

Dr. Helen Turner is Chaminade University's Dean of Natural Sciences and a tenured Professor of Biology. Dr. Helen Turner, a leading STEM advocate, has agreed to give a plenary presentation at XSEDE16 in Miami. Her talk title is: " 'A'ohe pau ka 'ike i ka hālau ho'okahi: education... Read More →

Wednesday July 20, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom InterContinental Miami
Thursday, July 21

8:00am EDT

Plenary Champion Fellow Lightning Talks
Champion Fellow Speakers: Kevin Abbey (Rutgers University), Erin Hodgess (University of Houston Downtown), Don McLaughlin (West Virginia University),Nitin Sukhija (Mississippi State University), Craig Tanis (University of Tennessee Chattanooga).

Fellows will present their final report of their year-long ECSS project collaboration.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am EDT
Grand Ballroom InterContinental Miami

8:45am EDT

Plenary Champion Panel
"Campus Engagement: Helping You with Resources from Local to International"

Panel Participants: XSEDE Campus Champions
Panel Moderator: Dana Brunson, Oklahoma State University

As the Campus Champions program has matured and grown, the Champion mission has rapidly expanded beyond the originally conceived purpose. Champions now focus on finding the best solution for their constituents, at any level, including workgroup, institution, state, region, domain, national and even international. In addition, the impact of the Champions now includes sharing of Cyberinfrastructure challenges and solutions, leading to professional development that is improving research and education outcomes.
In this panel, we will discuss the emerging mandate of the XSEDE Campus Engagement program, especially but not only the Champions, and how this transformation will affect computing- and data-intensive research and education nationwide.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:45am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom InterContinental Miami

1:30pm EDT

XSEDE All-Hands
Thursday July 21, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Chopin Ballroom
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