MS-CC Research and Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Workshop at Virginia Union University

Virginia Union University
June 25-26, 2024
Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center
1813-1899 Bath St,
Richmond, VA 23220

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Motivating your Campus Around CI to Advance Research and Education (R&E) Programs

Join the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) for a free two-day research and cyberinfrastructure workshop in Richmond, Virginia. The MS-CC workshop will be hosted at the campus of HBCU, Virginia Union University from June 25-26 2024, in the Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center located at 1813-1899 Bath St, Richmond, VA 23220. Registration is FREE for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) participants and is open through Friday, June 21, 2024.

We’ve designed a hands-on workshop experience for leadership, faculty, researchers, IT staff, and students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities HBCUs and TCUs that provides information, tools, and resources to support and enable many day-to-day activities on your campus.

This workshop provides opportunities for networking and connecting with your peers, potential collaborators, and partners via breakout sessions, discussion groups, and hosted meals. Please read the workshop agenda (below) for additional details. 

The workshop is funded by the NSF OAC 2137123 awarded to the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) and Internet2.


June. 25, 2024 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Cyberinfrastructure Day


Introduction to MS-CC and Workshop Objectives
IT for Computing and Data Science (“Cyberinfrastructure”)

Lunch & Networking


CI Strategic Value for Education and Research: Perspectives and Panel
Cyberinfrastructure, Arts, & Humanities
National Science Foundation (NSF) CI and Cybersecurity Funding
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Funding for HBCUs
Campus Perspectives on Funding Panel
Research and Education Networks (RENs) & Cyberinfrastructure Resources in the Region

June 26, 2024 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
Cybersecurity & Research Computing Support Day


Internet2’s National Network and Services for HBCUs
Campus Cybersecurity Priorities for HBCUs Panel
Cybersecurity Support and Workforce Requirements Panel
Strategy Sessions (concurrent)
  – Strategy for Successful Grant Admissions
  – Technology Requirements for R1 and R2 Campuses

Lunch & Networking


Cybersecurity Support, Workforce Requirements, and Education Programs at HBCUs Panel

MS-CC Workshop Series

The MS-CC workshop at Virginia Union University is one of several workshops the MS-CC and Internet2 are planning at HBCU and TCU campuses throughout 2024. 

If the MS-CC workshop in Richmond, Virginia is not geographically convenient for you, additional workshops are under consideration and will be announced throughout 2024. We hope that you’ll be able to attend one of the upcoming workshops at a location closest to your institution. Learn more about the MS-CC Workshop series.


The two-day workshop is free for MS-CC participants, but registration is required. Registration is open through Friday, June 21, 2024. The MS-CC is utilizing Internet2’s event registration system.

What to expect as part of your registration process:

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Hotel Recommendations

The workshop will be held in the Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center on the Virginia Union University campus, located at 1813-1899 Bath, St. Richmond, VA 23220

Should you be in need of overnight accommodations, the recommended hotels for workshop participants that are within close proximity to these campuses are:

Please contact the hotels directly to inquire about their daily rates and book your reservation.


We will provide parking information as soon as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.


As an MS-CC participant from an HBCU or TCU, we can reimburse reasonable mileage (within a 250-mile radius of Virginia Union) if you have not attended a workshop within the last two years. The reimbursement request process is completed in two steps:

Not an MS-CC participant? Becoming a participant is simple, quick, easy – and free! Fill out the form, join the mailing list, and stay informed about upcoming meetings and activities. 

Participation in the MS-CC helps us create a vibrant community of practice where peers can collaborate and support one another and build a coalition to advocate for their needs as a community.

What Workshop Participants Can Expect 

The two-day workshop agenda is designed around two themes: Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity. The workshop program includes keynote presentations, panel discussions with cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity leaders, facilitated group discussions, and hands-on learning opportunities, including access to open-source security tools and documented best practices for campus infrastructure.

Informal networking opportunities provide you with opportunities to meet and build connections with your peers and cybersecurity professionals and leadership from regional and national non-profit organizations supporting the research and education community in the U.S.

COVID-19 Information

The COVID-19 situation in the United States is fluid, and we continue to monitor developments that may impact attendees for the MS-CC Workshop. In order to stay current, check this page periodically leading up to the workshop.

Workshop participants will need to abide by Virginia Union University’s COVID-19 guidelines while participating in the workshop. 

Virginia Union University works with Capital Area Health Network (CAHN), their University-based healthcare provider, and follows the recommendations from the Virginia Department of Health(VDH) as well as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Events Code of Conduct

Internet2 and the community are committed to promoting a positive environment at our events and conferences for our members and the research and education community. Our community values fair and equitable treatment of all individuals and expects our attendees to interact professionally and respectfully towards one another. Discrimination or harassment of any type, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion, is not consistent with our values and will not be tolerated.

Unacceptable behavior includes offensive comments; deliberate intimidation, stalking or unwanted attention; inappropriate physical contact; harassing, derogatory, or demeaning conduct; or other behavior that demonstrates a lack of professionalism or respect for another individual.

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MS-CC Research and Cyberinfrastructure Workshop at Virginia Union University

Registration is Free for HBCU and TCU participants and will be open through Friday, June 21, 2024