Initial Publication Date: March 19, 2009

Early Career Geoscience Faculty Visit to the National Science Foundation

Friday, June 19, 2009

If you are planning to go (or thinking about going) on the optional NSF visit on June 19, 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 Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Ocean Sciences), the Geoscience Staff, the Division of Undergraduate Education, and the Division of Human Resources.


6:45 am Depart for NSF (from Hospitality House, either on the bus or in your own car)

9:45-10:15 Check in (get visitor badge). You must have government-issued photo identification (e.g., driver's license).

10:15-10:50 Introduction to the National Science Foundation and Geoscience-Related Programs (Room 110)

  • Welcome and Introduction to the Directorate for Geosciences - Margaret Cavanaugh
  • Welcome from the Division of Undergraduate Education, Directorate for Education and Human Resources - Jill Singer
  • Welcome from the Division of Earth Sciences - Richard Yuretich
  • Welcome from the Division of Atmospheric Sciences - Anne-Marie Schmoltner
  • Welcome from the Division of Ocean Sciences - Don Elthon
  • Education Initiatives in the Geosciences Directorate: Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences and the Geoscience Education Program - Jill Karsten

11:00-12:00 Small group meetings OR individual meetings with relevant program officers for those whose research interests are different than the programs listed below. Small group meetings are scheduled based on the number of participants with interests in these programs and the availability of program officers.

  • Atmospheric Sciences - Walt Robinson and Alex Pszenny - Room 791
  • Chemical Oceanography - Don Rice - Room 310
  • Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) Programs for Faculty at Two-year Colleges (ATE, CCLI, STEP, S-STEM, etc.) - Jill Singer - Room 855
  • Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry - Richard Yuretich - Room 770
  • Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics - Richard Yuretich - Room 770
  • Geophysics - Eva Zanzerkia - Room 320
  • Hydrologic Sciences - Doug James - Room 730
  • Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2) - Candace Major - Room 370
  • Petrology and Geochemistry - Bill Leeman - Room 330
  • Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology - Rich Lane - Room 365
  • Tectonics - David Fountain - Room 390

12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own or with small groups

Afternoon: Small group sessions and individual meetings to discuss research goals/projects with NSF Program Officers.

1:30-2:10 Concurrent Sessions

  • Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement - Jill Singer (Room 730)
  • Coupled Natural and Human Systems - Sarah Ruth (Room 310)
  • Earth Sciences Instrumentation and Facilities (Acrobat (PDF) 833kB Jun24 09) - Russell Kelz and David Lambert (Room 770)

2:15-2:55 Concurrent Sessions

  • EarthScope - Linda Warren (Room 730)
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Outreach Activities (REU, RET, and Communicating Research to Public Audiences Supplements) - Lina Patino, Don Elthon, Sue Weiler, and Sylvia James (Room 770)

3:00-3:40 Integrating Research and Education: NSF's CAREER Program and fulfilling the "Broader Impacts" requirement - Don Elthon (OCE), and Sue Weiler (ATM) (Room 110)

3:45-4:25 Concurrent Sessions

  • Broadening Participation in the Geosciences - Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG), the GEO-Education program, and Human Resource Development programs - Jill Karsten (GEO), Nicole LaDue (GEO) and Marilyn Suiter (EHR) (Room 730)
  • Emerging Topics in Biogeochemical Cycles (ETBC) , Multi-scale Modeling (MSM), and Environment, Society, and the Economy (ESE) - (Room 770) - Richard Cuenca and Sue Weiler

4:30-5:00 Debriefing session (Room 730)

5:15 Dinner at Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203 (703-528-3131)

6:45 Bus departs for Williamsburg (leave from restaurant)