Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network  
QEM Network–Bowie State University NASA MUSIC Project: 
NASA Proposal Development Workshop for MSIs 
(hosted at Bowie State University, Maryland) 

Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18, 2019 

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MONDAY, June 17 – Day One 

AM 

8:30 Registration Opens   

9:00 Opening Plenary Session 
-Welcome, Introductions, and Review of Workshop Purpose 
Ivory Toldson, President/CEO, QEM Network  
    Guy-Alain Amoussou, Associate Provost, Bowie State University 

9:30 NASA’s Overall Mission, Programs and Research Opportunities 
Max Berstein, Lead for Research 
NASA Science Mission Directorate 

10:15 Break 

10:30 Overview of NASA ROSES/NSPIRES and Submission Process 
Max Berstein, Lead for Research 

11:15 Essential Elements for NASA Proposal and Contract Bids Preparation 
-Writing an Effective Proposal Summary  
Joan Langdon 
Professor, Department of Computer Science 
Bowie State University 

11:45 Strenghts and Weaknesses in Funded/Non-funded Research Proposals 
Susan Hoban, Associate Director for Academics 
Joint Center for Earth System Technology 
University of Maryland, Baltimore County 

PM 

12:15 Luncheon Plenary Session
Building STEM Research Collaborations: Identifying Potential Collaborators and
Establishing the Collaboration 
 
Garrick Louis, Associate Professor  
Department of System Engineering 
University of Virginia 

1:30 Developing a Strong Research Plan 
Susan Hoban, QEM Consultant 

2:00 Using a Logic Model to Describe Goals, Objectives, Performance Indicators and
Project Outcomes in Competitive Proposals
 

Mark Melton 
Dean, School of Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering 
Saint Augustine’s University

2:30 Break 

2:45 Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Participants Meet with QEM Consultants  
  - Discuss Proposal Ideas and Review Initial Feedback 

4:30 Adjournment – Day One 
Overnight Assignment: Participants incorporate feedback from Day One to revise project
summaries and draft their logic model 

 TUESDAY, June 18 – Day Two 

AM 

9:00 Integrating Research into Teaching – “Best Practices” 
-Ethics in Research/The Responsible Conduct of Research
 
Garrick Louis, QEM Consultant 

9:30NASA Project Management Plan 
Mark Melton, QEM Consultant 

10:00 Post Award Responsibilities 
Joan Langdon, QEM Consultant 

10:30 Break  

10:45 Concurrent Breakout Sessions (continued from Day One)  
    Participants Discuss/Review their Revised Proposals with QEM Consultants 

 PM 

12:00 Luncheon Plenary Session 
NASA Shared Services Center Grant Administration Overview 
Morris Hicks 
Contracting Officer, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC)
NASA Stennis Space Center  

1:00 Concurrent Sessions 
Participants assigned to FOCUS Groups or Small Groups to Develop Faculty Profiles or Biosketches 

2:00 Closing Comments from NASA Staff, QEM Consultants, and QEM Staff   
Wrap-up and Next Steps 

2:15           Participants Complete Online workshop Evaluation 

2:30 Workshop Adjournment