NORDP NE Summer Meeting

NORDP NE held their Summer Meeting on Thursday, July 25th at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. A big shout out and thank you to our hosts at WPI, especially Antje Harnisch, who served on the planning committee and presented at the meeting. Over fifty RD professionals from around Region 1 attended, accompanied by visitors from Region 2. The agenda from the meeting is below, along with a couple of select slide decks. Thanks to all who attended!

TIME SUBJECT/TOPIC PRESENTER/LOCATION
8:45 – 9:15 Registration/ Continental Breakfast Odeum A, Campus Center
9:15 – 9:30 Welcome Amy Gantt, NORDP NE Chair and Jeralyn Haraldsen, NORDP NE Chair-Elect and NORDP Member Services Committee
9:30 – 10:30 Welcome and Panel Discussion: WPI’s Institutional Engagement Model Institutional Engagement
10:45 – 11:45 Lightning Talks: Project Management in Research Development Facilitated by Anne Maglia, UMass Lowell

– Anne Maglia: Work Breakdown Structures
– Jacob Levin, MIT: Wrike Project Management Software
– Peg AtKisson, ATG Consulting: What We Learned When We Hired a Professional Project Manager
– Mary Green, UMass Amherst: Proposal Workflow Schedules
– Loren Walker, UMass Amherst: A Simple Plan
– Kate Duggan, Brown University: RD Knowledge Repository – What Have We Been Up To?

11:45 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 NORDP NE News and Updates – Amy Gantt, NORDP NE Chair
– Kathy Cataneo, NORDP Board Member
– Jeralyn Haraldsen, NORDP NE Chair Elect and NORDP Member Services Committee
1:15 – 2:15 Jim Kurose, NSF Assistant Director, Directorate of Computer and Information Science (CISE) National Science Foundation Programmatics and Activities
2:30 – 3:30 Discussion & Brainstorming: Research Intelligence, faculty profiles, and information management Facilitated by Mark Milutinovich, University of New Hampshire, and Loren Walker, UMass Amherst
3:30 – 4:30 Activity & Discussion: Areas of Strength at NORDP NE Institutions Facilitated by Amy Gantt, Tufts University, and Jeralyn Haraldsen, University of Vermont
4:30 Reception Onsite at WPI with cash bar