Earlier this month, Janice and I presented an update on the Data Labs project to the OOI Facilities Board during their (virtual) spring meeting.

It’s always nice to have an opportunity to reflect on your accomplishments. It’s been almost 2 years since we began this 2-year project (now stretched to 3), and it’s been an amazing ride.

We started with a team of around a dozen educators interested in using OOI datasets in undergraduate teaching, and now we’ve grown into a community of over 200 faculty members across the country.

We initially proposed to run a series of introductory and development workshops on how undergraduate educators can use OOI data in their teaching. Since then, we’ve added webinars, a fellowship program, and a Lab Notebook development effort. And to top it off, this summer, we will quickly spin up virtual REU experience for undergraduates who would have otherwise missed out on an REU internship this year.

To help explain and encapsulate all of the activities and impact we’ve had to date, Janice created this cool infographic for our presentation.

As you can see, we’ve packed quite a lot into this little community building effort.

If you’re curious to learn more about the current status of the Data Labs project, you can check out the rest of our presentation to the OOI Facilities Board.

It’s been an amazing ride so far, and we still have a little ways to go.

Thank you to the community for jumping on board with us!

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