Early Career Geoscience Faculty Visit to the National Science Foundation

Friday, June 11, 2010

If you are planning to go (or thinking about going) on the optional NSF visit on June 11, 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, 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 - David Matty
  • Welcome from the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) - Richard Yuretich
  • Welcome from the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) - Anne-Marie Schmoltner
  • Welcome from the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) - Phil Taylor
  • 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 and Geospace Sciences - Alex Pszenny and Eric DeWeaver (Room 310)
  • Chemical Oceanography - Don Rice (Room 725.33 - across the hall from Room 730)
  • Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) Programs for Faculty at Two-year Colleges (ATE, STEP, S-STEM, etc.) - David Matty (room 730)
  • Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics AND Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry - Enriqueta Barrera and Richard Yuretich (Room 320)
  • Geophysics - Ben Phillips (Room 785.21)
  • Hydrologic Sciences - Tom Torgeson (Room 330)
  • Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2) - Candace Major (Room 340)
  • Petrology and Geochemistry - Sonia Esperanca and Bill Leeman (Room 770)
  • Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology - Rich Lane (Room 365)
  • Tectonics - David Fountain (Room 785)

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

12:00-12:40 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) and Marilyn Suiter (EHR) (Room 730)

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

1:30-2:10 Concurrent Sessions

  • Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) - Dave Matty (Room 730)
  • Earth Sciences Instrumentation and Facilities - Russell Kelz (Room 770)

2:15-2:55 Concurrent Sessions

  • Coupled Natural and Human Systems - Sarah Ruth (Room 730)
  • Effective Broader Impacts, Opportunities to Support International Activities, and Grant Supplements for Undergraduates and Outreach Activities (REU, RET, and Communicating Research to Public Audiences Supplements) - Lina Patino (EAR), Don Elthon (OCE), Lisa Rom (OCE), Jessica Robin (Office of International Science and Engineering), Bruce MacFadden (Informal Science Education - Communicating Research to Public Audiences) (Room 770)

3:00-3:40 Integrating Research and Education: NSF's CAREER Program and fulfilling the "Broader Impacts" requirement - Sonia Esperanca (EAR), Don Elthon (OCE), and Sarah Ruth (AGS) (Room 110)

3:45-4:25 Some Interdisciplinary Opportunities: Environment, Society, and the Economy (ESE) - Candace Major and Richard Yuretich, Ocean Acidification (OA) - Candace Major, Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC), and other climate related programs- Tom Torgeson (Room 770)

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)