PPR Retreat

AGENDA
Friday - May 23rd, 2014
PPR Retreat at Endicott House
(33 attendees from MIT, Harvard, and Penn)
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8:30-9:30AM               Arrival - Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00AM           introductions, icebreaker question TBD
10:00 - 11:00AM         Overview of Each of the project Pillars (practice for Sept review; 15 minutes each)
                                    Design (Kumar)
                                           Theory (Demaine)
                                           Programming (Lee)
                                           Fabrication (Wood)
11:00 - 11:30AM          Discussion and suggestions for Pillar talks
 
11:30AM - 1:00PM              Lunch and Games
 
1:00 - 2:00PM      Presentation of Group Slides
2:00 - 2:10PM      Organization of Breakout Groups (2 rounds)
2:10 - 2:30PM      First Breakout Round
                             Objective: Brainstorming for collaborative projects
2:30- 2:40PM       Synthesis of 3 month Summer plan
2:40 - 3:00PM      Second Breakout Round
                            Objective:  Brainstorming for collaborative projects
3:00 - 3:10PM     Synthesis of 3 months Summer plans
3:10 - 3:30PM     Reporting on Collaboration/Paper Plans
 
3:30 - 5:00PM     Games, Group Activity
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                                                                                                                                     AGENDA
                                                                                                                             Monday - August 12th, 2014

PPR Retreat at Endicott House

(33 attendees from MIT, Harvard, and Penn)

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 8:30 AM – 9:10 AM          Arrival - Breakfast 

 9:10AM – 9:50AM            Introductions, overview of goals of PPR (Rus)                   

                              (TODO: when you introduce yourself, please talk about what superhuman power you would like to have and why)

 9:50 AM – 11 AM             One-slide two-minute madness: your greatest PPR  achievement to date

11 AM – 11:15 AM            B R E A K

    11:15 AM – 12 PM            Discussion on problems, synergies, collaborations 

 12 PM – 1 PM                   LUNCH with "birds of a feather" tables and discussion 

 1 PM – 1:45 PM                Sports activity (Volleyball or Bocce or some other

team sport) 

 1:50 PM – 3 PM                One slide, two minute madness: your greatest PPR

dream/vision

 3 PM – 3:45 PM                 Discussion of vision, ideas, dreams, applications,

products 

 3:45 PM – 4 PM                B R E A K

 4 PM – 5 PM                     Group activity: Zoom (Moderator: Wood)

 5 PM – 5:30 PM                Discussion, adjourn

Pictures

The whole group outside on the lawn:

Inside during discussions:

Bonding over a game of volleyball (the post-doc team won):