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Advisory group meetings

Spring 2023 Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate 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 spring 2023 meeting will be held online and in person on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Eastern time.

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 June 5. 

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.


Spring 2023 Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda  (All times ET)

Thursday, June 8, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (NSF Room E 2030 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 – 11:15 a.m. SBE Directorate Update

  • Welcome Comments: Dr. Sylvia Butterfield, Acting Assistant Director (AD), SBE
  • Comments in Memory of Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson: Dr. Sylvia Butterfield, Acting AD, SBE
  • Key Staffing and Other Updates: Dr. Sylvia Butterfield, Acting AD, SBE
  • Centers for Research and Innovation in Science, Environment and Society: Dr. Antoinette WinklerPrins, Acting Deputy Assistant Director (DAD), SBE
  • Advisory Committee on Environmental Research and Education (AC-ERE) Update: Dr. Thomas Evans, Program Director, SBE
  • NSF and SBE Budget Update: Mr. John Garneski, Budget Officer, SBE

11:15 AM – 12:00 p.m. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NSF
Dr. Charles Barber, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, NSF
AC Members

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Prepare to Meet with NSF Leadership
Working lunch in the AC Meeting Room

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting with NSF Leadership
Dr. Karen Marrongelle, Chief Operating Officer, NSF
Mr. Brian Stone, Chief of Staff, NSF

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Communications Update and Discussion
Ms. Margaret Pizer, Communications Specialist, SBE
AC Members

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Social & Economic Sciences (SES) “Big Three” Surveys – AC Member Input and Feedback
Dr. Rayvon Fouché, Division Director, SES, SBE
Dr. Joseph Whitmeyer, Acting Deputy Division Director, SES, SBE
AC Members

4:00 p.m. Adjourn


Friday, June 9, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:15 PM (NSF Room E 2030 and Zoom)

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Building a Connected Federal Data Ecosystem
Ms. Emilda Rivers, Division Director, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), SBE
Dr. Spiro Stefanou, Administrator, Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture
Dr. John Finamore, Chief Statistician, NCSES, SBE
AC Members

11:30 AM – 12:00 p.m. Open Discussion
AC Members

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch in the AC Meeting Room

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Conversation about Artificial Intelligence and SBE
Dr. Betty Tuller, Program Director, BCS, SBE
Dr. Simon Fischer-Baum, Program Director, BCS, SBE
Dr. Jason Borenstein, Program Director, Office of Multidisciplinary Activities, SBE
Dr. Sara Kiesler, Program Director, SES, SBE
SBE AC Members

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Wrap-up, Assignments, Closing Remarks  
Dr. Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin-Madison, SBE AC Chair
Dr. Sylvia Butterfield, AD, SBE

2:15 p.m. Adjourn


Related group:
SBE Advisory Committee

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