The next meeting will be held December 6-9, 2014 in Washington, DC.  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:



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

9:30-11:30         CSSP Board meeting

11:45-12:30       Light Lunch

12-12:30            Opening Session (Marvel Hall) CSSP Intro-P. Simmons

12:30-2:00         Public Appreciation of Science (H.P. Stahl, Chair)

            Joe Palca, Science Writer, NPR

            Pamela Baker, Masson Director of Communications, Smithsonian National Zoo

2:00 – 3:00        Food Security & Population (D. Baltensperger, Chair)

Food*Water*Energy Nexus Symposium?
Political, Cultural, Environment
Develop Action Plan.

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

3:30-6:00            Frontiers of Science (M. Apple, chair) Marvel Hall

                            Additional Speakers to be Confirmed

6:00                     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 election slate

1:30-2:30             Diversity & Science Careers (D. Wilson, Chair)

Margie Chmiel, Education Tecnology Specialist, Smithsonian Institute (Invite)

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, Chancellor, North Carolina State University

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 Science


State Department

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

4:30-4:45            Break

4:45-5:30            Working with your Congressional Leaders (workshop) TENTATIVE

6:30            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)


Tentative speakers:

Alan Leshner

Dr. Ted Berger

NSF Director Cordova