Open Webinar University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program

ERC points to the following free webinar “How to create cross-campus, focused engagement with cities through the
Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP)” 

This webinar will feature a 45 minute presentation with 30 minutes for moderated Q&A on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST/1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Registration

To register, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8280460915559986945

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Learn more about the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative here.

 

Environmental Research Center Open House

Environmental Research Center – Missouri University of Science and Technology

S&T Environmental Research Center:

Capabilities and Ongoing Research- An open houseERC banner

 3:30 PM  Friday, February 6th , 2015                                      

Room 125 Butler Carlton Hall- Civil Building

Abstract

The activities and capabilities related to environmental research at Missouri S&T are as diverse as the environment itself. As the campus community looks to increase the cross-campus collaborations and integrate a variety of expertise, we are offering a sampler-platter of our current expertise, ongoing projects, and analytic capabilities in hope to develop more cross-campus collaborations for years to come. Topics include:

 

  • New Analytic capabilities: Confocal microscopy,
    Single nanoparticle ICP-MS, Field portable SPME-GC, 3Flex Chemisorption/Physisorption/Micropore Analyzer, UAVs for remote sensing

    All to go with core of existing analytics that are on par with any environmental analytic capabilities in Missouri.

 

Unique research areas

  • Indoor air pollution and building health, such as Methhouse health impacts
  • High atmosphere aerosol characterization, formation and chemistry
  • Toxicity and fate of engineered nanoparticles
  • Pharmaceuticals and emerging pollutants in natural water and in drinking water.
  • Waste to energy waste treatment processes for Missouri communities and military installations
  • Environmental microbiology in extreme environments: including mine waste treatment
  • Novel assessment of pollution in the biosphere and potential exposure routes
  • Remote sensing of plant stress related to pollutants or climate change
  • Fate and toxicity of engineered nanoparticles
  • Chemistry of and toxicology of byproducts from coal combustion (flyash, CO2) and mining (tailings, sediments, mine discharges)
  • Fate and transport of metal, organic, and radionuclide contaminants in a wide range of environmental settings.

Keck Foundation: local suspense Jan 12

The W. M. Keck Foundation: The Keck Foundation strives to fund projects that are high-risk with the potential for transformative impact in two areas: i) medical research; and ii) science and engineering research.  Research must fall outside the mission of public funding agencies and demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success.  We may submit four concept papers in each area during the pre-application counseling period.  If you are interested in pursuing this funding opportunity, please email your one-page concept paper to me at vpr@mst.edu by Monday, January 12, 2015.  The attachment provides more information on this funding opportunity, concept paper requirements and other deadlines.

Materials Innovation Platforms: local suspense Dec 29

National Science Foundation: The Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) program is intended to significantly accelerate advances in materials research and engineering through the rapid discovery of new materials and phenomena by developing a new midscale user facility program.  We may submit only one (1) proposal.  If you are interested in responding to this solicitation, please submit your intent (PI name and Title of Proposal) to me at vpr@mst.edu by Monday, December 29, 2014.  The internal review deadlines will be established if there is more than one team interested in pursuing this opportunity.  FYI, NSF’s deadline for receiving the full proposal is Monday, March 2, 2015.

Talk: Bright and Dark Sides of IT

Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Ph.D., Professor of Business & Information Technology, will be giving a 20-minute talk on “The Bright and Dark Sides of IT/IS Use and their Relations with Neuroscience” on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. in Fulton 107.  You are invited to attend.

Fiona Nah

Proposal Development Workshop for Large Team and Center-level Grants

OSP invites you to register for a half-day workshop starting at 8:30 am on Friday January 9 2015 Interactive Proposal Workshop: Pursuing Large Team and Center-Level Grants @ Bertelsmeyer Hall Room 110H. The workshop presenters are Dr. Lucy Deckard of Academic Research Funding Strategies and the Vice Provost Research Dr. K. Krishnamurthy. The event includes lunch which will focus specifically on industry engagement and how to leverage the office of the VPR.

Space is limited to 35 so please register as soon as practical by email to vpr@mst.edu asking us to save you a seat.

Two Proposal Development Workshops

Proposal Development Workshop for Small Teams and Single PI

OSP invites you to register for a day-long workshop starting at 9:00 am on Thursday January 8 2015 Hands-on Proposal Writing Workshop: Pursuing Single-PI and Small Team Grants @ Havener Center Missouri Room 207A. The workshop presenters are Dr. Lucy Deckard of Academic Research Funding Strategies and the Vice Provost Research Dr. K. Krishnamurthy. The event includes lunch which will focus specifically on preparing an NSF CAREER proposal which also serves as an analog for other federal young investigator programs.

Space is limited to 35 so please register as soon as practical by email to vpr@mst.edu asking us to save you a seat.

 

Two Proposal Development Workshops

Save these dates

Monday December 15th — the research center directors and the Vice Provost Research will conduct an offsite annual planning session (retreat) at the Technology Development Center from 9 am until 3 pm.

Tuesday December 16th — an appreciation lunch will beheld for the research center staff members, their directors, OTCED and OSP workers at Centennial Hall from 12:00 until 1:30 pm.

Thursday January 8th — a proposal development workshop focused on single-investigator and small-team proposals will be available for the first 35 faculty lucky enough to register. There is a special emphasis for new faculty on NSF CAREER awards and other young investigator programs. This full-day session will begin at 9 am and last until 5:30 pm and includes lunch.

Friday January 9th — is a proposal development workshop focused on large-team and center (very-large) proposals. This is also limited to 35 faculty. A half-day session, this begins at 8:30 am and concludes with a lunch.

 

Research Events of Interest

Working on this busy campus it is hard to track key research events. Here are a few coming up soon. The author welcomes other events to post.

  • October 22, 2014 (Wednesday) from 3:00 – 4:00 PM at 140 Toomey Hall – Meeting Topic: Understanding the Human Brain. The intent of the meeting is to identify interested faculty, facilitate formation of teams and answer any questions you may have on a statewide limited submission NSF EPSCoR funding opportunity.
  • October 23, 2014 (Thursday) from 6:30 – 8:00 pPMat Leach Theater the American Nuclear Society presentation on the New Nuclear World.
  • October 28, 2014 (Tuesday) from 3:00 – 4:00 PM at 140 Toomey Hall – Meeting Topic: Water-Food-Energy Nexus. The intent of the meeting is to identify interested faculty, facilitate formation of teams and answer any questions you may have on a second statewide limited submission NSF EPSCoR funding opportunity.
  • November 4 2014 f(Tuesday) from 4 until 5 PM; Research Center Directors Meeting at OSP
  • November 10 2014 (Friday) from 3:30 until 5 PM; Open House for Humanities and Social Sciences
  • November 10 until November 21; Survey Responses Sought for Professional Development of Research Staff Workforce;