The next meeting will be held December 6-9, 2014 in Washington, DC at 1155 16th St, NW.  We hope to see you there!  


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The dates for the May 2015 meeting are: May 2-5, 2015


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



Updated Sept 20

Saturday Dec 6, 2014 (Noon-6:30 PM)

9:30-11:30 CSSP Board meeting

11:30-12:30 Lunch (Othmer Hall)

12-12:20 Opening Session (Marvel Hall)--CSSP Introductions and Overview-P. Simmons

12:30-2:00 France Cordova, NSF

2:00-3:30 Public Appreciation of Science (H.P. Stahl, Chair)

Joe Palca, Science Writer, NPR

Pamela Baker, Masson Director of Communications, Smithsonian National Zoo

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break (Marvel Hall)

4:00-6:30 Frontiers of Science (M. Apple, chair) Marvel Hall

John Holdren, OSTP

Neil Gershenfeld, MIT

Nancy Sottos, Univ of Illinois

6:30 CSSP Reception & Welcome to new members – Othmer Hall


Sunday Dec 7, 2014 (7:30 AM-7:30 PM)

7:30 -8:30 Breakfast – Othmer Hall

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

8:00-9:15 Session I

Math and Science Education  (potential workshop)

Interdisciplinary Projects

Association Best Practices Exchange

Science Ethics Issues

9:20-10:35 Session II 

International Science (E. Sztein, BISO, guest)

Public and Government Affairs 

Population and Food Security 

Scholarly Journals 

10:40-11:55 Session III 

Science Careers and Diversity 

Energy and Environment

Public Appreciation of Science 


12:00-1:30 Lunch – Othmer Hall with presentation of the 2015 election slate

1:30-2:30 Diversity & Science Careers (R. Barnhill & D. Wilson, Chairs)

Margie Chmiel, Education Technology Specialist, Smithsonian Institute 

2:30-3:30 Committee Reports & Business Meeting

3:30-3:45 Break

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

5:30-6:00 Awards Presentation (with Q&A) 

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

Monday Dec 8, 2014 (7:30 AM-6:30 PM)

7:00-8:00 Breakfast – Othmer Hall

8:00-10:00 Future of the Research University and the Research University of the Future (P. Simmons 

& S. Mosher, chairs)

Randy Woodson, APLU & NCSU

10:00-10:30 Q&A with speakers and members 

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break 

10:45-11:45 CHORUS Presentation (G. Nelson)

Susan King, American Chemical Society

David Ratner, CHORUS

11:45-12:30 Lunch – Othmer Hall

12:30-2:30 International Science (R. Fuller, Chair)

Ester Sztein, BISO, National Academy of Sciences


State Department-tbd

2:30-4:30 How to Do Capitol Hill Briefings (American Chemical Society)

4:30-4:45 Break

4:45-6:00 Working with your Congressional Leaders (workshop) 

6:00-7:00 Reception with Washington Leaders--Othmer Hall 


December 9, 2014 (8:30 AM-1:30 PM)

8:30 AM Breakfast on Capitol Hill with Congressional Staff – Sponsored by Rep. Price– Location TBD 

10:30AM Adjourn (90 minute Board meeting and Executive Session from 10:30-12)

11:30-5:00 Hill visits