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Stanton eScience Presentation

  1. 1. Education for eScienceProfessionals<br />Jeffrey Stanton, Syracuse University<br />
  2. 2. Cyberlearning Tools for STEM Education Conference 2011<br />Join the online discussion backchannel for this session at:<br />Thanks!<br />
  3. 3. Acknowledgements<br />Support from the National Science Foundation, award OCI-0753372 from the CI-TEAM program<br />Colleagues contributing to this work: Elizabeth Liddy, Derrick Cogburn, R. David Lankes, Megan Oakleaf<br />Doctoral student Youngseek Kim assisted with the development of graphics used in this presentation<br />
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  5. 5. Interviews<br />& Focus Groups<br />Job Market<br />Analysis<br />Job Analysis of eScience Professionals<br />Work Duties<br />Worker Characteristics<br /><ul><li> Collect & Store Scientific Data
  6. 6. Manage/Analyze/Present Data
  7. 7. Investigate ITs & Analyze Needs
  8. 8. Coordinate in IT Implementations
  9. 9. Find Collaboration Opportunities
  10. 10. Facilitate Communications
  11. 11. Manage Guideline/Project/Budget
  12. 12. Domain Area Knowledge
  13. 13. IT/IS Knowledge/Skills
  14. 14. Database Knowledge/Skills
  15. 15. Scripting Knowledge/Skills
  16. 16. Communication/Research Skills
  17. 17. Project/Admin Skills
  18. 18. Learning/Teamwork Abilities</li></ul>eScience<br />Professionals<br />Organizational Features<br />Educational Requirement<br /><ul><li> Work in Research Centers in both Industry & Academia
  19. 19. Work with Scientists and Engineers
  20. 20. Diverse Problems in Huge Data Sets/Database Management/New Technologies/Collaboration
  21. 21. B.S. Degree in Science or Engineering Field
  22. 22. Plus Information Management related Education or Training
  23. 23. Or M.S. in Information Science or Information Management</li></li></ul><li>
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  25. 25. Knowledge Discovery <br />across the STEM Disciplines<br />Scientists & Engineers<br />Information organization & presentation<br />IT Developers<br />Limited opportunity to <br />master IT skills<br />Rapid pace of <br />IT development<br />eScienceProfessional<br />Information need <br />discovery<br />Adaptation <br />of <br />technology<br />Proliferation of scientific & engineering information<br />Limited knowledge in science & engineering<br />Rapid evolution of IT<br />Challenges communicating across disciplines<br />Subject-matter expertise<br />Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, or other STEM Disciplines<br />
  26. 26. Preparation<br />
  27. 27. Arthur Benjamin (Harvey Mudd College)<br />Calculus is an important subject. It's one of the great products of the human mind. The laws of nature are written in the language of calculus. And every student who studies math, science, engineering, economics, they should definitely learn calculus by the end of their freshman year of college. <br />But… Very few people actually use calculus in a conscious, meaningful way in their day to day lives. On the other hand, statistics -- that's a subject that you could, and should, use on daily basis. <br />
  28. 28. Preparation<br />High School Coursework:<br />All: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics<br />Minimum of six semesters: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Space Science, Physics, Advanced Biology , Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Physics<br />Leading to:<br />AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C: Mechanics, or AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism<br />Followed by college major:<br />Biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, engineering, with minor in informatics, information management, or IT<br />
  29. 29. More Information<br /><br /><br />