Events Archive

Food Evolution Event

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00am

Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of
the most heated arguments of our time: GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana
farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, the film looks at the polarized debate on GMOs and the fear,
distrust and confusion surrounding the topic. It enlists such experts and icons as Mark Lynas, Alison Van
Eenennaam, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Robert Fraley, Marion Nestle and Bill Nye,
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Agricultural Data Integration: From Genomics to Unmanned Systems at the Univ. of MN Campus

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:00am

The University of North Dakota’s Office of the Vice President for Research, Computational Research Center, University of Minnesota’s Supercomputing Institute (MSI), and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) are partnering with the Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH) to bring together experts from different disciplines on challenges and potential solutions to integrating agricultural data sets. Read more about Agricultural Data Integration: From Genomics to Unmanned Systems at the Univ. of MN Campus

Midwest Big Data Hackathon at the University of Iowa

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Midwest Big Data Hackathon is a 2-day non-stop event bringing together the Big Data community from Midwest universities to work on creative ideas around big data applications. Student developers, designers, and data enthusiasts of all kinds can collaborate on exciting projects looking at the opportunities around analytics in the information we access every day. The event will be held at the University of Iowa. The event will be free and open to students working or have interest to work in big data domains (e.g. Read more about Midwest Big Data Hackathon at the University of Iowa

Registration Now Available: UASPSE All-Hands Meeting, Sept. 14, 2017 in Ames, Iowa

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

An All-Hands Meeting for the Midwest Big Data Hub Spoke Project “Digital Agriculture - Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Plant Sciences and Education” (UASPSE) will be held in September.  Registration is now available: https://register.extension.iastate.edu/digitalag/

Agenda

Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences/Plant Phenomics, and Education

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Digital Agriculture: Data Carpentry Workshop

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 8:30am

Iowa State University is hosting the "Digital Agriculture: Data Carpentry Workshop" on September 12-13, 2017.

Data Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Read more about Digital Agriculture: Data Carpentry Workshop

NIFA National Program Leader for Data Science Vacancy (deadline 8/23/17)

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:40pm

Please see the description and link below for more information about this vacancy:

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Vacancy Announcement Number:  NIFA-S17N-0029A is open to all U.S. Citizens.  You may use the following link to view/apply for this position:

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Computing on Phenotype Descriptions for Novel Candidate Gene Prediction

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Carolyn J. Lawrence-Dill

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

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Microsystems Technology for Agricultural Sensors Towards High-Throughput Plant Phenomics

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Liang Dong

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

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NSF Research Traineeship: Predictive Plant Phenomics

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Ted Heindel

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

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Statistical Analysis of Plant Phenomics Data

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Dan Nettleton

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

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Image Processing, Crowd Sourcing and High Throughput Computing for Plant Phenotyping

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Baskar Ganapathysubramanian

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

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Beyond Petri Dishes and Greenhouses: Bringing ‘Field Conditions’ to the Lab

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Ludovico Cademartiri

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

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Challenges Facing Crop Production and Paths to Solutions

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Pat Schnable

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

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