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CSU hosts successful Department of Energy Workshop on Open Science


Cleveland State University hosted a workshop on best practices in Open Science, sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program, and organized by Max Grover and Scott Collis of Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Thijs Heus, associate professor of physics, was the local host. 

During this workshop, PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers from across the nation came together to learn how to best use and interpret the large climatological datasets that ARM provides. The students learned about tools like radar, large-eddy simulations, and machine learning, through the use of open source tools like Jupyter, GitHub, and XArray. Experts from different National Laboratories gave lectures on these topics, while the students worked in groups on real scientific projects, using all the tools that they just learned about. 

True to the nature of the course, the lectures and final projects are all available as open projects themselves. Beyond the hard work inside the classroom, the next generation of climate scientists forged bonds over sunsets at the shores of Lake Erie, the Cleveland Guardians, and everything else that Cleveland has to offer

A few memories of the event can be found at: