Lariat Summit on Connecting Minority-Serving Institutions to US Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP) was a key sponsor of the Lariat Summit Workshop titled "Shaping the Future of the West: Technology, Geography, and Technology Connecting Minority-Serving Institutions to US Advanced Cyberinfrastructure", which took place August 14 - 15, 2006 at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. The diverse participants outlined an action plan to
Engage and educate academic leaders in minority-serving and under-participating institutions about the critical importance of cyberinfrastructure for the future of education and research among all higher education institutions, not just research universities.
Insure that minority-serving and under-participating institutions in the West will be among the "connected" institutions in the United States.
Assist these institutions to develop and participate in local, regional and national activities that will infuse the culture and practice of e-science and cyberinfrastructure down to the faculty and student level in departments, colleges and institutes throughout the West.
The Summit participants will develop a white paper outlining this action plan, which will be shared with state and federal legislators, federal funding agencies, and private foundations. Follow these links to view the
- Agenda for the Summit
- Brochure announcement of the Summit, which includes an overview of the event and a full list of sponsors and participants
- Maps that depict the extension of the network to Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Hispanic-Serving, and Tribal Colleges and Universities within Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
About Lariat - Lariat is a consortium creating a community of biomedical researchers and educators by connecting them to next-generation national and international cyber-infrastructure, e-science opportunities and resources. Please follow the link to view more information.