CSSP Spring Leadership Workshop
4-7 May 2019

All sessions will be held in Marvel Halls in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Hach Building, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Agenda is subject to change.

Saturday, 4 May 2019


CSSP Executive Board Meeting

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Leadership Primer for Interested Presidents
JOHN DOWNING, Director of Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota Duluth, ASLO

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
Self-Introductions of Attendees

1:00-2:00 pm

Session One – State of the Union in Science – The “Anti Science” Movement

2:00-6:00 pm

Panel 1 – Science Skepticism / Science Denial: What are the Implications for the Science Research Community and Our Broader Society? A variety of viewpoints from scientists and others highlighting the anti-science, climate-denier apparatus and ways to combat it. Ideas for how scientists can gain knowledge around ways to be better organized in order to effectively combat science ‘misunderstandings.’

KATHLEEN HALL JAMIESON, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

DAVID MICHAELS, Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

JENNIFER SCOTT, Managing Director, Thought Leadership, Ogilvy USA

SHARON MOSHER – Dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin (Moderator)

Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)

2:00-3:15 pm


3:15-3:45 pm

Panel 2 – Climate Science: Moving from Skepticism to Understanding

DAVID W TITLEY, Rear Admiral USN (ret.), Professor of Practice in Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University

JOHN COOK, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

SARAH COOLEY, Director, Ocean Acidification Program, Ocean Conservancy

G. WARFIELD “SKIP” HOBBS – Managing Partner, Ammonite Resources (Moderator)

Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)

3:45-5:00 pm

Part 3 – Science Skepticism in the News: A Case Study

PAUL ANASTAS, Professor in Environmental Health Sciences, Yale University
Reflections on Scientists’ Duty to the Truth

5:00-6:00 pm

Opening Reception

WILLIAM S. HAMMACK, Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be presented the CSSP Carl Sagan Award for Public Appreciation of Science

6:00-8:00 pm



Sunday, 5 May 2019


CSSP Committee Meetings – Morning
Participants will meet with two different committees – one in the morning, one in the afternoon.
  • Government and Public Affairs
  • Scholarly Publications and Data
  • Science

8:00-9:00 am

Session Two – Innovation, Creativity and How to Grow Programs

9:15 am-1:00 pm

Innovate, Create, Advocate: A “Soup to Nuts” Roundtable Discussion

PETER RECZEK – Executive Director, Standards Coordinating Body for Regenerative Medicine –
A “Soup to Nuts” Overview of Innovation in the Discovery and Development of New Medicines

JAMES CARROLL, Founder, CEO at THOR Photomedicine Ltd.
urning vision into operational reality. Leading a health revolution with disruptive technology .

MARY WOOLLEY, President/CEO, Research!America
Science and Engineering-driven Progress: the Public Context

PATRICIA SIMMONS – Director of STEM Special initiatives, National Science Teachers Association (Moderator)

Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)

9:15-10:30 am


10:30 -11:00 am

Session Three - Industry and Academia Working Together with Greater Synergy

11:00 am - 4:45 pm

ERIN JONES – Head of Engagement and Outreach, Plant Breeding – Bayer Crop Science
Empowering the creative problem solvers of tomorrow: The role industry/academia partnerships play in fostering interdisciplinary skills needed for modern agriculture

DIRK DROST – Syngenta LLC (retired April 2019) Managing Partner, D3 Consulting, LLC
Trends in Collaboration: Industry, Universities, and Non-Profits; Trends in Collaboration: Industry, Universities, and Non-Profits

STEVEN LAINO – Security Transformation Consultant, Amazon Web Services
Industry and Society interaction toward innovation & growth

DAVID BALTENSPERGERDepartment Head of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University (Moderator)

Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)

11:00 am -12:15 pm


12:15-1:15 pm

JONATHAN JENKINSON, Analytics and Pipeline Design Lead, Bayer Crop Science
The Frontier of the intersection of disciplines to solve society problems; A case study based on agriculture
Session Three: Frontiers of Science

1:15-2:15 pm


2:15-4:45 pm

CHRISTOPH A. THAISS, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Microbiome dynamics in human disease

2:15-3:15 pm


3:15-3:45 pm

STEVEN BENNER, Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution and The Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology
Recreating Darwinism from the Bottom Up

3:45-4:45 pm

CSSP Committee Meetings – Afternoon
Participants will meet with two different committees – one in the morning, one in the afternoon.
  • Association Best Practices & Ethics (combined)
  • STEM Education

4:45-5:45 pm

Banquet and Award Presentation (Included with registration)
PJ Clarke’s – 1600 K Street, NW

6:30-9:00 pm



Monday, 6 May 2019


Session Four – Society Best Practices –Leadership Development and Ethics and Gender Inclusion in Science

8:30 am-2:30 pm

Leadership Development

MAHMUD FAROOQUE – Consortium for Science Policy & Outcomes, Associate Director, Arizona State University

LEAH KAPLAN – Program Specialist, Consortium for Science Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University
Anticipatory Governance: Foresight & Engagement to Build Reflexive Capacity

Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)

8:30-10:00 am

Scientific Integrity and Ethics

FRANCESCA GRIFO – Scientific Integrity Official, Environmental Protection Agency

KARLO LOPEZ – American Chemical Society Ethics Committee member, California State University, Bakersfield
The decision making process in determining research funding sources.

10:00-11:15 am


11:15-11:45 am

Changing the Framework of the Conversation

SARALYN MARK, MD. – President & Founder, iGIANT®-Time for Gendered Innovation

KATHIE L. OLSEN – Founder, Managing Director of KLO International, LLC.

ANNEMARIE C. BROWN – Lecturer & Postdoctoral Scholar, Brain Engineering Lab, Dartmouth College
Gender inclusivity in a wide variety of sciences can and should be incorporated in both research and behavior

11:45 am-12:45 pm


12:45-2:00 pm

Committee Reports and Call for Action

2:00-4:00 pm

Open Discussion – “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” lessons learned, feedback on sessions

4:00-5:00 pm

Dinner on Your Own

5:00 pm



Tuesday, 7 May 2019


Congressional Breakfast – Sponsored by Congressman Bill Foste r (IL)


CONGRESSMAN BILL FOSTER (IL) – Will address CSSP members
Rayburn House Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20515

8:00- 10:30 am

CSSP Board of Directors Meeting

10:30 am-11:30 pm

Visits to Capitol Hill
Visits Arranged Individually by CSSP Staff or Your University Government Liaison, as Requested in advance

Tuesday afternoon