At the Center of Research
in the Western Pacific

Cyberinfrastructure Update

Date Posted: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:00


Guam’s strategic location in the Pacific uniquely positions the island to become a regional leader for research and education networking. A major goal for Guam EPSCoR is to support the development of a cyberinfrastructure that will promote collaborative academic efforts and research opportunities for higher education, emerging technologies, cultural growth and economic development.
 
Toward this goal, Guam EPSCoR is proud to share several key milestones that were recently achieved:





UOG Chief Information Officer Hired


The University of Guam named Rommel Hidalgo its new Chief Information Officer in January 2016. This is a new position at the University, and one that oversees all campus IT activities. The Chief Information Officer will provide the leadership and vision to implement improvements to the campus’ cyberinfrastructure and helps to lay the foundation for increased research collaboration.




 


UOG Hosted NSRC Campus Network Design Workshop

The University of Guam hosted a Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) Campus Network Design workshop in July 2016. This workshop had multi-institutional participation from around the Micronesian region, including, Palau Community College, Palau Ministry of Education, Northern Marianas College, Marshall Islands, College of Micronesia, Guam Department of Education, and Guam Community College. It also featured direct engineering engagement that resulted in significant changes to the network on Guam.
 


UOG Bandwidth Increased

The University of Guam campus bandwidth was upgraded from 150Mb to 750Mb in July 2016, with connectivity extended to both the University of Guam Marine Laboratory (UOGML) and Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific (WERI) in August 2016.
 





UOG IT Staff Awarded NRSC/I2 Technology Exchange Fellowship


UOG Junior Network Engineers, Randy Dahilig and Jose Santiago were awarded the NSRC/I2 Technology Exchange Fellowship. The annual Internet2 Technology Exchange, which convenes in September 2016, is the premier technical event in the global Research & Education community and the fellowship marks the University of Guam’s first participation in it.