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Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network

Proposal Development and Evaluation Workshop for the

National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program

Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport

1001 Scott Drive • Baltimore, MD • 410/859-3300

October 25-26, 2013

 

AGENDA

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

 

PM

 

 

 

6:00 – 8:00 Early Registration

Chesapeake Foyer

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

AM

 

 

  8:30

   Registration

Continental Breakfast

 

Chesapeake Foyer

  9:00

   Opening Session                                                                         

   Welcome, Purpose, and Introductions

            Shirley McBay, President, QEM Network

 

Chesapeake Ballroom

  9:30

-  Overview of the National Science Foundation (NSF)

               Costello Brown, Former Dean of Graduate Studies and

                        Research and Professor of Chemistry (Retired)

                        California State University-Los Angeles, and QEM Consultant

 

 

  -Review of Purpose of NSF’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program

               Kathleen McCloud, Staff Associate, NSF

 

10:15

Coffee Break

 

10:30

   Weaknesses in Non-funded MRI Proposals and Strengths of Funded MRI Proposals

               Kathleen McCloud, Staff Associate, NSF

 

11:00

   Criteria Used in the Evaluation of NSF and MRI Proposals

               Costello Brown, QEM Consultant

 

11:30

   Establishing the Need for Major Research Instrumentation

               Edward Thomas, Jr., Professor, Department of Physics

                              Auburn University, and QEM Consultant

 

Noon/PM

 

12:00

   Luncheon Plenary Session                                                                    

   Ethics in Research/The Responsible Conduct of Research

               Garrick Louis, Associate Professor

                  Department of Systems and Information Engineering

                  University of Virginia, and QEM Consultant

 

Chesapeake Foyer/Ballroom

  1:30

Preparation of MRI Proposal Narrative and Budget            

            Fitzgerald Bramwell, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

                        Tuskegee University, and QEM Consultant

 

Chesapeake Ballroom

  2:00

   Preparation of MRI Post-doctoral Mentoring Research and Data Management Plans                

               Edward Thomas, Jr., QEM Consultant

 

  2:30

   Discipline-focused Breakout Groups (See Assignment Sheet)

   Session Focus: Equipment to be Purchased and How it is to be Used

        -Biological Sciences                                                              

              Arthur Grider, Associate Professor, Department of Foods and Nutrition

                       University of Georgia, and QEM Consultant

            Casonya Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Biology

                       Georgia State University, and QEM Consultant                

        -Chemistry                                                                              

               Fitzgerald Bramwell, QEM Consultant

               Costello Brown, QEM Consultant

        -Engineering                                                                                    

               Arturo Bronson, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

                       University of Texas at El Paso, and QEM Consultant

               Garrick Louis, QEM Consultant

        - Computer and Information Science and Engineering                     

               Brian Blake, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and

                       Dean of the Graduate School

                       University of Miami, and QEM Consultant

               Clay Gloster, Jr., Professor and Chair                

                    Department of Electronics, Computer, and Information Technology                                                        North Carolina A&T State University, and QEM Consultant

        - Physics         

               Edward Thomas, Jr., QEM Consultant

 

  3:45

 

Coffee Break

 

  4:00

   Discipline-focused Breakout Groups continue (Same Room Locations)

               Session Focus: Broader Impacts of Proposed Use of Equipment

 

  5:30

   Achieving Promotion and Tenure                                                                       

                Brian Blake, QEM Consultant

 

  6:00

   Dinner Plenary Session                                                                      

   Nurturing/Sustaining Campus Support for Undergraduate Research Participation

               Fitzgerald Bramwell, QEM Consultant

 

Crane A

Overnight Assignment:  Participants are to revise their one-page project summaries

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

AM

 

 

 

  8:30

 

Breakfast Buffet

Chesapeake Foyer

  9:00

   Involving Undergraduate Students in Research                             

               Arturo Bronson, QEM Consultant

               Casonya Johnson, QEM Consultant

 

Chesapeake Ballroom

  9:30

  Integrating Research into Teaching

               Arthur Grider, QEM Consultant

               Garrick Louis, QEM Consultant

               Clay Gloster, QEM Consultant

 

 

10:15

 

Break

 

10:30

  Discipline-focused Breakout Groups resume (Same Room Locations)

            Session Focus: Discussion of Revised Project Summaries

   Noon/PM

 

 

12:00

  Luncheon Plenary Session                                          

  Closing Comments from NSF Staff, QEM Consultants, and QEM Staff

 

Chesapeake Foyer/Ballroom

  1:30

  Use of NSF’s FastLane/Research.Gov for Submitting Proposals/Required Reports
            Evelyn Baisey-Thomas, Computer and Information Specialist                 

                   Office of Information and Resource Management, NSF (Retired), and

                QEM Consultant

 

  3:30

  Adjournment