| Top Ten Scholars | Strategy and Tactics of Proposal Writing | Idaho Space Grant Seed Grants | Teaching and Learning | Writing Grants |Undergraduate Research Conference | CM Alumni Golf Tournament|Beat Coach Pete|LSAMP Summer Research| COEN Updates| Funding Opportunities
Top Ten Scholars to be Recognized April 17
Top Ten Scholar is one of the highest honors awarded to a Boise State student. Qualified students are reviewed based on GPA, academic breadth of coursework, research, creative works and publications, presentations at professional meetings or conferences, and extra curricular service.
“The Alumni Association is proud to honor these Top Ten Scholars for their academic success and volunteer service on campus and in the community,” said Mark Arstein, executive director of the Alumni Association. “After hosting these awards for more than two decades, we continue to be inspired by the commitment and dedication of the recipients.” [continue reading...]
Short Course on Strategy and Tactics of Proposal Writing on May 1st
Dr. Eric Shulenberger has been invited to deliver a short interactive workshop on proposal writing that focuses on strategy and tactics rather than the standard “how to write a proposal” content. The presentation is titled: Deep Strategy and Tactics: Brilliance is not Enough.
Both new and experienced faculty members are encouraged to attend this workshop so we will be making this announcement through a variety of mechanisms; your assistance in circulating information about this opportunity is appreciated!
Idaho Space Grant Research Seed Grants – Deadline is April 20
The goal of the ISGC Research Seed Grant is to encourage and facilitate the development and enhancement of aerospace and space science related research in collaboration with NASA within the state of Idaho. NASA’s 2010 Space Policy outlines six goals that are integral to NASA’s vision “to advance U.S. scientific, security, and economic interests through a robust space exploration program.”
Proposals MUST DIRECTLY ALIGN with a minimum of one Space Policy goal in order to be eligible for consideration. Any submission that does not clearly align with a minimum of one goal will NOT be considered for funding. Research funded through the program requires a future proposal(s) to NASA and/or other federal, state, or private aerospace-related organizations, for further funding and continued program development. Funding for a Research Seed Grant requires a non-federal cash or in-kind match equal to the amount requested from the ISGC.
The ISGC contribution is limited to $25,000 per year for up to two years ($50,000 total). Researchers are strongly encouraged to apply for two years of funding, with second year funding contingent upon significant progress made during the first year, AND a letter of support from a researcher at a NASA Center. The grant period will be from June 25, 2012 – June 24, 2013.
ALL AWARDEES MUST BE U.S. CITIZENS.
Teaching and Learning in a Mobile Environment Offered as Summer Institute in May
As an important component of the Boise State Mobile Learning Initiative, a summer institute on “Teaching and Learning in a Mobile Environment” will be held from May 21-25. The institute will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, with all sessions held in the Student Union Building.
This institute will enable faculty to consider creative pedagogical strategies to leverage the power of mobile devices to enhance teaching and learning. Areas of exploration might include enhancing student engagement, facilitating communication, expanding the borders of the learning environment, enhancing creativity and improving productivity.
Participants in the institute will receive an iPad to use for as long as they are employed at Boise State and will be expected to attend the entire institute. Because the number of seats is limited, faculty will need to complete a brief application. Applications are due April 13 and applicants will be notified by April 20.
More information about the schedule and content of the institute, as well as information about how to apply, can be found on the Mobile Learning Initiative web site mobilelearning.boisestate.edu/summerinstitute.
The Boise State Mobile Learning Initiative is a campus-wide effort to explore the implications of an increasingly mobile environment on effective teaching and learning practices. The summer institute will be conducted under the leadership of Academic Technologies, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Albertsons Library and the Office of Information Technology.
Workshop for Writing Winning NIH Grant Proposals Set for May 22nd
The speaker is John D. Robertson, assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics. He has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and non-federal sources and has been a member of grant review panels and a reviewer for a number of biomedical journals.
To register, visit https://pgs.boisestate.edu/upay/nih/. Registration fee of $100 includes workbook and lunch. Some registration scholarships are available for Boise State faculty.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 426-2238.
Save the Date – Undergraduate Research Conference on April 16th
Boise State University’s 9th annual Undergraduate will be held on Monday, April 16th from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Building. Plan to attend this showcase of student achievement in mentored research, scholarly pursuits and creative expression. For more information visit: http://academics.boisestate.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-research-conference/
CM Alumni Golf Tournament Set for April 27th at Shadow Valley Golf Course
Register your company team or sign up as an individual and we’ll add you to a team! This annual CM Alumni fund raising event helps the alumni chapter, the student chapter and the department with expenses throughout the year. Part of your registration fee is considered a charitable donation, and you’ll get to play with current CM students.
Register by April 13, at tournevents.com/boisest2012
Questions? Email Chapter President Josh Martin at email@example.com
Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk April 14th
CAN YOU BEAT COACH PETE?
Lace up your shoes and put your game face on! The Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/Walk is a great way to do your part to help Boise State students. The race will start on campus and run along the beautiful Boise City Greenbelt.
The featured racer is Coach Pete of the Boise State football team. It’s your chance to see if you can indeed “Beat Pete.” And if you Beat Pete, you’ll receive a year’s worth of bragging rights! All finishers and supporters can join us for a fun-filled finish-line bash sponsored by Recreation Services and our premier sponsors. [continue reading...]
Funding Available for Faculty to Support LSAMP Students in Summer Research
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) has funding for 10 underrepresented STEM students to perform research this summer with faculty mentors. Students will earn ($10.50/hr) for 20 hours a week of research.
Engaging students in opportunities to explore their field of interest outside the classroom setting is critical in supporting students’ success and degree completion. Part of this vital piece of engagement is building positive mentor-ship connections between the faculty and student.
If you have research opportunities in your lab this summer or would like to learn more, email Emily Flores, LSAMP Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your area of research and how many students you would like to mentor.
LSAMP is a 5-year initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)to increase the number of under-represented minority students completing baccalaureate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Majors eligible for LSAMP are Biological Sciences, Information Technology, Information Science/Studies, Computer Science, Computer Systems Networking, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, and Physics.
COEN Faculty Updates
Amit Jain, CS, was a part of a roundtable discussion at the Idaho Technology Council’s upcoming develop.idaho 2012 event. develop.idaho is the only event of its kind in the state created specifically to connect software developers, designers, entrepreneurs and students together to build a thriving, supportive technology community.
Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/
Mary Rutherford will officially began a dual role assignment as the Director of University Corporate and Foundation Relations and Director of Development for the College of Engineering on a temporary basis on Tuesday, March 27. Mary will office in the College of Engineering Dean’s Suite (ENGR 301A) and will keep her existing phone number (Ext. 2022). Welcome, Mary, to your new role and thank you for taking on this important development function for Boise State.
NSF: National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)
Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys 12-545
This is about using and improving research via large datasets the NSF provides to address U.S. science and technology arenas including research and development, U.S., competitiveness, STEM Education, and workforce.
Due—Every 6 months. Annually from 2013. June 6, 2012, January 15, 2013; January 15 annually thereafter.
Awards and Budget—7–12 awards from total pool of $750K
The NSF NCSES (National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics) welcomes efforts by the research community to use NCSES data for research on the science and technology enterprise, to develop improved survey methodologies for NCSES surveys, to create and improve indicators of S&T activities and resources, and strengthen methodologies to analyze and disseminate S&T statistical data. It invites proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, workshops, experimental research, survey research and data collection and dissemination projects under its program for Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys. See call for detailed areas of interest and for information on opportunities to license their research data for project use. Available data sets at graduates, business research and development, and public attitudes. www.nsf.gov/statistics/srvyoverview/overview.cfm
The NSF NCES is one of the thirteen principal federal statistical agencies within the United States. It is responsible for the collection, acquisition, analysis, reporting and dissemination of objective, statistical data related to the science and engineering enterprise in the United States and other nations that is relevant and useful to practitioners, researchers, policymakers and the public. NCSES uses this information to prepare a number of statistical data reports as well as analytical reports including the National Science Board’s biennial report, Science and Engineering (S&E) Indicators, and Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. Program sponsored by the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences. Division: National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.
NASA: Space Tech Research Opportunities for Early Career Faculty: NASA is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early career faculty beginning their independent careers. This inaugural Space Technology Research Opportunities for Early Career Faculty solicitation seeks to sponsor research in specific, high priority technology areas of interest to NASA.
Specific topic areas were selected because they can best benefit from early stage innovative approaches provided by U.S. academic institutions. The research will investigate unique, disruptive or transformational space technologies or concepts.
“NASA is committed to ensuring our nation’s intellectual capital pipeline remains the best in the world, and that we bring the brightest minds together with the best ideas to meet the challenges of NASA’s future missions,” said Michael Gazarik, director of NASA’s Space Technology Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “These grants offer a means for NASA to capitalize on the tremendous creativity and innovation that these brilliant individuals have to offer.”
NASA expects to award approximately ten grants this fall, funded up to $200,000 each per year, based on the merit of proposals received. Notices of intent to submit proposals are due March 30. The deadline for submitting final proposals is May 3. For information on the solicitation, including specific technology areas of interest and how to submit notices of intent and proposals, visit: http://go.usa.gov/P31
The Space Technology Research Opportunities for Early Career Faculty is a part of NASA’s Space Technology Program, managed by the Office of the Chief Technologist. For more information about the Space Technology Program and the crosscutting space technology areas of interest to NASA, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/oct
NSF: Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS): Opportunities for interdisciplinary research that increases the efficiency with which radio spectrum is used or expands access to wireless-enabled services for all Americans.
The National Science Foundation’s Directorates for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Engineering (ENG), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts with the potential to contribute to significant improvements in the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization, and in the ability for traditionally underserved Americans to benefit from current and future wireless-enabled goods and services. EARS seeks to fund innovative collaborative research that transcends the traditional boundaries of existing programs, such as research that spans disciplines covered by two or more of the participating NSF directorates.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research BAA: The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) manages the basic research investment for the U.S. Air Force (USAF). As a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFOSR’s technical experts foster and fund research within the Air Force Research Laboratory, universities, and industry laboratories to ensure the transition of research results to support USAF needs. Using a carefully balanced research portfolio, research managers seek to create revolutionary scientific breakthroughs, enabling the Air Force and U.S. industry to produce world-class, militarily significant, and commercially valuable products.
To accomplish this task, AFOSR solicits proposals for basic research through this general Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). This BAA outlines the Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program. AFOSR invites proposals for research in many broad areas. These areas are described in detail in Section I of the BAA, Funding Opportunity Description.
AFOSR plans, coordinates, and executes the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) basic research program in response to technical guidance from AFRL and requirements of the Air Force; fosters, supports, and conducts research within Air Force, university, and industry laboratories; and ensures transition of research results to support USAF needs.
The focus of AFOSR is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and peacekeeping capabilities. These areas are organized and managed in three scientific directorates: Aerospace, Chemical and Material Sciences (RSA), Physics and Electronics (RSE), and Mathematics, Information and Life Sciences (RSL). The research activities managed within each directorate are summarized in Section I of the BAA.