Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Faculty and Research Highlights


The National Science Foundation and North Carolina State University will be holding a one-day workshop on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. This workshop is primarily designed for researchers and educators less experienced in proposing to the NSF; however, more experienced proposers and NSF grantees may well find the workshop useful and informative. It is our hope that events such as this will stimulate new interest in NSF programs at institutions that have not been among our traditional customers, as well as at premier research institutions.

The workshop will provide an overview of the Foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget. It will cover the NSF proposal and merit review process and NSF programs that cut across disciplines. Additionally, representatives from the seven NSF directorates and the Office of International Science and Engineering and the Office of Integrative Activities will make presentations on their programs and will also be available informally and in breakout sessions for discussions of potential research proposals.

The National Science Foundation is charged with keeping our nation’s science and engineering enterprise healthy, dynamic, and relevant and with advancing science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education at all levels from pre-K through postdoctoral.

Registration ($40.00)

Registration for NSF Day at NC State is now closed. Unfortunately, on-site registration is NOT available.

If you have any questions regarding the online registration, please contact Sherry Bailey at sbbailey@ncsu.edu or 919-515-1897 (tel).

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7:30–8:30:  Registration

8:30–8:45:  Welcoming Remarks

8:45–9:30:  Introduction to NSF — The Basics
George M. Wilson, Legislative Specialist, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs

9:30–10:30:  NSF Proposal and Merit Review Process (video)
Edward J. Hackett, Former Division Director, Division of Social and Economic Sciences

10:30–10:45:  Break

10:45–11:30:  Cross-Disciplinary Programs

11:30–12:15:  International Programs
Robert E. Webber, Senior Science Policy Analyst, Office of International Science and Engineering

12:15–1:30:  Lunch

1:30–3:00:  Concurrent Directorate Sessions

  • Biological Sciences, William E. Zamer, Program Director, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
  • Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Vasant Honavar, Program Director, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
  • Education and Human Resources, Claudia Rankins, Program Director, Division of Human Resource Development
  • Engineering, Benaiah Schrag, Program Director, Division of Industrial and Innovation Partnerships
  • Geosciences, Eric T. DeWeaver, Program Director, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Science
  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Sastry Pantula, Division Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences
  • Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, Thomas J. Baerwald, Senior Science Advisor, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

3:00 – 3:15:  Break

3:15 – 4:30:  Proposal Preparation 101 or Continuation of Directorate Sessions

3:15 – 4:30:  SBIR/STTR and Related Programs
Benaiah Schrag, Program Director, Division of Industrial and Innovation Partnerships

4:30:  Adjourn

4:30 – 6:00:  NC State-Sponsored Session: “NSF Day Collaboration Exploration Connector,” NC State is offering this opportunity for colleagues from regional 4-year institutions to connect and network to learn about current research endeavors and to explore potential collaborative partnerships. The session will begin immediately following the conclusion of the NSF sessions at 4:30 p.m. Be sure to add it to your cart when you register.

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Raleigh-Durham (RDU) International Airport, consistently ranked among the most efficient airports in North America, serves Raleigh and the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina.

RDU is located along the western edge of Wake County, nearest to Morrisville, The Research Triangle Park and Cary, and is midway between downtown Raleigh and downtown Durham.

Shuttle Service

SuperShuttle is recommended. Use the following link to receive the group discount.

Group Discount Link: www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=4XGBY


  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites
    3741 Thistledown Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 854-0001

    Use the HIEX NC State booking link to reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites or call (919) 854-0001.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh Brownstone University
    1707 Hillsborough St.
    Raleigh, NC 27605
    (919) 828-0811
    $99 (includes breakfast)

    Until the booking link is available in mid-December, please call (919) 828-0811 to reserve a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh Brownstone University.

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  • What does my registration fee cover?
    The fee covers your admission to all the sessions as well as lunch and all break services.
  • I registered for NSF Day at NC State, but now I cannot attend. Will you issue a refund?
    We apologize for the inconvenience, but there will be no refunds for non-attendance of NSF Day at NC State.
  • Due to my schedule, I can only attend half of the workshop. Is that allowed?
    You can attend any part of the workshop that fits your schedule. However, your registration fee will not be discounted.
  • Will you offer transportation from my hotel to the McKimmon Training and Research Center?
    No, we will not provide transportation from the hotels to the McKimmon Center; however, the Center offers ample parking. Parking in the front lots of the McKimmon Center is free. There are three smaller parking lots on each side of the Center that are reserved for University employees. Visitors are asked to park in designated visitor parking spaces in order to avoid ticketing.
  • The workshop is in February—what if it snows?
    In the event of adverse weather and North Carolina State University closes, the workshop will be canceled. When the University's schedule is altered, operational status is available through news media outlets, University voice mail and the Internet. Call 919-513-8888 for the status of University closings.

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NSF Awards at NC State

We are very proud of our NC State faculty, who have been honored with numerous awards, including the NSF Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. A list of those award winners and details can be found at our Research, Innovation & Economic Development website.

The table below identifies NSF award amounts to NC State University colleges from June 1, 2005, to June 1, 2011.

RADAR* Report National Science Foundation Awards
College 06/01/2006
College of Engineering $79,105,232
College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences $53,062,840
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences $34,632,154
College of Education $11,382,786
College of Natural Resources $5,841,485
College of Humanities & Social Sciences $5,169,674
College of Textiles $2,627,538
Chancellor $2,004,005
Provost $745,606
College of Management $257,591
College of Veterinary Medicine $410,254
*Research Administration Data and Reporting System

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Raleigh, N.C.

North Carolina State University is located in beautiful Raleigh, N.C. Known as the “City of Oaks,” Raleigh is the capital and second largest city in the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County.

For more information about Raleigh, please go to www.visitraleigh.com.

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