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 November 10

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

9:30-11:30         CSSP Board meeting

11:30-12:30             Lunch (Marvel 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

Neil Gershenfeld, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 3D Printing & Bioprinting

Jeffrey Moore, University of Illinois – Smart Materials

John Holdren, Director, Office of Science & Technology Police – U.S. Science Action Programs

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

8:30-9:45             Session I

                        Math and Science Education (potential workshop)

                        Interdisciplinary Projects

                        Association Best Practices Exchange

                        Science Ethics Issues

9:45-11:00            Session II

International Science (E. Sztein, BISO, guest)

Public and Government Affairs

                        Population and Food Security

Scholarly Journals

11:00-12:15            Session III            

Science Careers and Diversity

                         Energy and Environment

                        Public Appreciation of Science


12:15-1:30            Lunch – Othmer Hall with presentation of the 2015 election slate

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

                        Joy Titus-Young, American Chemical Society

Kecia Thomas, Senior Advisor to the Dean for Inclusion & Diversity Leadership, University of Georgia

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

                        Charles Fishman, Author The Big Thirst

                        Joel Corona, Economist, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

                        Mike Young, Chair In Water and Environmental Policy, University of Adelaide

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

                        Hunter Rawlings, President of AAU

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 & W. Pennington)

                        Ester Sztein, BISO, National Academy of Sciences

                        USAID – TBD

                        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