Interdisciplinary Research Buildings Workshop

Boston College Interdisciplinary Research Buildings Workshop

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 | 10 AM to 4:30 PM EDT | Virtual

 

The Boston College Interdisciplinary Research Buildings Workshop, hosted by  the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, explores best practices for academic buildings devoted to interdisciplinary research. Motivated by the upcoming January 2022 opening of the building for the interdisciplinary Schiller Institute on the Boston College campus, this workshop brings together university leaders from institutions across the country to discuss the opportunities and challenges inherent in designing and operating interdisciplinary  research buildings. 

Schedule

Thursday, June 3, 2021 | Virtual Event

10:00-10:20 am

Introductions

  • Welcome from Boston College: Laura J. Steinberg, Seidner Family Executive Director of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society; David Quigley, Provost and Dean of Faculties; Tom Chiles, Vice Provost for Research and Academic Planning 

  • Attendees

10:20 am-12:50 am

Part 1: Whole-Group: Best Practices and Problems of Practice

  • Building Presentations: UC Riverside, Northeastern University, Boston University, University of Delaware, Amherst College

  • Discussion

  • Break 

  • Building Presentations: Georgia Tech, Yale University, Michigan State University, UC Irvine, Tufts University, Boston College

  • Discussion

12:50-1:35 pm

Lunch break

1:35-2:40 pm

Part 2: Breakout Groups: Best Practices and Problems of Practice

  • Breakout group discussions (key takeaways from the panels, areas for additional research or continuing discussion, identification of best practices)
  • Whole-group report out and discussion

2:40-2:55 pm

Break

2:55-4:00 pm

Part 3: Breakout Groups: Emergent Topics

  • Breakout group discussions

  • Whole-group report out and discussion

4:00-4:30 pm

Part 4: Next steps and conclusion

Questions? Please contact Schiller Institute Executive Director Laura J. Steinberg at ljs@bc.edu.

Greg Adelsberger, Director of Finance and Operations, Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, Boston College

Rob Butera, Vice President for Research Development and Operations, Georgia Institute of Technology

Monica Carson, Deputy Director, Multidisciplinary Research Building, University of California, Riverside

Thomas C. Chiles, Vice Provost for Research and Academic Planning, Boston College

Michael Crair, Vice Provost for Research, Yale University (invited)

Douglas Gage, Interim Vice President, Office of Research & Innovation, Michigan State University

Caroline Genco, Vice Provost for Research, Tufts University (invited)

Elham Ghabbour, Operations Director, Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Northeastern University

Chris Incarvito, Associate Provost for Science Initiatives, Yale University (invited)

Pramod Khargonekar, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California, Irvine

Meg Kirkpatrick, Associate Provost for Research, Yale University

Jess Martin, Administrative Director of the Science Center, Amherst College

Scott Perkins, Senior Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Tufts University (invited)

Kim Nelson Pryor, Senior Research Fellow, Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, Boston College

David Quigley, Provost and Dean of Faculties, Boston College

Joshua Rappoport, Executive Director, Research Infrastructure & Operations, Boston College

Charles Riordan, Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Innovation, University of Delaware

Bill Shaw, Senior Director of Technology Transfer and Industry Collaboration, Tufts University

Laura J. Steinberg, Seidner Family Executive Director, Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, Boston College

Eric Stewart, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Space Planning, Northeastern University

Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research, Boston University

Gillian Wilson, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development & Director, Multidisciplinary Research Building, University of California, Riverside

MG Finn, Chair of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chief Scientific Officer of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

Kevin Gonzales, Director of Operations for the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering, Boston University

Brian Pratt, Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect, University of California, Irvine

Todd Streelman, Chair of the School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Laura J. Steinberg

Laura J. Steinberg

Seidner Family Executive Director,
Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society
Boston College

 

Thomas C. Chiles

Thomas C. Chiles

Vice Provost for Research and Academic Planning
DeLuca Chair in Biology
Boston College