Trellis on the road: Summer 2017

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The Trellis team is getting ready for a summer of conferences, webinars, and workshops. We’ll be showcasing the scientific community engagement training framework that we developed for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program (CEFP) and learning from others interested in the field. Keep an eye on the blog for reports from the Trellis team and CEFP Fellows who’ll be attending some of these events as well.

Here’s where you can find us (online and in person) this summer:


June 12-14: Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2017, Clearwater Beach, FL

Lou Woodley, Director of Community Engagement at Trellis and Program Director of the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program (CEFP) will attend #SciTS 2017 with the other CEFP Fellows who belong to the C3 project team. They will present the following:

Jennifer Davison, Andreas Leidolf, Lou Woodley, Elisha Wood-Charlson and Malin Sandstrom: Panel on Community Management in Scientific Teams and Communities: An Emerging Discipline to Effect Collaboration

Lou’s also going to be representing Trellis in a panel at 1.30pm on Monday 12th June, discussing the role of technologies in collaboration.


June 22:  Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC) Invitational Workshop Exploring Effective Networks and the Role of Network Leaders, New Orleans, LA

Lou Woodley will attend this dynamic, practice-oriented and highly interactive workshop intended to help participants develop an understanding the structure of effective networks and the roles of network leaders (netweavers).


July 12, 1-2:30 PM ET: Intereach Webinar

Continuing their participation in the Science of Team Science community, Lou Woodley and Jennifer Davison will present a description of the AAAS CEFP and the benefits of participating (You can read some of Jen’s reflections on the program here). Jen and Lou will also provide an update on the work of the CEFP project teams that’s exploring the roles and job descriptions of scientific community managers. They’ll be presenting a new taxonomy to describe the varied roles of scientific community managers that they’ve developed with other CEFP Fellows, Andy Leidolf, Malin Sandstrom and Elisha Wood-Charlson.


July 26-27: IU-MSI STEM Initiative 2017 Faculty Research Development Institute, Bloomington, IN

Lou Woodley and Trellis Community Manager Gabrielle Rabinowitz will provide hands on Trellis training for STEM faculty participating in the Indiana University – Minority Serving Institutions STEM initiative. This academic and research partnership will be using the Trellis platform to support their multi-institutional community building efforts.