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NSF EPSCoR Project Directors and Project Administrators Meeting 2010

Promoting, Capturing, and Disseminating Innovation

The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, Arlington, VA

Monday, May 17, 2010    

7:30 AM

 

Breakfast

 

 

8:30 AM

 

Welcome and Introductions

 

Henry N. Blount
Director, NSF EPSCoR
W. Lance Haworth
Director, OIA

8:45 AM

 

EPSCoR Update

 

Henry N. Blount
Director, NSF EPSCoR

9:30 AM

 

The Path Forward: NSF Strategic Planning for FY 2010 – FY 2015

 

Clifford Gabriel
Executive Officer (Acting), MPS

10:15 AM

 

Break

 

 

10:30 AM

 

NSF: The Innovation Agency

 

Joanne Tornow
Executive Officer (Acting), BIO

11:00 AM

 

The Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences:  Critical Dimensions of Innovation

 

Myron Gutmann
Assistant Director, SBE

11:30 AM

 

Fostering Innovations in Education and Human Resource Development

 

Joan Ferrini-Mundy
Assistant Director (Acting), EHR

12:00 PM

 

Working Lunch: NSF EPSCoR – The Director’s Perspective

 

Arden Bement
Director, NSF

1:30 PM

 

Stimulating Innovation: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

 

Martha Rubenstein
Chief Financial Officer (Acting) and Director, BFA
Jean Feldman
Head, NSF Policy Office

2:00 PM

 

COMPETES, ARRA, NTIA, BTOP, EPSCoR: The Outlook for Broadband

 

Mark Luker
Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP), NTIA

2:30 PM

 

Break

 

 

2:45 PM

 

External Engagement: Communicating Science and Engineering Effectively

 

Jeff Nesbit
Director, OLPA

4:15 PM

 

Adjourn
Unfettered Networking

 

 

5:30 PM   Reception    
    Dinner on Your Own     

7:00 - 9:00

 

Project Directors’ Caucus

 

 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

7:30 AM

 

Breakfast

 

 

8:30 AM

 

Housekeeping

 

Henry N. Blount
Director, NSF EPSCoR

8:45 AM

 

Workshops:  Pathways to Innovation

 

Denise Barnes
Senior Staff Associate, NSF EPSCoR

9:15 AM

 

Beyond Kumbaya: Realizing the Full Potential of Workshops

 

Gail McClure
Vice President,
Arkansas Science and Technology Authority

9:45 AM

 

A Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering

 

Alan Blatecky
Deputy Director (Acting), OCI

10:15 AM

 

Break

 

 

10:45 AM

 

Climate Change Education Partnerships (CCEP): Promoting Innovation in Workforce Development and Public Science Literacy

 

Jill Karsten
Program Director for Education and Diversity, GEO

11:30 AM

 

Instrumentation, Infrastructure, Innovation

 

Randy Phelps
Staff Associate, OIA

12:00 PM

 

Working Lunch: Highlights – Agents for Showcasing Innovation

 

Pamela O’Neil
Staff Associate, OIA

1:30 PM

 

CAREER Awardees: Where Are They Now?

 

Sonia Esperanca
Program Director, Petrology and Geochemistry, GEO; Chair, NSF CAREER Coordinating Committee

2:00 PM

 

Metrics: Reporting Indicators of Progress

 

Denise Barnes
Senior Staff Associate, NSF EPSCoR

2:30 PM

 

Site Visits: The Home Team on the Home Court

 

Maija Kukla
Program Director,
NSF EPSCoR

3:00 PM

 

Break

 

 

3:15 PM

 

NSF Centers: Platforms for Innovation

 

Dragana Brzakovic
Senior Staff Associate, OIA

3:45 PM

 

EPSCoR Questions? Ask The Staff!

 

Denise Barnes
Senior Staff Associate, NSF EPSCoR

 

 

 

 

Patricia Ferguson
Senior Program Assistant,
NSF EPSCoR

 

 

 

 

John Hall
Program Director,
NSF EPSCoR

 

 

 

 

Maija Kukla
Program Director,
NSF EPSCoR

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Moore
Administrative Manager (Acting),
NSF EPSCoR

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Schopf
Program Director,
NSF EPSCoR

 

 

 

 

Uma Venkateswaran
Program Director,
NSF EPSCoR

4:00 PM   Closing Remarks
Adjourn
  Henry N. Blount
Director, NSF EPSCoR