Wednesday, March 21, 2007
6:00 pm Reception
6:45 pm Welcome and Overview of Workshop
  Welcome Dr. Margaret E. M. Tolbert
    Senior Advisor, Office of Integrative Activities
National Science Foundation
7:00 pm Dinner  
  Dinner Conversation with Dr. Nathaniel G. Pitts, Director of the Office of Integrative Activities at the  National Science Foundation - Essential elements of a successful strategy for producing a technical workforce: recruitment, retention, graduation, and job placement (Focus: American Competitive Initiative)
Thursday, March 22, 2007
8:00 to 10:00 am
Session 1.  Expectations
  An Overview of The National Science Foundation Science and Technology CentersPrograms' Strategic Diversity Plans
  FY 2005/2006 The National Science Foundation Science and Technology Centers Principal:
  Dr. Antonio Baptista, Oregon Health and Science University
  Dr. S. Prasad Gogineni, University of Kansas
  Dr. Anne Hiltner, Case Western Reserve University
  Dr. David M. Karl, University of Hawaii
  Dr. David A. Randall, Colorado State University
  Dr. S. Shankar Sastry, University of California at Berkeley
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Session 2.  Opportunities
  Opportunities for expanding the number of student researchers by partnering with strategic NSF-supported minority serving institutions. CREST Principal Investigators - The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) Program makes resources available to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded diverse student presence in STEM disciplines.
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Networking Working Luncheon
  Centers will be arranged according to interest areas to continue their informal discussions from the morning sessions.  No formal lectures will be presented in this session.
2:30 to 4:30 pm
Session 3.  Networking
  Responsible STEM Research Partnering - The networking will focus on NSF-sponsored programs and projects that can facilitate broadening participation and strengthening research.
    Dr. William E. McHenry
Overview of the Science Diversity Center
Executive Director of the e-Center
Jackson State University
  Discussion with Invited NSF-Sponsored Project Directors of REUs, LSAMP, AGEP, etc.
Friday, March 23, 2007
8:00 to 10:30 am
Session 4.  Examples
  Lessons learned from experienced research scientists - If I knew then what I know now, I would have . . .
  Four student panelists to respond to questions about their experiences in broadening participation at The National Science Foundation Science and Technology Centers, as well as discuss institutional and programmatic challenges and effective support systems for broadening participation.
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Session 5. Impact
  Diversity Directors of the The National Science Foundation Science and Technology Centers Classes of FY 2005 and FY 2006 will discuss challenges and the anticipated impact of their broadening participation activities.
12 Noon - 1:30 pm
Session 6.  Closing Session
  Closing Comments by Dr. Nathaniel G. Pitts
  What have we learned?
What are the next steps?
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