Over 650 PIs, Co-PIs, staff, and project evaluators are expected to convene in DC from all over the country for the annual National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in STEM (#SSTEM) symposium (in person and some sessions will be live streamed) beginning Thursday afternoon.
Team MNA will not only represent our current S-STEM awarded clients from across the country (currently in AZ* (award to be made), CA, CT, FL, KY, MT, NJ, and PA) but also be on an NSF-led panel on Friday AM with two PIs and another evaluator to discuss and answer questions on evaluating S-STEM grants: Everything You Wanted to Know About Evaluation But Didn’t Know How Or Were Afraid To Ask (well, this is not the actual title but something to this effect.) (I can talk about what I know.)
We will miss seeing our clients from Florida but hopefully they are able to zoom in to engage. Thinking of them as IAN bears down on FL this week.
Keynote speaker is Anthony Abraham Jack (author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students).
Really looking forward to this annual grand event being organized by AAAS and meet several of our colleagues/clients: Iris Wagstaff, Neela White, Allison Gonzalez, Travis York, Jeunice Lim, Claire Molloy, Michael Feder, David Brown, John Krupczak, and several POs from the agency (most notably, Kimberly Tanner and Connie Della-Piana who invited me to be on the panel.)
I will be tweeting during the symposium from @KavitaMNA using #2022SSTEM and #2022SSTEMSymposium so stay tuned for some cool pictures and happenings on site, if interested and follow the S-STEM program.