On July 11-13, 2017, there will be Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco, organized by TRB, etc.
On July 11-13, 2017, there will be Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco, organized by TRB, etc.
Tuesday, June 20 • 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT • Register now
|This workshop explores the skills and best practices for transitioning from an academic environment to one of many non-academic career paths. It introduces strategies for career planning, emphasizing an ongoing process for professional development throughout your career.
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Presenter: Josh Henkin, PhD – Founder, STEM Career Services, LLC
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SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH
Recent advancements in mass timber technology, coupled the desire for low carbon and renewable materials, has revitalized wood structural design. The engaging aesthetic of wood coupled with the expected cost advantage for mass timber products is expected to bring wood into cityscapes.
This workshop brings together experts who have a diverse and deep knowledge of the development of the mass timber revolution in North America. Learn about the possibilities and barriers to overcome to help launch mass timber building development in Michigan.
See attached flyer for our list of speakers. Agenda will be sent out soon.
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Postdoctoral Research Awards in Solar Energy – Deadline May 31, 2017
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Awards support EERE’s mission in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities. Research opportunities will be awarded to qualified applicants to work on collaborative applied research of mutual interest to the applicant, the host facility, and the EERE Program Office sponsoring the award. Potential research topics for these awards include behavioral and data science to lower solar electricity cost, systems integration, concentrating solar power, and photovoltaic cells, modules, and materials.
Benefits include a yearly stipend of $65,000, a research allowance of $10,000, a research mentor allowance of $5,000, health insurance, and possible relocation travel up to $5,000.
Applicants must meet each of the following criteria:
- Have a Ph.D. for no more than five years from the application deadline or be expected to complete all the doctoral degree requirements by May 30, 2017.
- Have U.S. citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status by May 15, 2017.
- Be available to start by September 1, 2017. Exceptions to this requirement may be considered for applicants with previous commitments. Contact DOE-RPP@orau.org for additional information.
- Have received support to submit an application from a research mentor who holds a principal investigator position at a research facility (see Research Mentors for requirements and expectations for research mentors).
- Be eligible to obtain security or visitation clearance, if one is required by the host facility.
- Have demonstrated commitment to pursue innovative research in EERE areas of interest.
- Have a superior academic performance record.
- Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
- Degree: Currently pursuing a Doctoral degree or have received this degree within 60 months.
- Discipline(s): Earth and Geosciences (All); Engineering (All); Other Physical Sciences (All); Physics; Applied Physics; Physics (General); Computer Sciences (All)
Appointment Location: Various federal research facilities located across the U.S.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 Eastern Time
For full eligibility criteria, information about EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards and application instructions, please visit http://energy.gov/eere/education/eere-postdoctoral-research-awards. For additional information please contact Cedricka Harris, Cedricka.Harris@orau.org.
DOE-SunShot Innovators Program
The SunShot Innovators Program supports recent Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate graduates as well as applicants with technical or research post-degree experience in a field related to the application of solar technologies and policies. The SunShot Innovators Program offers hands-on, practical experiences that allow participants to contribute innovative solutions to the challenges utilities, energy service providers, and public utilities commissions (PUCs) face as they adapt to a system with increasing levels of solar and other distributed energy resources (DERs). The SunShot Innovators Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO). For more information about SETO and the SunShot Initiative, visithttps://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/sunshot-initiative.
Appointments are for up to two years. The initial appointment period is one year. Extension of the appointment will be subject to satisfactory progress toward completion of the project assignments, and availability of funds. Final decisions regarding the extension of the appointment for a second year will be made by SETO in consultation with the hosting institution. Stipends will be based on appointment level and commensurate with qualifications.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) at the time of application. Evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted to ORISE at the time the appointment is accepted.
- Be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2017.
- Meet one of the following conditions:
o Level 1: Have earned an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree in the past three years in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public policy, business, law or other field relevant to the position.
o Level 2: Have earned a graduate degree (Doctorate or Master’s) in the past three years in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public policy, business, law or other field relevant to the position.
o Level 3: Have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public policy, business, law or other field relevant to the position. Applicant must have at least ten years of post-degree experience in a technical or research position in a field related to energy innovation.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017 Eastern Time
Registration and Abstract Solicitation for the 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting
The Spallation Neutron Source – High Flux Isotope Reactor (SNS-HFIR) User Group has announced that registration for the 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting is open and abstract solicitation is ongoing. The meeting will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is set for week of July 31 – August 4, 2017 and will highlight research achievements by users and staff of Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) and of ORNL’s neutron scattering user facilities, as well as the broader neutron-scattering and nanoscience research communities. There will be opportunities to meet with facility staff and other researchers to discuss and plan for submitting user proposals and other collaborative activities.
Additionally, the main User Meeting, on Aug. 1-2, will feature:
- Six plenary addresses
- Six parallel tracks of oral presentations, including 16 Invited Speakers
- The topics of the SNS/HFIR-focused tracks are as follows:
- Materials for energy, sustainability and the environment
- Quantum phenomena in materials
- Chemical and Engineering Materials
- Data Analysis, modeling and visualization
- Additional contributed talks and posters selected from submitted abstracts
- Poster Session with Best Student Poster Competition
- Facility tours
- Opportunities for user proposal planning with facility staff
- User group Town Hall meetings and Panel Discussions
A variety of focused Workshops and Tutorials will also be held on July 31 and August 3. These include hands-on data analysis sessions, a workshop how to prepare your sample for your neutron scattering experiment, an introduction to polarized neutron capabilities at SNS/HFIR, focused sessions on the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) with neutron scattering as well as new tools available for modeling structure and dynamics (CAMM), and a workshop devoted to liquids reflectometry and large scale structures.
Abstract Deadline: June 7 – https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/page/8
Registration Deadline: July 17. There is no cost to register but Advance Registration Is Required! –https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/registration/
Poster Session: August 1 & Plenary and Oral Sessions: August 1-2 – https://conference.sns.gov/indico/event/81/picture/45.pdf
Workshops and Tutorials: July 31 and August 3-4 – https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/page/12
Direct link for copy/paste to a browser: https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/
The SNS-HFIR User Group (SHUG) consists of all persons interested in using the neutron scattering facilities at Oak Ridge. Learn more:http://neutrons.ornl.gov/shug
University Partnerships Office
Smart Cities Connect
Conference & Expo | website
June 25-28, 2017 • Austin, TX
Asia Pacific Resilience Inovation
Summit & Expo (APRISE) | website
July 19-20, 2017 • Honolulu, HI
Defense Innovation Summit | website
Oct. 3-5, 2017 • Tampa, FL
|Federal Funding Opportunities:|
National Science Foundation
Ceramics | Deadline: Rolling – More info…
Condensed Matter and Materials Theory | Deadline: Rolling – More info…
Department of Transportation
693JJ317NF0001: Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Initiative | Department of Transportation, DOT Federal Highway Administration | Deadline: June 12, 2017 – More info…
Department of Defense:
DoD Precision Trauma Care Research Award | Deadline: June 15, 2017 – More info…
W81XWH-18-DMRDP-PTCRA DoD Precision Trauma Care Research Award Department of Defense Dept. of the Army — USAMRAA | Deadline: June 15, 2017 – More info…
Please join the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) at our premier event, the Naval Future Force S&T Expo (at the Washington D.C. Convention Center, 20-21 July) co-sponsored with American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE).
This year’s theme is “Accelerating to the Navy & Marine Corps After Next.”
Participants will hear from the new Chief of Naval Research, RADM David Hahn. Come to learn more about his vision and new priorities guiding the Naval Research Enterprise. This event provides an excellent opportunity for Department of Defense, Naval leaders and ONR program officers to communicate needs, opportunities and exchange ideas with you.
Join us as we:
– Introduce and raise awareness of Naval research priorities and portfolios
– Present challenges and enable discussion of potential research solutions
– Learn from and share new ideas with participants to broaden our world-wide partnership base
As a participant, you will enjoy access to one-on-one Pitch-A-Principal appointments, live demos, poster sessions and exhibiting to include: Tech Talks and specialty room sessions featuring–small business, current research, STEM, disruptive technology initiatives, international S&T programs, Naval Research Lab initiatives, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab topics and doing business with ONR, ONR-Global, Naval Research Laboratory and employment opportunities.
Register here and stay tuned to our websites for more information on our exciting speaker line-up:
– Registration: www.onr.navy.mil/expo — Use appeal code: INNOVATE to receive a $55 discount
– Get updates on: www.facebook.com/officeofnavalresearch
Lawrence C. Schuette, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Office of Naval Research
Arlington, VA 22203
The University of Florida, in collaboration with the NSF Division of Materials Research, will be hosting a workshop for new and future PI’s. The goal of the workshop is to provide young faculty who are attempting to obtain funding or have just received their first award from the DMR programs with valuable information and advice on the policies, procedures, and opportunities available at the National Science Foundation.
The workshop will be held in Arlington, VA, near the NSF headquarters. The workshop will begin at 8:00 AM on June 8th and end by 2 PM on June 9th. There will be a reception for attendees from 6-8 PM on June 7th. Attendance is by invitation only. Local expenses and up to $250 towards travel reimbursement will be provided for accepted participants. A registration fee will be required of accepted participants.
Again, attendance is by invitation only. Researchers wishing to attend may apply at http://reg.conferences.dce.ufl.edu/physics/1202. Applications should also have a short recommendation from either their department chair or a materials science faculty member sent to DMR_CMP@nsf.gov. Applications arriving before May 12th at 5 PM will receive full consideration. After that date, applicants will be selected on a first come first serve basis.
Please pass this message along to anyone that might benefit from attending this workshop.
Paul and Tomasz
Paul Sokol and Tomasz Durakiewicz
CMP Program Directors
Thanks to those who came to Dr. Bill Farquhar’s presentation on April 21. The feedback I received from many of you was quite positive. Most felt it was, if nothing else, a very thought-provoking session.Several of you asked if you could have a copy of the presentation; I have attached for you. There are some real gems hidden in his presentation regarding how they changed the culture at U Delaware, where they now have 5 active NIH R01’s in a department that had nothing but NIH R15 grants 8 years ago…