NCAS-M II Annual Meeting, April 14, 2023

NOAA Silver Spring Metro Complex (SSMC3)

1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Room 01215 (before entering the security gate, to the right)

Meeting objectives:   

  • Broaden engagements with NOAA’s line offices to increase student training and research opportunities. 
  • Advance interdisciplinary research collaborations with NOAA.
  • Advance opportunities to increase student hires to NOAA positions.

Expected outcomes:   

  • Identification of new research opportunities with NOAA for faculty and students.
  • Development of research and training ideas for robust interdisciplinary research among the partner institutions with NOAA.
  • Cultivation of ideas for the development of strategies to ensure students take advantage of NOAA direct hire opportunities.

9:30 – 10:00 AM         Check-In

10:00 – 10:10 AM       Welcome, Introductions, Review of Agenda – NCAS-M Director

10:10 – 10:20 AM       Remarks from NOAA Office of Education – Christos Michalopoulos, Deputy Director, NOAA Director of Education

10:20 – 10:30 AM       Remarks from NCAS-M Technical Monitor – Stephan Smith, Director, NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration

10:30 – 10:40 AM       Remarks from NCAS-M Technical Advisor – Jason Tuell, Director, NWS Eastern Region

10:40 – 11:00 AM       NOAA’s Weather Program Office, Dorothy Koch, Director, NOAA/WPO

11:00 – 11:10 AM       Remarks from EPP Program Officers – Jacqueline Rousseau

11:10 – 11:20 AM       BREAK

11:20 – 11:40 AM       Michael Morgan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction

11:40 – 12:00 PM       Discussion with NOAA Leadership

12:00 – 1:00 PM          Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 PM            Exploring Interdisciplinary Research with SBE Opportunities at NOAA – Cassandra Shivers-Williams, NOAA Weather Program Office Social Science Deputy Program Manager, and Ji Sun Lee, NWS Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Program Director

1:30 – 2:00 PM            How to Increase the Use of the Direct Hire and Other Opportunities? – Sen Chiao and Shadya Sanders, NCAS-M

2:00 – 3:00 PM            Open Discussion on How to Maximize Research and Training Opportunities with NOAA

3:00 – 3:30 PM            Getting the Word Out! Maximizing Student Recruitment and Advertising of Accomplishments – Tia Tyree, NCAS-M Communication Manager

3:30 – 3:50 PM            Subcontracts, invoicing and sub-compliance – Kemorine Wallace, Contracts Negotiation Specialist, Office of Research, Howard University

3:50 – 4:00 PM            Break

4:00 – 4:30 PM            Moving Forward: Identifying Goals and Objectives for the Next Fiscal Year?

4:30 – 5:00 PM            Review of Calendar, Summary, and Adjournment