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 your hotel room on Friday night you will be responsible for 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 hotel is approximately a 30-minute drive/cab ride from the airport
- The Marriot provides free shuttle service from the College Park Metro Station
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 The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland, 3501 University Blvd East, Hyattsville, MD.
Participants will stay at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center. Rooms will be double-occupancy. Single rooms will be available on a first come, first serve basis for an additional cost of $90 per night.
Check-in time is 3 PM. Check-out is at 12 noon. You will be able to store your luggage at the hotel before or after these times if you arrive early or are leaving later in the day.
Complimentary internet access will be available at the Marriott and the University of Maryland.
Parking at the Marriott is complimentary.
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