CSW Dinner Meeting – April 18, 2024 – Featuring a Budget Talk

Meeting Logistics

Date:          Thursday, April 18, 2024

Time:          6:00 p.m. Check-in/Social Hour
                    6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Speaker Presentation

Location:   ACS Headquarters – Marvel Hall / Othmer Hall
                    1155 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC

Menu: Meal will be catered by St. Germain Catering and will feature Artichoke & Pecorino Roasted Chicken with Lemon Pan Sauce (GF), scalloped potatoes, lentil salad with radish, peas, and mint with a lemon vinaigrette, and assorted cookies. Vegetarian option will be asparagus & spinach fettucine alfredo and must be requested. Beverages will be provided.

Cost:   $30 per person (half price for students)

Register to attend via Zoom: https://american-chemical-society.zoom.com/meeting/register/tZUvc-mvqzsuHNJWd1_xz-QwMc9grD6F-KEz

RSVP by noon (ET) Tuesday, April 16, to [email protected]. Please provide the names in your party as well as your contact information when you RSVP.  The public is invited to attend. You may attend the talk only at no charge, but reservations are appreciated. If you need any further information or would like to make a reservation, please contact the CSW office by email at [email protected]

Parking:  Parking is available in nearby commercial parking garages. Please be aware that garage closing times vary. Parking is also available on the street after 6:30 pm, but be aware that most parking meters are in effect until 10:00 pm and may be limited to 2 hours. You should check the individual meters for details and payment methods as some are no longer coin-operated.

Metro:  Blue/Orange/Silver Line: McPherson Square or Farragut West.
              Red Line: Farragut North

Speaker Bio:
Alessandra Zimmermann runs the  R&D Budget and Policy Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where she collects information on federal science spending, both current and past. She has been the Executive Director at Proposal Analytics, performing research into making the research funding space more useful to early career researchers. Prior to switching to science policy work, she earned her PhD in biochemistry from the University of Maryland, and a BS in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Speaker Abstract:
Your lab might be funded from federal grants, but have you ever thought about how NSF or NIH get that money? Why your funding call has a success rate of 12% when the lab down the hall gets to tap into an institute with 25%? Come learn about the forces behind the federal appropriations process and understand all the steps that happen before you even think about pressing submit.