Join us in-person!

On November 28 we will host a half-day workshop designed to bolster collaboration for the ARISE team.

Get ready to learn practical skills and strategies for team science success. Two fantastic facilitators are coming from Portland, Maine, to lead the workshop. Alice “Pips” Veazey and Anne Heberger Marino are the Director and Associate Director, respectively, for the University of Maine Portland Gateway. Both have careers at the forefront of the science of team science, helping teams work across disciplines to advance research.

With a focus on the specific needs of the ARISE team, this workshop will pay dividends throughout the project. Three scales of team cohesion – micro, meso and macro – will be discussed. Activities will build to a final exercise of the team co-creating conceptual maps of the project. This serves several different purposes including enhancing a shared cognitive model of the work, strengthening awareness of the interdependencies, and building linkages for integrating our research themes.

Event details

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (with taco bar lunch included)

Location: The Beacon Library Room
420 SW 9th St, Topeka, KS 66612

The Beacon is a newly restored event venue in downtown Topeka, just steps from the State Capitol. We chose this venue for its central location for ARISE researchers attending from Lawrence, Manhattan, Wichita, and elsewhere. 

Who Should Attend

We invite all participants involved in the ARISE project’s research, education, workforce development, outreach, and community partnership efforts. All faculty investigators, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers are especially encouraged to attend.


Parking is located in the lot at 909 SW Topeka Blvd. Curbside parking is also available along Harrison St.

map of the Beacon in downtown Topeka
headshots of Anne and Pips

Facilitator Bios

Alice “Pips” Veazey received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bates College, and holds a master’s degree in oceanography and Ph.D. in team science leadership, both from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Her research focuses on fostering the development of large interdisciplinary initiatives. Over the past decade, she has led numerous teams of students, educators, scientists, decision makers and community partners to increase research competitiveness, promote economic development efforts and expand statewide workforce programs. Veazey currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS). In addition to being an ARCUS board member, she is an executive board member and founding member of the International Network of the Science of Team Science (INSciTS).

Anne Heberger Marino, MSW, has spent years as a consultant, facilitator, and leadership team coach. Called “a social worker for scientists,” Anne helps senior research leaders and their teams be intentional in how they work together on scientific and societal challenges. Through Lean-to Collaborations, the company she founded in 2020, Anne brings 20 years of experience working across disciplines and sectors to help purpose-driven research teams build the capacity they need to traverse the complex terrain of collaborative research. Anne’s work builds on her 12-year tenure at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, where she served as an internal evaluator, program officer, and her position as a senior program director of the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a successful model of fostering new avenues of convergence research. She is the co-author of the book Collaborations of Consequence, published by the National Academies Press in 2018. Her current work focuses on creating and sustaining conditions for successful research collaboration and leadership. Anne has lived in Maine since 2010. In her off-hours, she is an avid reader, hiker, and hockey mom.