Archives for July 2016

CIES/RE-CAST to host webinar Aug. 12

July 20, 2016 by

The Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (CIES) and the Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST) University Transportation Center invites the campus community to attend a webinar at noon Friday, Aug. 12, in Room 209 Computer Science Building. Dr. Kaan Ozbay, professor of transportation engineering at New York University, will present “An Overview of a Network-wide Probabilistic Life Cycle Cost Analysis Methodology and Implementation Framework for New Concrete-based Materials and Construction Techniques.” Bagels and coffee will be served.

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NSF seeks new director for undergraduate education

The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is seeking a new director of the Division of Undergraduate Education. The director “oversees a substantial portfolio of research, development, and education programs related to undergraduate education, and works with other leaders at NSF and the community to advance STEM and STEM education,” writes Joan Ferrini-Mundy, EHR head. “We are looking for strong applications from candidates with extensive experience in research and education related to undergraduate STEM education as well as demonstrated administrative experience.” Learn more about the position here and apply here. Also check out minutes of the December, 2015 EHR Advisory Committee meeting.

Army Research: Technical Implementation Plan 2016 – 2020

“To address the S&T-driven imperatives mandated by the deep future Army’s complex operational environment and its core competencies, ARL has structured 26 Key Campaign Initiatives (KCIs) – substantive, long-lived, primarily in-house technical programs focused on pursuing scientific discoveries, innovations, and knowledge product transitions that are expected to lead to greatly enhanced capabilities for the operational Army of 2040. In addition, the laboratory’s technical portfolio is constituted by 37 Core Campaign Enablers (CCEs) – enduring technical thrusts dedicated to gaining fundamental understanding of new concepts and maturing foundational technologies and methodologies to enable a broad array of technical programs. ARL’s technical portfolio – defined in the ARL Technical Strategy and ARL S&T Campaign Plans – is composed of approximately 50% KCIs and approximately 50% CCEs.” [from executive summary]

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  1. COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES CAMPAIGN
  2. MATERIALS RESEARCH CAMPAIGN
  3. SCIENCES-FOR-MANEUVER CAMPAIGN
  4. INFORMATION SCIENCES CAMPAIGN
  5. SCIENCES-FOR-LETHALITY AND PROTECTION CAMPAIGN
  6. HUMAN SCIENCES CAMPAIGN
  7. ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS CAMPAIGN
  8. EXTRAMURAL BASIC RESEARCH CAMPAIGN

US Army: Emerging Science and Technology Trends: 2016-2045

This 2016 version of the S&T Strategic Trends report synthesizes 32 S&T forecasts that have been published over the past five years by government agencies in the U.S. and abroad, industry leaders, international institutions, and think tanks. The objective was to identify trends that are most likely to generate revolutionary or disruptive change of interest to the Army over the next 30 years.

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(Top 24)

  1. • Robotics and autonomous systems
  2. • Additive manufacturing
  3. • Analytics
  4. • Human augmentation
  5. • Mobile and cloud computing
  6. • Medical advances
  7. • Cyber
  8. • Energy
  9. • Smart cities
  10. • Internet of things
  11. • Food and water technology
  12. • Quantum computing
  13. • Social empowerment
  14. • Advanced digital
  15. • Blended reality
  16. • Technology for climate change
  17. • Advanced materials
  18. • Novel weaponry
  19. • Space
  20. • Synthetic biology
  21. • Changing nature of work
  22. • Privacy
  23. • Education
  24. • Transportation and logistics

guest lecture at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12

Dr. Yaojun Ge, chair and professor of bridge engineering at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, will present a guest lecture at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, July 12) in Room 312 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Ge’s lecture, titled “Challenges and Frontier of Structural Wind Engineering,” examines the challenges in mitigating wind effects on large-scale civil engineering structures as urbanization becomes a trend of the economic development in modern societies. For more information about the lecture, email Dr. Genda Chen.

Prof.GE Yaojun Professor Tongji University Research Area: Wind Engineering Telephone: 65983116-2307 http://civileng.tongji.edu.cn/en/Show.aspx?info_lb=311&flag=228&info_id=385