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ENE Memo: November 10, 2014

Calendar: 11/10

Fall 2014

  • Nov. 12: Wang Hall Transition Meeting, Innovation Studio B098B, 9:30-11:20am
  • Nov. 13: ENE Interdisciplinary Colloquium, ARMS Atrium, 3:30-5pm
  • Nov. 14: Dissertation Defense - Xingyu Chen, POTR 234 (Fu Conference Room), 9:00am
  • Nov. 17: TULIP "Spatial Visualization in Undergraduate Education," ARMS 1314, 1:30-3:00pm
  • Nov. 18: ENE 695 Public Class "Visualization Strategies for Teaching Computer Science Concepts," ARMS B098B, 1:30-2:45pm
  • Nov. 19: Faculty-PhD Matching, ARMS B098B, 9:30-11:20am
  • Nov. 20: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS B071, 3:30-4:20pm
  • Nov. 21: Dissertation Defense - Jacqueline McNeil, WANG 2501, 9:00am
  • Nov. 26-28: Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 4: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS B071, 3:30-4:20pm
  • Dec. 10: Faculty Meeting, ARMS B098B, 9:30-11:20am
  • Dec. 10: TULIP, ARMS B098B, 1:30-3:00pm
  • Dec. 15: 7th Annual YouTube Extravaganza, ARMS 1028, 9:00-10:00am
  • Dec. 21: Commencement

*Lunch Gatherings (every Wednesday, Noon-1:00) ARMS 1314

News and Information: 11/10

7th annual YouTube Extravaganza

The students in this fall's ENE 502: History and Philosophy of Engineering Education graduate course will be presenting their final versions of their team projects: YouTube videos on "what is engineering education?" You are invited to Monday Dec 15, 9-10am in ARMS 1028. Previous years' YouTube videos are HERE.

INSPIRE Holiday Gift Guide

INSPIRE is in the process of creating a holiday gift guide for parents of children ages 3-18. The guide will present toys, games, books, movies, and apps that engage children in engineering thinking and design. We welcome any gift ideas you think should be on our list. We plan to publish and share our first version of the guide with families Nov. 15th, so if you are able, please send your feedback by Tuesday, November 11th, to Elizabeth Gajdzik ( Not every item will fit on our document, so we are also creating a more comprehensive list that we will post on the INSPIRE website.

Safety Committee

The most recent meeting minutes of the Safety Committee are available HERE. One of the Departmental Action Items from the 2014 REM Recertification is for everyone to review the biweekly meeting minutes.

Funding Opportunities: 11/10

Selected Funding Opportunities:

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.

NSF Benchmarks of Realistic Scientific Application Performance of Large-Scale Computing Systems (BRAP) NSF welcomes benchmarking proposals in the following general areas:

  1. The analysis, evaluation, and assessment of the effectiveness of one or more existing benchmarks used in industry and academe today;
  2. The development (including algorithm development and prototype implementation) and experimental use of one or more new benchmarks; or
  3. Workshops and community engagement events to advance discussion, dissemination, and community building around benchmarks. Deadline: February 2

NSF CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science This program is designed to promote research in the area of Quantum Information Science (QIS) by providing resources to allow QIS researchers and researchers from the CISE or MPS disciplines to actively engage in joint research efforts, addressing problems at the interface between the mathematical and physical sciences and computer and information sciences through long-term visits to a host institution.  Deadline: February 2

DOE Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)  With the anticipated proliferation of solar power at the central and distributed scales, the variability and uncertainty of the solar resource poses challenges for reliably integrating photovoltaics (PV) with electric power systems, both at the distribution and bulk system levels. The goal of the SHINES Funding Opportunity is to enable holistic design, development, and widespread sustainable deployment of low-cost, flexible, and reliable solutions that have energy storage as one of the key components, for successful integration of PV power plants. Concept papers due December 16; Full proposals due March 19.

DOT Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program  The Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program assists in the development of innovative programs and activities in public transportation that address the human resources needs of public transportation operators, as well as build pathways to long-term careers in the public transportation industry. Deadline: December 23

USDA-USFS 2015 Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity The Forest Service seeks proposals that significantly increase or stimulate markets for wood energy and wood products in a manner that has a measurable and meaningful long-term impact on National Forest System and other forest lands that need robust wood supply markets for low value wood.  Funding will be awarded to two separate categories as follows:  1) Expansion of Wood Energy Markets and 2) Expansion of Wood Products Markets.  Deadline: January 23

William T. Grant Distinguished Fellows The Distinguished Fellows Program encourages mid-career researchers to submit proposals that offer experiences working within policy and practice settings related to youth. Proposed Fellowships must fit the Foundation’s research interests of understanding and improving the everyday settings of youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States. Letters of Inquiry due January 6.

Limited Submissions:

Preproposals should be e-mailed to Purdue's open limited submission competitions, limited submission policy, and templates for preproposals may be found at

Limited Submission:  Dept. of State Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on U.S. History and Government The Study of the U. S. Branch, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of four Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on U.S. History and Government. These Institutes are intensive academic programs that provide groups of foreign undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions. The Institutes will target student leaders from the Western Hemisphere: three Institutes will be conducted entirely in Spanish, and one Institute will be conducted in English. Each academic Institute will be five weeks in duration, approximately four weeks at an academic institution and approximately one week on an integrated educational study tour, and should be organized for a group of 20 undergraduate students from mostly indigenous, Afro-Latino, and underserved communities in the Western Hemisphere. The recipient may conduct up to two of the four Institutes; and provide and monitor sub-awards to selected host institutions to conduct the remaining two or three Institutes.  For this opportunity, Purdue may submit only one proposal as lead institution. 

Funding Resources:

The EVPRP 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. 

Please contact Sue Grimes (, Kristyn Jewell (, or Perry Kirkham ( with any questions.

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