Professional Development Opportunities

Webinar Series with American Military University

VACCINE and American Military University have collaborated to present a bi-monthly webinar series. The webinars are in coordination with the framework of The National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology that was created by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). Each webinar will focus on a specific structured dialogue topic related to homeland security technology in an effort to get people talking about problems, challenges, and solutions to keep our country safe.

MSI Faculty Workshops

VACCINE fosters an education program to expand the teaching of visual analytics at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). The program focuses on preparing MSI faculty to incorporate visual analytics courses into their programs. Learning topics and activities in the workshops focus on: understanding the theory and foundation of visual analytics, integrating visual analytics into course curriculum, developing learning communities for interdisciplinary courses, hands-on instructor-supported tutorials on extracting various forms of big data, and a unique group-designed application learning assignment. Workshop participants should be faculty members at a Minority Serving Institution with some experience or interest in Visual Analytics. If you are interested in hosting an MSI faculty workshop, please email Jen Christopher, Program Outreach Specialist, at christ81@purdue.edu.

Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

In an effort to engage faculty and students from minority serving institutions with the science of visual analytics, VACCINE offers summer research opportunities that allow students and faculty to conduct research on campus at our Center of Excellence. For more information about this program, click here.

Summer Research Team Program for Federal Service Academies

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and the Department of Defense (DOD) partnered to create a program that fosters a research environment for future military leaders. The program is exclusive to DOD faculty, rising senior cadets, and midshipmen. For more information about this summer research opportunity, click here.

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