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Workshop 1 – Agenda

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Workshop #1: Involvement of Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) in the Implementation of the National Ecological Observatory’s (NEON’s) Physical and Information Infrastructures and Protocols

Sunday, August 4, 2013 | 7:45 am – 5:30 pm
Organized by the Science and Engineering Alliance

7:45 AM Arrival of Participants and Registration
8:00 AM Introductions
8:15 AM Overview of workshop and briefing on day’s activities
8:30 AM Speaker:
NEON Science Perspective,
Dr. Hank Loescher, Scientist and Product Team Lead Fundamental Instrument Unit (FIU), NEON,
9:30 AM Speaker:
The Potential for establishing a NEON Satellite Site at AAMU.
Dr. Tommy Coleman, Professor and Campus Coordinator for Alabama EPSCoR Graduate Research Scholars Program
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Speaker:
An Exploratory Project to Develop a Modular Design to Evaluate Nutrient Dynamics and Establishing a Framework for Determining Long-Term Impacts of Land Use/Cover and Climate Change on these Dynamics.
Dr. Eric May, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
11:30 AM Session 1:
Identification of science themes for perspective NSSs
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Session 2:
Appropriate science questions, technical and financial needs and requirements to be addressed at a NSS, based on the identified science themes in Session 1
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Session 3:
Mobilization for the technical and information infrastructures needed to support engaging in the NSS initiative and big science.

Institutional barriers affecting the inclusion of the HBCUs and MSIs in big science.

4:45 PM Wrap up: Next Steps
5:30 PM Adjourn