June 2010 MRSEC Directors’ Meeting

Time: 
06/24/2010

MRSEC Director’s Meeting Agenda

National Science Foundation

June 23-24, 2010

Dinner 6/23

Business meeting of NSF program directors, chair/vice chair, and working group leaders* (Pinzimini 6:30 PM)


Meeting Day

NSF Stafford II - room 555 (pick-up badge in the main building first)    

8:00 - 8:30

coffee/check-in      

8:30 - 9:15

Zakya Kafafi, Director, Division of Materials Research and MRSEC Program Director's opening remarks

9:15 - 9:45

Ben Schrag, NSF Program Director, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, SBIR/STTR opportunities

9:45 - 10:15

Education Coordinators update - Christine Jones and Christine Broadbridge (report on December BP meeting, Ed. Assessment, JAM, MRSEC kits )

10:15-10:30

Break

10:30 -11:00

PREM update – Idalia Ramos (Overview of first cycle of PREM, summary of recent PI meeting)

11:00 -11:30

Election of new Vice Chair of the Directors and Working Group Chairs

11:30 -1:00

Lunch and working committee meetings  

1:00 - 2:10

Working committee reports and discussion  

2:10 -2:15

MRSEC.ORG update - Michael Rubner    

2:15 - 3:00

MRFN discussion - Craig Hawker and Tim Lodge  (sustainability)

3:00 - 3:30

open session and wrap-up    

 

*Working Groups: topics of interest  

 

Education (Clark) Rm 525 - assessment, post-doc mentoring, website

 

Industry (Lodge) Rm. 555 - website, study, meeting needs of industry

 

BP (Rubner) Stafford I, Rm 1005 - Follow-up to previous meeting, PREM.

 

Communication (Sarikaya) Rm. 555 - brochure, website  

  Facilities (Hawker) Rm. 585 - MRFN, facilities workshop