CSSP Spring Leadership Workshop, 4-7 May 2019


All sessions will be held in Marvel Halls in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Hach Building, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Agenda is subject to change.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

CSSP Executive Board Meeting 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Leadership Primer for Interested Presidents
JOHN DOWNING, Director of Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota Duluth, ASLO
9:00 am-12:00 pm
CSSP Board of Directors Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm
Attendee Registration 12:00-1:00 pm
CSSP Meeting Opening by CSSP Board Chair
Self-Introductions of Attendees
1:00-2:00 pm
Session One – State of the Union in Science – The “Anti Science” Movement 2:00-6:00 pm
Panel 1 – Science Skepticism / Science Denial: What are the Implications for the Science Research Community and Our Broader Society?  A variety of viewpoints from scientists and others highlighting the anti-science, climate-denier apparatus and ways to combat it. Ideas for how scientists can gain knowledge around ways to be better organized in order to effectively combat science ‘misunderstandings.’              KATHLEEN HALL JAMIESON, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication
DAVID MICHAELS, Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University                                JENNIFER SCOTT, Managing Director, Thought Leadership, Ogilvy USA                                                      SHARON MOSHER – Dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin (Moderator)                                                            Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)                                              
2:00-3:15 pm
Break 3:15-3:45 pm
Panel 2 – Climate Science: Moving from Skepticism to Understanding                                                                DAVID W TITLEY, Rear Admiral USN (ret.), Professor of Practice in Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University    JOHN COOK, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University                                                                    SARAH COOLEY, Director, Ocean Acidification Program, Ocean Conservancy                                                            G. WARFIELD “SKIP” HOBBS  – Managing Partner, Ammonite Resources (Moderator)
Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)
3:45-5:00 pm
Part 3 – Science Skepticism in the News: A Case Study                                                                              PAUL ANASTAS, Professor in Environmental Health Sciences, Yale University – Reflections on Scientists’ Duty to the Truth 5:00-6:00 pm

Opening Reception

WILLIAM S. HAMMACK, Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be presented the CSSP Carl Sagan Award for Public Appreciation of Science

6:00-8:00 pm

Sunday, 5 May 2019

CSSP Committee Meetings – Morning
Participants will meet with two different committees – one in the morning, one in the afternoon.

  • Government and Public Affairs
  • Scholarly Publications and Data
  • Science
8:00-9:00 am
Session Two – Innovation, Creativity and How to Grow Programs 9:15 am-1:00 pm
Innovate, Create, Advocate: A “Soup to Nuts” Roundtable Discussion
PETER RECZEK – Executive Director, Standards Coordinating Body for Regenerative Medicine – A “Soup to Nuts” Overview of Innovation in the Discovery and Development of New Medicines                                 JAMES CARROLL, Founder, CEO at THOR Photomedicine Ltd.  – Turning vision into operational reality. Leading a health revolution with disruptive technology.                    MARY WOOLLEY, President/CEO, Research!America –  Science and Engineering-driven Progress: the Public Context                                                                          PATRICIA SIMMONS – Director of STEM Special initiatives, National Science Teachers Association (Moderator)                                                                            Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)
9:15-10:30 am
Break 10:30 -11:00 am
Industry and Academia Working Together with Greater Synergy                                                            ERIN JONES – Head of Engagement and Outreach, Plant Breeding – Bayer Crop Science; Empowering the creative problem solvers of tomorrow: The role industry/academia partnerships play in fostering interdisciplinary skills needed for modern agriculture 
DIRK DROST – Syngenta LLC (retired April 2019) Managing Partner, D3 Consulting, LLC; Trends in Collaboration: Industry, Universities, and Non-ProfitsTrends in Collaboration: Industry, Universities, and Non-Profits                                                                 STEVEN LAINO – Security Transformation Consultant, Amazon Web Services – Industry and Society interaction toward innovation & growth                                      DAVID BALTENSPERGERDepartment Head of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University (Moderator)
Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)
11:00 am -12:15 pm
Lunch 12:15-1:15 pm
JONATHAN JENKINSON, Analytics and Pipeline Design Lead, Bayer Crop Science- The Frontier of the intersection of disciplines to solve society problems; A case study based on agriculture                                                                                                                                        Session Three: Frontiers of Science

1:15-2:15 pm


                                                                                                                                     2:15-4:45 pm

CHRISTOPH A. THAISS, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania – Microbiome dynamics in human disease 2:15-3:15 pm
Break 3:15-3:45 pm
STEVEN BENNER, Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution and The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology          Recreating Darwinism from the Bottom Up 3:45-4:45 pm
CSSP Committee Meetings – Afternoon
Participants will meet with two different committees – one in the morning, one in the afternoon.

  • Association Best Practices & Ethics (combined)
  • STEM Education
4:45-5:45 pm
Banquet and Award Presentation (Included with registration)
PJ Clarke’s – 1600 K Street, NW
6:30-9:00 pm

Monday, 6 May 2019

Session Four – Society Best Practices –Leadership Development and Ethics and Gender Inclusion in Science 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Leadership Development
MAHMUD FAROOQUE – Consortium for Science Policy & Outcomes, Associate Director, Arizona State University  LEAH KAPLAN – Program Specialist, Consortium for Science Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University, Anticipatory Governance: Foresight & Engagement to Build Reflexive Capacity  
Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)
8:30-10:00 am
Scientific Integrity and Ethics: The decision making process in determining research funding sources.
FRANCESCA GRIFO – Scientific Integrity Official, Environmental Protection Agency
KARLO LOPEZ – American Chemical Society Ethics Committee member, California State University, Bakersfield
10:00-11:15 am
Break 11:15-11:45 am
Changing the Framework of the Conversation: Gender inclusivity in a wide variety of sciences can and should be incorporated in both research and behavior  
SARALYN MARK, MD. – President & Founder, iGIANT®-Time for Gendered Innovation                                  KATHIE L. OLSEN – Founder, Managing Director of KLO International, LLC.                                                                 ANNEMARIE C. BROWN – Lecturer & Postdoctoral Scholar, Brain Engineering Lab, Dartmouth College
11:45 am-12:45 pm
Lunch 12:45-2:00 pm

Committee Reports and Call for Action

2:00-4:00 pm
Open Discussion – “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” lessons learned, feedback on sessions 4:00-5:00 pm
Dinner on Your Own 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 7 May 2019


Congressional Breakfast – Sponsored by Congressman Bill Foster (IL)                              SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (RI) – Will address CSSP members

CONGRESSMAN BILL FOSTER (IL) – Will address CSSP members                                                                    2060 Rayburn House Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20515

   8:00-10:30 am                                                                                                                                                                      8:30 – 8:50 am

10:00 – 10:30 am

CSSP Board of Directors Meeting 10:30 am-11:30 pm
Visits to Capitol Hill
Visits Arranged Individually by CSSP Staff or Your University Government Liaison, as Requested in advance
Tuesday afternoon