Advancing Leadership in Science & Technology

CSSP Winter Meeting, 2-4 December 2017

The following schedule is tentative pending confirmation of speakers. The meeting will take place at the offices of the American Chemical Society, 1155 16th St NW, Washington, DC.

* Topic and speakers are being confirmed

Saturday, 2 December 2017

CSSP Executive Board Meeting

9:00 am-12:00 pm

CSSP Board of Directors Lunch

12:00-1:00 pm

Attendee Registration

12:00-1:00 pm

Session One

1:00-5:45 pm
CSSP Meeting Opening by CSSP Board Chairman
Welcome by Dr. Robert Barsley, Chair, CSSP
Self-Introductions of Attendees
1:00-2:00 pm
Communicating Science Seminar conducted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Emily Cloyd, Projector Director, Public Engagement, AAAS 2:00-3:00 pm
Break 3:00-3:30 pm
The State of Science: The future of science in the current political/policy atmosphere
Linda Moore, President and CEO, TechNet, Washington, DC
3:30-4:30 pm
Speaker and Q&A: Norm Augustine, Retired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation 4:30-5:30 pm

Opening Reception

Dinner will be on your own following the reception.

6:00-7:30 pm

Sunday, 3 December 2017

CSSP Committee Meetings

Participants will meet with at least two different committees during this time. A list of the committees that will meet will be published prior to the meeting.

8:00-10:00 am
Break 10:00-10:30 am

Session Two

10:30 am-12:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Climate and Coastal Effects*

  • Effects of Hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, Risk Management; The Rain Events of Harvey and 2016 Louisiana Flooding, Storm Surge and Rising Sea Level Effects – What to expect for future and what can be done David Mohrig, John E. “Brick” Elliott Centennial Professor in Geological Sciences, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Coastal Hazards; Storm Surge Rick Luettich, Professor and Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina: Lead Author, NAS Panel on Coastal Hazards
10:30 am-12:15 pm
Lunch 12:15-1:30 pm

Session Three: Frontiers of Science

1:30-5:00 pm
  • Mega-Algorithm Solves Complex Origami Problems*
  • Quinone Batteries Solve 24/7 Solar/Wind Electricity Intermittency*
  • Homo Prospectus and the Science of Being a Happy Person*
  • How Deep Mind Solves Complex Artificial Intelligence Problems*
1:30-2:30 pm
Organic Aqueous Flow Batteries for Massive Electrical Energy Storage Michael Aziz, Sykes Professor of Materials and Energy Technologies, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2:30-3:30 pm
Break 3:30-4:00 pm

Frontiers of Science (Continued)

4:00-5:00 pm
Global Analysis of Protein Folding Using Massively Parallel Design, Synthesis, and Testing Gabriel Rocklin, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle 4:00-5:00 pm

Dinner at Logan Tavern

Logan Tavern is located at 1423 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.

6:30-9:00 pm

Monday, 4 December 2017

Session Four

8:30 am-2:45 pm
Newest data from the Nelson Diversity Surveys Donna J. Nelson, Professor of Chemistry, University of Oklahoma 8:30-9:00 am
Scientific and Professional Integrity – Evolution of the AGU Ethics Program and the Address of Harassment in Science
Chris McEntee, CEO and Executive Director, and, Billy Williams, Vice President, Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
9:00-10:00 am
Break 10:00-10:30 am
  • Best Practices: Council of Graduate Schools: What do Ph.D.s need in order to be successful*
  • Best Practices for Science Communication Bethany Johns, American Institute of Physics, Government Relations Advocacy Associate
  • Best Practices and Working with Executive Directors*
10:30 am-12:15 pm
Lunch/CSSP Business Meeting (Tentative) 12:15-2:00 pm
  • Public Data Information*
2:00-2:45 pm
Break 2:45-3:00 pm

Committee Reports and Call for Action

3:00-5:00 pm

Kavli Lecture

Welcome by Matthew P. Scott, President, Carnegie Institution for Science

The Systems View of Life: A Science for Sustainable Living
Fritoj Capra, Ph.D., Physicist and Systems Theorist; Founding Director, The Center for Ecoliteracy, Berkeley, California

6:30- 8:00 pm

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Congressional Breakfast (122 Cannon – House Office Building)

7:00-10:30 am
Breakfast 7:00-8:00 am
  • How Congress Gets Its Information* Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas)
9:00-9:20 am

CSSP Board of Directors Meeting

10:30-11:30 am

Visits to Capitol Hill

Visits will be arranged individually by CSSP staff as requested.

11:30 into Tuesday afternoon