April 21, 2023 | University of Maryland Eastern Shore | Princess Anne, MD

Research Support
and Acceleration Workshop

Join the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) on April 21, 2023 for a free workshop for leadership, faculty, researchers, and IT staff from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

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Improving your institution’s IT for research is priceless.

Minority Serving Cyberinfrastructure Consortium

Join the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) for a free workshop on Research Support and Acceleration for HBCUs on April 21, 2023. The workshop will take place at Lecture Hall 1126 in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions building on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus in Princess Anne, Maryland. Registration is FREE for MS-CC participants and is open through April 14, 2023. 

This workshop aims to engage participants in an administrative dialogue on the importance of IT for research (cyberinfrastructure) for campus leadership and faculty at HBCUs. Furthermore, we will spotlight the role of grant funding agencies in engaging and motivating campuses around education and research programs. 

The workshop is funded by the NSF OAC 2137123 awarded to the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) and Internet2. 

MS-CC Workshop Series

The workshop at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is the second workshop the MS-CC and Internet2 are planning at HBCU and TCU campuses throughout 2023. The first workshop in the 2023 series will take place March 21-22, 2023, at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. 

Read 5 Reasons to Attend the MS-CC’s IT for Research and Cybersecurity Workshops in 2023. We share the top five reasons you should join us for the IT for Research and Cybersecurity workshop. 

If the University of Maryland Eastern Shore workshop is not geographically convenient for you, additional workshops are under consideration and will be announced soon. We hope that you’ll be able to attend one of the upcoming workshops at a location closest to your institution. Learn more about the workshop series


Cyberinfrastructure (IT for Research) Day


Dr. Urban Wiggins, Vice Provost for Decision Science and Visualization, UMES
Dr. Rondall Allen, Provost, UMES
Workshop Objectives, Attendee Introductions
MS-CC Objectives and Opportunities

Ana Hunsinger, VP Community Engagement, Internet2; MS-CC Principal Investigator
Dr. Urban Wiggins, Vice Provost for Decision Science and Visualization, UMES
Perspectives: Technology Infrastructure of Today for HBCUs

HBCU Faculty, CIOs, and Facilities
Lunch w/Breakout Discussion
Perspectives: Federal Funding Agencies and Recipients

Michell Morton, Deputy Director, Digital Equity Program, NTIA
Michelle Lemelle, Communications Lead, Office of Minority Broadband Initiative, NTIA
National Science Foundation
Collaboration Engagement
Workshop Wrap-Up & Feedback

Registration Details


The workshop is free for MS-CC participants, but registration is required. Registration is open through Friday, April 14, 2023. The MS-CC is utilizing Internet2’s event registration system.

What to expect as part of your registration process:

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Hotel Recommendations

The workshop will be held at Lecture Hall 1126 in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions building on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore located at 11868 College Backbone Rd, Princess Anne, MD 21853.

Should you be in need of overnight accommodations, the recommended hotels for workshop participants that are within close proximity to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are:

Please contact the hotels directly to inquire about their daily rates and book your reservation.


As an MS-CC participant from an HBCU or TCU, we will be able to reimburse reasonable mileage (500 miles or less roundtrip) and lodging expenses for participants that reside greater than 60 miles from the host campus. If you are eligible for travel support, you will receive additional information via email about the expense reimbursement process after your registration is processed.

Not an MS-CC participant? Becoming a participant is simple, quick, easy – and free! Fill out the form, join the mailing list, and stay informed about upcoming meetings and activities. 

Participation in the MS-CC helps us create a vibrant community of practice where peers can collaborate and support one another, and build a coalition to advocate for their needs as a community. 

What Workshop Participants Can Expect

The goal of this workshop is to encourage, educate, and empower our HBCU community participants with tools and resources on how to engage and motivate your campus around science drivers. We will provide an overview of IT for research, commonly referred to as “cyberinfrastructure” by federal funding agencies, and why it is so important to your campus, your faculty, and your grant funding.

COVID-19 Information

The COVID-19 situation in the United States is fluid, and we continue to monitor developments that may impact attendees for the MS-CC Workshop. In order to stay current, check this page periodically leading up to the workshop.

Workshop participants will need to abide by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s COVID-19 guidelines while participating in the workshop. 

Code of Conduct

The MS-CC is following the events code of conduct that Internet2 requires at its events. Internet2 and the community are committed to promoting a positive environment at our events and conferences for our members and the research and education community. Our community values fair and equitable treatment of all individuals and expects our attendees to interact professionally and respectfully toward one another. Discrimination or harassment of any type, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion, is not consistent with our values and will not be tolerated.

Unacceptable behavior includes offensive comments; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or unwanted attention; inappropriate physical contact; harassing, derogatory, or demeaning conduct; or other behavior that demonstrates a lack of professionalism or respect for another individual.
Participants are expected to follow these rules at all Internet2-hosted events. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave an event without warning or a refund, at the discretion of Internet2. In some instances, such behavior may be reported to local or federal law enforcement officers. If you believe that you or someone else has been subject to these behaviors, please contact the Internet2 Ethics Hotline immediately at (877) 842-6829 or send a message via the web at www.reportlineweb.com/internet2.