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Industry and Science Advisory Board Meetings (IAB, SAB)

discussion at IAB poster sessionCEBC holds two advisory board meetings each year at the University of Kansas.

  • Spring meeting - April 6, 2020 - industry and science advisory board members (IAB, SAB) discuss project updates with CEBC researchers; includes formal project evaluations.
  • Fall meeting - October 5-6, 2020 - industry advisory board members (IAB) discuss project updates with CEBC researchers.

Spring Meeting: April 6, 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we are hosting an abbreviated videoconference for the spring IAB/SAB meeting this year.  There will be options for off-line viewing for those unable to participate live.  (Either way, you must provide your own coffee.)

We will have project evaluations, as we do each spring, but with an altered format (see below).  We hope that things will return to normal by October, and we will make sure you get an extra helping of student posters and presentations at that time. 

Register for online session

Meeting agenda:

  • Monday April 6, 10:00 AM CDT - Professional Skill-Building Webinar: "Social Network Security & Privacy: Learning the Truth While Protecting the Sensitive," Assoc Prof Fengjun Li, University of Kansas School of Engineering; all are welcome!  ABSTRACT  |   HOW TO JOIN
  • Monday April 6, 1:30 – 2:50 PM CDT: Overview of CEBC Research and Education Activities, Zoom videoconference with phone call option (see registration email for access instructions).
    • The videoconference and its recording will be password protected to preserve confidentiality. Industry members may have multiple participants and may share the meeting materials within their companies.
    • The schedule is as follows:
      • 1:30 PM CDT – Director’s Report, Bala Subramaniam
      • 2:15 PM CDT – NSF Research Traineeship Internet of Catalysis update, Kevin Leonard
      • 2:30 PM CDT – NSF-PFI Lignin update, Bala Subramaniam
      • 2:45 PM CDT – Summary of revised CEBC Project Review Process
      • 2:50 PM CDT - Adjourn
  • Week of April 6: Project evaluation begins; IAB/SAB will receive reports and 5-minute videos to evaluate projects.  See upcoming email for instructions.
  • Week of April 13:
    • Conference calls with review teams (3-4 participants per team) will be scheduled for discussion of project reports. The call should be approximately 60 minutes (20 minutes per project). Faculty will be on standby for Q&A.
    • One member of the review team will serve as the discussion leader/scribe for each project report.
  • Discussion leaders will compile the feedback and send completed review forms to Chris Lyon.  The reviews will be provided to faculty.

Meeting Location: Remote platform to be announced to qualified registrants via email

Information for Presenters: An update on Project Reports, Posters and Presentations will be available soon

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CEBC Calendar

April 6, Monday - Professional Skill Building at the Spring Advisory Boards Meeting
Fengjun Li, University of Kansas
10:00 a.m., to be presented via Zoom -  How to Join 
"Social Network Security & Privacy: Learning the Truth While Protecting the Sensitive"
All attendees of the CEBC Spring Meeting are welcome to attend.

April 8, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom - ZOOM link 
This meeting is mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa


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