NeuroNEM Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The NeuroNEM Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a 9 to 10 week summer program for undergraduate students to work collaboratively on brain dynamics research projects related to neuronal networks underlying epilepsy and memory. The program provides financial support, educational and career advancing opportunities, with hands-on graduate-level laboratory research experience and guidance by dedicated mentoring faculty and research staff at Universities across three states: Louisiana Tech University, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock (UAMS). The program is supported by research funds from NSF (National Science Foundation OIA/EPSCoR grant #1632891).

REU program dates
May 29 – July 28, 2017 (Louisiana Tech)

May 22 – July 28, 2017 (UAB, UAMS)
Eligibility requirements
– Undergraduate students from all US institutions who have at least completed their freshman year and will not be graduating before the start of the program.

– Students interested in working at the interface between biology, engineering and mathematics
– Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
– Minimum overall GPA 3.25

Program Benefits include stipend, housing allowance, and meal allowance.

The application deadline is February 23, 2017. Interested students must submit applications online at If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Katie Evans (

Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Newsletter at NIH

Check Out and Comment on the Latest Issue of the CSR/NIH Peer Review Notes

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  • New Video for NIH Basic Research Applicants and Reviewers
  • Congressional Support for NIH Top 5 Things SROs Wish Reviewers Would Do
  • 8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review Videos
  • Simplification of the Vertebrate Animals Section
  • SRO Helps Advance Peer Review in Indonesia

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This resource helps understand the warfighter from DoD’s perspective

HDIAC Newsletter: 2/1/2017

Join the discussion! For the month of February, HDIAC will focus on Homeland Defense and Security. HDIAC’s Tech Talk and Sound Byte for February focus on 3D printing weapons. As this is an emerging technology, it is a topic of concern for homeland defense and security. Follow the link to a discussion board and post articles, videos or anything else regarding HDS as it relates to the Department of Defense and the benefit of the warfighter.

Have a scientific or technical question?

Let HDIAC help. Submit a Technical Inquiry here.
View or download the HDIAC Currents!

The Currents newsletter is a biweekly digest of news from worldwide sources, showing headlines of innovative, emerging technologies in HDIAC’s eight focus areas. View the Currents at
ICBMs and the DoD
HDIAC Tech Talk

Our latest Tech Talk is on ICBMs and the DoD! Click the image above to watch, or visit


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 ( will be accepting abstracts from January 17, 2017 through March 6, 2017.

Submitters will be notified of results by 8 May 2017.

DARPA to Establish Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS)

DARPA to Establish Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting research to develop and publish consensus operational safety standards for on-orbit rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) and robotic servicing operations. The awardee will establish and manage a consortium, to include both private sector and government technical experts, and entitled “Consortium For Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations,” or CONFERS. CONFERS will leverage experience and best practices from both the private sector and Government and will make their published standards publicly available. DARPA intends to fund CONFERS through an administrator (performer) described as a “Secretariat” who will oversee the standards research effort and transition CONFERS into a sustained, self-funded organization. Under the contract, the performer is responsible for standing up the consortium, selecting its membership, setting the agenda for the consortium, managing its operations, and leading the standards research process. More information on this funding opportunity is found here.


Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 23, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-514 The PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PFE: RIEF) program has two goals: 1) Support research in the Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE), and 2) Increase the community of researchers conducting PFE research. PIs are expected to have little or no experience conducting social science research. PFE: RIEF is not intended for established researchers in engineering education or other social science fields to initiate new projects. Those researchers should consider the …

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded eight NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) sites to increase participation and promote inclusion of underrepresented populations in the National Innovation Network. I-Corps sites provide infrastructure, resources, networking and training to move scientific discoveries from university labs to the marketplace.

The selected I-Corps™ sites will use the $30,000 supplemental awards to pilot novel approaches and …

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 Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 21, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-510  The Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for analysis of large spatiotemporal datasets with application to quantitative models of human dynamics. The program is a partnership between the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).
Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 21, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-523  Despite centuries of discovery, most of our planet’s biodiversity remains unknown. The scale of the unknown diversity on Earth is especially troubling given the rapid and permanent loss of biodiversity across the globe. The goal of the Dimensions of Biodiversity campaign is to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth.This campaign promotes novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the …
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Meeting to discuss Immigration Restrictions: Sunday 1/29 at 7 pm

Please consider attending and inviting others to come together to talk about the immigration ban.
Note that many academics are protesting this:
Meeting to discuss Immigration Restrictions 
Time: 1/29 at 7pm
Location: MUB Commons
Background: The recent immigration ban on people coming from Muslim countries has already begun to affect students, faculty, staff and community members. We would like to hold a peaceful meeting to help understand what is happening and what actions should be taken at MTU.
Objective of meeting: Talk about impacts of the ban, what our options are, what we hope to accomplish, and what our actions will be.

2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize: Due March 1, 2017

Deadline for Submission: 1 March 2017

The Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities. This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, computer sciences, and medical sciences.

The prize is endowed with 1 Mio. Swiss Francs, of which 900’000 Swiss Francs are for use in a research project and 100’000 Swiss Francs are for related costs, such as travel, networking, and dissemination. The prize has a global scope. It addresses scholars who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding child and youth development and have the potential to advance the field by actively conducting research. Self-nominations cannot be accepted.

A Prize Jury, consisting of internationally renowned scientists, will choose the laureate from the pool of nominated candidates.

All documents pertaining to the nomination should be submitted online by 1 March 2017. To begin the online submission process, please visit

Detailed information can be found at Jacobs Foundation Research Prize.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the responsible program manager Gelgia Fetz (

Michigan Tech Alumni in National Inventors Hall of Fame

Announcing our 2017 Class of Inductees

It’s official! The National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, is happy to announce the 2017 Class of Inductees.

Iver Anderson, MTU Materials Science and Engineering Graduate ’75 and Hancock native. Son of former ME professor Jean Anderson.  Iver’s lead free solder is used in (maybe all) cell phones in the world.

2017 Induction Announcement Video

The Wall Street Journal broke the news earlier this morning via an exclusive interview with our very own Rini Paiva, Vice President, Selection and Recognition. Be among the first to listen to this exclusive interview and learn more about our diverse class of Inductees.

We will officially welcome these outstanding innovators at a two-day event in Washington, DC this May. Join us for this great celebration of American innovation.