ENE Memo: January 23, 2012

From the Head: 1/23

Be Safe

Just a reminder that safety must come first in all we do. As noted in an earlier ENE Memo, every person should expect to be able to come to work and return home safely each day. We take occupational health and safety very seriously in ENE, and this is reflected in the safety page found under Quick Links on the school’s web site.

At this time of year, slips and falls on wet or icy surfaces are a real hazard as we move about campus. We should also be aware of the Adverse Weather Procedures in case we have a severe weather event.

Accidents happen in split second. Please take care.

  - david

News and Information: 1/23

This Week's ENE Seminar:

Thurs, Jan. 26: Dr. Robert J. Gustafson (Director, Engineering Education Innovation Center, Honda Professor for Engineering Education, Ohio State), "Can a Single Course on Teaching in Engineering Have Impact?"

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012

Some interesting reading ...on the state of U.S. and International science and engineering

Independence and National Days around the World

Funding Opportunities: 1/23

Selected Funding Opportunities

DOD-Air Force University Center of Excellence for Integrated Computational Material Science and Engineering of Structural Materials  http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=137653.  This research effort will consist of interdisciplinary teams of researchers with the skills needed to address the relevant research challenges necessary to meet the program goals. Multi investigator and/or multi university teaming is encouraged but not required. Proposals should describe cutting-edge efforts on basic scientific problems.  Deadline: April 2.

NSF Computing Education for the 21st Century  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12527/nsf12527.htm  The Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) program aims to build a robust computing research community, a computationally competent 21st century workforce, and a computationally empowered citizenry. This program supports three tracks: Computing Education Research, CS 10K, and Broadening Participation. Deadline: April 9.

NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12528/nsf12528.htm  The Dimensions of Biodiversity program currently targets three fundamental dimensions of biodiversity - genetic diversity, taxonomic/phylogenetic diversity, and functional diversity. The long-term goal of the campaign is to develop an integrated understanding of the key dimensions of biodiversity in an ever-changing world. Proposals that address unknowns in our understanding of biodiversity are particularly encouraged. Deadline: April 10.

Limited Submissions:

Information for Purdue researchers about limited submission opportunities and requirements may be found at http://www.purdue.edu/research/vpr/rschdev/lsid1.php. Please note: E-mail notifications of new limited submission opportunities will continue to be sent as soon as the OVPR is aware of these programs.

Funding Resources:

The OVPR website includes a link entitled Funding Resources, which may be found at http://www.purdue.edu/research/vpr/rschdev/funding_resources.php. This link includes sections entitled “E-mail Alerts” and “Search Tools.”  Those who would like assistance in setting up their Pivot E-mail funding alerts may want to take advantage of our tutorial, which may be found on the Funding Resources link above. 

Another resource for corporate and foundation funding opportunities is the University Development Office.  UDO lists funding opportunities at http://www.purdue.edu/giving/corp_fdtn/Grants_List.html.


NSF Frequently Asked Questions: Climate Change Education (CCE) Program http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12033/nsf12033.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

As always, we appreciate your sharing this information with your faculty.  Please contact Sue Grimes (sgrimes@purdue.edu) or Perry Kirkham (pkirkham@purdue.edu) with any questions or comments related to this E-mail.

Calendar - 1/23

Spring 2012

Kudos - 1/23

...to Joyce Main on publication of a paper she co-authored entitled Diversifying the faculty across gender lines: Do trustees and administrators matter? published in Ecomomics of Education Review 31(1), 9-18, 2012.

...to Velvet Fitzgerald, who received an NSF GEECS fellowship and will be attending the GEECS Symposium and National Science Foundation Division of Engineering Education and Centers Grantees Conference in the Washington D.C. area in March.

...to Jacqi McNeil and Lorie Groll together with Qu Jin and Junqiu Wang from Dr. Imbrie's research group, who received an Early Career Research Grant to work with faculty at Purdue and the University of Queensland in Australia.

... to Brent Jesiek as PI of a new NSF grant worth $235k entitled "Global Engineering Competency: Definitions, Development Paths, and Situational Assessment." 

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