Workshop Program

Thursday July 2, 2015

Location: Grinnell College, Noyce Science Center, room 2022

10:00 AM Introductions and welcoming remarks, first tasks, and logistics

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Workshop goals and agenda
  • Logistics - computer access, SERC accounts, facilities

10:10-10:30 Why we think that using social issues makes a difference - Jim Swartz, Grinnell College

10:30-11:15 AM Examples of these types of projects

11:15-11:40 Brainstorming session using Brainstorming Grid (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 12kB Jun26 15)Brainstoriming Guide PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 326kB Jul2 15) : What kinds of projects would you like to pursue? Organize groups for work later in the day.- Jim Swartz and LeAnn Faidley moderate

11:40-12:00 Resources and models available from SERC - Cailin Huyck Orr

12:00-1:15 Lunch and small group discussion about possible projects, challenges, what types of help you need

  • What scale are you interested in working on?
  • Describe things you have tried and want to try
  • What changes at a program-level would need, or like to see, to make these ideas possible?

1:15 -1:45 Report out from lunch discussions and organize into working groups

1:45-3:00 Small group working sessions - collective work on specific projects

3:00-3:15 Break and finalize workspace pages

3:15-3:35 Share action plans with another group (10 min each)

3:35-3:50 Group reflections and discussion of next steps

3:50 End of workshop survey

4:00 Adjourn

This workshop is sponsored by the Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) funds from NSF -