January 30-31, 2020 | Washington D.C.
Catalyzing Advances and Generating Knowledge
NSF Innovations in Graduate Education 2020 PI Meeting
Catalyzing Advances and Generating Knowledge, the inaugural principal investigator meeting for the National Science Foundation Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program, will be held January 30-31, 2020 in Washington D.C. The meeting will bring together the IGE community to share outcomes and discuss pathways forward for graduate education, fulfilling a series of five objectives:
- Share highlights of progress
- Hold candid discussions regarding changes in graduate education
- Identify common issues and strategize approaches for
- advancing the knowledge base,
- preparing STEM workforce, and
- catalyzing innovations
- Inform next steps of IGE projects and the IGE program
- Build community to amplify the impact of innovations in graduate education
Pre-meeting workshops will allow more in-depth discussions and training on topics of interest to PIs. Each project will be expected to provide a poster for the project showcase.
The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.
Visit the IGE Program Webpage for more information.
|Thursday, January 30 (The Darcy Hotel)|
|Noon – 4:00 PM||Optional Workshops|
|4:00 PM – 8:00 PM||Registration|
|4:00 PM – 4:30 PM||Project set-up|
|4:30 PM –6:00 PM||Project showcase & networking reception |
Heavy appetizers will be served
|6:00 PM – 6:15 PM|
|6:30 PM – 8:00 PM||Welcome and opening session: The role of the NSF IGE program in advancing graduate education|
|8:00 PM – 9:00 PM||Networking reception|
|9:00 PM – 9:15 PM||Poster take-down|
|Friday, January 31 (American Chemical Society)|
|8:00 AM – 9:00 AM||Networking breakfast|
|9:00 AM – 9:30 AM||Welcome and introductions|
|9:30 AM – 11:45 AM||Advancing the knowledge base|
|11:45 AM – 1:00 PM||Lunch & Open Space discussions |
|1:00 PM – 2:15 PM||Preparing the STEM workforce for the 21st Century|
|2:15 PM – 2:30 PM||Break|
|2:30 PM – 4:30 PM||Catalyzing innovation|
|4:30 PM – 5:00 PM||Next steps and closing remarks|
Pre-meeting Workshop Information
Two optional workshops will be held concurrently from noon-4 pm on Thursday, January 30:
Advancing the Knowledge Base
Small groups will discuss the intersections of graduate education with emerging areas of research:
- Transformative teaching, learning, and assessment
- Research and practice across disciplines
- Digital learning
- Inclusiveness and adaptivity
- Professional development
The Washington DC metropolitan area has three major airports and Amtrak service. Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is accessible by the Washington Metrorail System, is the closest airport to the meeting. Other area airports include Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) or Washington Dulles International (IAD).
Starting in October 2018, all project budgets included funding to attend the annual PI meeting. The PI (or designee) of projects predating solicitation NSF 17-585 will be offered financial support to help offset meeting expenses. During the registration process, those eligible for support reserved hotel rooms that will be direct billed to ACS. Links for requesting airline or train tickets via the ACS travel system have been sent to those eligible for support. Other travel expenses will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts after the meeting.
Program Planning Committee
Fengfeng Ke, Florida State University
Mixed Reality Integrated Teaching Training for STEM Graduate
Michael Keller, University of Tulsa
Workplace Inspired Approaches for Improving Graduate Student
Deana Pennington, University of Texas – El Paso
Collaborative Research: NRT-IGE: Employing Model-Based Reasoning in Environmental Science (EMBeRS)
Jodi Wesemann, American Chemical Society
IGE: Impact Indicators and Instruments for Individual Development Plans
The NSF IGE PI meeting is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1806607 and hosted by the American Chemical Society.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the American Chemical Society.