More than ever since joining DER in October 2020, it really feels like campus is back up and running at full speed. As the football team gears up for one of their two biggest opponents of the year, I was reminded of a few different recent campus events. These events really stuck with me as they portray both quality and growth of the College of Engineering.
In mid-September I attended the MSU Investiture for Endowed Faculty to celebrate the accomplishment of a dear friend in the Department of Mathematics. A deep sense of honor welled up inside when seeing familiar faces and names. I also felt a great sense of Engineering pride as I watched Drs. Xiaobo Tan (Richard M. Hong Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering), Dr. Guoming Zhu (G. Glenn and Marlene D. Gardner Endowed Chair in Automotive Engineering), and Dean Leo Kemple
(Dennis P. Nyquist Endowed Professor in Electromagnetics) cross that same stage. While I consistently read about the honors earned by the College of Engineering faculty members, it really hit home in a whole new way to see the faces of these esteemed faculty members as they were honored in-person. Congratulations to the honorees in both the COE and across the campus.
Yesterday, I was able to attend the ribbon-cutting celebration of the William A. Demmer Engineering Center. This new building will support student organizations such as the MSU Formula SAE Racing Team, MSU SAE Baja Team, MSU Solar Racing Team, and more. I can’t help but be a little jealous at where this new expansive space will take our teams. While it’s hard to remember there’s more to the College of Engineering, as our jobs here in DER are so research hyper-focused, seeing the Demmer Center is a reminder to celebrate the full scope of what the college does for our students and future engineers.
It’s truly amazing to be able to support our faculty knowing that they’re making impacts so significant that they’re consistently getting institutional, national, and world-wide honored for your accomplishments. Thank you for inspiring me to continue to innovate our operations to support you and always remember that DER is here to help.
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Faculty Meet and Greet - Wednesday, October 5th - 10am-11:30am
Please join Global IDEAS and members of the Community of Practice on Global Development for this networking event on Zoom. The faculty shown below will be presenting their work in international research for development. Breakout discussions and time for networking will follow the presentations.
Featuring: Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja, Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering - Dr. Alocilja is a professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University. Her academic background includes a B.S. in Chemistry, M.S. in Chemistry/Plant Physiology from the Philippines, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Systems Science/Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, USA.
Dr. Alocilja is a member of the National Academy of Inventors, a recipient of 13 US patents, and an awardee of national and international honors. She is the founder of the Global Alliance for Rapid Diagnostics (GARD). Her vision is to save lives and livelihoods through affordable and accessible nano-biosensors to rapidly detect infectious and antimicrobial-resistant pathogens for sustainable health (human, animal, plant, and ecosystem).
Dr. Stephen L. Esquith, Dean, Residential College of Arts & Humanities;
Dr. Geoffrey Henebry, Professor, Geography Environment Spatial Sciences;
Dr. Krista Isaacs, Assistant Professor, Plant Soil And Microbial Sciences; and
Dr. Anna Maria Santiago, Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives, College of Social Sciences … Learn more
ARPA-E announced up to $42 million in funding to overcome technology barriers associated with the development of high-performance energy efficient cooling solutions for data centers. Used to house computers, storage systems, and computing infrastructure, data centers account for approximately 2% of total U.S. electricity production while data center cooling can account for up to 40% of data center energy usage overall. Through the Cooling Operations Optimized for Leaps in Energy, Reliability, and Carbon Hyperefficiency for Information Processing Systems (COOLERCHIPS) program, ARPA-E will fund projects that seek to reduce the amount of energy data centers use for cooling to lower the operational carbon footprint associated with powering and cooling data centers.
“Extreme weather events, like the soaring temperatures much of the country experienced this summer, also impact data centers which connect critical computing and network infrastructure and must be kept at certain temperatures to remain operational,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Creating solutions to cool data centers efficiently and reduce the associated carbon emissions supports the technological breakthroughs needed to fight climate change and secure our clean energy future.”
Ensuring that every citizen has access to STEM experiences is a critical piece to building an equitable research enterprise. Since 1979, the U.S. National Science Foundation has addressed the need for geographic diversity through EPSCoR. EPSCoR provides funding to institutions in jurisdictions that receive a disproportionately small percentage of NSF funding for research and development. The mission of NSF's EPSCoR program is to build the research competitiveness and STEM capacity of each jurisdiction using investments in research capacity, workforce development, and local infrastructure. Today, eligible regions include 28 jurisdictions that have been awarded 0.75% or less of NSF's budget over the last five years … Learn more Here.
DER Seminar, “DER is Here to Help (proposal & proposal development resources geared to promote success) - the recording of the session is now available in our DER Seminar Catalog.
For newer faculty, it is critical to understand all of the incredible resources that are available to help strengthen each of your future proposals. It is also important to understand the required steps to submit a university-endorsed proposal. For more senior faculty, awareness of new resources may help to streamline your proposal development processes and possibly open new streams of funding. Join the DER team as we present DER is Here to Help. This seminar focused on services offered within the Division of Engineering Research, and the various ways we can help you increase your sponsored research expenditures. … Watch now on demand!!!
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is pleased to announce the availability of grants that support the cleanup and reuse of scrap tires in Michigan.
When scrap tires are dumped illegally in the environment, they become a fire hazard and a mosquito breeding ground. Through grants, scrap tires can be collected, processed, and used in paving products for roads, manufactured products, and energy production.
The Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant is available for property owners to clean up old or abandoned scrap tire piles. EGLE will give priority to collection sites where tires were accumulated prior to Jan. 1, 1991, as well as collection sites that pose an imminent threat to public health, safety, welfare, or the environment. Local units of government and nonprofit organizations are also eligible for funding for cleanup days and roadside cleanup grants.
Scrap Tire Market Development Grants are available to fund up to 50% of total eligible costs for projects that demonstrate new or increased uses of scrap tires in manufactured products or paving projects. EGLE will prioritize proposals based on the amount of scrap tire material being used in developing the project or product, demonstration of a new use of scrap tire material, and demonstration of a viable market for a proposed product.
EGLE will accept scrap tire grant applications with all supporting documentation received on or before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Stay up to date on other EGLE news at Michigan.gov/MIEnvironment.
Funds investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment, demonstrated by federal or equivalent funding from multiple sources and excellent publication records with substantial impact, who have the potential to move a field of science forward with creative approaches that are aligned with the AHA's mission.
Pre-proposal Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022
Proposal Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Award Start Date: April 1, 2023
Established Investigator Award
Supports established investigators in rapid career growth phase, with records of accomplishments and showing extraordinary promise. Candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science disciplines that support the AHA’s mission, as indicated by funding and publication history and scientific accomplishments. Candidates should propose an innovative/novel research direction that challenges existing paradigms and employs novel concepts, approaches, or technologies.
Pre-proposal Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022
Proposal Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023
Award Start Date: April 1, 2023
Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) on Biologic Pathways of Chronic Psychosocial Stressors on Cardiovascular Health
Pre-proposal Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Proposal Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023
Award Start Date: April 1, 2023
Collaborative Sciences Award
Fosters innovative collaborative approaches to research projects that propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broadly disparate disciplines. The proposal must focus on the collaborative relationship, such that the scientific objectives could not be achieved without the efforts of at least two co-principal investigators and their respective disciplines.
Pre-proposal Deadline: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
Proposal Deadline: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Award Start Date: July 1, 2023
Innovative Project Award
Supports highly innovative, high-impact research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research. The idea proposed here should not have been submitted in whole or in part in a previous proposal for AHA support.
Pre-proposal Deadline: Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023
Award Start Date: July 1, 2023
AHA Institutional Research Enhancement Award (AIREA)
Stimulates research at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees related to scientific research training. Eligible institutions may not have been major recipients of NIH support. Awards provide funding for small-scale research projects related to cardiovascular diseases and brain health, enhancing the research environment at eligible institutions, and exposing students to research opportunities.
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The MSU Science Festival, now in its 11th year, is an amazing multi-day series of events for people of all ages to experience science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) through live presentations.
Every April, MSU Science Festival programs highlight ground-breaking scholarship and research through various types of engaging presentations. For the upcoming 2023 Festival, we're excited to bring programs and events back live and in-person, including the very popular Expo Days, that feature hands-on activities and presentations!
For assistance planning your program or event, please reach out to our team at any time at email@example.com.
Presentation formats include:
Talks with experts
Demonstrations and performances
Behind the scenes tours
Outdoor exploration activities
Why present at the festival?
Meet National Science Foundation (NSF) requirements for broader impacts
Inspire future generations about STEAM fields and opportunities
Who can present?
MSU faculty and academic staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students
Description: DER has a catalog of research and funding seminars available on demand. Seminar topics range from critical instruction for new faculty through advanced training for senior research faculty. These presentations include instruction from experts regarding themes that include best practices in research, MSU policy, sponsor compliance, industry specific seminars, and more. Check them out today and utilize this incredible resource to help streamline your proposal development and promote success in your research. Watch now on demand!!!
Recent seminar presentations include:
DER is Here to Help (proposal & proposal development resources geared to promote success)
Tips for Writing a Persuasive Grant Proposal (grant writing to ‘sell’ a project to funders)
Finding Funding (tips for finding funding to support your research)
Roles and Responsibilities (tips for understanding roles and responsibilities at each stage of the project)
CAREER Award Workshop - Session 1 (best practices and strategies for producing successful NSF Career proposals)
Does effort reporting for your grants and contracts seem more cumbersome than it should be? CGA has compiled a very helpful list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Topics range from reporting deadlines, to resolving errors, and everything in between!
As you peruse this list, you might notice that there is a dedicated email address for any questions or issues you may have when submitting effort reporting. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org to expedite service.