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ENE Memo: September 24, 2012

Calendar: 9/24

Fall 2012

  • Sept 27 - ENE Research Seminar, ARMS BO71, 3:30pm
  • Sept 28 - Inaugural ENE First-Year Friday (A celebration of FYE)
  • Sept 27-29 - Alumni Weekend
  • Sept  29 - Family Day (ENE Booth promoting FYE, MDE and IDES)
  • Oct 1 - Open Forum with President-elect Daniels, Loeb Playhouse 2:15-3:30pm
  • Oct 3-6 - FIE Seattle
  • Oct 12-14 - Homecoming Weekend (ENE Booth and i2i Learning Lab Tours)
  • Oct 21-22 - INSPIRE Dinner and Board meeting
  • Oct 24-25 - PhD Open House
  • Nov 1 - 2nd Annual ENE Interdisciplinary Colloquium - "Where did I leave my chariot?"
  • Nov 2 - Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council (E2IAC) - Theme: Preparing for Strategic Growth

Spring 2013

  • Feb 20 - Engineering Education Outstanding Alumni Awards 
  • Feb 18-22 - National Engineers Week
  • April 8-9 - Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council (E2IAC) - Theme: ENE's Second Decade

Kudos: 9/24 Krishna Madhavan, Mihaela Vorvoreanu, Niklas Elmqvist, Aditya Johri, Naren Ramakrishnan, Alan Wang, and Ann McKenna on the publication of "Portfolio Mining" in the upcoming issue of IEEE Computer magazine, Oct 2012, pp 73-77. Lisa Tally on being named the 2012 recipient of the College of Engineering Staff Award for A/P Customer Service.

News and Information: 9/24

Write Winning Grants Workshop

Presented by Dr. David Morrison of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, LLC

  • November 16, 2012
  • 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.

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.

To Register

Registration is required by Thursday, 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 ( as soon as possible.

A buffet-style lunch will be provided.


Contact Sue Grimes ( or Mary Ryker ( if you have any questions.

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