Archives for March 11, 2016

NIH new listserv

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to reach out to make you aware of some of the resources available from the NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP).  First, OSP has recently launched a new listserv that will allow stakeholders to receive timely updates on policy areas including biosafety and biosecurity, clinical research, genomic data sharing, technology transfer, innovation policy, scientific reporting, and much more.  The listserv will also provide subscribers with information on upcoming OSP and trans-governmental meetings and workshops related to important science policy topics.

To subscribe to the listserv, please click here and then choose the “subscribe” option.  You may also subscribe by sending an email to with the message: Subscribe OSP_News

Secondly, I wanted to remind stakeholders about the OSP blog “Under the Poliscope.”  The blog is written by the NIH Associate Director for Science Policy, Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz, and presents a unique take on the major science policy issues OSP deals with.  To subscribe to the blog, simply follow this link:

For more information about OSP, please visit our website at:  Questions may also be sent to

Lastly, please feel free to broadcast this information widely.


Ryan T. Bayha                                                                                                                           

Director of Strategic Engagement

National Institutes of Health

Office of Science Policy

6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750

Bethesda, MD 20892

301- 496-9838 (p)

301-496-9838 (f) 

2016 Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference

April 11-12, 2016, at the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center in Columbia


DARPA: Potential opportunity to discuss new DSO research initiatives

if you are interested please contact Steve Tupper

Request for Information
Potential opportunity to discuss new DSO research initiatives
Responses Accepted: Until 4:00 PM (Eastern) on March 31, 2016
Point of Contact: DSO RFI Coordinator,
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) announces the opportunity for potential proposers to meet with a DSO program manager (PM) to discuss new research initiatives. These meetings will be held in conjunction with a two-day DSO Proposers Event, organized to provide information to potential proposers about (1) working with DSO and (2) an anticipated DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). The Proposers Event is currently scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, June 22-23, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. Nearer the event, DARPA will publish a separate announcement at to announce registration and provide additional details.

Farewell to Stewart Gillies

Dr. Stewart Gillies retirement reception

Union Pacific-Rocky Mountain Energy Professor, Interim Director Rock Mechanics Explosives Research Center

Mining and nuclear engineering will host a retirement reception for Dr. Stewart Gillies, Union Pacific Rocky Mountain Energy Mining Professor and director of the Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center, to celebrate his years of experience with the university. The reception will be held 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the McNutt Hall commons. Please come and wish him well in his retirement; refreshments and finger foods will be served.


Dr. Mariesa Crow Vice Provost Research (573) 341-4134

Dr. Mariesa Crow, the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been appointed to serve as Missouri S&T’s vice provost for research.

Crow’s appointment was effective Monday, March 7.

“Dr. Crow is a proven and effective academic leader and researcher,” says Dr. Robert J. Marley, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. “She is highly regarded for her research in power systems and distributed energy systems, and as a former dean and center director, she brings a wealth of experience to the vice provost position. I’m very pleased that she has agreed to serve in this new role for Missouri S&T.”

“I look forward to working with our talented research faculty in this capacity to help build upon a very strong foundation of outstanding and innovative research,” Crow says. “Missouri S&T is well known for having strengths in areas that address issues of national and international importance, from energy and the environment to our infrastructure, cyber security, manufacturing, and materials science and engineering needs. With the recent creation of four signature areas, we are poised to expand upon this base of excellence and contribute even more to society through relevant, innovative research.”

Crow succeeds Dr. K. Krishnamurthy, who served as vice provost for research from 2007 through January 2016.

A member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 1991, Crow was named the Fred W. Finley Professor in 2006. She served as dean of the campus’s former School of Materials, Energy and Earth Resources from 2003 to 2007 and as founding director of S&T’s Energy Research and Development Center from 2007 through 2012. She also served as associate dean for research and graduate affairs in the former School of Engineering from 2001 through 2003.

Among her recent research activities, Crow is leading the Mid-America Regional Microgrid Education and Training Consortium, which is part of a U.S. Department of Energy effort to support power systems research and develop coursework for the renewable energy workforce. Missouri S&T received a $4.3 million grant in 2013 to develop the consortium over five years as part of the DOE’s SunShot Initiative.

Crow also leads Missouri S&T’s contributions to a nationwide effort to develop an “Internet for energy” to transform the way energy is delivered nationwide. The project is known as the FREEDM(Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management) Systems Center, based at North Carolina State University. S&T is one of seven universities in the consortium.

In 2014, Crow received the University of Missouri System’s President’s Award for Leadership in recognition of her leadership and service to Missouri S&T.

Crow holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.