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Proposal Review Panel for International Science and Engineering; Notice of Meeting

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In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting:


Proposal Review Panel for International Science and Engineering—PIRE “Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Program: Integrated, multi-scale approaches for understanding how to reduce vulnerability to damaging events” Site Visit (#10749).


September 17, 2018; 8:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m., September 18, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Texas A&M University at Galveston, Ocean and Coastal Studies Building, 1001 Texas Clipper Road, Galveston, TX 77554.


Part Open.


Charles Estabrook, PIRE Program Manager, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Telephone 703/292-7222.


NSF site visit to conduct a review during year 2 of the five-year award period. To conduct an in depth evaluation of performance, to assess progress towards goals, and to provide recommendations.


See attached.


Topics to be discussed and evaluated during closed portions of the site review will include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical information; and information on personnel. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), (4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act.

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Dated: August 20, 2018.

Crystal Robinson,

Committee Management Officer.

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PIRE NSF Site Visit Agenda—Brody TAMUG

Day 1 Monday, September 17, 2018

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Meet & Greet over continental breakfast (OPEN)

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PIRE overview (OPEN)

PIRE Rationale and Goals, accomplishments and future plans

Administration, Management, and Budget Plans

Facilities and Physical Infrastructure

Developing Human Resources

9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Review of Responses to Issues by Past Reviewers (OPEN)

10:10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. NSF Executive Session/Break (CLOSED)

10:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Research (OPEN)

11:30 a.m.-Noon Students' Research Travel to the Netherlands (OPEN)

Noon-12:30 p.m. NSF Executive Session (CLOSED)

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch—Discussion with Students (CLOSED)

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Education (OPEN)

2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Integrating Research and Education (OPEN)

2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Integrating Diversity (OPEN)

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. NSF Executive Session/Break (CLOSED)

3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Partnerships (OPEN)

4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Wrap up (OPEN)

5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Executive Session/Break—Develop issues for clarification (CLOSED)

6:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Critical Feedback Provided to PI (CLOSED)

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. NSF Executive Session/Working Dinner (CLOSED)Start Printed Page 42711

Day 2 Tuesday, September 18, 2018

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Institutional Support (Administrators and PI/Co-PIs) (OPEN)

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Summary/Proposing Team Response to Critical Feedback (CLOSED)

10:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Site Review Team Prepares Site Visit Report (CLOSED) (11:45 a.m. Brown Bag Lunch Provided)

1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Presentation of Site Visit Report to Principal Investigator (CLOSED)

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[FR Doc. 2018-18221 Filed 8-22-18; 8:45 am]