By Hector Fernando Burga One of the first challenges that we had as a group was simple: getting organized. This board shows how a number of categories were envisioned at the beginning of our formative process and how we proceeded to self-select among them. Each graduate student researcher placed postid notes on the categories of their choosing. From this colorful arrangement we proceeded to develop a collaborative framework based on the following functioning teams: Space, Research and Development, Services, Infrastructure, Coordination and Communications. It has been enlightening to work with people from different disciplines across academic boundaries and realize that sometimes we say the same thing with different words, or that each of our individual expertise can help resolve another’s questions or concerns.