“The platform allows us to combine a lot of different ideas, versus using different tools in different places,” says Teresa. She realized that HUBzero would provide the functionalities envisioned by the project while attending the first Science Gateways Bootcamp in April 2017. Fellow Bootcamp participants had recommended using the platform based on the needs of the program. Teresa used the Science Gateways Community Institutes’ Extended Development Support to set-up EcologyPlus and build several critical customized areas such as the career development goals and the “Opportunities in Ecology” list. “We are very grateful for this EDS support without which this project may not have gotten off the ground,” said Teresa.
EcologyPlus is currently supporting students in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area in its pilot phase. EcologyPlus plans on inviting other cities to be a part of the project, in the phase of the project.
To learn more about EcologyPlus, visit https://ecologyplus.esa.org/.