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Following up on our meeting earlier this week, here's a few additional content providers we might want to approach about participating in our carnival event.  Any other thoughts or suggestions before we reach out to these folks?

7/29/2015 14:17:16 Lamar Owen
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI)

Smiley Radio Telescope Training is required prior to PARI issuing a login. Training may be conducted in person, either at PARI or at the user's institution, or over video conferencing.

9/9/2015 8:29:57 Jayma A. Moore, Laboratory Manager
Electron Microscopy Center core facility
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota

Scanning Electron Microscope Microscope

9/22/2015 9:07:08 Ashley Walter
Curriculum Developer
Office of STEM Education Partnerships
Northwestern University
2120 Campus Drive, Room 231
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-467-5134
iLabs Central Multiple instruments

Shared Skies
Dr. Kielkopf didn't respond to our survey request but it might be worth asking him if he'd be interested in participating in the Carnival.  Tim Sizemore from KY Dept of Education could help us here as well.


From: <> on behalf of James Werle <>
Date: Monday, December 14, 2015 1:46 PM
To: Sue Schmidt <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: Finding a new NANSLO/Internet2 RI working group time

Great news!   Thanks for the update, Sue.   Team, see the note from Sue below.


From: Sue Schmidt <>
Date: Monday, December 14, 2015 12:08 PM
To: James Werle <>
Subject: RE: Finding a new NANSLO/Internet2 RI working group time

I checked with Great Falls and North Island College and both are available during those two weeks.  The time is good.  The only day Brenda can’t do the event is Thursdays.  So Tuesday or Wednesday would work best.  Brenda (GFC MSU) is thinking 4 sessions (I think for her as she mentioned Microscopy, Emissions, Fish Tank, and Beer-Lambert) and then Albert (NIC) would do some as well but I’ll get a better feel for the number of sessions NANSLO could deliver before our next meeting.  They will both probably join our next scheduled call in January as well . . . Sue


From: [] On Behalf Of James Werle
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 7:40 PM
To: Jennifer Oxenford
Subject: Re: Finding a new NANSLO/Internet2 RI working group time


Jennifer, this is great!  Thanks for pulling it together and we'll look forward to discussing in more detail on our next working group call on Mon Dec 14




From: Jennifer Oxenford <>
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 5:38 PM
To: James Werle <>
Cc: "" <>
Subject: Re: Finding a new NANSLO/Internet2 RI working group time


Hi James, All, 


Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! 


Here is a draft brief description of the Remote Instrumentation Content Carnival as we discussed at the retreat in Phoenix a few weeks ago. I look forward to speaking with the NANSLO/Internet2 RI working group further about this on our call on Monday. 





Remote Instrumentation "Content Carnival" Proposal 


Goal(s): The primary goal of the proposed Remote Instrumentation “Content Carnival” is to build upon the work already done in the NANSLO/Internet2 remote instrument working group survey project and highlight remote instrumentation projects and resources available to the educational community in a very real and engaged format through live demos, remote audience interaction, and observed participation by schools around the country. 


Format: The all virtual event would run for several hours or a half day type format (say from 11am PST - 3pm EST) to accommodate multiple timezones and maximize participation by schools across the country. We would coordinate 30 min. “demos” of the remote instrument or labs that agreed to participate allowing for a brief presentation or overview by a PI or lab manager and then a “demo” if applicable followed by a live Q&A with participating schools. The half day format would allow for up to 8 30 minute presentations or if we received more than 8 presentation requests we could even run multiple simultaneous tracks or break the event up over two days. The entire event would be run over live interactive video with an “inner circle” of participating IVC sites and a larger “outer circle” of view only sites watching the live webstream. Interactive schools would sign up for only 1 30 minute session so they would not be required to stay connected for the entire four hour half day event. Participating remote instrumentation projects/labs would gain the additional national/international visibility and awareness of their work often key to the educational outreach goals of funded projects. Schools and the national community would gain a deeper understanding of the available remote instruments and labs reachable over advanced networks. 


Next steps: 

- Determine the supporting IVC and streaming resources. KINBER can volunteer to provide BlueJeans IVC bridging for this if desired (possibly streaming as well). Other regional/state networks may have alternative resources/suggestions. 

- Pick a date for the carnival. Sometime in Feb. - May would be ideal. 

- Create a brief proposal format and disseminate to remote instrument PIs/labs inviting them to participate. 

- Determine the schedule based on content providers committed. 

- Create a webpage and registration mechanism (google forms) to allow schools to register for particular sessions. 

- Advertise the event to schools 

- Test with Labs/Content Providers 

- Test with Schools 

- Live event 



On Nov 18, 2015, at 11:36 AM, James Werle <> wrote:


My apologies , that should read…  "Our first meeting will be Monday Dec 14th". 


From: James Werle <>
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 8:30 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: Finding a new NANSLO/Internet2 RI working group time


It looks like Mondays at 8:30am Pacific/9:30am Mountain/10:30am Central/11:30am Eastern works best for the group.  Let's start with a 1/2 hour monthly standing meeting time .  We can increase frequency and duration as needed.  


Our first meeting will be Monday Dec 9th.  I'll send a calendar invite momentarily.


Until then, Jennifer Oxenford has graciously offered to draft an initial description of the proposed  RI "content provider carnival" videoconferencing event.  We can discuss the idea in more detail during our Dec 9 meeting.






From: James Werle <>
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:03 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: Finding a new NANSLO/Internet2 RI working group time


Hi Folks, 


Just a reminder to please submit your availability for the new standing meeting time at your earliest convenience:  


Thanks Jennifer, Sue, and Larry who've already submitted!







From: James Werle <>
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 7:28 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: Finding a new NANSLO/Internet2 RI working group time




As we discussed during our recent working group progress report in Tempe, the current standing meeting time/day doesn’t work for several members of our the team.  I've created the following doodle poll to help us find a time/day that works better.   We can probably also consider meeting monthly at this point but that is something we can discuss on our next call.  


Please submit your standing meeting availability at your earliest convenience:  








Jennifer Oxenford
Director of Community Engagement, KINBER

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