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IMECE ®

International Mechanical Engineering
Congress & Exposition®

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA

CONFERENCE
November 9-15, 2018
Exhibition
November 11-14, 2018

Program - National Science Foundation (NSF)

 

Wednesday, November 14

NSF (National Science Foundation) Track
Track Chairs: Dr. Siddiq Qidwai, NSF (sqidwai@nsf.gov),
Prof. Stephen Tse, Rutgers University (tse@rutgers.edu)

In this forum, National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide various avenues for the IMECE community to interact with program directors from the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Division and the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Division.

Plenary: NSF-CMMI Overview and Outreach Panel
8:00 AM–9:45 AM

In the first part of this panel, an overview of the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) division will be provided with emphasis on recent changes in organizational structure as well as funding opportunities, e.g., the new no-deadline rule. Relevant core programs from the Advanced Manufacturing Cluster, the Mechanics & Engineering Materials Cluster, and the Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures Cluster will also be highlighted. In the second part of the panel, the floor will then be opened to participants to address program directors representing these clusters.

NSF Proposal Development Workshop
10:15 AM–12:15 PM

In this workshop, the fundamentals of successful grant proposal writing for the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be covered. Participants will learn about key topics, including the components of a successful proposal and finding the right home for the research. Critical aspects of the merit review process, funding profiles, and NSF programs, solicitations, and other opportunities will be presented. This workshop is geared towards early career investigators at U.S. institutions seeking to understand the NSF merit review process, but the information provided will be valuable to principal investigators in any stage of their career seeking to learn more about proposal writing and NSF funding opportunities.

Principal Investigators (PIs) will have an opportunity to discuss one-on-one their research proposals and concerns with program directors (PDs) of their choice. PDs representing the Advanced Manufacturing Cluster, the Mechanics & Engineering Materials Cluster, the Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures Cluster, and the Transport Phenomena Cluster will be available. The meeting time of 20 minutes demand that the PIs come prepared with their talking points.

NSF program directors and their schedules for one-on-one meetings

  1. Khershed Cooper: Advanced Manufacturing (Session 1 and Session 2)
  2. Irina Dolinskaya: Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics; Operations Engineering (Session 1 and Session 2)
  3. Siddiq Qidwai, Mechanics of Materials and Structures (Session 1 and Session 2)
  4. Jose Lago, Thermal Transport Processes (Session 2 and Session 3)

NSF-CBET Program Overview and Initiatives
1:30 PM–3:15 PM 

Jose Lage (JLAGE@nsf.gov)

In this event, an overview of the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Division will be provided with emphasis on programs and funding opportunities. The floor will then be opened to participants to ask questions.