In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub., L. 92-463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting:
Name and Committee Code: 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).
Date and Time: November 19, 2018; 8:00 a.m.—8:30 p.m.; November 20, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Place: Texas A&M University at Galveston, Ocean and Coastal Studies Building, 1001 Texas Clipper Road, Galveston TX 77554.
Type of Meeting: Part Open.
Contact Person: Charles Estabrook, PIRE Program Manager, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Telephone 703/292-7222.
Purpose of Meeting: 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.
Agenda: See attached.
Reason for Closing: 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.
Dated: October 17, 2018.
Committee Management Officer.
PIRE NSF Site Visit Agenda—TAMUG
Day 1 Monday, November 19, 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)Start Printed Page 53508
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)
Day 2 Tuesday, November 20, 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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