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ESPIn - Earth Surface Processes Modeling Summer Institute

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career

ESPIn is a 8-day immersive training experience (virtual in 2021) for 25 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and/or early career faculty at the CSDMS Integration Facility at the University of Colorado in Boulder. ESPIn is designed to allow participants to make advances on critical earth surface processes research questions by teaching cyberinfrastructure skills.

ESPIn will offer hands-on training in numerical modeling, best programming practices, open source software development, collaborative coding and version control systems, High Performance Computing and model uncertainty quantification. Several days will be dedicated to working in small teams on authentic research, data analysis and coding projects. Participants can also work on developing their own research codes. In addition, there will be dedicated time for networking, and professional development. A mix of experienced scientists, visiting faculty, software engineers and research computing experts provide instruction.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Colorado, Boulder (Lead)
Tulane University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields

Computational Modeling
Computer Modeling
Cyber Infrastructure
Fluvial Geomorphology
Geospatial Modeling
High Performance Computing
Landscape Modeling
Mathematical Modelling

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 7/21/2021
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