Big Data Spotlight: Oregon Scientists Publish Novel Watershed Findings

This piece was written by: Taruni Manam, Research Experience for High School Students, West Hub Intern, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego – Researchers from Oregon State University recently published their latest findings regarding Stream Temperature and Environment Relationships in a Semiarid Riparian Corridor in the Land journal. Specifically, OSU Ecohydrology Professor Carlos Ochoa led a team that installed …

West Hub Affiliates at Arizona State University Pave Way for FAIR Models with CoMSES.Net

Around this time last year, in May 2020, West Hub affiliate Michael Barton and colleagues published an open letter in Science that urged worldwide scientists to share their COVID-19 models and openly publish their code so that it was Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). While it’s difficult to prove that this letter stimulated epidemiologists to make their work more …

West Hub Community Spotlight: Alaska Projects Focused on Data-Driven Environmental Systems

Chris Turner, who has been working on an array of National Science Foundation-funded data science projects in Alaska for many years, recently spoke with West Hub science writer Kim Bruch about his management of environmental systems data, strategies on implementing FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability) data principles, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted his work. Chris is a …

Making it COUNT: Celebrating All Participants

As we wrap up the Let’s Make it COUNT initiative, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate the winning entries and ALL the participants who made this effort such a rewarding experience.  When we first started this journey, we set out to partner with the Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program, and create a Data Competition for High School …

HSI-STEM Hub Announces Grant Writing and Faculty Professional Skills Workshops

For several years, the West Big Data Innovation Hub has partnered with the HSI-STEM Hub to encourage underrepresented faculty, staff, and students to participate in STEM education and research. Recently, the HSI-STEM Hub has announced several workshops of interest to the community: Spring 2021 Jumpstart Grantsmanship Webinars. On April 9, May 7, June 4, and July 9, facilitators Dr. Martha …

Big Data as a Force for Equity

West Big Data Innovation Hub writer Kim Bruch recently sat down with Dr. Khadija Monk and Dr. Theodoric (Ted) Manley to reflect on Black History Month and the role of big data in their research and lifes’ work. Monk and Manley, participants with the California State University—Los Angeles Spoke Project entitled Big Data to Promote Community Learning and Impact, have …

Big West Affiliates Collaborate for New NSF Life Science Data Science Award

Multiple universities throughout the western U.S. have recently teamed for a four-year National Science Foundation (NSF) project focused on detailed simulations for an array of life science research efforts. Led by the University of Wyoming, the project has been designed to build and test computational models representing an array of biological processes. Additional participants hail from the University of Montana …