Program

The program will span three days, from Wednesday April 29th 2020 to Friday May 1st 2020. The activities will start in the evening with registration at 5PM CST on Wednesday followed by a reception/dinner until 9PM, continue all day on Thursday from 7:30AM to 9PM, and end on the third day Friday with a program from 7:30AM to 3PM. A preliminary program can be found below (PDF). The finalized detailed program will be posted by April 16th, 2020.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

5:00 PM9:00 PM

Registration

Plaza Ballroom Foyer

6:00 PM9:00 PM

Reception

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Networking and Information Sharing Dinner

Family Feud

Plaza Ballroom

Thursday, April 30, 2020

7:30 AM5:00 PM

Registration

Plaza Ballroom Foyer

7:30 AM8:30 AM

Breakfast

Stetsons

8:30 AM9:15 AM

Opening Remarks, Meeting Overview, Introductions, and Best Poster & Video Contest

Plaza Ballroom

9:15 AM10:00 AM

PANEL: Getting Started with Research

10:00 AM10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM11:30 AM

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

Randolph 1A

Randolph 1B

Randolph 2

Randolph 3

Roosevelt 3A

Roosevelt 3B

Logistics

Recruiting and selection

Tracking and planning for renewal

Cohort building, social activities, and establishing research lab culture

11:30 AM12:00 PM

BREAKOUT Report and Resource Sharing

Plaza Ballroom

12:00 PM1:15 PM

Lunch

Stetsons / Patio

1:15 PM2:00 PM

PANEL: Experiences in Steadfast REU Sites

Plaza Ballroom

2:00 PM2:45 PM

NSF Overview

2:45 PM3:15 PM

Break

3:15 PM4:15 PM

Meet Your NSF Program Officer

Randolph 1A

Randolph 1B

Randolph 2

4:15 PM5:00 PM

PANEL: Research Communication

Plaza Ballroom

5:00 PM5:30 PM

Poster and Video Contest Awards

5:30 PM6:30 PM

Break

6:30 PM9:00 PM

Reception with Hors d'oeuvres (6:30pm-7:30pm)

Dinner (7:30pm-9pm)

Penthouse Ballroom @ Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront

Friday, May 1, 2020

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast

Stetsons

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Meeting Overview

Plaza Ballroom

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

PANEL: CISE REU Site Evaluation

IRB and Role of Evaluator

CISE Eval Results and Tools

How to Use Eval to Improve Site, Prepare Renewal,

Disseminate Results

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

Randolph 1A

Randolph 1B

Randolph 2

Randolph 3

Roosevelt 3A

Roosevelt 3B

Opportunities for Shared/Open Compute Resources

Using Social Media to Support Your Site

Tricky issues

Mentor management

Shared Site Activities

Graduate School Preparation

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Report Back on Breakout Session

Plaza Ballroom

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Lessons Learned and Top Tips

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch

Stetsons / Patio

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Writing a Highly Competitive Renewal

and New NSF Funding Opportunities

Plaza Ballroom

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Exit survey

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Social activity (interesting and optional)

museums, navy pier, shopping, etc

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dinner+Boat Cruise on the Chicago River ($130/person)