The candidates for the 2018 Engagement Team (ET) Chair election are Daniel Fuka and Ryan Gooch.
Election runs from 4/24 - 5/8/2018. ET members will receive their ballots via email in the afternoon of 4/24. If you have any issues or did not receive your ballot, contact the ESSO.
Daniel is a cross-disciplinary scientist with a BS in Horticulture and MS and Ph.D. in Biological and Environmental Engineering, working on the Big Island of Hawai’i as a Faculty Research Scientist for Virginia Tech University.
Ph.D. Candidate Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University; M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2014; B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2010.
The Engagement Team is responsible for proactively reaching out to the EarthCube community to encourage involvement in EarthCube and promulgate the EarthCube cyberinfrastructure, and serves as a conduit for feedback from the community to the Demonstration Governing body. Team members will consist of experts in communications and will be responsible for the planning and implementation of engagement strategies across the broader EarthCube Community. This Team will be heavily supported by the EarthCube Office staff.
The candidate should have sufficient science and technical proficiency to be able to bridge between the Science Committee and Technology and Architecture Committees, both within EarthCube itself and to the broader community outside of EarthCube.
The candidate needs to be able to communicate the mission of the Engagement Team, in addition to any concerns or additional ideas that surface, to the Leadership Council and the broader community.
Preferably, the candidate will be familiar with outreach efforts that have already been made, will be comfortable engaging in outreach on behalf of EarthCube, and will have attended end-user workshops or similar meetings within EarthCube, to better understand the challenges being addressed.
Enable broad dissemination of EarthCube information across academia, the private sector, and government. Use a variety of tools (including a forum/commons) to enable community discussion. Actively share information about EarthCube resources (data, workflows, software, etc.).
Implement branding strategies to enable users to easily identify EarthCube results and outcomes
Engage and support end users and stakeholders (e.g. professional societies, publishers, government, commercial), including attracting new users to EarthCube
Encourage, engage, and enable the next generation of EarthCube stakeholder leadership
Chair facilitates regular meetings for the Engagement Team, supported by the committee co-chair.
Chair also joins regular Leadership Council meetings, acting as a voting representative of the Engagement Team.
They attend at least two face to face meetings with the Leadership Council each year - at the All Hands Meeting and the AGU Fall Conference.
Preference is for someone from the Geoscience or Cyberinfrastructure communities, with a primary affiliation in a US academic institution or not-for-profit organization representing academia, with experience in NSF- funded projects.
The chosen candidate will serve from June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2020.
Office Support and Resources
The ESSO provides staff support for the Leadership Council and its Chair. This support, which is further outlined in the Services Plan, includes planning and meeting logistics, administrative and clerical, budget management, and communications, including Web and virtual meeting, support.
Travel support is available to cover Leadership Council, other EarthCube, and outside meetings and events as appropriate within the approved travel budget. In addition, the Project provides an honorarium payment of $5000 annually.