CEO Meeting Schedule

CEO monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month from October to May. Meeting time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm. Location: 303 Doe Library.

All meetings are organized and hosted by CEO volunteers.

Tuesday, October 21
Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards
Although California adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in September 2013, plans for implementing the standards are still being unveiled and much is yet to be determined. This meeting will focus on how the NGSS came to be, how they tie in with the Common Core Standards, and most importantly, what is still to be decided. Whether you are partnering with teachers in the classroom or providing them with professional development, this session will provide you with an overview of what teachers need to know now and where the gaps are.

Presenter: Linda Shore, Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, formerly Director of the Teacher Institute at the Exploratorium. Linda has co-authored Exploratorium science and education books, and written articles about popular science and science education for the public. A native San Franciscan, she holds a EdD in science education, and a master’s degree in physics and astronomy from San Francisco State University. Meeting host: Dan Zevin,

Tuesday, November 18
Business Contracts and Brand Protection Overview
BCBP reviews, drafts and negotiates business agreements and enforces the University’s intellectual property rights (i.e., trademark, copyright). BCBP reps will provide an overview of the office, new initiatives, and will focus on student placement/training and other agreements that may be of particular interest to the E&O community. Presenters: Maria Rubinshteyn, Karen Etheridge, Lloyd Lee. Meeting host: Kate Spohr,

Tuesday, December 16
Support & Retention of Diverse Undergraduates in STEM
Biology Scholars and several other undergraduate programs on campus provide successful models for the support of students from first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented backgrounds, and prepare them for graduate education and STEM-related careers. Leaders of these programs will discuss how they operate, activities and philosophies that make these programs work, how they measure success, and the challenges and lessons they have learned over many years. Presenters: John Matsui, Director, Biology Scholars Program; additional speakers TBA. Meeting host: Rachel Henderson,

Tuesday, January 20
What’s being done to prepare grads and postdocs for non-academic careers?
Meeting hosts: Teresa Barnett,, and Sharnnia Artis, Presenters & description to follow.

Tuesday, February 17
An update on the Berkeley Research Development Office
Meeting host: Kate Spohr, Presenters & description to follow.

Tuesday, March 17
CEO Swap Meet
Are you looking for a partner or collaborator for a new/ongoing project? Do you have a proposal idea you’d like feedback on? An issue or topic you’d like to brainstorm with others? A technical issue you need help with? What do you need? What can you offer? The CEO Swap Meet provides an open, non-judgmental space for discussion and networking. Meeting host: Kate Spohr

Tuesday, April 21
Topic & presenters TBA.

Tuesday, May 19
Effective approaches for increasing faculty diversity
Meeting host: Georgeann Sack, Presenters & description to follow.

The Coalition for Education and Outreach (CEO) was established in 2010 as a network of interested staff, faculty, graduate students, and postdocs who conduct STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and outreach activities both on- and off- campus. CEO has enabled its participants to expand their communication, collaboration, professional development, and mentoring among their peers. CEO members are engaged in a wide variety of education and public outreach programs, including speaker series, high school internship programs, research experiences for undergraduates, research experiences for teachers, science cafes, museum programs, science festivals and science fairs. A list of CEO member organizations is available at

Organizational structure:
Kate Spohr (Berkeley Research Development Office) and Dan Zevin (Space Sciences Lab) are CEO co-chairs. The CEO Steering Committee is an all-volunteer body of approximately a dozen individuals who meet annually to conduct a review of the organization’s activities over the past year, review member feedback from the CEO Annual Member Survey, strategize priorities for the upcoming year, and plan meetings for the next academic year. CEO is funded by the Vice Chancellor of Research Office.