Archives for March 2015

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies Venkat Allada

Did you know that the Office of Graduate Studies keeps a webpage covering funding sources for supporting CHANCELLOR’S DISTINGUISHED FELLOWSHIP and DISSERTATION COMPLETION FELLOWSHIP?  Check it out here. 


PIVOT training by Webinar

Pivot at S&T

An easy way to ‘Get Smart” finding research funding that fits you or sorts through thousands of potential collaborators is to catch an hour-long ProQuest PIVOT Webinar with one of their experts instructors. You have two chances coming up in April. Follow this link to register ahead for either class.

Apr 7, 2015 9:00 am Central Daylight Savings Time  Chris Horn presents: Pivot for University Faculty, Researchers, and Staff 

Apr 14, 2015 11:00 am Central Daylight Savings Time Jason High presents: Pivot for University Faculty, Researchers, and Staff 

Seminar: Nuclear Power Then and Now @ MU

Dr. John Kelly

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies

Office of Nuclear Energy at the Department of Energy


Nuclear Power – Then and Now”

Tuesday March 31, 2015

4-5 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium

Lafferre Hall, 416 South 6th street, Columbia, Mo 65211.

The University of Missouri System is proud to host Dr. John Kelly Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies in the Office of Nuclear Energy at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. (biography attached) for a lecture on nuclear power. The title will be “Nuclear Power – Then and Now” (abstract attached). Dr. Kelly will be talking about the dramatic changes in nuclear power generation over the past 15 years, from the recent licensing of two new large reactor designs in the United States (Westinghouse and GE) to the rapidly developing small reactor designs. Nuclear power is a major part of electricity generation around the world and is becoming an increasing focus for the future. For students, there are exciting opportunities for those interested in working in the nuclear field whether in nuclear engineering or in other fields needed in that industry. There are currently over 70 new reactors under construction globally and over 100 more planned. What used to be a power industry of high stability, but few new breakthroughs has become the industry to be in for new graduates. Come and hear from one of the top people at DOE and get a chance to interact with someone with 30 years research experience in nuclear safety and now a key person in the Department of Energy.

DOE: Postdoctoral Research Awards Accepting Applications

SunShot is now accepting applications for postdoctoral researchers in solar energy to participate in the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards. Up to five recent Ph.D. recipients will be selected for the program to conduct applied research projects at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities in order to advance breakthrough solar energy technologies. The application deadline is May 7, with the selection announcement coming in July. Read more about research topics and learn how to apply to the programDOE

DOE: SunShot Announces $10M SunShot Prize

SunShot announced final rules for the SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar prize competition to make it faster, cheaper, and easier for Americans to install solar energy systems. Today, it can take up to six months to complete even a small residential photovoltaic (PV) project. The SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar competition specifically addresses this issue and aims to foster greater collaboration between local governments, businesses, nonprofits, utilities, and communities to speed up the process. Eligible teams will compete in two contests over 18 months to implement their creative solutions to cut the permit-to-plug-in time toward seven days for small PV systems up to 100 kilowatts, or seven weeks for large PV systems up to 1 megawatt. Read more on the blog and access contest rules and deadlines to compete.


Webinar: Three-Dimensional Study of Concrete Microstructure using X-ray Computed Tomography

Lange - Oesch - Webinar

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) Call for Proposals

ORAUORAU is pleased to provide the information below regarding an opportunity available to all institutions. This notice is a service to ORAU Sponsoring and Associate Institutions. 

 Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) Call for Proposals

The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge national Laboratory (ORNL) is soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience research that will make effective use of CNMS facilities and staff expertise. The CNMS nanoscience research program provides users with access to a broad range of capabilities for nanomaterials design, synthesis, characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation in order to carry out studies that will significantly advance our understanding of nanoscale phenomena and develop functional nanomaterials systems. Access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain and intended for publication in the open literature.

Successful applicants will be able to use CNMS facilities starting August 1, 2015. The deadline for applications is April 29, 2015. For more information, visit

Prospective users are invited and strongly encouraged to contact CNMS staff members in their respective research areas to discuss their proposal ideas and learn more about the specific capabilities of interest to them.

ORAU University Partnerships Office

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment, and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

An invitation to say goodbye to Michelle Smith


Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith who has successfully led the OSP pre-awards team is leaving us to join the staff at MU.  You are most cordially invited to join us in giving her fond farewell. Farewell to Michelle Smith

New-Young Faculty — NSF CAREER and PECASE updated notice

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Includes the description of NSF Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Includes the description of NSF Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 

Available Formats:

Document Number: nsf15555
This is an NSF Program Announcements and Information item.


PerCom 2015

Our Department of Computer Science is heavily involved in PERCOM and invites all of us to participate. Sajal Das, chair, notes “Attached please find the flagship conference IEEE PerCom 2015 that we are organizing in St Louis on March 23-27. It’s part of department’s Golden Jubilee celebration which will be in AY 2015-16. Missouri S&T logo is on the conference website ”

Here is a flyer in the event.PerCom2015 – Call for Participation