The ERC "Kick-Off" meeting was held on November 8, 2011, in the new CSNE headquarters in Russell Hall. Although construction in Russell Hall was not yet completed, the meeting was able to go on in the conference hall and "Discovery Pod" areas. NSF personnel provided CSNE faculty, students and staff with an overview of the ERC and guidance about how to proceed over the next five years. The meeting concluded with lab demonstrations (see photos below) and a dinner at the Portage Bay Cafe.
Construction of CSNE headquarters in Russell Hall (1414 NE 42nd St., Seattle, WA) has begun! The beautiful new space (see below) was designed by ZGF Architects. CSNE staff will take occupany of the new headquarters during the first or second week of November, 2011.