The next meeting will be held May 3-6, 2014 in Washington, DC.  We hope to see you there!  


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The dates for the December 2014 meeting are: December 6-9, 2014. 


The Draft Program for the May 2014 Meeting is as follows:


Friday May 2 (Noon-6:30 PM)

12-6:30         CSSP Board Meeting—strategic planning session

Saturday May 3, 2014 (Noon-6:30 PM)

9:30-11:30  CSSP Board meeting

11:45-12          Light Lunch, Meet and Greet

12-12:45          Welcome – Patricia Simmons

12:45-1:25      CSSP Round Robin

1:25-1:30        Coffee Break (Marvel Hall)

1:30-4:30        Frontiers of Science (M. Apple, chair)

Feng Zhang, Investigator, McGovern Institute

Thomas Steitz, Nobel Laureate, Yale University

Sarah Kurtz, Principle Scientist, Reliability Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Lab

4:30-4:45        Coffee Break

4:45-5:45        Clay Christensen, School of Business, Harvard University

5:30                 CSSP Reception & Welcome to new members – Othmer Hall


Sunday May 4, 2014 (7:30 AM-7:30 PM)

7:30 -8:00       Breakfast – Othmer Hall

8:00-12:30      Committee Meetings (Sessions I, II, III)  - Marvel Hall

8:00-9:20        Session I

Math and Science Education  

                        Interdisciplinary Projects

                        Association Best Practices Exchange

                        Science Ethics Issues

9:35-10:55      Session II

International Science (E. Sztein, BISO, guest)

Public and Government Affairs

                        Population and Food Security

Scholarly Journals

11:10-12:30    Session III      

Science Careers and Diversity

Energy and Environment

                        Public Appreciation of Science


12:30-1:30      Lunch – Othmer Hall (potential speaker)

1:30-2:45        Diversity in Science (R. Barnhill, D. Wilson, co-chairs) – Marvel Hall

                        Marinda Wu, American Chemical Society

2:45-3:30        Committee Reports

3:30-3:45        Break

3:45-5:30        Future of Water (D. Penrose & D. Apple) (in progress)

                        Lois Witte, USDA

                        Jeff Princeton,

                        Jerry Piscoli,

5:30                 Deborah Ball Presentation (with Q&A)

6:30-9:00        Awards Banquet – Logan Tavern, 1423 P St NW
                        Deborah Ball

Monday May 5, 2014 (7:30 AM-6:30 PM)

7:30                 Breakfast – Othmer Hall

8:00-9:00        Shirley Malcom, Head , Education and Human Resources, American Association for the Advancement of Science

9:00-10:30      Member Innovation Session: Denise Creech, Director of Membership, ACS

                        Speakers to be Confirmed

10:30-10:45    Coffee Break

10:45-12:45    Energy and Environment Session (D. Fisher)

Dr. Alan Waltar, Past President, American Nuclear Society– Inherently Safe Nuclear Reactors

                        Dr. Scott Tinker, Director of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology; Switch Project

Wayne Pennington, Department Chair, Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences, Michigan Technological University

                        One Addtl Speaker To Be Confirmed

12:45 – 1:30    Lunch – Othmer Hall: Committee Reports and Business Meeting

1:30-2:15        STEM Education: Guest Speaker James Brown-STEM Ed Coalition

2:15-4:15        Association Best Practices: Guest Speaker Bud Crouch

4:15-4:30        Break

4:30-5:30        Working with your Congressional Leaders: Guest Speaker Dick Obermann,

Minority Chief of Staff, House Science Committee

6:30                 Reception with Washington Leaders Othmer Hall  


May 6, 2013 (8:30 AM-1:30 PM)

8:30 AM          Breakfast on Capitol Hill with Congressional Staff –Sponsored by Sen. Kay Hagan (NC) – Location TBD

10:30AM         Adjourn (90 minute Board meeting and Executive Session)


12:00-5:00      Hill visits