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9th Annual CREST External Advisory & Scientific Board Meeting, May 13-14, 2010.

Posted on August 23, 2010

The ninth Annual CREST External Advisory & Scientific Board Meeting was held at CREST/CUNY, NY, on May 13-14, 2010. The one -and-a-half day meeting kicked-off at 9:00AM on May 13th with introductory remarks and CREST overview presentation by Dr. Reza Khanbilvardi. Shakila Merchant presented the CREST Recruitment and Outreach activities to the members, while Fred Moshary briefed on the Education component. William Rossow; Pat McCormick; Ray Hoff; Barry Gross; Samir Ahmed; Charles Vorosmarty and Reza Khanbilvardi led the research presentations based on its three main thematic areas. The luncheon poster session on day-one was a good opportunity for the CREST students to showcase their research work to the board members. The first day ended with a group dinner. ON day-two, CREST graduate students—Debra/UMBC; Jasper Lewis and Charles Hills/HU; Ana Picon and Kibre Kibrewossen/CUNY presented their research work.

The Board submitted 2010 recommendations to CREST. The members also agreed to provide technical insights to CREST in strategizing the next five year implementation plan and 5-year road map for CREST. The responses to the action items and the 2010 report will be made available to the Advisory Board one-month prior to the 2011 Annual Meeting.

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