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2011 Workshop Home


The ACerS-NSF Ceramic Materials PI Workshop will be held in the multi-purpose room on the second floor of the Virginia Tech Research Center-Arlington, 900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Va., 22203.


Schedule of Events
Pre-Workshop Tutorial

Preparation needed:
1.) Prepare one highlight and bring it to the Workshop. For reference, samples from the 2010 workshop are posted in the Archive in the document NSF Highlights: Getting the Word Out.

2.) Key points: outcome, impact, explanation, image with caption and release. Include name, institution and, if applicable, the NSF award number on your highlight.

8:45-9:00 Registration and Refreshments: 2nd floor, 900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Va.

Welcome from ACerS – Mark Mecklenborg
 – Practical matters, logistics, etc.

 – Introduction to ACerS staff

9:05-9:30 Presentation: NSF Reporting Requirements – Lynnette Madsen, Division of Materials Research (DMR) in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorate, NSF
9:30-9:45 Invited Presentation: Writing Effective Highlights – Amber Jones & Jackie Conciatore, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA), NSF
9:45-10:00 Break – Make refinements to your highlights & load on laptop

Interactive Session on Highlights

 – Participants to present their refined highlight to the group for feedback

 – Best 3 highlights selected by audience (presented later in workshop)

Main Workshop

Preparation needed:
1.) Prepare a one-slide introduction. This slide will be used to introduce your work to other PIs during the Workshop. See the 2010 PI Workshop Archive for examples. Send one-slide PowerPoint or PDF file to Greg Geiger by Thursday, July 21, 2011.

NOTE: Things you might want to include on your slide or mention during your 3-minutes: name, affiliation, research expertise, description of your NSF-funded project in ceramics, interest in collaborations, one significant broader impact activity that you carry out or are interested in carrying out, etc.

2.) Prepare a poster for display throughout the main workshop. Dimensions are 3 ft. by 3 ft.

3.) Pose a suggestion or question to the ACerS and/or NSF (see Pass-the-Hats 2011 below).

10:45-11:00 Registration and Refreshments. Poster Session A set-up.

Welcome from ACerS – Mark Mecklenborg

 – Practical matters, logistics, etc.

 – Introduction to ACerS staff


Welcoming Remarks from NSF – Lynnette Madsen

 – Ian Robertson, DMR’s Division Director

11:30-Noon Group A Participant Introductions – Present one slide each.
Noon-1:00 Lunch and Poster Session A
1:00-1:10 Data Management Plans at NSF – Lynnette Madsen
1:10-1:40 Data Management – Terrell Vanderah, National Institute of Science and Technology, and Steve Freiman, Freiman Consulting
1:40-1:50 Discussion: Data Management – Led by Terrell Vanderah, Steve Freiman, and Lynnette Madsen
1:50-2:30 Working Session: Draft a Data Management Plan
2:30-2:45 Break. Poster Session B Set Up.
Pass-the-Hats 2011: Drop written questions and suggestions for ACerS in Ohio hat and put questions, comments and suggestions for NSF in DC-area hat. Written suggestions may be anonymous. You may also send e-mails (ACerS: mmecklenborg@ceramics.org and NSF: lmadsen@nsf.gov).
2:45-3:15 Reports from Tables: Thoughts and Ideas about Data Management
3:15-4:30 Group B Participant Introductions – Present one slide each.
4:30-5:15 Break and Poster Session B
5:15-6:00 Group C Participant Introductions – Present one slide each.
6:30-8:30 Dinner at a local restaurant
Friday Main Workshop
8:30-9:00 Morning Refreshments and Poster Session C Set Up.

What is New at NSF – Lynnette Madsen and Ian Robertson, NSF

  – Changes at NSF
  – New Opportunities for Funding
  – Trends in Ceramics Research
  – Q&A and Suggestions for NSF

9:45-10:00 Highlights: Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners from Pre-Tutorial Workshop
10:00-10:45 Break and Poster Session C
10:45-11:15 Scientific Publishing and Science – Brooks Hanson, Deputy Editor, Physical Sciences, Science

Insight into the Operations of the National Academies – Erik Svedberg, NAS

 – Membership & Election Process
 – Role of the Board: How members are selected
 – Overview of Studies: Types, Commission, Statement of Task, Committee Members, Reports from Experts, and Reviewers
 – Examples of Recent Studies; Précis of Studies underway

Noon-1:00 Lunch & Discussion: Science Magazine and the National Academies

Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

 – Christianne Corbett, American Association of University Women (AAUW)

1:45-2:15 Table Discussion: Each table pinpoints the best way to broaden participation and how these activities will be carried out.
2:15-2:45 Reports from tables outlining their idea(s)
2:45-3:15 Improving NSF, Professional Societies & Universities – Lynnette Madsen, NSF and Mark Mecklenborg, ACerS

 – Summary of the best ideas from the 2010 Workshop will be presented
 – Responses will be provided to a few of the earlier 2011 Pass-the-Hat suggestions
 – New suggestions for NSF, ACerS and universities welcome
 – Ideas for Focus areas for 2012 Ceramics PI Workshop

3:15 Break. Main Workshop ends and Post-Workshop Tutorial begins in 15 minutes.
Post-Workshop Tutorial
3:30-4:15 Presentation: Reviews that Count
4:15-4:30 Presentation: NSF Proposal Submissions
4:30-5 Table Discussion
5-5:30 Round-the-room: Lessons Learned
5:30 Adjourn


PI Profiles

Select from this list of PI Profiles to review award abstract, award highlights and more:

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