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ENE Memo: June 6, 2016

Calendar: 06/06/2016

Summer 2016

  • June 7-9: INSPIRE Summer Academy (for K-2nd grade teachers), Wang Hall (9am-3:30pm daily).
  • June 13-July 8: STAR (Summer Transition, Advising and Registration)
  • June 13-16: MEP Summer Workshop, ARMS BO98 (8am-5pm) and Wang Hall (TBD)
  • June 13-14: Hicks Richmond I-STEM Workshop; 45 teachers (K-6), Wang 3570B (8am-5pm),
  • June 15-17: Hicks South Bend I-STEM Workshop; 15 teachers (grades 3-8) Wang 3570B (8am-5pm)
  • June 20-23: MEP PREFACE Workshop, ARMS BO98 (8am-5pm) and Wang Hall (TBD)
  • June 26-29: ASEE 2016, New Orleans
  • 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 (TBD)
  • Aug 22: Classes begin

Kudos: 06/06/2016

... to Brent Jesiek on being elected to a two-year term as a Director of the Educational Research and Methods (ERM) Division of the ASEE and also one of our alums, Jeremi London, who was elected Secretary-Treasurer.

News and Information: 06/06/2016

ASEE Booth Volunteers Sought

We are seeking volunteers to do a tour of duty at the ENE booth at ASEE. 

If you can assist, please email Teresa Walker.

Day/Date Time Faculty Students Staff
Sun June 26 6:00 -7:30 PM      Walker & Fry 
Mon June 27 9:30-11:30 AM

Muhsin Menekse
Morgan Hynes

Ed Berger

Emilie Siverling
Natascha Trellinger

Walker & Fry
Mon June 27 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Matt Ohland
Russell Long
Monique Ross Walker & Fry
Mon June 27 1:30 - 3:30 PM   David Evenhouse Walker & Fry
Mon June 27 3:30 - 5:30 PM Heidi Diefes-Dux
Karl Smith
David Evenhouse Walker & Fry
Tues June 28 8:30-10:30 AM Kerrie Douglas Syedah Atiq Walker & Fry
Tues June 28 10:30 AM-12:30 PM   Eric Holloway Walker & Fry
Tues June 28 12:30-2:30 PM   Nathan Hicks Walker & Fry

Summer Communications Workshops for Graduate Students

Over the summer the College is running a series of workshops for graduate students on such topics as Academic Paper Writing, Writing a Publishable Paper, Effective Graphics for Papers and Presentations, Conference Abstracts, Designing and Giving a Poster Presentation, Doing a 3 Minute Research Talk, Preparing a CV. More information and registration information is here.

Register for 3rd P-12 Engineering & Design Education Research Summit

We would like to invite you to register to attend the 3rd P-12 Engineering & Design Education Research Summit August 11-13, 2016 in Chicago, IL. Registration is $250 and can be done online at Additional details can be found at:

2016 Center for Healthy Living - Mammography Program

In 2015, Purdue’s mammogram screening rate was 49.8 percent (down from both 2013 and 2014 screening rates). As we continue to experience a decline in participation of preventive mammogram screenings, Purdue is once again providing employees an opportunity to have these important screenings done, in paid status with supervisor approval.

In an effort to increase screening rates, along with awareness, Purdue is partnering with the Center for Healthy Living and Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Breast Center to provide convenient access to preventive (non-diagnostic) mammogram screenings. We are offering the program through the Center for Healthy Living to reduce any barriers to obtaining a preventive mammography screening.

Benefits-eligible employees at the West Lafayette campus and their covered spouses/same-sex domestic partners are eligible to register for mammography screenings (priority will be given to those who have not had a screening in two years or more). Screenings will take place at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Breast Center, located at 3920 St. Francis Way, Suite 215, Lafayette, during the following days and times:

  • Thursday, June 23: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 24: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 27: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Purdue will offer up to 90 minutes of paid time off for employees who wish to take advantage of the screening sessions.   

Employees will register for an appointment by calling the Center for Healthy Living at 49-45505. All employees must be registered by June 17 to participate.

More information, including FAQs and a guide for supervisors, is available on the Center for Healthy Living’s website

Funding Opportunities: 06/06/2016

BIG Challenge Opportunity $100M 

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 100&Change  100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem.  Proposals can be from any sector but must articulate a problem, a solution, and have a charitable purpose.

  • Deadline: September 2.

Selected Funding Opportunities:

NSF Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Directorate (programs with July deadlines)

DOD-DARPA BAA Innovative Systems for Military Missions  The Tactical Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is soliciting executive summaries, white paper and proposals for advanced research, development and demonstration of innovative systems for military missions. Proposed efforts must also show significant promise to provide the U.S. military with revolutionary new mission capabilities, enable significant increases in mission effectiveness, or dramatically reduce system costs.  The request includes various focus areas in ground systems, maritime/undersea systems, air systems, and space systems.  Deadline:  April 28.

Burroughs-Wellcome – Career Awards at the Scientific Interface  BWF's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service.  These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.  Deadline:  September 1.

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.

As always, we appreciate your sharing this information with your faculty. Please contact Sue Grimes (, Kristyn Jewell (, or Perry Kirkham ( with any questions.

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