Category Archives: Workshops

TiE Detroit: Fostering Innovation RE Mobility

TiE Detroit is BACK after a successful TiECon MidWest 2016!

From connected cars to multi modal transportation, electric bikes and autonomous vehicles, the design and structure of moving people and goods from one place to another has seen a rapid growth. Where can an entrepreneur strike a balance between trends, data, customer preferences and solution designs?

The 3 M Experience – Data on Wheels
Thursday, April 13th 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Lawrence Technological University
21000 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075
The UTLC Gallery, building #9, room #210

WORKSHOP ON REFLECTION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – APPLICATION

The Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) and the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) are hosting a workshop on the use of reflection in engineering education. The workshop will take place in Seattle, September 14-15, 2017.

Space in this workshop is limited, so we are asking interested participants to submit a one-page statement of interest including the following information:

  1. Your name and affiliation
  2. Your experience with engineering education
  3. One or more questions you have about reflection
  4. What knowledge, experience, or insights you can bring to the workshop and share with the community
  5. What you hope to get out of the workshop

If you are selected to participate in the workshop, you will be asked to submit an abstract by August 15, and bring a poster or handout to that meeting that describes either 1) work you have already done; OR 2) your ideas, questions, etc. about reflection, with the goal of sparking conversations.

Please submit applications Lesley Pfeifer at leslep@uw.edu by 5pm on March 15, 2017.  Acceptance notifications will be sent out on March 31, 2017.

This application information, as well as further information about CPREE, can be found at http://cpree.uw.edu/

 

ASEE Safe Zone, REU, Dissertation Workshop

  1. ASEE SAFE ZONE TRAINING WEBINARS

Safe Zone Ally Training workshops seek to help students, faculty, & staff build knowledge & skills to create a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ individuals in engineering. ASEE’s upcoming Safe Zone webinars : Three free Safe Zone webinars coming up in March and April, all of which will be facilitated by ADC Chair Stephanie Farrell.

  1. Virginia Tech NSF/REU Site on Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering Summer 2017 (May 21 – July 28, 2017) 

Undergraduate Research Fellowships Announcement

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site

INTERDISCIPLINARY WATER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Application Deadline March 17, 2017 (5:00 PM, EST) 

We will begin reviewing applications on March 13, 2017 and continue to accept submissions through March 17, 2017.

Applications are invited from qualified and motivated undergraduate students (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) from all U.S. colleges/universities to participate in a 10-week (May 21-July 28, 2017) summer research in interdisciplinary water science and engineering at Virginia Tech. U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible to apply. The research program is funded through the National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program. The 10-week internship will begin on May 21, 2017 (arrival day) at Virginia Tech and end on July 29, 2017 (departure day). The research internship includes a stipend of $500/week, housing (two persons per room), meals, and travel expenses*. We have already graduated 85 excellent undergraduate researchers, representing 55+ institutions in the United States from our prior sites during 2007-09, 2010- 2013 and 2014-16.

Ten students will be recruited for this program and two of them will travel to India for research. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is the host institution in India. Additional details can be found on the website. Application materials, details of Research Mentors along with summer 2017 research projects and other program activities can be found here: http://www.lewas.centers.vt.edu/index.php/lewas-nsf-reu/nsf-reu-online-application-2017

We request applicants to upload their applications along with other required documents by the deadline (application review will begin on March 13, 2017, applications may continue to be submitted until March 17, 2017, 5:00 pm, EST) using the online form found at the link above. Successful applicants will be informed beginning March 22, 2017. Please contact either Dr. Vinod K Lohani (phone: (540) 231-0019; FAX: (540) 231-0970; E-mail: vlohani@vt.edu) or Jennifer Cacciola (phone: (540) 231-5244; E-mail: jcacciola@vt.edu) for questions.

  1. WORKSHOP ON REFLECTION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – APPLICATION

The Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) and the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) are hosting a workshop on the use of reflection in engineering education. The workshop will take place in Seattle, September 14-15, 2017. Space in this workshop is limited, so we are asking interested participants to submit a one-page statement of interest including the following information: 1) Your name and affiliation; 2) Your experience with engineering education; 3) One or more questions you have about reflection; 4) What knowledge, experience, or insights you can bring to the workshop and share with the community; 5) What you hope to get out of the workshop.

If you are selected to participate in the workshop, you will be asked to submit an abstract by August 15, and bring a poster or handout to that meeting that describes either 1) work you have already done; OR 2) your ideas, questions, etc. about reflection, with the goal of sparking conversations.Please submit applications Lesley Pfeifer at leslep@uw.edu by 5pm on March 15, 2017.  Acceptance notifications will be sent out on March 31, 2017.  This application information, as well as further information about CPREE, can be found at http://cpree.uw.edu/

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: DISSERTATION INSTITUTE WORKSHOP 2017

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Dissertation Institute, an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population. The Dissertation Institute will take place June 11th – 16th on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus. The Institute will focus on skills and strategies needed to successfully complete the dissertation process and provide networking opportunities to build connections for future collaborative career advancement. In this Institute participants, will be able to build new writing habits, work on their dissertation or dissertation proposal, and learn skills that will help them continue making progress when they return back to their institutions. Participants will be housed in a private room; will share bathroom with one other participant; receive meals; and be reimbursed for travel costs up to $500. Please click the following link www.dissertationinstitute.com to apply for participation in 2017 Dissertation Institute. As a part of the application process, participants will be asked to identify barriers that have impeded their progress to completing their dissertation and to provide suggestions for additional topics to be presented.

SBIR/STTR Webinar Series: Intellectual Property – More Than Just Patents, March 6,7,9,13

The Michigan Tech Innovation & Industry Engagement Office along with the College of Engineering are hosting a four-part webinar series discussing the different types of intellectual property available for protecting commercially valuable research discoveries. For anyone participating in the Federal SBIR/STTR program, it is important to have a sound commercialization strategy with appropriate IP protection to increase your funding chances. The webinars are available to anyone interested in commercializing technology or partnering with companies on SBIR or STTR proposals. Feel free to attend one or all events – NO RSVP needed.

March 6 – Overview: US Intellectual Property Rights and the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
March 7 – Trademarks in the U.S.
March 9 – Copyright (Domestic and International)
March 13 – Basic US Patent Practice for the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders

All webinars will be held at 1 p.m. in Michigan Tech’s Mineral & Materials Engineering Building room 724.

Understanding intellectual property, patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights is necessary to protect your ideas, products and product names in today’s knowledge economy. These 90 minute webinars have been designed specifically to address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR/STTR program.

For more information contact Mike Morley at 487-3485, mcmorley@mtu.edu or Adrienne Minerick at minerick@mtu.edu.

WORKSHOP ON REFLECTION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – APPLICATION

The Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) and the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT) are hosting a workshop on the use of reflection in engineering education. The workshop will take place in Seattle, September 14-15, 2017.

Space in this workshop is limited, so we are asking interested participants to submit a one-page statement of interest including the following information:

  1.  Your name and affiliation
  2.  Your experience with engineering education
  3.  One or more questions you have about reflection
  4.  What knowledge, experience, or insights you can bring to the workshop and share with the community
  5.  What you hope to get out of the workshop

If you are selected to participate in the workshop, you will be asked to submit an abstract by August 15, and bring a poster or handout to that meeting that describes either 1) work you have already done; OR 2) your ideas, questions, etc. about reflection, with the goal of sparking conversations.

Please submit applications Lesley Pfeifer at leslep@uw.edu by 5pm on March 15, 2017.  Acceptance notifications will be sent out on March 31, 2017.

This application information, as well as further information about CPREE, can be found at http://cpree.uw.edu/

BBC tools for SBIR/STTR funding.

How to Manage Your SBIR/STTR Grant or Contract
Wednesday, March 1
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Leap Technology Innovation Center, E. Lansing
Whether you are anticipating an SBIR/STTR award or have already been funded, understanding the fundamentals necessary to manage your government dollars is key to organizing your business for success. This program provides training and guidance on budget preparation, government audits, indirect rate development, setting up policies and procedures and staying in compliance.  Cost: $50
Commercialization for Early-Stage Companies
Tuesday March 7
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ann Arbor Spark Central Innovation Center, Ann Arbor
This class provides tips on developing a credible commercialization plan, using market research to direct your efforts, how to build a business model and commercialization planning differences across agencies. Learn how federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs can be a valuable part of the process. Cost: Complimentary but registration is required.
SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation for the National Science Foundation
Wednesday, March 8
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield
This seminar presents essential information for crafting a competitive proposal for the NSF SBIR/STTR program. Training includes information and advice on addressing each section of your proposal, writing to meet reviewers’ expectations, preparing a credible commercialization plan and more. Cost: $75
Think Your Company is Too Big for SBIR Funding? Think Again.
Wednesday, March 8
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield
It’s generally (mistakenly) believed that the SBIR and STTR programs are only for early-stage companies. But if your company is involved in doing things like…

* High-risk/high-reward projects that do not meet the criteria for internal funding
* Development of a new technology that is in-licensed
* Evolving a new product idea that is being jointly developed with another company

…you may be able to use the SBIR/STTR programs to supplement your internal R&D budget or to partially fund diversification into new business areas. Learn how your innovation and commercialization experience can give you an edge over companies that are still developing their first product or service. Cost: Complimentary but registration is required.

The ABC’s of SBIR/STTR Funding
Thursday, March 9
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kettering University, Flint

Attend this Lunch & Learn and find out how the SBIR/STTR programs can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. The session covers eligibility requirements, selecting the best agency for your technology, the differences between SBIR and STTR and more. Cost: Complimentary admission, but registration is required.

Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival will be held March 10-12 on the University of Wisconsin

The Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival will be held March 10-12 on the University of Wisconsin campus and surrounding sites in Madison, Wisconsin. The symposium component of event is focusing on Indigenous and broader topics of food sovereignty that impact how communities and individuals control and manage their food systems, and the festival component is a celebration of Indigenous, local, and regional foods. Tickets are now available. #foodsovereignty

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DoD: 2017 MHSRS

The MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting.  This Joint symposium provides a collaborative environment for military medical care providers with deployment experience, DoD scientists, academia, and industry to exchange information on research advancements and health care developments in the areas of Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, and Military Infectious Disease Research Programs.  It is the only scientific meeting that addresses the unique medical needs of the Warfighter.

The location and date of the 2017 MHSRS are still to be determined.   This information will be posted on the MHSRS website and communicated via a mass e-mail when it is available. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US asking this question.

The 2016 MHSRS broke all previous records for abstract submission and attendance!  The 2017 MHSRS will offer more than 60 scientific breakout sessions that includes new topics such as Updates in Prolonged Field Care and Knowledge Translation as well as more in-depth topic discussions in the form of tract sessions.   New tract sessions for 2017 include Global Health Engagement and Environmental Exposure Monitoring.   In addition, the 2017 MHSRS will continue to highlight the research contributions of Young Investigators with a dedicated plenary session.

The MHSRS website (https://mhsrs.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Home.aspx) will be accepting abstracts from January 17, 2017 through March 6, 2017.

Submitters will be notified of results by 8 May 2017.

A Free Intellectual Property Webinar Series on Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights

http://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/other-ip-organizations-and-agencies/your-intellectual-property.

For small businesses participating in the SBIR/STTR program, understanding Intellectual Property (IP) – Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Copyrights – is necessary to protect your ideas, products and product names in today’s knowledge economy. These 90-minute webinars have been designed specifically to address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR/STTR program. They will cover all aspects of Intellectual Property protection as well as help you understand your IP Data Rights under the SBIR/STTR grant/contract. Space is limited to 200 people per webinar! Register early!

Webinars will be offered at 1 P.M. Eastern on the following days:

March 6 Overview: US Intellectual Property Rights and the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders

Henry Wixon (Chief Counsel for NIST)

March 7 Trademarks in the U.S.

Scott Baldwin (Trademark, USPTO)

March 8 The International Trademark Portfolio

Susan Anthony Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO)

March 9 Copyright (Domestic and International)

Susan Anthony Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO)

March 13 Basic US Patent Practice for the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders

Michael Razavi (Office on Innovation Development, USPTO)

March 14 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and Hague Strategies for Filing Abroad

Layla Lauchman (International Patent Legal Administration, USPTO)

March 15 Intermediate/Advanced US Patent Practice for the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders

Oleg Asanbayev (Patent Examiner, USPTO)

NOAA 2017 Coastal Resilience Grant: Info Session Jan. 30

On behalf of the NOAA team, we would like to invite all interested applicants to an upcoming opportunity to learn more about the NOAA 2017 Coastal Resilience Grant. Representatives from the National Ocean Service (NOS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will provide a short presentation to be followed by a Question and Answer period. This information session will be recorded and posted to the NOAA 2017 Coastal Resilience Grants website for those cannot attend.
When: January 30, 2017 3-4 p.m. Eastern
Telephone Toll-free (domestic):  888-677-1838
Passcode: 6704453
Conference number: PW2601255
Thank you for your interest and please let us know if you have additional questions.
Adam Stein, NOS Office for Coastal Management
Shannon Dionne, NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation