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ENE Memo: April 11, 2016

From the Head: 04/11/2016

Stay Safe: See Something, Say Something

As we approach finals we enter a time when many folks are very anxious and sometimes highly stressed. This can lead to uncharacteristic behavior which occasionally escalates with severe consequences. Please be alert to the first signs of such behavior and report it. One very helpful resource is the Counseling and Psychological Services unit (CAPS), part of the Purdue Student Health Center

In addition, the end of semester is a hectic time with lots of additional activities under way, often involving external visitors. Further, as we transition into summer mode the pattern of activity changes yet again, with different groups of people being on campus for various programs. With these different patterns of activity we have an obligation to help people who are unfamiliar with the spaces where we work to be safe. To help ensure the safety of everyone, we need to be prepared to assist and guide visitors. If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of visitors in our work environment, please contact the Jill Folkerts or any member of the ENE Safety Committee.

Unfortunately we live in a time where some individuals who come on campus may do so with criminal intent. To prevent the loss of valuables or harm from befalling members of our community we must stay alert and report any suspicious behavior.  Call the Purdue University Police Department to report suspicious activity immediately at 765-49-48221.  Also let Cindey Hays and David Radcliffe know so that we are aware that the police have been contacted. Please use 911 if it is an emergency.

The overarching take away message is: See Something, Say Something.

Being observant and sharing your concerns early can help us avoid potential safety and security problems.  

David

News and Information: 04/11/2016

Welcome Curt Oechsle

Please welcome Curt Oechsle to the First-Year Engineering Academic Advising team. Curt holds a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from Butler University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Anderson University and is licensed by the State of Indiana as a School Counselor and has worked with the Indiana Connections Academy since 2011. He has served as the lead counselor for the Indiana Connections Academy counseling team since 2012. Curt’s major responsibilities at Indiana Connections Academy were to manage over 450 students in grade 8 while also assisting students at all grade levels. Prior to employment with Indiana Connections Academy, Curt worked as an Instructional Assistant at Towne Meadow Elementary School working primarily with special needs children. Curt has also been professionally trained in suicide prevention (A.S.I.S.T.) and crisis prevention and intervention. 

Please stop by Curt’s office in ARMS 1352 to welcome him to ENE!


ENE Headship Candidates for On-Campus Interview Schedule and Candidates

Wednesday, April 13, Evening – Friday, April 15, Afternoon

  • Dr. Eckhard A. Groll, Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Office of Professional Practice, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
  • Seminar – Thursday, April 14th, 9:30am-10:30am, Room – WANG 3520

Sunday, April 17, Evening – Tuesday, April 19, Afternoon

  • Dr. Vinod Lohani, Professor, Department of Engineering Education; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Faculty Director (Education & Global Initiatives), Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.
  • Seminar – Monday, April 18th, 9:30am-10:30am, Room – WANG 3520

Wednesday, April 20, Evening – Friday, April 22, Afternoon

  • Dr. Rick I. Zadoks, Engineering Technical Steward, Caterpillar Inc., Mossville, Il 61525
  • Seminar – Thursday, April 21st, 9:30am-10:30am, Room – WANG 3520

Sunday, April 24, Evening – Tuesday, April 26, Afternoon

  • Dr. Mitchell J. Nathan, Department of Educational Psychology (Learning Sciences), School of Education; Affiliate Faculty: Psychology Dept., & Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI 53706; Director: Center on Education and Work, School of Education; Director: IES Postdoctoral Training Fellowship Program, Mathematical Cognition
  • Seminar – Monday, April 25th, 9:30am-10:30am, Room – WANG 3520

Calendar: 04/11/2016

Spring 2016 

  • April 8: ENE Friday Noon-Thirty Lunch, 12:30-1:30 pm, WANG Kitchen
  • April 11: Luau Dinner (aka IAC Dinner), ARMS Atrium, 6pm 
  • April 12: ENE Industrial Advisory Council (8am-3pm)
  • April 13-15: Dr. Eckhard A. Groll, Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Office of Professional Practice, Purdue University. Seminar April 14, 9:30-10:30am, WANG 3520
  • April 14: Faculty Career Colloquium (Dr. Radcliffe), 3:30-4:20pm, ARMS BO71
  • April 15: ENE Friday Noon-Thirty Lunch, 12:30-1:30 pm, WANG Kitchen
  • April 17-19: Dr. Vinod Lohani, Professor, Department of Engineering Education; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Faculty Director (Education & Global Initiatives), Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Virginia Tech. Seminar April 18, 9:30-10:30am
  • April 20-22: Dr. Rick I. Zadoks, Engineering Technical Steward, Caterpillar Inc. Seminar April 21, 9:30-10:30am, WANG 3520
  • April 20: ENE Outstanding Alumni Awards  
  • April 21: Canceled Faculty Meeting, 9:30-11:20 am, WANG 3501 (Head presentation)
  • April 22: ENE Friday Noon-Thirty Lunch, 12:30-1:30 pm, WANG Kitchen
  • April 24-26: Dr. Mitchell J. Nathan, Department of Educational Psychology (Learning Sciences), School of Education; Affiliate Faculty: Psychology Dept., & Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Seminar April 25, 9:30-10:30am, WANG 3520
  • April 27: Purdue Day of Giving
  • April 29: ENE Friday Noon-Thirty Lunch, 12:30-1:30 pm, WANG Kitchen
  • April 30: Classes end
  • May 5: Faculty Meeting, 9:30-11:20 am, WANG 3501
  • May 10: Grades Due
  • May 11/12: ENE Strategic Advance
  • May 13: Engineering Commencement, 8pm, Elliot Hall of Music
  • May 25: Spring Fling, 11:30am-4pm, Memorial Mall 

Summer 2016

Fall 2016

  • Aug 14: End-of-Summer Potluck, 5-8pm, Happy Hollow Park
  • Aug 15: Faculty return  
  • Aug 17: ENE Advance (TBD)
  • Aug 22: Classes begin

Funding Opportunities: 04/11/2016

Selected Funding Opportunities:

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2) The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award initiative supports a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. Deadline: September 9

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1) The NIH Director’s Pioneer Award initiative complements NIH's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing illness and disability. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere. Deadline: September 2

ED-IES FY17 Research and Research Training Programs have been issued:

  • Education Research Grants  Letters of Intent due May 5; Applications due August 4.
  • Statistical and Research Methodology in Education Letters of Intent due May 5; Applications due August 4.
  • Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy  Letters of Intent due May 19; Applications due August 4.
  • Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions  Letters of Intent due May 19; Applications due August 4.
  • Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice  Letters of Intent due May 19; Applications due August 4.
  • Special Education Research Grants  Letters of Intent due May 5; Applications due August 4.
  • Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions  Letters of Intent due May 19; Applications due August 4.
  • Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences  Letters of Intent due May 19; Applications due August 4.
  • Research Trainings Programs in Special Education  Letters of Intent due May 19; Applications due August 4.

NEH Digital Projects for the Public Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). NEH also welcomes applications for non-promotional digital components of a larger project.  Deadline: June 8

EDA University Center Economic Development Program Competition  This program funds initiatives that are focused on advancing regional commercialization efforts, entrepreneurship, innovation, business expansion in a region’s innovation cluster, and a high-skilled regional workforce. The purpose of EDA’s University Center program is to enable institutions of higher education and consortia of institutions of higher education to establish and operate University Centers specifically focused on using university assets to build regional economic ecosystems that support high-growth entrepreneurship. Deadline: May 31

Limited Submissions:

Preproposals and rankings to the EVPRP should be e-mailed to EVPRPlimited@purdue.edu. Purdue’s open limited submission competitions, limited submission policy, and templates for preproposals may be found at http://www.purdue.edu/research/funding-and-grant-writing/limited-submissions.php. For any case in which the number of preproposals received is no more than the number of proposals allowed by the sponsor, the EVPRP will notify the PI(s) that an internal competition will be unnecessary.

Limited Submission: ED-IES Research Training Programs in the Educations Sciences: Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training Program The Pathways Training Program funds training programs at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and institutions of higher education that partner with MSIs. These programs are open to all students and are designed to provide upper-level undergraduate students, recent graduates, and/or master’s students with education research experience and professional development in order to prepare these students to pursue doctoral study in the education sciences or in fields relevant to education research. The program places special emphasis on recruiting students from underrepresented groups, including racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students, veterans, and students with disabilities. For this opportunity, Purdue may submit only one application.

  • Internal Deadline: Contact EVPRPlimited@purdue.edu by April 11.
  • Sponsor Deadlines: Letter of Intent due May 19; Application due August 4

As always, we appreciate your sharing this information with your faculty. Please contact Sue Grimes (sgrimes@purdue.edu), Kristyn Jewell (kristynj@purdue.edu), or Perry Kirkham (pkirkham@purdue.edu) with any questions.

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