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BIOAC Meeting Agenda
November 18-19, 2004
Room 375

Thursday November 18 , 2004
8:30 AM

Welcome
Dr. Mary E. Clutter, Assistant Director

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8:40 AM

Remarks, Approval of Minutes
Dr. James P. Collins, Chair

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Directorate Updates

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9:00 AM

Budget and Current Issues
Dr. Mary E. Clutter

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9:45 AM

Reorganization - Division of Integrative Organismal Biology (IOB)
Dr. Judith Verbeke, Deputy Division Director

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10:15 AM

BREAK

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10:30 AM

Cyberinfrastructure in the Biological Sciences (CIBS) Working Group
Dr. Michael Willig, Chair (Division Director, Environmental Biology)

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11:00 AM

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Dr. Elizabeth Blood, Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI)

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11:30 AM

Emerging Frontiers (EF)
Dr. Joann Roskoski, Executive Officer

  • Frontiers in Biological Research (FIBR)
  • Research Coordination Networks (RCN)
  • NSF Priority Areas
    • Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE)
    • Nanscale Science and Engineering (NSE)
    • Mathematical Sciences (MSI)
    • Human and Social Dynamics (HSD)
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12:00 PM

WORKING LUNCH
Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Deputy Director, NSF

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Broadening Participation

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1:30 PM

Introduction
Dr. Mary E. Clutter

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1:45 PM

Background on NSF Diversity Programs

  • Legal Aspects – Mr. Lawrence Rudolph, NSF General Counsel
  • NSF Framework and Programs – Dr. Thomas Windham, Senior Advisor, OD
  • CEOSE Guidance to NSF – Dr. Margaret Tolbert, Executive Liaison
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2:45 PM

Education Plan
Drs. Penelope Firth, DEB, and Muriel Poston, DBI

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3:15 PM

BREAK

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3:30 PM

Broadening Participation Working Group
Dr. Thomas Brady, Chair (Division Director, IOB)

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4:00 PM

Division Examples

  • Division of Biological Infrastructure
    Dr. Muriel Poston, Deputy Division Director
  • Division of Environmental Biology
    Dr. Michael Willig, Division Director
  • Division of Integrative Organismal Biology
    Dr. Thomas Brady, Division Director
  • Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
    Dr Maryanna Henkart, Division Director
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5:30 PM

Challenges and Impact of NSF Activities
Dr. Norine Noonan, College of Charleston

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6:00 PM

Adjourn/Reception - Room 605

Friday November 19, 2004

Broadening Participation (continued)

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8:30 AM

Challenges and Impact of NSF Activities (continued)

  • Dr. Norma Allewell, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Dr. George Liggins, Bacton Assay – Partnerships
  • Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet, Tribal Colleges
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10:00 AM

BREAK

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10:15 AM

Activities of Other NSF Directorates

  • Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
    Dr. Jacqueline Huntoon, Office of the Assistant Director
  • Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
    Dr. Janice Hicks, Division of Chemistry
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11:00 AM

CAREER
Dr. Joanne Tornow, Chair, NSF CAREER Coordinating Committee

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12:00 PM

LUNCH

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Committee of Visitors Reports

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1:30 PM

Division of Biological Infrastructure
Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kervliet

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1:45 PM

Plant Genome Research Program
Dr. Burt Ensley

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2:00 PM

Future Business

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2:30 PM

ADJOURN

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