CSSP Winter Meeting
2-4 December 2017

The meeting will take place at the offices of the American Chemical Society, 1155 16th St NW, Washington, DC.

Speaker Bios (PDF)
Printable Agenda (PDF)

Saturday, 2 December 2017

CSSP Executive Board Meeting 9:00 am-12:00 pm
CSSP Board of Directors Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm
Attendee Registration 12:00-1:00 pm

Session One

1:00-5:45 pm
CSSP Meeting Opening by CSSP Board Chairman
Welcome by Dr. Robert Barsley, Chair, CSSP
Self-Introductions of Attendees
1:00-2:00 pm
Communicating Science Seminar conducted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Emily Cloyd, Projector Director, Public Engagement, AAAS
2:00-3:00 pm
Break 3:00-3:30 pm
The State of Science: The future of science in the current political/policy atmosphere
Linda Moore, President and CEO, TechNet, Washington, DC and Norm Augustine, Retired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin CorporationPresentations will be followed by panel Q&A.
3:30-5:30 pm
Opening Reception
Dinner will be on your own following the reception.
6:00-7:30 pm

Sunday, 3 December 2017

CSSP Committee Meetings
Participants will meet with at least two different committees during this time. A list of the committees that will meet will be published prior to the meeting.
8:00-10:00 am
Break 10:00-10:30 am

Session Two: Climate and Coastal Effects

10:30 am-12:30 pm
Rapid Evaluation of Coastal Change in Texas Following Hurricane Harvey
David Mohrig, John E. “Brick” Elliott Centennial Professor in Geological Sciences, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
10:30-10:55 am
Coastal Hazards; Storm Surge
Rick Luettich, Professor and Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina: Lead Author, NAS Panel on Coastal Hazards
10:55-11:20 am
Designing Resilient Communities
Robert Twilley, Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, Louisiana State University
11:20-11:45 am
Climate and Coastal Effects – A Panel Discussion
David Mohrig, Rick Luettich, and Robert Twilley; Sharon Mosher, moderator.
11:45 am-12:30 pm
Lunch 12:30-1:30 pm

Session Three: Frontiers of Science

1:30-5:00 pm
Future of Superior Artificial Photosynthesis and N-Fixation
Chong Liu, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Jeffery and Helo Zink Development Chair, UCLA
1:30-2:30 pm
  • Organic Aqueous Flow Batteries for Massive Electrical Energy Storage
    Aziz, Sykes Professor of Materials and Energy Technologies, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
2:30-3:30 pm
Break 3:30-4:00 pm
  • Global Analysis of Protein Folding Using Massively Parallel Design, Synthesis, and Testing
    Gabriel Rocklin, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle
4:00-5:00 pm
Dinner at Logan Tavern 6:30-9:00 pm

Monday, 4 December 2017


Session Four

8:30 am-2:45 pm
Newest data from the Nelson Diversity Surveys
Donna J. Nelson, Professor of Chemistry, University of Oklahoma
8:30-9:00 am
Scientific and Professional Integrity – Evolution of the AGU Ethics Program and the Address of Harassment in Science
Chris McEntee, CEO and Executive Director, and Billy Williams, Vice President, Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
9:00-10:00 am
Break 10:00-10:30 am
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Revitalizing Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, and Best Practices: Council of Graduate Schools: What do Ph.D.s Need in Order to be Successful
Kate Stoll, MIT, and Layne Scherer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
10:30-11:30 am
Best Practices for Science Communication
Bethany Johns, American Institute of Physics, Government Relations Advocacy Associate
11:30 am-12:15 pm
Lunch/CSSP Business Meeting 12:15-2:00 pm
The Primacy of Public Data to Science and Economies
Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked InformationModerated by John Downing, Director, Minnesota Sea Grant; Professor, Biology and Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota-Duluth
2:00-2:45 pm
Break 2:45-3:00 pm
Committee Reports and Call for Action 3:00-5:00 pm

Fred Kavli Science at the Frontiers Lecture

The Systems View of Life: A Science for Sustainable Living
FRITJOF CAPRA, Ph.D., Physicist and Systems Theorist; Founding Director, The Center for Ecoliteracy, Berkeley, CaliforniaWelcome by Dr. Robert Barsley, Board Chair, CSSP, and
Margaret Moerchen,, Science Deputy to the President, Carnegie Institution for Science
6:30- 8:00 pm

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Congressional Breakfast 7:30-10:30 am
Breakfast 7:30-8:00 am
How Congress Gets Its Information
Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas)
9:00-9:20 am
CSSP Board of Directors Meeting 10:30-11:30 am
Visits to Capitol Hill
Visits will be arranged individually by CSSP staff as requested.
11:30 into Tuesday afternoon