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Please share your experience with the South Big Data Hub!

Start the New Year off by sharing your experiences, needs, and perspectives with us! Spare a few minutes and help inform the future strategic South Hub programs, activities, & opportunities. It’s completely anonymous!

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You are invited to participate in an online survey to understand your experiences, needs, and perspectives with regard to the South Big Data Hub (SBDH). You were selected to participate in this survey because you are part of the South Big Data Hub community. Your feedback is important, and we hope you will choose to participate.

This study is being conducted by Dr. Aileen Reid from the Department of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro (UNCG). The purpose of this study is to inform the future strategic planning of the South Hub’s programs, activities, and opportunities.

The survey should take only 8-10 minutes to complete. As a thank you, you will be given the opportunity to enter a drawing to receive one of two $25 gift cards. Two winners will be randomly selected. Your name and email will be collected only if you would like to be in the drawing; however, all survey response data will be coded to remove all identifying information. We will not share your email with anyone.

If you have any questions regarding the survey or this research project in general, please contact Dr. Aileen Reid at amreid3@uncg.edu.

Sincerely,
The South Big Data Hub Team

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DataUp Program 2020 Cohort Applications Open in January 2020

The South Big Data Innovation Hub is excited to host the 2020 DataUp Program. DataUp will offer hands-on training for instructor teams at minority-serving institutions, community colleges, or 4-year liberal arts colleges. Priority will be given to hosts who can demonstrate the participation of faculty from diverse departments, or multiple institutions of the types listed above.

Interested? Learn more about the 2018 cohort’s experiences at the DataUp webpage.

iCompBio REU and Workshop Provides Training to Students and Faculty

In the week of July 29-Aug 2, 2019, more than 50 faculty and students from more 21 institutions participated in two R bootcamps at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). The iCompBio REU is supported by NSF Award 1852042,  REU Site: ICompBio – Engaging Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Computing for Biological Research. The first bootcamp on data wrangling using R was taught by Hong Qin, a computational biologist at UTC. Materials for this R Data Wrangling bootcamp is available at a public GitHub repository https://tinyurl.com/UTC-R-camps2019. The second bootcamp, Electronic Health Records, was taught by Elvena Fong and Zhuqi Miao from the Center for Health Systems Innovation at the Oklahoma State University.

For discussion on research and education in bio big data, please join a LinkedIn group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12279083/

Participants from the first bootcamp on data wrangling using R taught by Hong Qin, a computational biologist at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). The bootcamp is supported by the NSF Big Data Spoke award, Integrating Biological Big Data Research into Student Training and Education.

Participants from the second bootcamp, Electronic Health Records, taught by Elvena Fong and Zhuqi Miao from the Center for Health Systems Innovation at the Oklahoma State University. The bootcamp is supported by the NSF Big Data Spoke award, Integrating Biological Big Data Research into Student Training and Education.

Biological REU

From May 27 to August 5, 2019, a group of 12 students participated in a 10-week Interdisciplinary Computing for Biological Research REU program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. These undergraduate researchers are from Fisk University, Tuskegee University, Morehouse College, Norfolk State University, University of Virgin Islands, Tennessee Technological University, Rhodes College, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The majors of these students include 3 Mathematics, 2 Chemical Engineering, 3 Biology, 1 Biochemistry, 2 Computer Science, and 1 Computer Engineering. The iCompBio19 includes a total of 8 faculty mentors 2019 that come from Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Geology, and Chemical Engineering.

All students presented their REU research results at a poster symposium on July 31.

The 12 student participants in the 10-week Interdisciplinary Computing for Biological Research REU program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The REU was supported by the NSF Big Data Spoke award, Integrating Biological Big Data Research into Student Training and Education.

The 12 student participants of the 10-week Interdisciplinary Computing for Biological Research REU program presenting their REU research results at a poster symposium on July 31. The REU was supported by the NSF Big Data Spoke award, Integrating Biological Big Data Research into Student Training and Education.