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ENE Memo: July 1, 2013

Calendar: 7/1

Summer 2013

  • June 17 - July 11:  STAR​ (Student Transition, Advising and Registration)

Fall 2013

  • Aug 13: ENE Faculty Advance
  • Aug 14: BGR lunch
  • Aug 14-16: ENE PhD orientation
  • Aug 19: Classes Begin
  • Sept 28: Homecoming & Family Weekend Celebrating 60 Years of FYE at Purdue
  • Oct 20-22: ABET Site Visit (Mon + Tues; most likely in Oct or Nov)
  • Oct 21-25: Green Week at Purdue (Think! No Impact)
  • Nov 8: Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council (E2IAC) 
  • Nov 9: ENE Friends at the Football
  • Nov 14: Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium Celebrating a Century of Engineering Education Innovation at Purdue

Spring 2014

  • Feb 20: ENE Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebrating 45 Years of  Interdisciplinary Engineering Excellence
  • April 9: ENE Turns 10: Celebrating a Decade of ENE / Open House and Research Exhibition

Summer 2014

  • June 15-18: ASEE Conference, Indianapolis Engineering Education Futures

Kudos: 7/1 Anna Douglas,  Daphne Wiles, So Yoon Yoon, and Heidi Diefes-Dux on the selection of their paper, Elementary Teachers’ Two-Year Implementation of Engineering: A Case of Success, as the best paper at ASEE  in the K-12 division. Johannes Strobel on two recent publications:

Tillberg-Webb, H. & Strobel, J. (2013). Ideologies in The Conceptualization and Use of Educational Technology: Using Huxley, Orwell and Forster to Inform a Humanizing Framework for Educational Technology Practice (p. 329-345) in M.P. Clough, J.K. Olson and D. S. Niederhauser (Eds.) The Nature of Technology: Implications for Learning and Teaching. Sense Publishers.

Sun, Y. & Strobel, J. (2013). Elementary Engineering Education (EEE) Adoption and Expertise Development Framework: An Inductive and Deductive Study. in Mammes, I. (Ed.): Technische Bildung von Anfang an - nationale und internationale Perspektiven (Technical Education from the Beginning: National and International Perspectives). Hohengehren: Schneiderverlag.

News and Information: 7/1

*From the Head* on Hiatus for a Few Weeks

…after which Dr. Radcliffe will resume his weekly entries for ENE Memo.

Notes from ASEE

Check out this site——for a verbal and photographic recap of last week's annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education. Images include one of Dr. Radcliffe being inducted as a fellow of ASEE (21st photo) and one of Dr. Radcliffe and Purdue Libraries faculty member Michael Fosmire being recognized for best paper in their category (37th photo). Heidi Diefes-Dux, Anna Douglas, Daphne Wiles, and So Yoon Yoon; Matt Ohland and Noah Salzman; Alice Pawley; and colleagues also received best paper awards at the conference.

Funding Opportunities: 7/1

Selected Funding Opportunities:

NSF Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) The Materials Engineering and Processing program supports fundamental research addressing the interrelationship of materials processing, structure, properties and/or life-cycle performance for targeted applications. Areas of interest include functional materials, structural materials, and materials processing. Deadline: October 1

NSF/NIH Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences This competition is designed to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. A direct relationship between a biological application and the mathematical and/or statistical work is expected. Research teams that include scientists from both the life sciences community and the mathematical and statistical sciences communities are encouraged. Deadline: September 23

NIH Research to Understand and Inform Interventions that Promote Research Careers of Students in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences (R01) This FOA solicits applications that propose research designed to test assumptions and hypotheses on the role of social and behavioral factors in interventions intended to increase interest, motivation and preparedness for careers in biomedical and behavioral research. These research findings should guide the design and implementation of potential interventions. Deadline: October 18

NIH Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07) The purpose of this award is to support the career development of junior investigators with research or health professional doctoral degrees who want to become cancer-focused academic researchers in cancer prevention, cancer control, or the behavioral or population sciences. Deadline: October 12

NIH Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging (P30) This FOA solicits Edward R. Roybal Centers for Translation Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences of Aging. Center resources are intended for the development and piloting of new and innovative ideas for early stage as well as late stage translation of basic behavioral and social research findings about established or hypothesized mechanisms of action, at the individual or population level, into programs and practices that will improve the lives of older people and the capacity of institutions to adapt to societal aging. Deadline: January 22

NIH Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging (P30) This FOA solicits applications in the areas of demography and economics of aging, including relevant interdisciplinary areas rooted in population-based social science research. Center grant applications must include two required cores: A) Administrative and Research Support Core and B) Program Development (Pilot) Core, and may choose among four optional cores: C) External Innovative Network Core, D) External Research Resources Support and Dissemination Core, E) Statistical Data Enclave Core, and F) Coordinating Center Function. Deadline: September 26

HHS-AHRQ Disseminating Patient Centered Outcomes Research To Improve Healthcare Delivery (R18) The purpose of this FOA is to disseminate and implement existing evidence for improving the quality of health care delivery. Applicants are required to demonstrate the ability and commitment to leverage the capacities of existing broad-based networks of providers and other key stakeholders in their dissemination and implementation activities. Deadline: September 27

HHS-AHRQ Improving Health Care Quality Through Health Information Technology (IT) The purpose of this program is to support a wide variety of research designs in order to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care through the implementation and use of health IT.

  • R03 Deadline: October 16
  • R21 Deadline: October 16

DOE FY14 Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics (Click to View: DE-FOA-0000948: This program solicits applications under the following programs: Experimental Research at the Energy Frontier; Experimental Research at the Intensity Frontier; Experimental Research at the Cosmic Frontier; Theoretical Research; Accelerator Science and Technology Research & Development; and Particle Detector Research and Development. Deadline: September 9

DOD-DARPA Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide BAA Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. I2O explores game-changing technologies in the fields of information science and software to anticipate and create rapid shifts in the complex national security landscape. Deadline: June 25, 2014

EPA New Methods in 21st Century Exposure Science EPA is seeking applications proposing innovative research to advance methods for characterizing real-world human exposure to chemicals associated with consumer products in indoor environments. Advances in exposure science will provide tools to assess the potential impacts of chemicals in consumer products, enhance the capability to safely manage risks to human health, and generate information that individuals and communities can use to make informed choices about safe chemical and product use. Deadline: September 17

Uniting Against Lung Cancer Foundation Legacy Program The Foundation prioritizes novel ideas with potential to make a significant impact on current treatment of lung cancer and patient survival. The funding is intended primarily as seed money for promising and potentially transformative new projects. High priority is placed on funding research that has a clear path to clinical application and/or therapeutic development. Proposals for basic science are greatly aided by a forward-looking research plan outlining clinical potential. Deadline: August 14

Schleroderma Foundation Research Grants The Scleroderma Foundation wants to foster development of innovative, high-quality research by new and established investigators in fields related to systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma). Deadline: September 15

American Academy in Rome Rome Prize The Rome Prize is awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines: Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Modern Italian Studies. Deadline: November 1

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award The Foundation funds early scientists and encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Deadline August 15

2. Limited Submissions:

Letters of intent, preproposals, and rankings to the OVPR should be e-mailed to Purdue's open limited submission competitions, limited submission policy, and template for letters of intent may be found at For any case in which the number of internal letters of intent received is no more than the number of proposals allowed by the sponsor, the OVPR will notify the PI that an internal preproposal will be unnecessary.

Limited Submission: USDA-NIFA Integrated Forest Products Research Program The intent of the Forest Products Research (FPR) program is to stimulate the generation of new knowledge and to transfer technologies that are necessary to balance the sustainable use of U.S. forest resources to maintain a vigorous, globally competitive domestic forest products industry. The focus of the 2013 FPR program is to create new and improved value-added products and renewable energy from U.S. wood in support of the forest products sector. For this program, Purdue can submit only two applications.

Limited Submission: NIH Drug Docking and Screening Data Resource (U01) The purpose of this FOA is to continue to increase the amount of publicly available, high-quality data describing structures and affinities of protein-drug ligand complexes -data vital for development, validation, and benchmarking of drug docking and screening software. This FOA solicits applications to maintain, expand and enhance the existing NIGMS-funded Drug Docking and Scoring Data Resource by

  1. Maintaining strong working relationships with current and past data donors from the pharmaceutical industry and academia;
  2. Recruiting new donors of unique datasets valuable to the docking and screening software effort;
  3. Optimizing the value of these datasets by adding a limited amount of carefully chosen new experimental results;
  4. Maintaining the existing Data Resource contents and integrating them with new data and with information from other sources, such as the Protein Databank; and
  5. Making all Resource data freely and efficiently available for use by the in silico drug docking and screening community.

For this opportunity, Purdue may submit only one application.

3. Funding Resources:

The OVPR website includes a link entitled Funding Resources. This link includes sections containing Internal and External Funding Resources. Additionally, there is a link for Search Tools and Alerts. 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 Search Tools and Alerts link.

The newest issues of Research Development and Grantwriting News are available at:

Another resource for corporate and foundation funding opportunities is the University Development Office. UDO lists funding opportunities here.

4. Other:

A new page has been developed on the OVPR website to feature funding opportunities for mid-career and senior researchers looking for career awards or fellowship funding.

DOE RFI: Waste: Waste Applications for Sustainable Technologies for Energy DOE seeks feedback from stakeholders regarding the state of technology development and commercial readiness of emerging Waste-to-Energy technologies. Deadline: July 15

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