Indiana University


Broader Impact

We exploit strong existing outreach activities at CReSIS and Indiana University to involve Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) directly in our work. A strong education and training activity led by ECSU (a Historically Black University) will involve undergraduates through new curricula and research experiences at all CICPS participants. Students trained and educated on PolarGrid will participate in internships and enhance the entry of a diverse workforce into exciting important science. Existing collaborations with the Association of Computer/Information Sciences and Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) and the NSF-funded MSI Cyberinfrastructure Empowerment Coalition (MSI-CIEC) will ensure our outreach has broad impact. The innovative architecture of PolarGrid with intermittently disconnected components has applications to other powerand bandwidth-challenged applications.