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Advisory group meetings

Fall 2023 Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Advisory Committee Meeting

About the series

The advisory committee for NSF's Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate meets twice yearly to provide advice, recommendations and oversight to the directorate concerning support for research, education and human resources. The meeting is open, and members of the public are welcome to attend as observers.

The fall 2023 meeting will be held online and in person on December 14 and 15. 

Registration is required to attend. The event will be held on Zoom and live captions will be available.

  • Zoom webinar registration
  • Real-time captions will be displayed in Zoom during the event. Click the "closed caption" button in Zoom if you do not see the captions.

If you require additional reasonable accommodations, please contact nsfsbemtgsupport@nsf.gov no later than December 7.

To attend in person: We encourage visitors to pre-register for the meeting by calling (703) 292-8700 or by contacting John Garneski at jgarnesk@nsf.gov. All visitors are asked to check in at the NSF visitor center on the first floor to receive a visitor pass. A government-issued photo ID will be required to gain admission to the meeting. Get more information on the visit NSF web page

To learn more about the role of SBE's advisory committee, visit the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Advisory Committee page.


Fall 2023 Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda  (All times ET)

Thursday, December 14, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (NSF Room W 2210/W 2220 and Zoom)

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, Approval of Previous AC Meeting Summary, Preview of Agenda

  • Dr. Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin-Madison, SBE AC Chair

10:15 – 11:25 a.m.  SBE Directorate Update

  • Welcome, Key Staffing Updates, and Other Updates: Dr. Sylvia Butterfield, Acting Assistant Director (AD), SBE
  • NSF and SBE Budget and Performance Update: Mr. John Garneski, Budget Officer, SBE
  • SBE Partnerships Update: Dr. K. Andrew DeSoto, Senior Advisor for Innovation, Strategic Engagements and Partnerships, SBE
  • Centers for Research and Innovation in Science, the Environment and Society Update: Naomi Hall-Byers, Program Director, SBE
  • Research Infrastructure in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Update: Dr. Joseph Whitmeyer, Program Director, SBE
  • Braiding Indigenous Knowledge Science and Technology Center Update: Dr. Rebecca Ferrell, Program Director, SBE
  • National Secure Data Service Demonstration Project and Other Topics: Ms. Emilda Rivers, Division Director, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)

11:25 – 11:45 a.m.  Social & Economic Sciences (SES) Division Portfolio Overview

  • Dr. Alan Tomkins, Acting Division Director
  • AC Members

11:45 - 12:00 p.m.  Continued Discussion

  • SBE staff
  • AC Members

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Fireside Chat with Dr. Erwin Gianchandani, Assistant Director, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships

  • Dr. Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin-Madison, SBE AC Chair
  • Dr. Sylvia Butterfield, Acting AD, SBE
  • AC Members

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Prepare for Visit with NSF Leadership

  • SBE Staff
  • AC Members

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Meeting with NSF Leadership

  • Dr. Karen Marrongelle, Chief Operating Officer, NSF
  • Mr. Brian Stone, Chief of Staff, NSF

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Conversation with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada

  • Ms. Valérie La Traverse, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, SSHRC
  • Dr. François Pelletier, Senior Policy Advisor, SSHRC
  • AC Members

Friday, December 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (NSF Room W 2210/W 2220 and Zoom)

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.  Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering Report

  • Dr. Alicia J. Knoedler, Office Head, NSF Office of Integrative Activities
  • AC Members

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Conversation about SBE’s Creating Opportunities Everywhere Portfolio

  • Dr. Lee Walker, Acting Deputy Division Director, SBE Social and Economic Sciences Division
  • Dr. Josie Miranda, Program Director, SBE
  • Dr. Enrique Pumar, Program Director, SBE
  • AC Members

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Continued Conversation about AI and SBE

  • Dr. Naomi Feldman, University of Maryland
  • Dr. Simon Fischer-Baum, Program Director, SBE
  • Dr. Betty Tuller, Program Director, SBE
  • Dr. May Yuan, Program Director, SBE
  • AC Members

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.  Research Presentation by Jennifer Cole

  • Dr. Jennifer Cole, Northwestern University, SBE AC

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.  Wrap-up, Assignments, Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin-Madison, SBE AC Chair
  • Dr. Sylvia Butterfield, AD, SBE
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