2023 NSF Site Visit and Annual Meeting

CBBG is excited to welcome students, faculty, staff, and partners to our 2023 Year 8 Site Visit and Annual Meeting! The event will take place on Monday, October 23rd through Wednesday, October 25th. This website will house all information related to the event.


  • Host Hotel: Canopy by Hilton 108 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: (480)-968-6800
  • Gold Water Center for Science and Engineering (GWC): 650 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Old Main: 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
  • University Center: 1130 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Additional Information


Visit frequently for updated information, schedule is subject to change.

Monday, October 23, 2023 – Student Leadership Council Retreat and Presentation Rehearsal Day

Start TimeEnd TimeActivity/EventLocation
Student Leadership Retreat
9:00 AM10:00 AMTeam Building Exercise for CBBG Students TBD
10:00 AM2:00 PMStudent Leadership Council Student Retreat TBD
CBBG Preparatory Meetings
8:30 AM9:00 AMLeadership Team and IDEA Group Breakfast GWC 137
9:00 AM10:00 AMMeeting Overview – Leadership Team and IDEA Group GWC 137
10:00 AM10:15 AMBreak
10:15 AM11:00 AMPresentation Run-Thoughts (Center Overview, Education and Outreach, Diversity and Inclusion, Evaluation and assessment)GWC 137
11:00 AM11:30 AMPresentation Run-Thoughts (Industrial Collaboration, Infrastructure)GWC 137
11:30 AM1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM2:45 PMPresentation Run-Thoughts (Thrusts, Testbeds, Industry Collaboration and Innovation)GWC 137
1:00 PM2:45 PMIDEA Group MeetingGWC 181
2:45 PM3:00 PMBreak
3:00 PM4:30 PMIndustry Advisory Board MeetingGWC 137
4:00 PM5:00 PMScience Advisory Board MeetingGWC 181
Group Dinners
5:00 PMIDEA Working Group DinnerTBD
5:00 PMScience Advisory Board and Thrust Leader’ DinnerTBD
5:30 PMNSF CBBG Students and IAB Members’ Poster Session/DinnerTBD
5:30 PMNSF Site Visist Team Working Dinner and DiscussionThe Study Room @ Canopy Hotel

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 – NSF Site Visit and Annual Meeting

Start TimeEnd TimeActivity/EventLocation
7:00 AMBREAKFASTOld Main (Carson Ballroom)
7:45 AMWelcome, Kyle Squires, ASUOld Main (Carson Ballroom)
7:55 AM8:05 AMRules of Engagement by Sarit BhaduriOld Main (Carson Ballroom)
8:05 AM8:50 AMCBBG Overview, Ed KavazanjianOld Main (Carson Ballroom)
Research Program Reports
8:25 AM8:50 AMThrust 1: Hazard Mitigation – Jason DeJongOld Main (Carson Ballroom)
8:50 AM9:15 AMThrust 2: Environmental Protection – Anca Delgado Old Main (Carson Ballroom)
9:15 AM9:40 AMThrust 3: Infastructure Construction – Paola Bandi Old Main (Carson Ballroom)
9:40 AM10:00 AMBreak
10:00 AM10:25 AMThrust 4: Subsurface Exploration and Excavation – David FrostOld Main (Carson Ballroom)
10:25 AM10:45 AMTestbeds – Ed KavazanjianOld Main (Carson Ballroom)
Integrative Theme Reports
10:45 AM11:05 AMIndustrial Collaboration and Innovation – Jafar RazmiOld Main (Carson Ballroom)
11:05 AM11:30 AMStrategic Planning – Ed KavazanjianOld Main (Carson Ballroom)
11:30 AM11:45 AMBreak
11:45 AM12:45 PMLUNCH
11:45 AM12:45 PMCLOSED SESSION: Site Visit Team Executive Session #1Old Main (Tooker Boardroom)
12:45 PM1:45 PMPOSTER SESSIONOld Main (3rd floor)
1:45 PM2:00 PMBreak
1:30 PM2:00 PMCLOSED SESSION: Science Advisory Board and NSF Site Visit Team Old Main (Tooker Boardroom)
2:00 PM2:30 PMCLOSED SESSION: Industrial Advisory Board and NSF Site Visit Team Old Main (Carson Ballroom)
2:30 PM2:45 PMBreak
2:45 PM2:50 PMInnovation, Diversity, and Education Activities – Dr. Claudia Zapata Old Main (Carson Ballroom)
2:50 PM3:10 PMEducation and Outreach – Dr. Jean LarsonOld Main (Carson Ballroom)
3:10 PM3:35 PMDiversity and Inclusion – Jennifer Chandler Old Main (Carson Ballroom)
3:35 PM 3:55 PMEvaluation and Assessment – Dr. Megan O’Donnell Old Main (Carson Ballroom)
3:55 PM4:15 PMStudent Leadership Council PresentationOld Main (Carson Ballroom)
4:15 PM4:30 PMBreak
4:30 PM5:00 PMCLOSED SESSION: Student Leadership Council and NSF Site Visit Team Old Main (Carson Ballroom)
5:00 PM 6:00 PMSite Visit Team Executive Session #2Old Main (Carson Ballroom)
6:00 PM6:15 PMSite Visit Team Presents Questions to CBBG Leadership Old Main (Tooker Boardroom)
6:15 PMClosed Session: Site Visit Team Working Dinner and Discussion The Study Room @ Canopy Hotel
6:15 PM CLOSED SESSION: CBBG Leadership and Invited Guest to Prepare Responses to NSF Site Visit Team GWC 137
6:00 PMCBBG Student and Faculty Dinner TBD

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 – NSF Site Visit

Start TimeEnd TimeActivity/EventLocation
7:15 AM8:00 AMBreakfast – Dean’s Council, Leadership Team, NSF Site Visit Team University Center (Traditions Room)
8:00 AM9:00 AMCBBG Response to NSF Site Visit Team QuestionsUniversity Center (Traditions Room)
9:00 AM9:15 AMBreak
9:15 AMUntil CompleteCLOSED SESSION: NSF Site Visit Team Working SessionUniversity Center (Heritage Room)
9:15 AM10:45 AM STUDENTS ONLY: CBBG Panel with former graduates and NSF INTERN participants GWC 137
9:15 AM10:45 AMStrategic Planning WorkshopUniversity Center (Traditions Room)
10:45 AM11:00 AMBreak
11:00 AM 1:00 PMStudent Poster Pitch session (90 seconds per student with 1 PowerPoint slide followed by brief discussion)University Center (Heritage Room)
12:00 PM2:00 PMBoxed Lunches available for pickup before airport departureUniversity Center (Lobby)