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ENE Memo: July 11, 2016

Kudos: 07/11/2016

to Michael Loui on being appointed as a member of the Purdue Committee on Research Integrity

to Ann McKenna, Morgan Hynes, Amy Johnson and Adam Carberry on publication of "The use of engineering design scenarios to assess students know ledge of global, societal, economic and environmental contexts" in the European Journal of Engineering Education, Vol 41, No 4, pp411-425.

to Matt Ohland and Russell Long for their recent publication, "The Multiple-Institution Database for Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development: An experiential case study of data sharing and reuse" in the Spring 2016 issue of Advances in Engineering Education.

to Monique Ross for the publication of her article in Association for Women in Science titled, “Advice from My Sister: The Resilience of Black Women in STEM.”

Calendar: 07/11/2016

Summer 2016

  • June 30-July 14: PALS Summer Workshop, Wang Hall
  • July 6-Aug 5: MEP-MITE Academic Bootcamp,  ARMS BO98 (8am-5pm)
  • July 11-Aug 12: Early Start Engineering program
  • Aug 11-13:  3rd P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit, Chicago

Fall 2016

  • Aug 14: End-of-Summer Potluck, 5-8pm, Happy Hollow Park
  • Aug 15: Faculty return
  • Aug 17: ENE Advance, 9:00-4:00pm, Wang Hall
  • Aug 18: Orientation for New ENE Grad Students, 8:30am-5pm, WANG 3501  
  • Aug 19: University / GradSchool Orientation for all grad students (TBD) 
  • Aug 22: Classes begin
  • Aug 25: ENE Research Seminar ARMS BO71 3:30pm (Weekly) 
  • Aug 26: ENE Staff Meeting, 8:30-9:30, TBD
  • Aug 31: ENE Faculty Meeting, 9:30-10:30am, WANG 3501
  • Aug 31: Assistant Professors meet with Head, 10:30-11:30am, WANG 3501
  • Sept 5: Labor Day
  • Sept 7: Faculty Meeting, 9:30-11:20am, WANG 3501
  • Sept 14: ENE Advance Follow-Up, 9:30-11:30am, WANG 3501
  • Sept 24: Family Day
  • Sept: 25/26: Big Ten + Grad Expo
  • Sept 28: ENE Faculty Meeting, 9:30-10:30am, WANG 3501
  • Sept 28: Associate Professors meet with Head, 10:30-11:20, WANG 3501
  • Oct 12/13: Fall Break
  • Oct 14: ENE Staff Meeting, 8:30-9:30am, TBD
  • Oct 15: Homecoming
  • Oct 20/21: ENE Grad Program Open House
  • Oct 26: ENE Faculty Meeting, 9:30-11:20am, WANG 3501
  • Nov 2: ENE Advance Follow-Up, 9:30-11:20, WANG 3501
  • Nov 10: ENE Interdisciplinary Colloquium, 3:30-5:00pm, ARMS Atrium
  • Nov 11: ENE Industrial Advisory Council, 8:00am-3pm, WANG 3501
  • Nov 16: Faculty-PhD Student Matching, 9:30-11:20, WANG 3501
  • Nov 23-25: Thanksgiving
  • Nov 30: ENE Faculty Meeting, 9:30-11:20am, WANG 3501
  • Dec 10: Classes End
  • Dec 18: Commencement

News and Information: 07/11/2016

Funding Opportunities: 07/11/2016

Selected Funding Opportunities:

NSF Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRGMS) The purpose of the Focused Research Group activity is to support collaborative groups employing innovative methods to solve specific, major research challenges in the mathematical sciences. A major challenge is an outstanding problem of significant importance that requires the focused and synergistic efforts of a collaborative group to solve, and whose solution will have wide impacts in the mathematical sciences and potentially in other areas. Groups may include, in addition to statisticians and mathematicians, researchers from other science and engineering disciplines appropriate for the proposed research. Risky projects are welcome. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome. Deadline: September 27

NSF Dear Colleague Letter:  Exploring Mechanisms to Enhance the Economic and Societal Impacts of Fundamental Advances in Information and Communications Technologies  CISE and SBE invite principal investigators to submit proposals for community workshops and EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) that will explore one of the different approaches outlined above to promote the definition, development, rigorous evaluation and adoption of ICT-enabled solutions to societal challenges.  Deadline:  On-going.

DOD-AFOSR Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR solicits proposals for basic research through this general BAA outlining the U.S. Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program. The focus is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in two scientific Branches: Engineering and Information Sciences and Physical and Biological Sciences. This BAA remains open until superseded.

USDA-NIFA Professional Development Delivery Model for Dept. of Defense Education Activity Leadership Dept. of Defense Schools  NIFA requests applications for the this program for FY16 to develop a high-quality, dynamic professional development delivery model for Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) leadership worldwide. The primary project objective for this project is to develop a high-quality, dynamic, effective professional learning delivery model and resources for DoDEA Leadership, including content development, delivery, evaluation and an aligned comprehensive program improvement and assessment process. Deadline: August 5

EPA Research Training Program for College and University Students  EPA seeks applications from entities to enter into cooperative agreements with EPA that will provide training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students on-site at EPA research facilities located in Cincinnati, OH.  It is envisioned that the training program will increase both the effectiveness and number of future environmental scientists. The training received under the mentorship of EPA scientists will complement the trainees’ academic coursework. The recipient will be responsible for ensuring that the training projects are supportive of the trainees’ academic training. Deadline: August 16

NARA Fellowships  The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.  Candidates may apply for only one fellowship in a given year. Deadline:  August 15

Limited Submissions:

Preproposals and rankings to the EVPRP should be e-mailed to Purdue’s open limited submission competitions, limited submission policy, and templates for preproposals may be found at 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.

Anticipated Funding Opportunities:

These solicitations are anticipated to be released soon based on the timing of previous solicitations for the program or notices of intent to publish. We are posting this information to help with proposal planning efforts but please keep in mind that the release dates and/or scope of a solicitation can change from year-to-year so be sure to read the solicitation carefully once it is released.


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