Dean Elnashai’s IPAC 2017 Presentation

Dean Elnashai provided a College update to members of the 2017 Industrial and Professional Advisory Council. His presentation, including accomplishments, challenges, and aspirations, is available here.


Potential Opportunity to Discuss DARPA DSO Research Initiatives

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) announces the opportunity for potential performers to meet with a DSO program manager (PM) to discuss mutual research interests. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the Discover DSO Day event scheduled for June 15, 2017, in Arlington, Virginia.

To take advantage of this opportunity, interested parties must submit an executive summary. DSO will review the executive summaries and—based on their context and the interest they generate within DSO—will choose respondents for participation for in person meetings with DSO PM(s) to discuss the executive summary’s contents in more detail.

Executive summaries are due by 4:00 PM on March 28, 2017.

More information and details for submitting a summary are included in the RFI.

Penn State COIL Accepting Research Grant Funding Proposals

The Penn State Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) is accepting proposals for its spring 2017 round of research grant funding.

COIL’s Research Initiation Grant Program provides seed funding to Penn State researchers whose projects have the potential to enhance teaching and learning through online innovations.

The deadline for submissions is May 12, 2017.

For more information about eligibility and funding and proposal guidelines, and/or to submit a proposal, visit the COIL website.


DOE Office of Science Opportunity for Grad Student Research

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is accepting applications through May 16, 2017.

SCGSR prepares graduate students for STEM careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis, while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

For more information and/or to apply visit the DOE Office of Science website.

What is New with WorkLion & Workday

Faculty, staff, and student employees:

These slides include information about how Workday will replace ESSIC.

This document explains what the HR Shared Service Center will provide for ALL employees.

Rebecca Mason
HR Strategic Partner
The Pennsylvania State University
College of Engineering
101G Hammond Bldg
University Park, PA  16802
814-865-4024 voice
814-865-8767 fax

Unit Executives Committee Meeting Minutes

The Unit Executives Committee met March 16. Discussion topics included: progress on Engineering infrastructure, addressing challenges in Engineering development, graduate rankings, updates on the Frontier Faculty search, and MRI co-funding policies. Additional details are included in the meeting minutes.

Engineering Judges Needed for April 5 Undergraduate Exhibition

Faculty, doctoral student, and post-doc volunteers are needed to serve as poster judges for the Undergraduate Exhibition on April 5 in Alumni and Heritage Halls in the HUB-Robeson Center.

Judges play a vital role in the success of this event, which this year includes 230 posters and more than 270 student presenters. Volunteers are being sought in six broad areas of poster entry: arts and humanities; engineering; health and life sciences; physical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and course-based projects (all disciplines).

Those who are willing to serve as judges should complete and submit the online judge volunteer form.

More information is available in the March 14 Penn State News story.

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