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Directors' Meeting May 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:00 to 20:00

Friday, May 29th 7:30 ??? 8:30 AM Breakfast 8:30 ??? 9:30 AM Introductory Remarks: Tom Rieker, Rama Bansil, and Charles Ying 9:30 ??? 10:00 AM Discussion of MRSEC Directors??? Meeting frequency and format. 10:00 AM Break 10:15 AM 5-10 minute introductions by the chairs of each of the working groups ??? recap accomplishments, plans, opportunities: 10:15 Industry 10:25 International 10:35 Diversity 10:45 Education 10:55 Communication 11:05 Facilities 11:15 ??? 12:00 PM Parallel Breakout Sessions of Working Groups Industry International: Diversity Education: Communication: Facilities: 12:00 ??? 2:00 PM Lunch: Dessert, presented by the Experimental Cuisine Collective: 2:00 ??? 3:30 PM Working Group Chairs report back to the group ??? include plans for implementation and timelines. Time for discussion / questions following each report 3:30 PM Break 3:45 PM Opportunities 4:00 PM Adjourn

Getting to NYU??? Map

BY AIR: New York City is served by three airports, Newark Airport in New Jersey, and LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports in Queens. Brief directions are provided below, but more details can be found at Frommer's Travel. FROM NEWARK AIRPORT: Train is the best mode of transport from Newark Airport. After leaving the gate area, follow the signs to the AirTrain. At one of the electronic kiosks, which are usually located at the bottom of the escalator to the AirTrain, buy a ticket for NJ Transit to New York Penn Station. Go up the escalator, board the AirTrain to the rail station, and follow the signs to track 1, A. Board the NJ Transit train and disembark in New York Penn Station (the final stop). Take the yellow subway (N, Q, R, W) heading downtown to the 14th street station. Exit south out of the station, and then walk east along 14th Street until you reach the Palladium at 140 E. 14th Street. The fare will be $14.00 plus $2.00 for the subway. For those with heavy luggage, we recommend a taxi from Newark Airport. Ask the driver to take you to the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street, near Washington Square Park. The fare will be approximately $30. Approximate trip time: 35-50 minutes. FROM LAGUARDIA AIRPORT: For newcomers to New York, the best mode of transport from LaGuardia is a taxi. Ask the driver to take you to 140 E. 14th Street, south of Union Square. The taxi fare will be approximately $30. Approximate trip time: 20-35 minutes. FROM JOHN F. KENNEDY (JFK) AIRPORT: Taxi or limousine is the best mode of transport from Kennedy Airport. Ask the driver to take you to 140 E. 14th Street, south of Union Square. You will be charged a flat taxi fare of $45. The meter will not be operating. Approximate trip time: 45-60 minutes. BY CAR: Because there are numerous ways to approach Manhattan by car, we strongly recommend you obtain driving directions from a suitable website, such as MAPQUEST, or GoogleMaps. There is a parking garage, with parking attendants, 17 E 12th St, a quick walk from the Palladium. BY NYC SUBWAY (MTA): The Palladium is close to the Union Square Stop (L, N, R, Q, W, 4, 5, 6, trains.) For more information on using the subway to get to our facilities please use the following links: (for door-to-door Subway Directions)