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Workshop Agenda and Participant List

AGENDA

January 23, 2006

10:00 a.m.

Session 1: Welcome and summary of goals of the workshop

Moderator: D. Black

 

NASA introductory remarks (S. Pace)

Overview of the Vision for Space Exploration

 

NASA’s needs and expectations for the study

 

NASA’s exploration plans and systems architecture (M. Hecker)

Major goals, elements, segments, and time line

 

Roles of NASA centers, industry, and academia

 

Top-level workforce implications

 

NASA’s space and Earth science plans and directions (K. Ledbetter)

Major goals, elements, segments, and time line

 

Roles of NASA centers, industry, and academia

 

Top-level workforce implications

 

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Session 2: Survey of relevant data and prior studies

Moderator: R. Colladay

 

Broad assessments of the U.S. S&E workforce

National Science Foundation studies of enrollment and graduation trends (J. Burrelli)

RAND Corporation studies (J. Birkler)

 

National Research Council studies (B. Barnow)

 

Roundtable discussion with presenters and all participants



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Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report C Workshop Agenda and Participant List AGENDA January 23, 2006 10:00 a.m. Session 1: Welcome and summary of goals of the workshop Moderator: D. Black   NASA introductory remarks (S. Pace) • Overview of the Vision for Space Exploration   • NASA’s needs and expectations for the study   NASA’s exploration plans and systems architecture (M. Hecker) • Major goals, elements, segments, and time line   • Roles of NASA centers, industry, and academia   • Top-level workforce implications   NASA’s space and Earth science plans and directions (K. Ledbetter) • Major goals, elements, segments, and time line   • Roles of NASA centers, industry, and academia   • Top-level workforce implications   12:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. Session 2: Survey of relevant data and prior studies Moderator: R. Colladay   Broad assessments of the U.S. S&E workforce • National Science Foundation studies of enrollment and graduation trends (J. Burrelli) • RAND Corporation studies (J. Birkler)   • National Research Council studies (B. Barnow)   Roundtable discussion with presenters and all participants

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Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report   Assessments of aerospace workforce issues • Booz Allen Hamilton study for the National Reconnaissance Office (J. Williams)   • Aerospace Commission study (J. Douglass)   • NASA studies       —In-house studies (T. Dawsey)       —NASA Advisory Committee study (G. Kulcinski)     • Roundtable discussion with presenters and all participants   5:30 p.m. Reception and dinner January 24, 2006 9:00 a.m. Session 3: Factors that are impacting workforce supply and demand: the current picture, trends, and projections Moderator: K. Thornton   Perspective from industry (A. Aldridge, Lockheed Martin) • Anticipated needs for technical disciplines, skills, and levels of training • Experience and outlook regarding recruitment and retention   • Competition from other fields or sectors   • Policy and marketplace impacts   • International considerations, including the impact of export controls and national security constraints • Adequacy of training options   Perspective from federal government (William Berry, Department of Defense) • Anticipated needs for technical disciplines, skills, and levels of training • Experience and outlook regarding recruitment and retention   • Competition from other fields and sectors   • Policy impacts   • International considerations, including the impact of export controls and national security constraints • Adequacy of training options   Perspective from academia (J. Burns, University of Colorado, Boulder) • Anticipated needs for technical disciplines, skills, and levels of training • Experience and outlook regarding student recruitment   • Competition from other academic concentrations   • Policy and marketplace impacts   • Impediments to providing training in needed technical disciplines and skills • International considerations, including the impact of export controls and national security constraints Roundtable discussion with presenters and all participants 12:00 p.m. Lunch

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Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report 1:00 p.m. Session 4 Moderator: J. Rothenberg   Panel discussion of recurring themes and key issues drawn from the prior sessions (D. Giddens, T.K. Mattingly, R. Torbert)   Roundtable discussion with all participants, including NASA representatives 2:00 p.m. Summary remarks by chairs   3:00 p.m. Adjourn PARTICIPANTS Committee Members Burt Barnow, Johns Hopkins University David Black, Universities Space Research Association John Douglass, Aerospace Industries Association Daniel Hastings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology William Pomerantz, X PRIZE Foundation Joseph Rothenberg, Universal Space Network Kathryn Thornton, University of Virginia Speakers Arnold Aldrich, Lockheed Martin William Berry, Department of Defense John Birkler, RAND Corporation Jack Burns, University of Colorado, Boulder Joan Burrelli, National Science Foundation Ray Colladay, Lockheed Martin (retired) Toni Dawsey, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Don Giddens, Georgia Institute of Technology Michael Hecker, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Gerald Kulcinski, University of Wisconsin Ken Ledbetter, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Scott Pace, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Roy Torbert, University of New Hampshire John Williams, Booz Allen Hamilton Guest Experts Bill Adkins, U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee Marc Allen, NASA Portonovo Ayyaswamy, University of Pennsylvania Jeff Bingham, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Sue Hegg, The Boeing Company Terri Lomax, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Adam London, VENTIONS, LLC T.K. Mattingly, U.S. Navy (retired)

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Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report Richard Obermann, U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee Trish Pengra, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marcia S. Smith, Congressional Research Service Jean Toal-Eisen, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee