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2009 EPSCoR Project Director's & Project Administrator's Meeting

The Project Director's (PD) and Project Administrator's (PA) Annual Meeting was held May 18-21, 2009 in Arlington, VA. This meeting is important to achieving EPSCoR?s objectives. The meeting is designed to allow the EPSCoR PDs and PAs to receive information, to share strategies, to collaborate, and to share best practices that they and others might use to advance the Research Improvement Infrastructure (RII) programs in their jurisdictions. The meeting was focused on the following emphasis areas:

  • Strategic planning, implementation, and monitoring;
  • New/updated program information;
  • Cross-jurisdiction collaborations;
  • Current issues relative to the NSF EPSCoR program;
  • Sharing of project accomplishments and networking; and
  • Meetings of the PDs with their NSF Program Directors and other NSF Directorate contacts.

The presentations files are in the meeting agenda below:

Monday, May 18, 2009
Time Topic Speakers
8:00 AM Light Refreshments
8:30 Welcome and Introductions Henry Blount
Director
NSF EPSCoR

Lance Haworth
Director
Office of Integrative Activities
9:00 Strategic Planning Jon Desenberg
Performance Institute
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
5:00 Adjourn
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Time Topic Speakers
8:30 AM Light Refreshments
9:00 Strategic Planning continued
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00 PM NSF EPSCoR Updates Henry Blount
Director
NSF EPSCoR
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Report Templates Maija Kukla
Program Director
NSF EPSCoR
4:30-5:00 Questions & Answers
5:00 Adjorn
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Time Topic Speakers
8:00 AM Light Refreshments
8:30 Outreach & Workshops Simona Glibert
Adminsistrative Manager
NSF EPSCoR
  NSF EPSCoR Water Dynamics Workshop Judy Van Houten
Vermont EPSCoR
  Living on Earth: Alaska NSF EPSCoR Social-Ecological Systems Workshop Peter Schweitzer
Alaska EPSCoR
  Building Diversity in Education: Strategies for Broadening Participation in the Sciences and Engineering Jan Taylor
West Virginia EPSCoR
10:30 Break
10:45 RII Inter - and Intra-Campus Connectivity (RII C2) Denise Barnes
Program Director
NSF EPSCoR
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00 NSF Overview Cora Marrett
Deputy Director (Acting)
NSF
1:30 Partnerships
  Office of Cyberinfrastructure
Edward Seidel
Director
NSF OCI
  Grid Computing/QuarkNet Randel Ruchti
University of Notre Dame
  Education and Human Resources Wanda Ward
Deputy Assistant Director
NSF EHR
3:00 NSF Budget and Policy Updates Marty Rubenstein
Director
NSF Budget Division

Jean Feldman
Head
NSF Policy Office
4:30 Adjourn
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Time Topic Speakers
8:00 AM Light Refreshments
8:00-12:00 PD/PA Meetings Judy Van Houten
Vermont EPSCoR
12:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM Report Out & Discussions
3:00 PM Adjourn