The program will begin on Sunday evening, June 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM at the University of Maryland STAMP center. The workshop will conclude after dinner on Thursday evening, June 26. There is an optional visit to the National Science Foundation on June 27.
Check-in for the workshop will take place on Sunday, June 22, starting at 2:00 PM.
If you cannot arrive on Sunday in time for the 5 PM opening session and dinner, please plan to travel on Saturday and indicate that on your travel information form. Under these circumstances, we will arrange for housing for you on Saturday night.
Optional NSF Trip
We are offering an optional one-day trip to the National Science Foundation on Friday, June 27. We will start with an orientation session followed by small group meetings with program officers. Following that, NSF staff will offer group sessions on some specific NSF programs and you will be able to meet individually with NSF program officers. Transportation to NSF is on your own. This NSF trip is optional, but we encourage everyone, including faculty from two-year colleges, to attend.
If you opt to stay in DC on Friday night you will be responsible for finding accommodations and the cost of the extra night's stay.
Participants are responsible for their travel to and from the workshop.
Transportation to College Park, MD by Air
Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the most convenient to College Park.
- The campus is approximately a 30-minute drive/cab ride from the airport
If you attend the NSF trip, you may choose to fly home on the afternoon or evening of June 27. Travel time from the NSF offices to Dulles is at least one hour (and may be more during rush hour); to Reagan National you should allow at least one-half hour if during rush hour. The Washington DC Airport Shuttle serves both airports. They will pick up at the door and deliver to the airport.
Travel by Rail
Several Amtrak routes serve the DC area.
Travel by Car
Use your favorite online map to get directions to the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
Participants will stay at in single-occupancy rooms in suites on the University of Maryland campus. We will be staying in the South Hill Community. Workshop sessions will take place in the Adele Stamp Student Union and Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.
Complimentary internet access will be available at the University of Maryland.
There will be a fee ($10/day) for parking at the University of Maryland. Please indicate if you will need a parking pass when you fill out your Registration form.
Workshop participants will be able to purchase guest passes for the UMD gym at the Eppley Recreation Center. Passes are $7.00 a day and grant access to the Eppley Recreation Center (ERC), Cole Field House, Ritchie Coliseum, Reckord Armory, and the School of Public Health Building (SPH).
Visit the UMD website for information on hours and specific facilities.
What to bring:
Dress will be casual during the workshop. Please be prepared for cool air-conditioned buildings and the hot/humid outdoors. Rain sometime during the week is likely. More formal attire is recommended for the NSF visit.
All breakfasts and most other meals from Sunday dinner through Thursday dinner will be provided. There will be various options, including vegetarian entrees. We expect to be able to satisfy most food preferences and restrictions. If you are accepted to the workshop, you will have the opportunity to tell us about any special dietary restrictions on the registration form.
Molly Kent (SERC staff): 507-222-7938