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Sunday, 24 September 1, 2006
6:00 – 9:00pm Welcome Reception
Location: Memorial Hall, Amherst campus
Monday, 25 September 2006
8:00 – 9:30am Breakfast
Location: Campus Center Room 1001
9:30 – 11:00
Welcome & Overview Frank Hugus, Associate Provost and Director, International Programs Office, UMass Amherst
System Overview Jeff Brancato, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, UMass
Research Paul Kostecki, Vice Provost for Research UMass Amherst, and UMass Research colleagues
International Relations Frank Hugus
Location: Campus Center Room 971
11:00 – 12:00pm Campus Tour
Location: Meet at Information Desk, Campus Center Concourse Level
12:00 – 2:00
Lunch Sponsored by the UMA Office of Research
Speaker: Peter Schloerb, Department of Astronomy, UMass Amherst
Topic: International Collaboration on a Large Scale:
The Large Millimeter Telescope Project
Location: Campus Center Room 1001
2:00 – 4:30 Break / Local Cultural Activities : Walking Tour of Amherst, MA
Location: Meet in Hotel Lobby
4:30 – 5:00 Photo Session
Location: Campus Center Room 1009
5:00 – 6:00 Reception
Location: Campus Center Room 1009
6:00 – 9:00 Dinner
Location: Campus Center Room 1009

Tuesday, 26 September 2006(All events will be in the Amherst Campus Center)

8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast, sponsored by MOITI
Location: Campus Center Room 1001
9:00 – 10:00
Panel Discussion How S&T-based Industry/University Partnerships Impact Economic Development
Speakers: Christa Bleyleben, MOITI; Mike Graney, Western Mass Economic Development Council; Professor Kourosh Danai, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
Moderator: Marla Michel, RL&D, UMass Amherst
Location: Campus Center Room 917
10:00 – 12:00pm
Technology Tracks Parallel: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Other as desired.
Location: Campus Center Rooms To Be Posted
12:00 – 2:00pm

Sponsored by UMA Graduate School
Speaker: Professor & Chair T.J. (Lakis) Mountziaris, Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
NSF Funding Opportunities for US-Germany Collaborations and the Status of the National Nanotechnology Initiative

Location: Campus Center Room 1001
2:00 – 6:00pm

Break / Host Time / Local Cultural Activities
Eric Carle Museum or Amherst College Natural History Museum
Sign up sheets will be available.

Location: Meet in hotel lobby
6:00 – 9:00pm Dinners with hosts
Wednesday, 27 September 2006

Faculty research meetings on UMass campuses

Thursday, 28 September 2006

Faculty research meetings on UMass campuses

Friday, 29 September 2006

12:00 – 2:00pm
Presentation Sponsor: German Consulate General, Boston
Speakers: Jack Wilson, President, University of Massachusetts
Location: UMass Club, 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA
2:00 – 3:00pm Wrap-up for visitors
Location: UMass Club, Boston, MA


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