Category Archives: Workshops

Information for NSF CAREER Proposals – 2017

Proposals to the National Science Foundation’s CAREER program are submitted each July. These prestigious five-year awards are designed to support the research and education activities of untenured assistant professors in any discipline supported by NSF. Additional eligibility information can be found in the program solicitation (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm). An informational webinar for those planning to submit a CAREER proposal will be held on Wednesday, April 26 from noon-2:30pm in GLRC 202. 
 
To allow faculty additional time to work on the project narrative and related scientific documents, the Sponsored Programs Office is piloting a two-stage internal deadline for CAREER proposals in 2017. All final internal documents and the application package (completed in NSF FastLane) will be due to the Sponsored Programs Office no later than 7:00 a.m., 1 week (7 calendar days) prior to the sponsor deadline.  Once the Sponsored Programs Office receives the internal documents and the application package, personnel in the Sponsored Programs Office will enter the approved budget into Fastlane; the PI/researcher will not need to complete this task. While this 1-week deadline is consistent with prior internal CAREER deadlines, for 2017 the main science documents in the application package do not need to be final at this point and the application package does not need to include the completed budget forms.  All final science-related documents (e.g., project description, summary) will be due to the Sponsored Programs Office no later than 7:00 a.m. the day of the sponsor deadline (see below).  Once received, personnel in the Sponsored Programs Office will upload the final documents into the application package.  This later deadline will provide valuable additional time for the PI/researcher to focus on the research narrative aspects of the proposal.

Discipline-specific deadlines will be:
 
Wednesday, July 12 (application package, internal documents) and Wednesday, July 19 (final science documents), both dates at 7:00 am for proposals submitted to BIO, CISE, EHR
Thursday, July 13 (application package, internal documents) and Thursday, July 20 (final science documents), both dates at 7:00 am for proposals submitted to ENG
Friday, July 14 (application package, internal documents) and Friday, July 21 (final science documents), both dates at 7:00 am for proposals submitted to GEO, MPS, SBE

A specific list of documents that will be accepted on the day of submission will be sent to all PIs. 
 
Faculty wishing to submit to the CAREER program are asked to complete this two-question “intent to submit” form by May 19. The form can be found here

If you have questions about the CAREER program or would like assistance preparing your proposal, please contact the Research Development office at rd-l@mtu.edu.



Direct link to the “intent to submit” form: https://goo.gl/forms/SUx4NsqhD9DPPn4i1



Mobility @ Michigan Tech Thursday, April 20 at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Michigan Tech is pleased to announce its inaugural Mobility Summit, which will occur on campus Thursday, April 20 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Kirk Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be the featured keynote speaker. The summit will include poster presentations, research discussions/visioning in the broad theme of mobility technologies (similar to the recent Tech Talks), and a lunch session with MDOT Director Steudle. The event is being organized by Michigan Tech’s mobility-affiliated research centers and institutes, the Vice President for Research, and the College of Engineering.

Please “save the date” to join this important discussion and RSVP by clicking here. If you have contacts external to Michigan Tech that would be interested in joining this discussion, please forward this invitation so we can include them as materials are disseminated.

If you and/or your students are interested in presenting a mobility-related poster during the morning research session, please fill in this interest form by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 7. If you have questions about presenting a poster, please contact Pam Hannon in the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute for more information (906-487-3065 or prhannon@mtu.edu).

Additional information and a more detailed agenda will be sent to registered attendees in the coming days.

Thursday, April 20 at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Lobby


TiE: Multi-Modal Mobility Experience (3 M) – Data on Wheels Panel Discussion April 13th

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
Date Thursday, April 13th 2017
Time 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Place Lawrence Technological University
21000 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075
The UTLC Gallery, building #9, room #210
Speakers
Joseph Berry
Founding and Managing Director
JBJ Advisors
Ansgar Strother
Founder & CEO
Motivac
Kody Baker, P. Eng. MBA
Co-Founder & CEO
VeloMetro Mobility
Moderator
Anu Gopalakrishnan
Sr. Product Manager –
Connected Audio Services
Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Agenda
6:00pm – 6:15pm Networking
6:15pm – 6:30pm Award TYE Volunteers
6:30pm – 7:30pm Panel Discussion
7:30pm – 8:00pm Q & A
Free Admission
Must Be Registered to Attend

Meet Face-to-Face & Talk with Experts from NIH & HHS in 2017

The NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration provides an unparalleled opportunity for you to gain a better perspective of NIH policies and programs, network with peers, gather helpful NIH contacts, and return to your office or lab with useful information, resources, and tools to assist in obtaining and managing NIH awards.

Registration is now open for the following 2017 NIH Regional Seminar Locations:

  • May 3-5: New Orleans, LA (General Registration Rates ending Friday, April 8! Workshops are also filling fast, so don’t delay in registering if this is the seminar for you!)
  • October 25-27: Baltimore, MD (Just opened – be one of the first to register!)

In a nutshell, here is why you should plan on attending and reserve your seat today!

  • Who attends? Over 600 new investigators, research administrators, grant writers and others working with NIH grants and contracts will be in attendance from almost every state and numerous countries around the globe. The seminar is designed for those new to working with NIH grants. (This means session questions and discussions from those with roles similar to yours.)
  • Who presents? Over 65 presenters from 16 different Institutes and Centers are presenting and making themselves available to meet individually with you during our 1:1 Meet the Expert opportunities.  Get your questions answered by NIH officials representing program, grants management, review, and policy.  From HHS, hear experts from the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). (See the New Orleans online Faculty Page for details. Baltimore will have additional staff available due to the proximity to NIH offices.)
  • What are the topics? Over 45 different topics during the two-day seminar with unique tracks specifically for Administrators and New Investigators, as well as an All Interests track with topics of wide appeal. Review the agenda and list of session descriptions today on each location’s website.  But that’s not all!  Check out the Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops on topics such as electronic Research Administration (eRA), human subject research protections, intellectual property & iEdison, and a new administrators “boot camp”.

Find more details, such as agendas, session descriptions, faculty information, hotel discounts and so much more, on each location’s website:New Orleans, LA and Baltimore, MD.

Check out this snapshot of topics:

  • Budget Basics for Administrators and Investigators
  • Career Development Awards
  • Clinical Trials
  • Compliance (Case Studies)
  • Current Issues at NIH
  • Diversity in the Extramural Research Workplace
  • electronic Research Administration (eRA)
  • Financial Conflict of Interest
  • Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process
  • Grant Writing for Success
  • Human Research Protections
  • Budget Basics for Administrators and Investigators
  • Career Development Awards
  • Clinical Trials
  • Compliance (Case Studies)
  • Current Issues at NIH
  • Diversity in the Extramural Research Workplace
  • electronic Research Administration (eRA)
  • Financial Conflict of Interest
  • Fundamentals of the NIH Grants Process
  • Grant Writing for Success
  • Human Research Protections
  • Loan Repayment Program
  • Intellectual Property, Inventions, and Patents
  • Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
  • Peer Review Process
  • Preventing & Detecting Fraud
  • Public Access
  • SciENcv
  • R&D Contracts
  • Research Integrity
  • Rigor & Reproducibility
  • Training/Fellowships
  • SBIR/STTR Program
  • ….and that’s not all!

What are you waiting for?  Register today and we’ll see you in New Orleans or Baltimore soon!

For additional questions, email us at NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov.


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/