Summer Member Meeting Agenda

The 2019 Summer Member Meeting agenda is designed to create opportunities for open discussion and engagement between members. Check back often for more information about individual sessions and opportunities for participation in sessions. Agenda is subject to change.  

Register now to hear from your peers and be a part of these discussions. Return to the meeting home page for more information about traveling to the 2019 Summer Member Meeting. 


Monday, June 24

Time Activity
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

CCASE Executive Committee Meeting 
(by invitation only)

12:00-12:30 p.m. Executive Committee Lunch 
12:30-1:30 p.m.

CEDD Executive Committee Meeting
(by invitation only)

1:30 p.m. Registration Opens
2:00-2:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

  • Dr. Marty Matlock, Executive Director, University of Arkansas Resiliency Center, Professor of Ecological Engineering
  • Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Kate Ceste, Membership Communications and Engagement Officer, National Council for Science and the Environment 
2:30-4:00 p.m.

Dialogue on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Part 1

  • Dr. Yvette Murphy-Erby, Vice-Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Arkansas

  • Karen Spiller, Thomas W. Haas Professor in Sustainable Food Systems, University of New Hampshire

4:00-4:10 p.m. Break
4:10-5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Member Opportunities

  • Dr. Erica Goldman, Science Policy Director, National Council for Science and the Environment
5:00-6:30 p.m. Flash Talk Happy Hour
Over drinks, hear from colleagues about their recent research and work
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Dinner

  • Welcome from Dr. Joe Steinmetz, Chancellor, University of Arkansas

 

Tuesday, June 25

Time Activity
8:00-8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30-8:35 a.m.

Morning Welcome

  • Dr. Peter Walker, Dean and Professor, Falk School of Sustainability
    Chatham University
    Chair, NCSE Council for Environmental Deans and Directors Executive Committee
  • Dr. Bob Franco, Director, Office for Institutional Effectiveness
    Kapi'olani Community College
    Chair, NCSE Community College Alliance for Sustainability Education Executive Committee
8:35-10:15 a.m.

Science in Environmental Decision-Making

  • Dr. Erica Goldman, Science Policy Director, National Council for Science and the Environment
10:15-11:30 a.m.

Campus Highlight - Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies
The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) is a multi-disciplinary center for spatial research and
technology housed at the University of Arkansas. CAST focuses on applications of geospatial technologies
in research, teaching, and service. Research at CAST is focused on the acquisition, aggregation, analysis,
and application of geospatial data. Researchers span the social and physical sciences with expertise in the
measurement and analysis of spatially referenced, multi-scalar data and processes.

Summer Member Meeting Attendees will tour the center including a presentation about current CAST research
projects, the Geospatial Certificate Programs, and involvement in Data Science efforts on the campus.
 

11:30-11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote

  • Dr. Jack Cothren, Director, Center for Advanced Spatial Technology, University of Arkansas
1:00-1:25 p.m. Flash Talk "Open Mic"
Those inspired by the previous day's Flash Talks will have the opportunity to share with the audience. 
1:30-3:00 p.m. CEDD and CCASE Breakouts
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:15 p.m.

NCSE Research Agenda

  • Dr. Erica Goldman, Science Policy Director, National Council for Science and the Environment
4:15-4:30 p.m.

NCSE Youth and Diversity: EnvironMentors

  • Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Dialogue on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Part 2

  • Dr. Yvette Murphy-Erby, Vice-Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Arkansas

  • Karen Spiller, Thomas W. Haas Professor in Sustainable Food Systems, University of New Hampshire

5:30-6:00 p.m. Break
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Dinner and Presentation

  • Peter Nierengarten, Sustainability & Resilience Director, City of Fayetteville
7:30 p.m. Optional visit to the Woolsey Wet Prairie Sanctuary

 

Wednesday, June 26

Time Activity
8:00-8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30-10:00 a.m.

Small Group Work Time

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Opportunities through 2020: NCSE Path Forward

  • Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment
11:30 a.m. Meeting Concludes
11:45 a.m.

Optional Field Trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Exhibit - Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment
Led by Dr. Carl Smith, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Arkansas
$16 per person