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SBE Fall 2020 Advisory Committee Meeting

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SBE Advisory Committee Meeting

December 3-4, 2020 via Zoom (All times EST)

Draft Public Agenda


Registration and Accommodations Information:

Advance registration for the meeting is required. Please register using the SBE AC Meeting ZoomGov registration link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 Real time captioning for the meeting is available:

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 Link to website displaying captions (on December 4th)

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 If you require additional reasonable accommodations, please provide advanced notice of at least 24-48 hours before the meeting start date. Please contact sbe-ac-it-support@nsf.gov.

Thursday, 12/3/2020

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.         

Welcome, introductions, approval of previous AC meeting summary, preview of agenda

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

12:15 – 12:55 p.m.         

SBE Directorate update

  • Budget and Strategy Small Group Discussions

          Dr. Arthur Lupia, Assistant Director (AD), SBE

  • Broadening Participation

          Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson, Deputy AD, SBE

12:55 – 2:10 p.m.           


  • Dr. Andrea Belz, Division Director, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, Directorate for Engineering
  • Small group discussions
  • Report out and general discussion

2:10 – 2:30 p.m.


2:30 – 3:30 p.m.             

Collaborations Between SBE and the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE; joint with CISE AC)

  • Report from May 2020 workshop, "Harnessing the Computational and Social Sciences to Solve Critical Societal Problems"

          Dr. Beth Mynatt, Georgia Tech, CISE AC Member

          Dr. Duncan Watts, University of Pennsylvania, SBE AC Member

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.             

Prepare for meeting with NSF leadership

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.             

Meeting with NSF Leadership

Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, NSF Director

Dr. F. Fleming Crim, NSF Chief Operating Officer

5:00 p.m.           

Adjourn for the Day

Friday, 12/4/2020

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.         

SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities Committee of Visitors (COV)

  • COV report

          Dr. Sandra Graham, University of California, Los Angeles, COV Chair

  • SBE response

          Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson, Deputy AD, SBE

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.           

Federal Data Strategy

  • Dr. Daniel Goroff, Division Director, SBE Division of Social and Economic Sciences
  • Ms. Emilda Rivers, Division Director, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
  • Small group discussion
  • Report out and general discussion

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.           


2:15 – 3:15 p.m.             

COVID-19-Related Research in the SBE Sciences

  • Introduction

          Mr. Jason Stoughton, Communications Specialist, SBE

  • RAPID Award Project

          Dr. Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M University, SBE AC Member

  • Societal Experts Action Network

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

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Activities

          Dr. William Riley, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, SBE AC Member

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.             

Committee on Equal Opportunity in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) update

Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Intersections SBD, SBE CEOSE Liaison

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.             

Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (AC-ERE) Update

Dr. Ann Bostrom, University of Washington, SBE AC-ERE Liaison

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.


4:00 – 4:40 p.m.

New SBE Funding Opportunities

  • Human Networks and Data Science

          Dr. Trisha Van Zandt, Program Director, Human Networks and Data Science

  • Strengthening American Infrastructure

          Dr. Marc Sebrechts, Division Director, SBE Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

4:40 – 5:00 p.m.

Wrap-up, assignments, closing remarks, farewell to departing SBE AC members

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

Dr. Arthur Lupia, AD, SBE

5:00 p.m.           


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SBE Advisory Committee

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