Archives for October 15, 2015

The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS)

ORAU 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. Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.

 Student, Alumni, and Faculty Research Opportunities at ORNL

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has several opportunities for qualified students and faculty to participate in hands-on research in a-real world setting with award winning scientists. Two opportunities, highlighted below, are through the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) and the Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) programs.

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS)

  • Undergraduates, MS, PhD, and Post-MS or Postdoctoral – Majors related to Nuclear Science and Nuclear Policy; Engineering; Physics; Nuclear Medicine
  • Stipend based on academic status
  • Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)
  • Full-time and part-time appointments
  • Professional development activities
  • Minimum GPA  – 3.0/4.0
  • Open to U.S. and International Citizenship

For more information about these (and other) opportunities, please visit http://www.orau.org/ornl or contact ORNL Education Programs at ornledu@orau.org or contact Leslie Fox at (865) 576-3427.

ORAU

University Partnerships Office

University.partnerships@orau.org

www.orau.org

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis

The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS)program is a cooperative research initiative geared toward students working in nuclear engineering and science. Through one- to three-year summer internships, NESLS offers students on-the-job educational and research opportunities at a multidisciplinary national laboratory.

NESLS Goals

  • Maximize the abilities of students through cooperative research with mentors at a national laboratory
  • Increase on-the-job research opportunities
  • Provide a learning environment useful to both national laboratories and students
  • Train next generation nuclear scientists
Nuclear Security Technologies
Material protection,
control, and accounting
Radiation detection
Safeguards Transportation technologies
Arms control assessments Fissile material Detection
Export control Fissile material disposition
Nuclear threat reduction
Nuclear Systems Analysis, Design, and Safety
Radiation shielding Systems analysis
Reactor physics Facility safety
Criticality safety Risk assessment
Thermal hydraulics Regulatory support
Nuclear data and codes System instrumentation and controls
Material and fuel irradiation Enrichment technology
Advanced space reactors
Fuels, Isotopes, and Nuclear Materials
Nuclear fuels Separations science and technology
Heavy element production Nuclear process and equipment design
Stable and radioactive isotopes Robotics and remote handling
Medical isotope development Chemical engineering

While You Are Here:

  • Enrich your laboratory experience by attending the lecture series to learn of the work of outstanding speakers
  • Network with laboratory research staff and with fellow students through work and social events
  • Take technical tours of facilities at ORNL
  • Prepare and present your project to laboratory staff and fellow students

Eligibility: The ORNL NESLS program is open to full- or part-time students enrolled at a U.S. college or university in a nuclear engineering, science, or eligible related degree with a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA at the time of appointment. Community college students must be working towards an Associate of Science or Associate of Engineering degree. All awards and active participation in the program are contingent upon security access approval to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Applicants must be able to participate a minimum of 10 weeks and must present at the required NESLS poster session on August 11, 2016. Most appointments will start on June 6 or June 13, 2016.

Qualifications: Student applicants will be chosen on the basis of academic performance, class standing, career goals, recommendations, and compatibility of educational interests and abilities with the needs of ORNL.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Doctoral degree or Associate’s degree
  • Overall GPA: 3.00
  • Affirmation: I certify that my cumulative GPA is at least 3.0/4.0, I will be 18 years old by start of appointment, and I am currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate nuclear engineering, science or related eligible degree program at a U.S. college or university. If in a community college, I am enrolled in an Associate of Science or Associate of Engineering degree program. I will participate at least 10 weeks and present at the required poster session on August 11, 2016.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Physics (All)
    • Earth and Geosciences (All)
    • Engineering (All)
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
    • Mathematics and Statistics (All)
    • Other Physical Sciences (All)
    • Computer Sciences (All)
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (All)
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences
      • International Relations
      • Political Science and Government
      • Public Policy
      • Risk Analysis
      • Science Policy/Science & Society
    • Nanotechnology (All)
    • Other
      • Public Affairs
  • Veteran Status: None

Application Procedure: Applications for the summer program must be submitted prior to the February 28 program deadline. A limited number of slots are available during fall and winter sessions. Applicants may apply for NESLS via the online application form.

Selection: The award will be based on mentor’s selection and project funding availability. Applicants will be notified of acceptance on or around April 15 for the summer session.

Duration: The award is an appointment of at least 10 weeks. Renewals are limited.

Benefits: Travel to and from (max $1000); Housing allowance of $150/week if located more than 50 miles from laboratory.

NESLS Weekly Stipend Rates

 Class Status* Stipend
 First Year (Freshman) $529/wk
 Second Year (Sophomore) $593/wk
 Third Year (Junior) $653/wk
 Fourth Year (Senior) $726/wk
 Masters Student $863/wk
 PhD Student $935/wk

Higher Education Research Experiences at ORNL

ORAU 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. Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.

 Student, Alumni, and Faculty Research Opportunities at ORNL

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has several opportunities for qualified students and faculty to participate in hands-on research in a-real world setting with award winning scientists. Two opportunities, highlighted below, are through the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) and the Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) programs.

Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE)

  • Undergraduates, Post-BS and AAS, MS, PhD and Faculty – Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) majors
  • Stipend based on academic status
  • Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)
  • Full-time and part-time appointments
  • Professional development activities
  • Minimum GPA  – 2.5/4.0
  • S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)

For more information about these (and other) opportunities, please visit http://www.orau.org/ornl or contact ORNL Education Programs at ornledu@orau.org or contact Leslie Fox at (865) 576-3427.

ORAU

University Partnerships Office

University.partnerships@orau.org

www.orau.org

Become part of HERE at ORNL

  • Experience the thrill of research or technical projects at a cutting edge national laboratory and camaraderie with prestigious scientists, researchers, and engineers
  • Meet and collaborate with the people who are world and international experts in fields that interest you
  • Contribute to the U.S. technical prowess that will enhance living standards and set the nation at the top of a global community
  • Work on solutions to pressing scientific problems

The HERE at ORNL program includes research participation programs for both faculty and students at various academic levels. To learn more, select the academic level that most closely corresponds to your highest level achieved.

Congrats Kamal Khayat

see article “Khayat named RILEM Fellow”

Making us proud Kamal!

Congrats Bruce McMillin

see notice “McMillin elected to IEEE Computer Society Board”.

Way to go Bruce!

BRAIN Initiative: Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01)

see notice

Abstract
Invasive surgical procedures provide the unique ability to record and stimulate neurons within precisely localized brain structures in humans. Human studies using invasive technology are often constrained by a limitednumber of patients and resources available to implement complex experimental protocols and are rarely aggregated in a manner that addresses research questions with appropriate statistical power. Therefore, this FOA seeks applications to assemble integrated, multi-disciplinary teams to overcome these fundamental barriers. Projects should investigate high-impact questions in human neuroscience and disorders of the human nervous system. The research should be offered as experimental projects, or exploratory research and planning activities, for building teams, generating data and empirical results that will later compete for continued funding under new or ongoing FOAs of the BRAIN Initiative or under NIH Institute appropriations.

Projects should maximize opportunities to conduct innovative in vivo neuroscience research made available by direct access to brain recording and stimulating from invasive surgical procedures. In the interest of iterative models of discovery, support for complementary animal studies may be allowed if they validate or inform these empirical studies of human physiology or dysfunction. Applicants are expected to employ approaches guided by specified theoretical constructs, and are encouraged to employ quantitative, mechanistic models where appropriate.

Awardees will join a consortium work group, coordinated by the NIH, to identify consensus standards of practice as well as supplemental opportunities to collect and provide data for ancillary studies, and to aggregate and standardize data for dissemination among the wider scientific community.

Components of Participating Organizations:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Atmospheric System Research Program – New Data Products

see notice

The goal of the ASR program is to improve the treatment of clouds, aerosols, and radiative transfer processes in atmospheric models, that in turn are combined with ocean, terrestrial, and ice sheet models to makeprojections of climate change. ASR conducts research to: determine the properties of, and interactions among, aerosols, clouds, precipitation, and radiation that are most critical to understand in order to improve their representation in climate models; ascertain the roles of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamic structure, radiation, surface properties, and chemical and microphysical processes in the life cycles of aerosols and clouds, and develop and evaluate models of these processes; and identify and quantify processes along the aerosol-cloud precipitation continuum that affect the radiative fluxes at the surface and throughout the atmosphere and the radiative and latent heating rate profiles, and improve the ability to accurately model these processes.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for grant research support to develop new data products from ARM site instruments that would support the ASR goal of advancing the science of clouds, aerosols, precipitation and their interactions, with the potential to improve confidence in regional and global climate model
projections. Data products of particular interest are those that:
a. make use of new or under-utilized ARM instrumentation (e.g. the Scanning ARM Cloud Radars, Raman lidar, Doppler lidar, Aerosol Observing System, or Mobile Aerosol Observing System)
b. synthesize observations from multiple instruments
c. are relevant to interpreting or evaluating planned routine Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of shallow cumulus at the ARM fixed site in the Southern Great Plains (SGP)
d. automate existing operator-intensive data products

Priority consideration will be given to data products tied to geophysical variables contributing to known uncertainties in regional and global climate models.

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity

see notice  limited submission please contact OSP if you are applying

Anticipated type of award is Standard Grant or Continuing Grant. Estimated number of awards is 10. Anticipated funding amount is $10,000,000. NSF will make awards subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals. Awards may be up to $1,000,000, with an award duration of three years. In other words, the total budget request to NSF for the lead institution and all others participating in the project cannot exceed $800,000. Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds. As appropriate, awardees have the option to allocate funds for the participation of industrial partners and other primary partners in the project research activities in the form of subawards. Whether or not the option to allocate funds to the partners is exercised, it should be clear how the funds and other resources of the project (e.g., special facilities, equipment, and students) are shared by the partnership.

 

Air Force Fiscal Year 2016 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)

See solicitation

The Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) supports young scientists and engineers in Air Force relevant disciplines and is designed to promote innovative research in science and engineering. The awards fostercreative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities to recognize Air Force mission and challenges in science and engineering.

The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering.

Medals – Awards – Scholarships/Fellowships

Pivot

Did you know your ProQuest Pivot account not only provides you notifications on grants but also on medals – awards and fellowships? Check it out or call me if you want some one-on-one. Steve

A few examples

Walter P. Moore, Jr. Award

01 Nov 2015
Nomination
Confirmed
View Abstract & Eligibility
Raymond C. Reese Research Prize

01 Nov 2015
Nomination
Confirmed
View Abstract & Eligibility
LIMITED Women’s Fellowship Program

Varies
Nomination
Confirmed
View Abstract & Eligibility
George Winter Award

01 Nov 2015
Nomination
Confirmed
View Abstract & Eligibility
Ernest E. Howard Award

01 Nov 2015
Nomination
Confirmed
View Abstract & Eligibility
Moisseiff Award

01 Nov 2015
Nomination
Confirmed
View Abstract & Eligibility
Shortridge Hardesty Award

01 Nov 2015
Nomination
Confirmed
View Abstract & Eligibility
Jack E. Cermak Medal

01 Nov 2015
Nomination
Confirmed
View Abstract & Eligibility
Nathan M. Newmark Medal

NSF speaker: Perspectives on Smart and Connected Communities and Cyber-Physical Systems

Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to attend a presentation entitled, “Perspectives on Smart and Connected Communities and Cyber-Physical Systems,” by Dr. Gurdip Singh, NSF CISE Program Director from 3:00 to 4:00 pm on October 28, 2015 in 295 Toomey Hall.  Please see the attachment for the abstract of the presentation and Dr. Singh’s bio.  If you would like to meet with Dr. Singh, please contact Dr. Sajal Das.

With best regards, Krishna

Krishnamurthy | Vice Provost for Research | Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) (Formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) | 202 Centennial Hall | 300 W. 12th St. | Rolla, MO 65409-1330 | T: 573-341-4154 | F: 573-341-4126 | http://sponsoredprograms.mst.edu/

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