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The National Science Foundation. Photo by Carol Ormand.

Early Career Geoscience Faculty Visit to the National Science Foundation

Friday, June 27, 2014

If you are planning to go (or are thinking about going) on the optional NSF visit on June 27, please browse the NSF web site, which provides information about all of their programs, including the Program Directors. Particular web pages that may be useful give information about the Geoscience Directorate (this includes links to the Divisions of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Earth Sciences, Ocean Sciences, and Polar Programs), the Geoscience Staff, the Division of Undergraduate Education, and the Division of Human Resources.

When you have had a chance to review the program below, don't forget to choose your sessions.


Travel to NSF on your own by Metrorail. The nearest station is College Park/U of MD Metro (Green and Yellow Lines). The University of Maryland Shuttle 104 will get you there from campus (bus stop is at the Regents Parking Garage; buses run every 9 minutes). Take the Green Line train in the direction of Branch Avenue or the Yellow Line train in the direction of Huntington to L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station and change for the Orange Line in the direction of Vienna. Get off at the Ballston-MU station. From the top of the station escalator, turn right to Stuart Street. Turn left on Stuart and walk one block. The north entrance to NSF is directly in front of you across 9th St. N. Travel time ~45 minutes.

8:30-9:00 Check in at security desk (get visitor badge). You must have a government-issued photo identification (e.g., driver's license).

9:00-9:20 Introduction to the National Science Foundation and Geoscience-Related Programs (Room 1235)

Looking up in the atrium of the National Science Foundation. Photo by Carol Ormand.

9:30-10:30 Small group meetings with core programs in Earth Sciences and selected other divisions.

The programs that have small group sessions will depend upon the interest of the workshop participants and the availability of program officers. For those whose research interests are different than the programs listed below, individual meetings with relevant program officers can be arranged.

10:40 - 11:20 Concurrent sessions concerning broader topics and special programs of interest to Geoscience faculty. Individual meetings with NSF Program Officers to discuss research projects and goals will also be arranged.

11:30-12:30 Lunch on your own or with small groups

In the atrium of the National Science Foundation. Photo by Carol Ormand.

12:45-1:25 Concurrent sessions

1:30-2:10 Concurrent sessions

2:15-2:55 Integrating Research and Education: NSF CAREER Program (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 916kB Jul2 14) (Room 110) - Sonia Esperanca (GEO/EAR)

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.

3:00-3:40 Concurrent sessions

3:45 - 4:15 Debriefing session (Room 770) (Individual appointments with Program Officers will continue based upon need and availability).

Participants will depart on their own.

Don't forget to choose your sessions!

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