SciTS 2022 Conference Program

Monday, August 1, 2022

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET: Workshops
  • Team Science 101
    • Dr. Kara Hall, National Cancer Institute
  • Collaborating with Evaluators in Team Science

    • Dr. Bethany Laursen, Laursen Evaluation & Design
  • Network Leaders in Convergence Research Teams: An Emergent Model
    • Dr. Gemma Jiang, Colorado State University
  • ITD Toolkits Workshop - tdMOOC, td-net toolbox and SHAPE-ID toolkit

    • Dr. Christian Pohl, ETH Zurich

  • Tools for Talking the Same Language Across Disciplines and Professions

    • Dr. Sawsan Khuri, Collaborative Capacities

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET: Workshops

  • Convergence Research Development: Integrating Team Science into National Science Foundation Center Proposals

    • Dr. Theresa Lant, Pace University
  • Collaboration Planning Facilitator Training

    • Dr. Betsy Rolland, University of Wisconsin
  • Mindset Matters: Using the TEMS to Launch and Support Teams

    • Dr. L. Michelle Bennett, LMBennett Consulting, LLC

  • Facilitating Effectiveness in Interdisciplinary Research: A Multiteam Systems Approach

    • Dr. Marissa Shuffler, Clemson University

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET: Plenary

How Do We Build “Swift Trust” in Team Science and Transdisciplinary Collaborations?

Dr. Catherine Lyall
Professor of Science & Public Policy, School of Social & Political Science, University of Edinburgh

11:30 PM - 12:30 PM ET: Paper and Panel Sessions

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Cognition and Collaboration as Knowledge Integration and Transfer

  • Towards a Body of Knowledge of Transdisciplinary Research
    • Dr. Christian Pohl
  • Research Development Professionals as Catalysts for Statewide Interdisciplinary Teams
    • Dr. Melanie Bauer

  • What Knowledge Should Be Shared and Remain Unique to Individuals in Interdisciplinary Collaboration?
    • Dr. Susan Mohammed
  • Toward a Science of Interdependence for Autonomous Human-Machine Teams and Systems.
    • Dr. Bill Lawless

Creating Connections and Collaborative Environments to Support Team Science

  • The Mediating Effect of Team Experience in the Work Environment
    • Dr. Tony Lingham
  • A Longitudinal Study of Collaboration Dynamics and Scientific Productivity of Health Researchers: The Role of New and Existing Ties
    • Dr. Reza Yousefi
  • Establishing a Geographically-Distributed Science and Technology Center in Ocean Science
    • Dr. Elizabeth Kujawinski 

Creating Research Communities for Collaborative Science

  • International Research Collaborations: An Analysis of Researchers' Perspectives in Japan and the United States
    • Dr. Takehito Kamata
  • Mapping the STEM Collaboration Ecosystem Part One: Human Infrastructure Case Studies
    • Drs. Katie Pratt, Lou Woodley
  • Transdisciplinary Environmental Justice Research: A Case Study
    • Drs. Jonny Abdal, Antoinette Shirley, Linnea Vicari

Compositional Dynamics and their Influence on Team Science

  • Magnets of Collaboration: When Salary Disparity is a Draw Rather Than a Drag for Teaming
    • Dr. Kevin Kniffin
  • Team Power Dynamics and Team Impact: New Perspectives on Scientific Collaboration using Career Age as a Proxy for Team Power
    • Dr. Huimin Xu
  • Better Science through Philosophy: The Challenges and Benefits of Including Philosophers of Science on Science Teams
    • Dr. Kathryn Plaisance

Panel: Forming and Launching High-Impact Science Teams: Three Models of Team Science Facilitation

Panelists: Betsy Rolland, PhD MLIS MPH, Beth LaPensee, PhD, Marisa A. Rinkus, MS, PhD

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET: Plenary

Socio-Environmental Sustainability: Collaborative Research that Matters 

Dr. Margaret Palmer
Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland
Director of National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET: Paper and Panel Sessions

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Facilitating Team Science to Foster Improved Interactions

  • Science Facilitation: Navigating the Intersection of Intellectual and Interpersonal Expertise in Scientific Collaboration
    • Dr. Hanna Love

  • Toward a Research Agenda for Facilitating Clinical and Translational Research Teams
    • Dr. Betsy Rolland

  • NASA ICESat-2 Applications: Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration for Improved Decision Making
    • Dr. Sabrina Delgado Arias

Examining Interdisciplinary Educational Approaches to Transform Learning Experiences

  • Improving Creative Innovation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration among STEM Graduate Students through the Humanities
    • Dr. Sue Hum

  • A Holistic Approach to the Climate Emergency: Transdisciplinary Collaborative PhD Pilot at the University of British Columbia
    • Dr. Aishwarya Ramachandran
  • A Comparison of Interdisciplinarity Education Programs at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels at the University of Waterloo
    • Dr. Chloé St. Amand

Understanding Team Process and Outcomes via the Study of Group Dynamics

  • Processing Team Feedback: Exploring Emotional and Cognitive Responses to Team-Level Feedback
    • Dr. Catherine Gabelica

  • Fostering constructive controversy for team learning and cooperation: Setting the stage for psychological safety
    • Dr. Marisa Rinkus

  • Complex Coordination Dynamics in Scientific Teams
    • Dr. Travis Wiltshire

The What and How of Team Science Writing and Publications

  • Talking and Walking Interdisciplinarity Across Fields
    • Dr. Kevin Kniffin

  • Novel Approach for Tracking Multidisciplinary Research Productivity Using Institutional Databases
    • Dr. Katia Noyes

  • Lost in Translations: Writing Assumptions and Practices in Interdisciplinary Life Sciences
    • Dr. Sara Doody

Panel: Understanding and Addressing Interdisciplinary Learning: Perspectives from NSF Funded Research to Improve Team Science Education

Moderator: Dr. Stephen M. Fiore, Panelists, Troy Hartley, Deborah Diaz Granados, Margaret Webb

 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET: Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions

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Ocean Memory

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Organizing a Cross-Disciplinary, Virtual Seminar Series and Workshop around Ocean Memory
  • The Lost City and Ocean Memory
  • The Ocean Memory Project - An Ongoing Transdisciplinary Experiment

  • Ocean Memory - Jean Gnome shares their encounter with Riftia, the wonderful extremophile!
  • Artistic Research within the Ocean Memory Project

Research in Practice

  • Pandemics Spur Novel Combinations of Pre-existing Knowledge: Evidence from COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Organizing Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research in Practice. The Case of the Meta-Organization French LTSER platforms
  • How to Collaborate in a Crisis: Lessons from the Development of the Scottish COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Programme
  • Managing Hybrid Learning Design: Building Trust, Engagement and Purpose
  • Translational Clinical Scientists Key to Innovative Research
  • From Evidence-Based Scientific Recommendations to Actual Implementations: The Usefulness of Existing Institutional Structures

Team Science Solutions in a Virtual and Real World Setting

  • Team Science Solutions for Collaborative Arctic Research Challenges
  • SDG Research Collabs: Are We There Yet?
  • Interdisciplinarityness Within and Across the Institution: An Exploratory Case Study at a High-Research University
  • Institutionalizing Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity: Lessons for Team Science from Collaborations across Cultures and Communities
  • Inclusion Nudges in Team Science
  • Further Divided Gender Gaps in Research Productivity and Collaboration during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Using the Arts to Flip Understanding: A Workshop for New Perspective

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM ET

Poster Session

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET: Plenary

Small vs. Big Teams - (Fundamental) Differences in Formation Mechanisms and Roles

Dr. Staša Milojević
Associate Professor of Informatics, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering,
+ Director of Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research,
Indiana University, Bloomington

11:30 PM - 12:45 PM ET: Paper and Panel Sessions

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Interpersonal and Interdisciplinary Methods and Measures for Improving the Study and Understanding of SciTS 

  • Five Main Approaches to Assessing Interdisciplinarity
    • Dr. Bethany Laursen
  • Mitigating Challenges of Collaborative Scientific Teams through Ethnography
    • Dr. Eduardo Piqueiras
  • How does Social Network Structure Predict Team Readiness? A Case Study of Three Interdisciplinary and Interinstitutional Research Teams
    • Dr. Anne Mook

Of Users, Journeys, and Cases: Methods and Measures for Improving the Study and Understanding of SciTS

  • Scientific Collaboration Journey Maps: A tool for forming, leading, and evaluating scientific collaborations.
    • Dr. Mehmet Aydeniz
  • Improving Team Science and the Science of Team Science Using User Experience Research and Design
    • Dr. Stephanie Vasko
  • Investigating the Process of Integration in an Interdisciplinary Academic STEM Team using a Qualitative Case Study Design
    • Dr. Colleen Cuddy

Developing Successful Science Through Better Team Management and Team Building

  • Team Science Training with Early Career Scientists
    • Dr. Whitney Sweeney
  • Research Development: Organizational structure, programs, and services to enable a successful extramural award pipeline
    • Dr. Whitney Cheung
  • From Lab to Patients: Effective Teambuilding and Assessment Strategy for Biomedical Research Accelerators
    • Dr. Olena Leonchuk


Improving Scientific Software Development and the Scientific Enterprise through the Science of Team Science

Moderator: Shannon McKeen, Panelists: Stephen M. Fiore, Chris Lenhardt, Elaine Raybourn

Individual and Team Competencies for the Lifespan of Translational Science Careers and Multiple Constituencies

Moderator: Dr. Damayanthi (Dayan) Ranwala

Panelists: Jennifer Cross, PhD, Wayne T. McCormack, PhD, Carolynn Jones, DNP, MSPH, RN, CRN-BC, FAAN, Patricia Piechowski, MPH, MSW, MA, Angela Mendell, MS, CCRP

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET: Plenary

The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work

Dr. Laurie R. Weingart
Richard M. & Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior & Theory, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET: Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions

Collaborations Across Cultures, Communities, and Different Team Settings

  • Making Virtual Conferences More Effective for Interpersonal Exchange, Networking, and Team Building
  • Advancing Science of Team Science by Examining Collaboration in a Multinational Virtual Research Laboratory
  • Finding Common Ground off Campus
  • Multiple Team Membership: Managing Competing Demands for Member Time and Attention
  • Exploring Entanglements between Team Competencies and Team Failures
  • Librarians/Informationists as Transdisciplinary Team Members
  • Team Formation and Team Performance: The Balance Between Team Freshness and Repeat Collaboration

Education and Learning

  • Team Science in Education Research: A Mixed Methods Study

  • Conceptualizing Cross-Disciplinary Team Collaboration Processes as Team Learning for Collaborative Knowledge Construction

  • Teaching for Integration: Sharing Experiences in a Graduate Interdisciplinary Design Studio Course
  • Applying SciTS to Enable Convergence Research in an NSF Science and Technology Center
  • Andragogy in Practice: Applying a Theoretical Framework to Team Science Training

Modes and Methods

  • The "Inside Researcher" in Team Processes Research: The Good, The Bad, and Lessons Learned

  • Facilitating Multidisciplinary Working Groups to Promote Cross-Center Collaboration

  • Helping Cross-disciplinary Teams to Solve Problems: The Role of Task Demonstrability
  • Grand Challenges and Emergent Modes of Convergence Science
  • Developing a Theory of Deception for Team Science
  • Exploring Equifinality Through Modeling Transdisciplinary Integration in Convergence Research

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM ET: Plenary

SciTS and Supporting Science Funders, 

Kara Hall, Director, Science of Team Science, National Cancer Institute

Claire Hemingway, Retired Project Manager, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation. Adjunct, Biology Department, Vancouver Island University

Nicholas Gibson, Director, Human Sciences, Templeton Foundation

Closing Remarks