Training Opportunities

IMCI: Data Carpentry - Geospatial Analysis Workshop - April 23 & 24


Location: University of Idaho

General Information

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research.

This hands-on workshop will focus on managing and understanding spatial data formats, understanding coordinate reference systems, and working with raster and vector data in R for analysis and visualization. An introductory knowledge to R is helpful, but not required. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems, and will be aimed towards graduate students and other researchers. Attendees must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: IRIC Building, Room 352, University of Idaho - 875 Perimeter Dr, Moscow, ID 83844. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: Apr 23-24, 2020. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

  • The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
  • Accessible restrooms are available.

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email for more information.

[Externally funded]  

Idaho Diversity Network: Online Mentoring Resources (ON DEMAND)


The Idaho Diversity Network is featuring online mentoring resources with a focus on providing professional development for faculty and students on effective strategies for mentoring students from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and related fields.

Topics will range from discussion on importance of establishing a culture of mentorship to understanding implicit bias and the science behind effective mentoring strategies. The online resources will include webinars on demand as well as live interactive sessions featuring Idaho students, staff and faculty. An online training series will allow us to not only share expertise from our local experts, but also participate in mentor training opportunities going on throughout the country through national mentoring efforts such as the Mentor Collective and the National Research Mentoring Network.

[EPSCoR funded]