Archives for September 2015

Chancellor’s newsletter focuses on research

Chancellor Schrader periodically publishes a a formal newsletter focused on aspects of the Missouri S&T mission and direction. In this September 18 2015 edition she expresses how research fits into the strategic plan – Rising to the Challenge — which the draft OSP plan nicknamed “2020” supports.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

“The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). The PACHA is a federal advisory committee within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Management support for the activities of this Council is the responsibility of the OASH. The qualified individuals will be nominated to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for consideration for appointment as members of the PACHA. Members of the Council, including the Chair, are appointed by the Secretary. Members are invited to serve on the Council for up to four-year terms. The Council was established to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention and care of HIV disease and AIDS. The functions of the Council are solely advisory in nature.

Nominations: In accordance with the PACHA charter, persons nominated for appointment as members of the PACHA should be among prominent community leaders and authorities with particular expertise in, or knowledge of, matters concerning HIV and AIDS, public health, global health, philanthropy, marketing or business, as well as other national leaders held in high esteem from other sectors of society.”

Nominations due: October 9, 2015

Full details:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Federal Advisory Committees

“NASA announces its annual invitation for public nominations for service on NASA Federal advisory committees. U.S. citizens may submit self-nominations for consideration as potential members of NASA’s Federal advisory committees. NASA’s Federal advisory committees have member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on its Federal advisory committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, and current/past contributions to the relevant subject area.  NASA’s six (6) currently chartered Federal advisory committees are:

  • Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel
  • Applied Sciences Advisory Committee
  • International Space Station Advisory Committee
  • International Space Station National Laboratory Advisory Committee
  • NASA Advisory Council (NAC)
  • National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board

The individual charters may be found at the NASA Advisory Committee Management Division’s Web site at

Nominations due: September 30, 2015

Full details:

EarthCube: Enterprise Governance

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
EarthCube is a community-driven activity to transform the conduct ofgeosciences research and education, sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate of Geosciences and Division of AdvancedCyberinfrastructure in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering.

EarthCube aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating the ability of the geosciences community to understand and predict the Earth system. Achieving EarthCube will require a long-term dialog between NSF and the interested scientific communities to develop cyberinfrastructure that is thoughtfully and systematically built to meet the current and future needs of geoscientists. The critical importance of a community-driven and operated governance structure for EarthCube activities has been highlighted in the past several years of EarthCube development. The EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance Project has recommended an EarthCube Governance Framework which describes the organizational units and functions necessary for EarthCube Governance.

This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to provide a science support office for EarthCube governance. This organization will provide the services required to maintain and manage the community governance structures and support the activities articulated within the EarthCube Governance Framework documents.

NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health

United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedicalresearchers and historians of the health sciences.

Visionary Grants American Psychological Foundation

see solicitation

These grants support innovative research, education, and intervention efforts that advance psychological knowledge and application in:
– Understanding the connection between behavior and health
– Reducing stigma andprejudice
– Understanding and preventing all forms of violence
– Addressing long-term psychological needs in the aftermath of disaster

Seminar iThenicate – Endnote – Mendeley plus other citation management

see posting in eConnection

What: workshop and lunch

When: noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23

Where: Room 103 Curtis Laws Wilson Library

Topic: Thenicate and the different citation management systems available at Missouri S&T. The workshop is a part of the “Library Workshops for Faculty” series

Profile photo of Nancy Messina

  Nancy Messina Wilson Library 573-341-7752

Matthew Pickens Wilson Library (573) 341-7839

Speakers: Nancy Messina & Matthew Pickens

More information and to register:

Seminar from Biological Sciences

see posting in eConnection

What:  Lecture open to faculty, staff and students

When: 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21

Where: Room 126 Schrenk Hall

Qisheng Song

Qisheng Song Professor Division of Plant Sciences Phone: 573-882-9798 E-mail: Address: 3-22A Agriculture Building Web site: Molecular Insect Physiology Lab

Speaker: Dr. Qisheng Song, professor in the division of plant sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Title of Talk: Neuropeptide Hormone Bursicon: Heterodimers Regulate Cuticle Tanning while Homodimers Mediate Innate Immunity

More information: contact Jessica Pelc.

The Miner Tank

If you are a fan of Shark Tank and wished there was a way to get your creation out for review/investment/coaching then you are in luck. Missouri S&T Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development has just organized a workshop and published the details in this newsfeed from eConnection.

Call to Missouri S&T faculty and researchers for an informational document


As you may know, Missouri S&T and the Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration between the two institutions. The Delbert Day Cancer Institute now under construction at the PCRMC will form a specific part of the overall collaboration, focusing on cancer research.

We are issuing a call to Missouri S&T faculty and researchers for an informational document that will be circulated among medical staff at the PCRMC as part of the collaboration. The information that should be included in the document is given below.
Thank you.
Informational Document for Circulation among PCRMC Medical Staff
Topic: Cancer Research

This document (no longer than 2 pages) is intended to give the reader a brief overall picture of (a) the need for the proposed research (background), (b) the planned approach/objectives, and (c) expected benefits. The overall goal of this document is to provide enough information so that the reader has a general understanding of the proposed work and will conclude that the research is relevant to the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer in humans.

Submission deadline: Friday, October 16, 2015
Submit to: Len Rahaman ( and Delbert Day (

Dr. Mohamed (Len) N. Rahaman, Professor of Ceramic Engineering Materials Science & Engineering Missouri University of Science and Technology B45 McNutt Hall Rolla, MO 65409-0340 Phone:(573) 341-4406

Dr. Mohamed (Len) N. Rahaman, Professor of Ceramic Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
B45 McNutt Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0340
Phone:(573) 341-4406

Len Rahaman
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor

Delbert E. Day
Curators’ Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering