ENE Memo: September 23, 2013
From the Head: 9/23
Foundations of ENE-Part 3: Experiences of Freshman Engineering (FrE)
As part of the lead-up to the tenth anniversary of ENE, our FrE heritage comes into sharp focus as we enter Homecoming Week.
Every engineering graduate from Purdue over the past 60 years had the foundation of their career laid down in FrE (until 2003) or more recently ENE. All 80,000 or so were impacted. They were advised, taught, inspired and encouraged by generations of caring faculty and a cadre of dedicated counselors and academics advisors.
Indeed the annual award for FYE advising, the McDowell Award, is endowed by a former FrE faculty. A list of award winners is on the plaque in the corridor between the ARMS 1300 lobby and the kitchenette (opposite the picture of Kamyar). Richard McDowell was Associate Head of Freshman Engineering in the 1980s. Reminiscences of Richard McDowell were recorded in 2002 as part of an oral history project by Purdue Libraries. His reflections can be heard here.
This coming Friday at the events to celebrate the Class of 1963 we plan to conduct an informal oral history project by inviting alumni to record recollections of their time as first-year engineers. This "vox-populi" will also be conducted with engineering alumni and current engineering students at the ENE tent on engineering mall as part of Homecoming on Saturday. Hopefully we will capture some heartfelt gems and pithy insights from the past. These will be contrasted with impressions of current freshers in 2013.
As a retro activity we could reintroduce the filing down a cube of steel! Always popular FrE activity, I believe, in earlier times.
- Sep 25: Faculty meet to discuss Mentoring Philosophy, ARMS 1021, 9:30-11:30am
- Sept 28: Homecoming & Family Weekend Celebrating 60 Years of FYE at Purdue
- Sept 30: TULIP - Design, ARMS 3001, 1:30-3pm
- Oct 2: Faculty Meeting, ARMS 1021 9:30-10:20am
- Oct 2: Associate Professor meet with Head, ARMS 1314, 10:30-11:20am
- Oct 7-8: Fall Break
- Oct 14: TULIP - Student Teams (and dealing with dysfunctionality), ARMS 3001, 1:30-3pm
- Oct 18: Staff Meeting, 8:30-9:20am
- Oct 20-22: ABET Site Visit
- Oct 21-25: Green Week at Purdue (Think! No Impact)
- Oct 28: TULIP - Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (FYE advisor Pouneh Eftekhari, who specializes in international students, will be joining us), ARMS 3001, 1:30-3pm
- Oct 30: Faculty Meeting, ARMS 1021 9:30-10:20am
- Nov 8: Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council (E2IAC)
- Nov 9: ENE Friends at the Football
- Nov 13: Faculty Discussion: FYE Research, ARMS BO98B Innovation Studio 9:30-12:30
- Nov 14: Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium Celebrating 50 Years of Interdisciplinary Scholarship in Engineering Education at Purdue
- Nov 18: TULIP - Problem Solving, ARMS 3001, 1:30-3pm
- Nov 20: Advisor-PhD Student matching, ARMS BO98B Innovation Studio 9:30-12:30
- Nov 28-29: Thanksgiving
- Dec 2: TULIP - Messaging FYE Outside FYE, ARMS 3001, 1:30-3pm
- Dec 4: Faculty Meeting, ARMS 1021 9:30-10:20am
- Feb 19: ENE Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebrating 45 Years of Interdisciplinary Engineering Education
- April 9: ENE Turns 10: Celebrating a Decade of ENE / Open House and Research Exhibition
- June 14: ENE Alums & Friends Reception, Indianapolis Interdisciplinary Engineering Education
- June 15-18: ASEE Conference, Indianapolis Engineering Education Futures
...to Senay Purzer (PI) and Robin Adams (co-PI) on the $1.5M NSF grant
...to the First-Year Engineering Program on being among the engineering programs featured in the U.S. News 2014 Best Colleges Guide. Thanks to Michele Strutz for working with the students interviewed—and check out Eric Holloway's quotes on page 31. Story here.
News and Information: 9/23
ENE Research Seminar
...features Monica Cardella's research group this Thursday, 3:30pm, at ARMS B091.
Write Winning Grants Workshop
- Presented by Dr. David Morrison of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, LLC
- November 15, 2013
- Stewart Center, Room 302; 8:30AM-4:30PM
About This Workshop
Again this academic year, Purdue is pleased to host the highly acclaimed grant writing program facilitated by Dr. David Morrison. This workshop addresses both practical and conceptual aspects important to the proposal writing process. This full-day (Phase I) workshop is designed for faculty and administrators who have had some exposure to writing grant applications. Emphasis is given to such things as idea development, identification of the most appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers.
The workshop provides intensive grant writing training interspersed with specific details by agency. Participants will also choose one of four workbooks which provide agency specific grant writing tips and suggestions. The choices include: National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, or “Any Agency”, which covers agencies other than NIH and NSF. The cost of each book is $75, except for “Any Agency” which is $70. This cost will be covered by the participant’s college.
An intensive Phase II workshop will also be available for up to 30 participants, who must be referred by their Associate Dean for Research. Participants in this program must have attended the Phase I workshop either this year or last year. Additional information on Phase II and how to participate will be distributed at a later date.
About the Presenter
Dr. David Morrison, Ph.D. is co-founder and member of Grant Writer’s Seminars and Workshops, LLC. He received his Ph.D. from Yale in Molecular Biology and Biophysics and was a postdoctoral research fellow at National Institutes of Health and Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Morrison has held faculty positions at Scripps Research Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City/University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Registration is required by Friday, November 1. There is no cost to participants for this workshop; however, the participant’s college will be responsible for the cost of the workbook so those registering are expected to attend. You must attend the workshop to receive your workbook. If you register and find that you cannot attend, please contact Mary Ryker (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
A buffet-style lunch will be provided.
Contact Sue Grimes (email@example.com) or Mary Ryker (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Funding Opportunities: 9/23
Selected Funding Opportunities:
- Sponsor Deadline: April 18, 2014
- Monday, October 21: Letters of Intent due to the OVPR (please indicate acquisition or development in the title).
- Monday, November 18: Preproposals due to the OVPR.
- Monday, November 25: Rankings due to the OVPR.
- Sponsor Deadline: January 23, 2014