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June 9, 2020 VCAT Agenda

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Webinar -- 10:25 am - 5:00 pm ET
Gaithersburg, MD
June 9, 2020

Session I: NIST Update

Session II: NIST Efforts in Response to COVID-19

Session III:  NIST and COVID-19 Safety and Operations

Session IV:  Discussion with VCAT 

June 9, 2020

10:25  am

Call to Order and Roll Call
Dr. Allen Adler - Chair, VCAT

10:30 am

OSTP Overview 
Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier – Office of Science and Technology Policy Director; and
Mr. Michael Kratsios – Chief Technology Officer of the United States

10:50 am


11:00 am

NIST Update and Agenda Review
Dr. Walter Copan - Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

11:30 am


11:45 am


11:55 am

MEP Response and CARES Act Efforts
Ms. Carroll Thomas – Director Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership

12:10 pm

View from the MEP Centers – Actions Taken and Looming Challenges

12:30 pm


12:40 pm

Manufacturing USA Responses
Mr. Mike Molnar – Director Office of Advanced Manufacturing

12:55 pm

Plans for and Actions Taken by NIIMBL 
Dr. Kelvin Lee - Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Univ. of Delaware, & Director, the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals

1:10 pm


1:25 pm

Break for Lunch

2:00 pm

Overview of NIST Laboratory Efforts in Response to COVID-19

Participants Include:
Dr. Heather Evans – Senior Analyst Program Coordination Office;
Dr. Peter Vallone – Leader, Applied Genetics Group, Material Measurement Laboratory; 
Dr. David LaVan – Project Leader, Materials Measurement Science Division; and  
Dr. Ellen Voorhees – Senior Research Scientist, Retrieval Group

2:50 pm


3:00 pm


3:15 pm

NIST Framework for Reopening and What NIST Is Doing to Protect Employees and Associates

3:55 pm


4:05 pm

Discussion with VCAT Members – What they are seeing as concerns and risks in their sectors
Dr. Allen Adler - Chair, VCAT

4:50 pm

Public Comment

5:00 pm


Created June 1, 2020, Updated May 2, 2024