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Typical (First) Industrial Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for a Multi-University I/UCRC

Draft agenda must be vetted with NSF and a confernece call scheduled with NSF and Evaluator to review meeting plans.

Day 1:

7:30am Participant Registration
7:30 - 8:15 am Breakfast and Networking Time
8:15 - 8:35 am Welcome Remarks (Center, site directors; university administration - Deans VPs preferred)
8:35 - 9:15 am Kickoff Meeting Goals, Vision and Capabilities of the Center (Center, Site Directors)
9:15 - 10:00 am NSF I/UCRC Presentation (I/UCRC program director & Center Evaluator)
10:00 - 10:15 am BREAK
10:15 - 12:15 pm Project Proposal Presentations
  • Limit to 5 projects
  • List the project titles and time allocated to each
  • Strict adherence to presentation template
  • Make sure each project has clear milestone, deliverables for the first year and proposed budget
  • Leave adequate time for discussion
  • LIFE forms for each project must be filled out (electronic and paper) prior to start of next presentation
12:15 - 1:15 pm LUNCH
1:15 - 3:15 pm Project Proposal Presentations
  • Limit to 5 projects
  • list the project titles and time allocated to each
  • make sure each project has deliverables for the first year, milestones and proposed budget
  • LIFE forms must be filled out after each project presentation
  • LIFE forms must be collected at the end of the session
3:15 - 3:30 pm BREAK
3:30 - 3:45 pm Review of Evening and Day 2 activities (Center Director)
3:45 - 5:00 pm IAB Organizational Meeting and Formative Discussion (IAB) Members and NSF only)
Discussion of
  • Impressions if day 1
  • Day 2 project voting process
  • Project management & mentoring framework for selected projects
  • Election of IAB Chair andChair-Elect (secretary)
6:00 pm Technical Forum and Social (Poster Session, Reception, etc!)

Day 2:

7:30 - 8:00 am Arrival and Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 am LIFE FORM Review and Discussion (All participants - at IAB Discretion)
9:30 - 10:45 am IAB Meeting (IAB Members and NSF)
Projects: Discussion of proposed projects, voting and discussion of results, formulation of funding recommendation to center leadership. Finalize discussion of topics started at the day 1 formative IAB meeting.
10:45 - 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 - 11:30 am IAB Report Out, Discussion (IAB, Center and site directors, NSF)
11:30 - 11:50 am Action Items and Plans for Next Semiannual Meeting (IAB, Center and Site Directors & NSF)
11:50 - 12:00 pm Summary and Closing Remarks (Universities involved)
  ADJOURN (Box lunches typical)

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