Weekly Research Newsletter

Awards and Honors

A senior Electrical Engineering student, Igor Portnoy, was awarded the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) prestigious scholarship. The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides undergraduate students who are interested in power and energy engineering an opportunity to receive real world experience and potential scholarships. 

The IEEE Power & Energy Society provides the world’s largest forum for sharing the latest technological advances in the electrical power industry, developing standards to guide the construction and improvement of electrical equipment and systems, as well as educating members of the industry and the general public. 

Congratulations, Igor!

Upcoming Events

SURFACE Submit-a-thon

Wednesday, October 24th, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Bird Library 046 (ETC)

Come learn how to deposit and contribute your articles, book chapters, and other scholarship to the SURFACE OA Institutional Repository.

RSVP required. Attend for as long as you would like. Beverages available in morning hours. Instructions will be sent prior, and staff will be available. For more information or to request accommodations for this event, contact Amanda Page at alpage@syr.edu

Qualtrics Workshop IV: Advanced Question Design with Paul Bern, Research Data Services Librarian

Thursday, October 25th, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., online via Adobe Connect

Now we get to the cool stuff! In this class we will use “carry forward” to display selected responses in follow-up questions, use “piping” to display data in questions and response text, and creating data calculated from two or more questions. The workshop will be held via the web using Adobe Connect (you do not need to have Adobe Connect installed on your computer).

If you need an accommodation, such as closed captioning, in order to fully participate in any of these workshops, please contact datasvcs@syr.edu

Lesson Planning as Learning Planning with Prof. William Robert, Religion

Thursday, October 25th, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Falk 104 (McNaughton Hall)

How can you plan learning? How can you plan class meetings that encourage and enkindle learning in and with your students, however diverse they might be? This workshop explores the stakes of these questions and possible cross-disciplinary responses to them. We will consider dynamic, creative approaches to planning and leading activities that seek to engender learning and achieve various kinds of learning objectives. The seminar will be in workshop format, so participants should bring a lesson plan from a class or discussion section that they have taught (or will teach, or would like to teach).

Time Management for Dissertators in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday, October 26th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Hall of Languages 500

Anyone tasked with writing something as daunting as a dissertation gets stuck sometimes, unsure of how to keep the momentum going. This session will provide suggestions and insights into how to get unstuck when you lose momentum.

Funding Opportunities

For students:

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program (IBM)

(Oct 25) The IBM PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies.

Google Lime Scholarship (Google)

(Dec 9) Google’s education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields.

Call for Abstracts – Poster and Demonstration Award Opportunities (SIIM)

(Dec 14) Cash prizes are presented at the SIIM Annual Meeting for the best scientific posters and demonstrations on display. Attendees meet with the authors of the scientific posters and demonstrations and discuss the topics at hand.

For Faculty: 

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) (NSF)

(Nov 2) The LSAMP program takes a comprehensive approach to student development and retention. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines.

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (NSF)

(Nov 15) The goal of the CDS&E program is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for major scientific and engineering breakthroughs through new computational and data analysis approaches. 

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs (NSF)

(Nov 15) CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) supports research and education projects that take a system-oriented approach to the development of novel computing and networking technologies, or to the enhancement of existing systems in any of several dimensions, or that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies.

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs (NSF)

(Nov 15) The Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports transformative research and education projects that explore the foundations of computing and communication. The Division seeks advances in algorithm design and analysis, computing and communication theory, computing and communication models based on novel emerging technologies, and the architecture and design of computers and software.

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs (NSF)

(Nov 15) The Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) studies the inter-related roles of people, computers, and information.

Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC): Research Core Program (NSF)

(Nov 15) The Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) supports translational research and education activities in all aspects of advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) that lead to deployable, scalable, and sustainable systems capable of transforming science and engineering research.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (NSF)

(Nov 19) The NSF-wide IUSE initiative acknowledges the variety of discipline-specific challenges and opportunities facing STEM faculty as they strive to incorporate results from educational research into classroom practice and work with education research colleagues and social science learning scholars to advance our understanding of effective teaching and learning.

Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (NSF)

(Nov 19) The OPUS program seeks to provide opportunities for mid- to later-career investigators to develop new understanding of science in the fields supported by the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) through two tracks of synthesis activities.

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (NSF)

(Nov 21) The intent is discovery of principles of infectious disease transmission and testing mathematical or computational models that elucidate infectious disease systems.

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2019 (NSF)

(Nov 29) The EFRI topic Chromatin and Epigenetic Engineering represents an interdisciplinary research area that will result in development of new strategies for reversible regulation or engineering of the systems of gene expression to modulate the phenotype and function of a living organism.

NSF Quantum Computing

(Dec 17) The QCIS-Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF) program aims to grow academic research capacity in the computing and information science fields to support advances in quantum computing and/or communication over the long term.

Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers (ERC): Convergent Research and Innovation through Inclusive Partnerships and Workforce Development (NSF)

(Jan 16, 2019) The ERC program supports convergent research that will lead to strong societal impact. Each ERC has interacting foundational components that go beyond the research project, including engineering workforce development at all participant stages, a culture of diversity and inclusion where all participants gain mutual benefit, and value creation within an innovation ecosystem that will outlast the lifetime of the ERC.

Partnerships for Innovation (NSF)

(Jan 17, 2019) The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers from all disciplines of science and engineering funded by NSF the opportunity to perform translational research and technology development, catalyze partnerships and accelerate the transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace for societal benefit.

Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (NSF)

(Jan 17, 2019) The Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX) program aims to support research addressing the challenges of increasing performance in this modern era of parallel computing. This will require a collaborative effort among researchers in multiple areas, from services and applications down to micro-architecture.

EHR Core Research (ECR): Fundamental Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education (NSF)

(Jan 24, 2019) The ECR program places emphasis on the rigorous development of theory and accumulation of knowledge to inform efforts to address challenges in STEM interest, learning, and participation, for all groups and all ages in formal and informal settings. This emphasis includes research on advancing evaluative methodologies to support research efforts funded through ECR.

Collaboration on Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology on the International Space Station (ISS) to Benefit Life on Earth (NSF/CASIS)

(Feb 15, 2019) The purpose of this solicitation is to attract proposals that make use of the ISS National Lab for flight research projects in the field of biomedical engineering.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) (NSF)

(Proposals Accepted Anytime) The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences.

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