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Spring 2021 Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE) Advisory Committee Meeting

About the series

Registration and Accommodations:

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: 

If you require additional reasonable accommodations, please contact sbe-ac-it-support@nsf.gov at least 48 hours before the day of the meeting.

Draft agenda

Thursday, May 6, 2021 (all times EDT)

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 – 12:50 p.m.

SBE Directorate Update

  • Budget and Strategy
    Dr. Arthur Lupia, Assistant Director (AD), SBE
  • Broader Impacts
    Dr. Antoinette WinklerPrins, Deputy Division Director, SBE Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)

12:50 – 1:20 p.m.

New SBE Funding Opportunities

  • Dr. Marc Sebrechts, Division Director, BCS

1:20 – 1:35 p.m.                 

SBE Contributions to Research, Development and Equity

  • Dr. Arthur Lupia, AD, SBE

1:35 – 1:50 p.m.  

2021 Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report

  • TBD, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)

1:50 – 2:20 p.m.                 


2:20 – 3:30 p.m.                 

Evidence Act and a National Secure Data Service

  • Implementation
    Dr. Nancy Potok, NAPx Consulting LLC and former Chief Statistician of the United States
  • Challenges to Implementation
    Dr. Amy O’Hara, Research Professor, Massive Data Institute and Executive Director, Federal Statistical Research Data Center, McCourt School for Public Policy Georgetown University
  • Role of NCSES
    Dr. Vipin Arora, Deputy Division Director, NCSES
  • Differential Privacy
    Dr. Daniel Goroff, Division Director, SBE Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)

3:30 – 4:10 p.m.                

Minerva Research Initiative

  • Dr. David Montgomery, Director, Minerva Research Initiative, U.S. Department of Defense

4:10 – 4:40 p.m.                 

Prepare for Meeting with NSF Leadership

4:40 p.m.                                             

Adjourn for the Day

Friday, May 7, 2021 (all times EDT)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.                              

Responding to Pandemics

  • Societal Experts Action Network Update
    Dr. Alan Tomkins, Deputy Division Director, SES
  • National Summit on the Science and Technology of Epidemiological Modeling and Prediction
    Dr. Michael Schmoyer, Assistant Director for Health Security Threats, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • SBE Projects
    Mr. Jason Stoughton, Communications Specialist, SBE
    Dr. Deborah Olster, Senior Advisor, SBE

1:00 – 1:40 p.m.                

SBE AC Subcommittee Reports

  • SBE/CISE Collaborations
  • Communications
  • Data
  • Broadening Participation

1:40 – 2:00 p.m. 

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

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

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.                

Meeting with NSF Leadership

  • Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, NSF Director
  • Dr. F. Fleming Crim, NSF Chief Operating Officer

 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.                


3:00 – 3:45 p.m.                

New AC Member Presentation

  • Dr. Adam Russell, University of Maryland

3:45 – 4:05 p.m. 

Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) Update

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

4:05 – 4:35 p.m. 

Wrap-up, Assignments, Closing Remarks; Farewell to Departing SBE AC Member

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

4:35 p.m.                                            


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