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ENE Memo: October 20, 2014

From the Head: 10/20

Safety First

Safety, in all its manifestations at work, is our top priority in ENE.

I was therefore very disappointed to hear that we had an accident last Friday in which a student broke a finger while using a hand drill. The Safety Committee will carefully review the incident and determine root causes and look for ways to reduce the risk of this happening again. This accident is a reminder that we can never take safety for granted and that we must remain eternally vigilant.

This week many ENE faculty and graduate students are traveling internationally, to Madrid, Spain and Beijing, China. Travel, be it around the world, or just to and from work, or even crossing Northwestern to get to McDonalds, carries with it certain risks. So, in all we do this week and beyond, please make sure you think about the safe way to do it. Accidents happen in a instant. Please take care.   


Calendar: 10/20

Fall 2014

  • Oct. 22: TULIP, Formative Course Evaluations, ARMS B098B, 1:30 – 3:00pm
  • Oct. 22-25: FIE Madrid
  • Oct. 23: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS B071, 3:30 – 4:20pm
  • Oct. 29: Faculty Meeting, ARMS B098B, 9:30 – 11:20am
  • Oct. 29 – 30: ENE Graduate Program Open House, Armstrong Hall
  • Oct. 30: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS B071, 3:30 – 4:20pm
  • Nov. 4: ENE 695 Public Class, ARMS B098B, 1:30 – 2:45 pm
  • Nov. 6 – 7: ENE Industrial Advisory Council, meeting Nov. 7, Dunville Room (ARMS 3041), 8am – 3:30pm
  • Nov. 6: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS B071, 3:30 – 4:20pm
  • Nov. 7: College of Engineering Staff Awards, Location (TBA) 6:30pm.
  • Nov. 12: Faculty Meeting, Wang Hall, 9:30 – 11:20am
  • Nov. 13: ENE Interdisciplinary Colloquium, ARMS Atrium, 3:30 – 5pm
  • Nov. 17: TULIP,Spatial Visualization in Undergraduate Education, ARMS 1314, 1:30 – 3:00pm
  • Nov. 18: ENE 695 Public Class, ARMS B098B, 1:30 – 2:45 pm
  • Nov. 19: Faculty-PhD Matching, ARMS B098B, 9:30 – 11:20am
  • Nov. 20: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS B071, 3:30 – 4:20pm
  • 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. 21: Commencement

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

News and Information: 10/20

Reporting on Engagement Activities for CoE

It has been several years since we have had to report on our engagement activities for the University’s Annual Engagement Report.  The Dean’s office would like to put together a report by the end of this year (end of the semester) showing the activities in which we have been engaged.

Please ask the faculty and staff in your Program, Division or School to report on the engagement activities listed below and any additional engagement activities:


            Community Services
            Boys or Girls Scouts
            YMCA or YWCA

      Economic Development with companies:

            Inside Indiana
            Outside Indiana

      Any other Engagement Activities that may have been performed

      Articulation Agreements with Other Higher Education Institutions
                        Inside Indiana
                        Outside Indiana

Since it has been a while, take some time to review the activities of your school, individual faculty, faculty groups as well as that of staff members who may have participated in engagement activities. Please have your responses to Cindey Hays by the end of the business day on Friday, October 24, 2014.

Green Week 2014

The Office of University Sustainability invites you to celebrate sustainability with us during Green Week. There are a wide array of events that are based upon each day’s sustainability theme.

Kudos: 10/20 Mike Loizzo and Amy Van Epps for completing the Purdue Half Marathon and 5K run, respectively, over the weekend.

Funding Opportunities: 10/20

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.

NIH Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research that identifies sources of spatial uncertainty (i.e., inaccuracy or instability of spatial or geographic information) in public health data, incorporates the inaccuracy or instability into statistical methods, and develops novel tools to visualize the nature and consequences of spatial uncertainty.

  • R01 Deadline: February 5
  • R03 Deadline: February 16
  • R21 Deadline: February 16

DOE Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) This FOA combines an early-stage research and development topic (Innovations) with a later-stage research and development topic (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided to the national labs and allow all interested parties, including corporations, universities, and non-profits as well as the national labs, to contribute to advancement in two of these core technological areas: Non-vapor compression HVAC technologies and advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies. Deadlines: November 10 – Concept paper; January 1 – Full application.

DOE Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D The objectives of this opportunity are to: maximize the energy-efficiency of SSL products in the marketplace; remove market barriers through improvements to lifetime, color quality, and lighting system performance; reduce costs of SSL sources and luminaires; improve product consistency while maintaining high quality products; and encourage the growth, leadership, and sustainability of domestic U.S. manufacturing within the SSL industry. A webinar will be held on October 24 (see FOA for details). Deadline: November 14 – Concept paper; January 15- Application.

National Pork Board’s General Call for Proposals The National Pork Board invites proposals in several topic areas including: animal science, animal welfare, environment, human nutrition, pork safety & quality, public health, and swine health. Deadline: November 18.

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

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.


EVPRP Workshop: How to Write an NIH Proposal or Resubmission: Strategies, Grantsmanship, and Review Process This workshop will address submission and grantsmanship strategies, and examine the review process. Knowledge and familiarity with NIH mechanisms and review procedures can be a tremendous advantage during the writing, submission and post-review phases of your submission. Tuesday, November 4; 11:30AM – 1:00 PM; STEW 310. Lunch is provided so registration is required by Thursday, October 30th.

DOE Notice of Intent: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) The purpose of this Notice of Intent (NOI) is to provide interested parties advance notice that EERE intends to issue a FOA in the near term titled, Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy storage and Solar PV (SHINES). The goal of a potential FOA from the Department of Energy 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. The SHINES solution can incorporate, in addition to PV and energy storage, options such as demand response and load management to achieve target metrics of the FOA.

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