Meeting Information

Meeting Host:
Eric Day - Contact

Meeting Chair:
Angela Des Jardins  - Contact

Where:

The Westin Crystal City Hotel
1800 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Hotel Room Reservations

Reduced group rate of $204 per night.  Expires January 31, 2018. Now Expired.

Hotel Webite:
Westin Crystal City Hotel Website

When:
Thursday, March 1 - Saturday, March 3, 2018

Agenda
Agenda -  Final

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Registration

Payment Types Accepted: Check, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, and Discover
 
The meeting registration fee is: $525.00
 
Deadline to register is: February 22, 2018
 
Payment is due by no later than February 22, 2018
 
Late registration fee (after February 22, 2018): $625.00
 
NO refunds for cancellations or changes after February 22, 2018
 
Proceed to Registration Form
 

From BWI - Baltimore Washington International Airport
Take I-195 West. At exit 2B, take ramp right for SR-295 South / Baltimore Washington Pkwy South toward Washington. Take ramp right for US-50 West / New York Ave toward Washington. Turn left onto I-395 South. At exit 8C, take ramp left for US-1 South / Jefferson Davis Hwy toward Pentagon City / Alexandria / Crystal City. Arrive at US-1 South / Jefferson Davis Hwy on the right.

From DCA - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Depart S Smith Blvd. Take ramp right and follow signs for George Washington Memorial Pkwy North / GW Pkwy North. Take ramp right for I-395 South / US-1 South / Henry G Shirley Memorial Hwy toward Richmond. At exit 8C, take ramp left for US-1 South / Jefferson Davis Hwy toward Pentagon City / Alexandria / Crystal City. Arrive at US-1 South / Jefferson Davis Hwy on the right.

From IAD - Dulles Airport
Depart Saarinen Circle toward Copilot Way. Bear right onto Copilot Way.Turn right onto Cargo Dr.Road name changes to Aviation Dr.Take ramp left for Dulles Airport Access Rd toward Washington. Take ramp right for SR-267 East / Dulles Toll Rd toward Richmond / Baltimore / Exit 18-19. At exit 19B, take ramp right for SR-123 North / Dolley Madison Blvd toward McLean.Take ramp right and follow signs for George Washington Memorial Pkwy South / GW Pkwy South. Take ramp right for I-395 South / US-1 South / Henry G Shirley Memorial Hwy toward Richmond. At exit 8C, take ramp left for US-1 South / Jefferson Davis Hwy toward Pentagon City / Alexandria / Crystal City. Arrive at US-1 South / Jefferson Davis Hwy on the right.

Metro Directions from Reagan National Airport

Board:
Take the Yellow Line in the direction of Mount Vernon Square.

Arrive:
Crystal City (first stop). Exit Metro Station, turn left, walk 100 feet, turn right, walk under overpass, hotel is on left.

Nearby Restaurants
For a complete listing of all 83 nearby restaurants, click here

Restaurant Website Cuisine Price
Athena Pallas
Visit Greek, European and Mediterranean
$$
Bonsai Sushi Visit Japanese $$$
Cantana Mexicana Visit Mexican $$
Charlie Chiangs Visit Chinese $$
Crystal City Sports Pub Visit Pub food, Steakhouse, Burgers $$
Harar Mesob Visit Ethiopian $$
Jeleo Visit Tapas, Spanish and Wine Bar $$$$
King Street Blues Visit Southern/BBQ $$
Lebanese Taverna Visit Middle Eastern and Mediterranean $$
Legal Sea Foods Visit Seafood, American $$$
Ruth's Chris Visit Steak House $$$$
Top Thai Visit Thai $$


THE NATIONALSPACE GRANT DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

awardee

The NASA Space Grant community is pleased to announce that Dr. John P. Holdren has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award.

Biography (credit: Harvard Kennedy School)

John P. Holdren is the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Kennedy School of Government; Co-Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy in the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs;  and Professor of Environmental Science and Policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. He is also Senior Advisor to the Director at the independent, nonprofit Woods Hole Research Center. From January 2009 to January 2017, he was President Obama's Science Advisor and the Senate confirmed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), becoming the longest-serving Science Advisor to the President in the history of the position (dating back to World War II). His responsibilities in that role included advising the President on all S&T issues bearing on the President’s agenda (including economic competitiveness and job creation, biomedicine and public health, energy and climate change, the oceans and the Arctic, the Nation's space program, and national and homeland security); coordinating R&D strategy and budgets across the Executive Branch departments and agencies; overseeing interagency S&T programs, including the U.S. Global Change Research Program; developing initiatives in STEM education; advancing scientific integrity and openness in government; and representing the U.S. government in interactions with the U.S. and global science and engineering communities.

Dr. Holdren earned S.B. and S.M. degrees from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. from Stanford in aerospace engineering and theoretical plasma physics. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a foreign member of both the Royal Society of London and the Indian National Academy of Engineering and a former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His other honors include one of the first MacArthur Prizes (1981), the Volvo International Environment Prize (1993), the Tyler Prize for Environment (2000), and the Heinz Prize for Public Policy (2001). In 1995 he gave the acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an international organization of scientists and public figures in which he served in leadership positions from 1982 to 1997.

Prior to joining the Obama administration, Dr. Holdren was a professor in both the Kennedy School of Government and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, as well as CEO of the Woods Hole Research Center. From 1973 to 1996, he was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, where he co-founded and co-led the interdisciplinary graduate-degree program in energy and resources.

He served from 1991 to 2005 as a member of the Board of Trustees of the MacArthur Foundation and from 1994 to 2005 as Chairman of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control at the National Academy of Sciences. During the Clinton Administration, he served for both terms on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, leading studies on nuclear materials protection, fusion-energy research, strengthening Federal investments in energy R&D, and international cooperation on energy-technology innovation.

Dr. Holdren has been married since 1966 to Dr. Cheryl E. Holdren, a biologist. They have a son, a daughter, and five grandchildren. John and Cheryl currently live on Cape Cod. 

To purchase indiviual tickets, or to sponsor a table of 8, please contact  event host, Eric Day, at: day@spacegrant.org.

About the National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award 

The National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize individuals whose life and career have had a long lasting impact in a science, engineering or education field that is related to aeronautic, aviation, or space endeavors. The inaugural award was presented in 2003 to former Senator and Secretary of the Treasury Lloyd M. Bentsen for his visionary work in creating the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Act. Past Recipients of the National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award: Lloyd Bentsen, James Van Allen, Peter Diamandis, John Glenn, John Young, Leon Lederman, Vera Rubin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sally Ride, Julius Dasch, Ellen Ochoa, Bill Nye, and Katherine Johnson. 

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