5-8 MAY 2018

All Saturday and Sunday sessions were held in Marvel Halls in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Hach Building, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Monday’s sessions were held at the Marriott Residence Inn, 1199 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005.

Saturday, 5 May 2018


CSSP Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 am-12:00 pm

CSSP Board of Directors Lunch

12:00-1:00 pm

Attendee Registration

12:00-1:00 pm

CSSP Meeting Opening by CSSP Board Chair
Welcome by DEBORAH A. BRONK, Chair, CSSP
Self-Introductions of Attendees

1:00-2:00 pm

Session One: State of the Union

2:00-5:30 pm

DR. DIANE SOUVAINE, Vice Chair of the National Science Board (NSB)
The State of Science Research in the U.S.

2:00-3:00 pm


3:00-3:30 pm

ERICA GOLDMAN, Director of Policy Engagement, COMPASS
News and Information (Real and Fake) at the Intersection of Science and Policy

DAVID LAZER, Distinguished Professor; Interdisciplinary – College of Social Sciences & Humanities, Northeastern
The Science of Fake News

3:30-4:30 pm

DARCY GENTLEMAN, Principal, DJG Communications, LLC
How Scientists can Engage with Congressional Audiences as it Pertains to Continued Funding for Science

4:30-5:30 pm

Opening Reception
Dinner will be on your own following the reception.

6:00-7:30 pm



Sunday, 6 May 2017


CSSP Committee Meetings
Participants will meet with two different committees for one hour each.
  • Government and Public Affairs
  • Scholarly Publications and Data Science
  • Ethics
  • Association Best Practices
  • STEM
  • Education

8:00-10:00 am


10:00-10:30 am

Session Two, Part 1: Science and the Future of the Workforce

10:30-11:00 am

DEBORAH A. BRONK, President and CEO, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

PATRICIA SIMMONS, NSF Fellow, National Science Teachers Association
Universities and Science: the Mutual Benefits of their Affiliations

10:30-11:00 am

Session Two, Part 2: The Future of Science Leadership

11:00 am-12:00 pm

FAIZAN JAVED, Manager of Data Science, CareerBuilder; Ph.D Computer and Information Sciences
Artificial Intelligence for Human Capital Management

11:00 am -12:00 pm

Lunch and Speaker
ADAM S. LOVINGER, Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Workforce

12:00-1:15 pm

Session Three: Frontiers of Science

1:30-5:00 pm

LIANGBING HU, Associate Professor Materials Science, Clark School of Engineering, UMD, College Park
Wood Nanotechnologies toward Sustainability

1:30 -2:30 pm

GREGG BECKHAM, Senior Engineer, NREL
Recycling in Nature, Disappearing Plastics, Sustainable Acrylonitrile

2:30-3:30 pm


3:30-4:00 pm

YuHUANG WANG, Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMD
Meta Cooling Textiles

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, 7 May 2018


Location for Monday sessions is Residence Inn by Marriott, 1199 Vermont Ave, NW (entrance on 15th St), Washington, DC Meeting will be held in Washington/Jefferson Room

Session Four: Society Best Practices – Leadership Development

8:30 am-3:00 pm

BILLY M. WILLIAMS, Vice President for Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, AGU


C. DAVID GAMMEL, Executive Director, Entomological Society of America
Sexual Harassment – Ethics Policies, Codes of Conduct; their implications and lessons learned along the way

8:30-9:45 am

JEFFREY TENENBAUM, Non-Profit Attorney with Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss
Ask the Association Attorney: Everything you Want to Know about Association Law

9:45-10:45 am


10:45-11:15 am

JOHN DOWNING, Director of Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota Duluth

LATREASE GARRISON, Executive Vice President, Education, American Chemical Society
Getting and Building Strong Leadership for your organization: Lessons learned from CSSP and ACS

11:15 am-12:15 pm

Lunch and CSSP Networking

12:15-1:30 pm

LAYNE SCHERER, Program Officer – Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine


WAYNE JOHNSON, Senior Business Advisor, Maguire Associates, and Council Member Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable
Working to foster and strengthen the conversations between Industry and university messaging related to research

1:30-2:30 pm


2:00-2:30 pm

Committee Reports and Call for Action

3:00-5:00 pm

Dinner on Your Own

5:00 pm



Tuesday, 8 May 2018


Congressional Breakfast
122 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

8:00-10:30 am


8:30 – 9:30 am

WAYNE JOHNSON, Senior Business Advisor, Maguire Associates, and Council Member Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable
Understanding the value proposition between University and Industry Leadership, and how that partnership can be used to better communicate with Congress in support of science

9:30-11:00 am

CSSP Board of Directors Meeting
122 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Visits to Capitol Hill
Visits Arranged Individually by CSSP Staff as Requested

Tuesday afternoon