Fall 2020 BIO Advisory Committee Meeting

October 29, 2020 10:00 AM  to 
October 29, 2020 4:30 PM
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October 30, 2020 10:00 AM  to 
October 30, 2020 12:45 PM
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PURPOSE OF MEETING: The Advisory Committee for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) provides advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning major program emphases, directions, and goals for the research-related activities of the divisions that make up BIO.


AGENDA: Agenda items will include a directorate business update, status update on the research community’s adaptations to the COVID-19 pandemic, BIO’s recent investments in integration across the biological sciences, a joint session on strategies for broadening participation with the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering, discussion with the NSF Director, and BIO’s investments in collections.


October 29, 2020 – Fall 2020 BIO Advisory Committee Meeting Day 1:

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October 30, 2020 – Fall 2020 BIO Advisory Committee Meeting Day 2:

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Meeting Type
Advisory Committee Meeting

Melody Jenkins, email: Mjenkins@nsf.gov

NSF Related Organizations
Directorate for Biological Sciences

Public Attachments
Fall 2020 BIO AC Agenda

Private Attachments
List of Reading Materials
1. BIO AC Minutes - April 2020 Draft
4.a Chronicle Article - Pandemic Influence on Grad Students
4.b Nature Article on Effect of Pandemic on Grad Students
4.c Graduate Student Survey Pandemic Effects
4.d Unequal Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Scientists
4.e Career Cost of COVID-19 to Female Researchers
6.a NAS Report on MSIs as America's Underutilized Resource - 2019
7. Overview of BIO Broadening Participation Activities
11.a. NAS Report Abbrev Biological Collections
11.b. Extending Biodiversity Collections Full Report
11.c. Reference Links for Collections - NASEM and BCON
BIO AC Agenda Detailed - Final
Administration Priorities and BIO
Integration Activities