About the Forum

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program (EPP) with Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Eighth Biennial Education and Science Forum will be jointly hosted by NOAA EPP/MSI and NOAA-Cooperative remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST) from August 28-31, 2016.

The Biennial Education and Science Forums provide opportunities to showcase the results of collaborative research and education projects between students at NOAA EPP/MSI funded academic institutions and NOAA scientists; to generate new engagement opportunities; and, to promote professional development for (STEM) undergraduate and graduate students.




PROGRAM AGENDA

The full program is available for download here


PRE-FORUM WEBINAR PRESENTATION

The pre-forum webinar is available by clicking here


NOAA EPP/MSI FORUM Proceedings

The forum proceedings is available for download here


Forum at a Glance

  • Location

    New York, NY
  • Presenters

    130
  • Speakers

    25

Forum Schedule

Student Poster Set-up & Forum Check-in
  • 2:00-5:00PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Student Development Session: Meet NOAA
  • 4:00-6:00PM
  • Faculty Dining Room
Exhibitors Set-up
  • 4:00-7:00PM
  • Steinman Hall Lobby
Students Networking Reception
  • 6:00-7:00PM
  • Faculty Dining Hall Area
Round Table Discussion - By Invitation only with CSC Directors, Deputy Administrator, NOAA AAs, OED Director, DD & EPP/MSI Staff & Technical Monitors
  • 7:00-8:30PM
  • Amsterdam Room in Faculty Dining Hall
Bus Departure
  • 7:30
  • Outside Shepard Hall
Registration/Check-In
Registration after 11am - at Info Booth
  • 8:00-11:00 AM
  • Lincoln Corridor, Shepard Hall
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Breakfast
  • 8:00-8:45 AM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Plenary Session - I
Conference Opening & Welcome
Presiding: Dr. Reza Khanbilvardi, Director, NOAA CREST
Opening Remarks: Dean Gilda Barabino Dean of Engineering, The City College of New York
  • 9:00-10:45AM
Welcome: Dr. Lisa Coico, President, The City College of New York
  • 9:10- 9:25 AM
Guest Speakers
VADM Manson Brown, NOAA Deputy Administrator
Senator Schumer, NY - Invited

Representative Serrano (NY15)

Mr. Scott Gudes, Former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Vice President of Government Affairs, American Sportfishing Association.
  • 9:25-10:40AM
Transition to Media Education Event - invitation only
  • 10:40-10:45AM
Media Education Event - invitation only
  • 11:00- 12 Noon
Break
  • 10:45-11:00AM
Plenary Session II
Advancing NOAA-Mission STEM Fields through Education and Research Collaborations: Building on a Successful 15-Year Partnership with Minority Serving Institutions
Presiding: Jacqueline Rousseau, NOAA EPP/MSI Program Manager
Speakers: Dr. Sylvester James Gates Jr., PCAST
Dr. Vincent Boudreau, Dean, Collin Powell, School of Civic and Global Leadership
Craig McLean, Assistant Administrator, NOAA Research
  • 11:10-12:15PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Recognition Luncheon - By invitation only
Recognition of past and current EPP/MSI supporters
  • 12:30-1:30PM
  • NAC Faculty Dining Hall
Navigating NOAA mission Careers:
Private Sector and Public Sector
NOAA Workforce Management/OED, WHOI, NGA
Moderator: Dr. Marlene Kaplan
Private Sector Panel
Moderator: Anoop Mehta
  • 1:40-3:15 PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Concurrent Technical Sessions A
NOAA Chair opens the sessions with 10-minute overview
Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
Weather-Ready Nation
Healthy Oceans
Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies
  • 3:30-4:50PM

  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
  • NAC Ballroom, NAC Bldg
  • ASRC Lecture Hall
  • Steinman Auditorium
Student Development Sessions I & II
Session I: Graduate Students: Writing successful proposals Steinman Auditorium and Post-Doctoral fellowship applications
  • 5:00-6:15PM

  • Steinman Auditorium
Forum Dinner
Mr. Eddie Bautista, Executive Director
The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
Moderator - Jacqueline Rousseau, NOAA
  • 6:30-8:00PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Bus Departure
  • 8:30
  • Outside Shepard Hall
** Sponsored Coffee Corner open all day to recharge **
  • Steinman Exhibit Hall, Grove School of Engineering
Late Check-in/Info Desk
  • 8:00-5:00PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Breakfast
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Concurrent Technical Sessions B
Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
Weather-Ready Nation
Healthy Oceans
Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies
  • 8:30-9:50 AM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
  • NAC Ballroom, NAC Bldg.
  • ASRC Lecture Hall, ASRC Bldg.
  • Steinman Auditorium
Break
  • 9:50 AM
Concurrent Technical Sessions C
Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
Weather-Ready Nation
Healthy Oceans
Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies
  • 10:10-11:50AM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
  • NAC Ballroom, NAC Bldg.
  • ASRC Lecture Hall, ASRC Bldg.
  • Steinman Auditorium
Lunch
  • 11:50-1:10PM
Concurrent Technical Sessions D
Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
Weather-Ready Nation
Healthy Oceans
Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies
  • 1:20-2:40 PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
  • NAC Ballroom, NAC Bldg.
  • ASRC Lecture Hall, ASRC Bldg.
  • Steinman Auditorium
Student Development Sessions III & IV
Session III: CSC Alumni Panel: Life Beyond CSC
Session IV: Transition to the Workforce
  • 2:40-3:40 PM
  • Steinman Hall Auditorium
  • NAC Ballroom, NAC Bldg.
Exhibitors Session
  • 3:45-4:30PM
  • Steinman Lobby
Poster Session
  • 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Reception
  • 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Bus Departure
  • 8:00
  • Outside Shepard Hall
** Coffee Corner open all day to recharge **
  • Steinman Exhibit Hall, Grove School of Engineering
Breakfast
  • 8:00-8:30AM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Student Development Sessions V & VI
Session V: Developing a Professional Portfolio
Session VI: Initiating and Building Relationships: Effective Mentor/Mentee Relationship
  • 8:30-10:00AM
  • Steinman Hall Auditorium
  • NAC Ballroom, NAC Bldg.
Concurrent Technical Sessions E
Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
Weather-Ready Nation
Healthy Oceans
Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies
  • 1:20-2:40 PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
  • NAC Ballroom, NAC Bldg.
  • ASRC Lecture Hall, ASRC Bldg.
  • Steinman Auditorium
Equity Through Inclusion: Increasing the potential for minority success in majority settings.
  • 11:45-1:00PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00PM Noon
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Award Ceremony & Closing Remarks
CCNY Acting Provost Dr. Mary Erina Driscoll & NOAA Office of Education
  • 1:45-2:45PM
  • Great Hall, Shepard Hall
Adjourn
  • 3:00 PM
Bus Departure
  • 3:30
  • Outside Shepard Hall

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