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Directorate for Engineering Advisory Committee Meeting November 16-17, 2006. National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering Assistant Director for Engineering Richard O. Buckius. Topics. New Staff Introductions ENG Reorganization Update ACI and Trends ENG Education

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directorate for engineering advisory committee meeting november 16 17 2006

Directorate for Engineering Advisory Committee MeetingNovember 16-17, 2006

National Science Foundation

Directorate for Engineering

Assistant Director for Engineering

Richard O. Buckius

topics
Topics
  • New Staff Introductions
  • ENG Reorganization Update
  • ACI and Trends
  • ENG Education
  • Research and Education Themes
  • EFRI
new staff introductions cbet
New Staff Introductions – CBET
  • Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems
    • Cindy Lee
      • Program Director, Environmental Sustainability, Clemson University
    • Bob Jaeger
      • Program Director, Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities, NIT
    • Pat Phelan
      • Program Director, Thermal Transport Processes, Arizona State University
    • John Regalbuto
      • Program Director, Catalysis and Biocatalysis, University of Illinois, Chicago
new staff introductions cbet5
New Staff Introductions – CBET
  • Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (continued)
    • Bill Schultz
      • Program Director, Fluid Dynamics and Hydraulics, University of Michigan
    • Phil Westmoreland
      • Program Director, Combustion and Plasma Processes, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • Elizabeth Dow
      • Science Assistant, Air Force Academy
    • Evanson Boodoo
      • Student, College of South Maryland
new staff introductions cmmi
New Staff Introductions – CMMI
  • Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation
    • Haris Doumanidis
      • Program Director, NanoManufacturing
    • Judy Vance
      • Program Director, Engineering Design
    • Geri Farves
      • Information Technology Specialist
    • Matthew Carnavos
      • Science Assistant
    • Jaasad Hayer
      • STEP Student
new staff introductions eccs
New Staff Introductions – ECCS
  • Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems
    • Rongqing Hui
      • Program Director; Electronics, Photonics and Device Technologies, University of Kansas
    • Scott F. Midkiff
      • Program Director; Integrative, Hybrid and Complex Systems, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    • Olofemi Olowolafe
      • Program Director; Electronics, Photonics and Device Technologies, University of Delaware
    • Schedir Illoldi
      • Science Assistant
new staff introductions eec
New Staff Introductions – EEC
  • Engineering Education and Centers
    • Allen Soyster
      • Division Director
    • Deborah Jackson
      • Program Director, Engineering Research Centers
    • Barbara Kenny
      • Program Director, Engineering Research Centers
    • Tammie Jennings
      • Acting Administrative Officer
new staff introductions iip
New Staff Introductions – IIP
  • Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
    • Ali Andalibi
      • SBIR/STTR Program Manager, BioTech, House Ear Institute
    • Deepak Bhat
      • SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, University of Arkansas
    • Rathindra DasGupta
      • SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, SPX Corporation
new staff introductions oad
New Staff Introductions – OAD
  • Office of the Director
    • Mary Juhas
      • Program Director, Diversity and Outreach
    • Marcia Rawlings
      • Information Technology Specialist
    • Donna Webb
      • Secretary to the Deputy Assistant Director
directorate for engineering previous
Directorate for EngineeringPrevious

Office of the Assistant Director

Deputy Assistant Director

Senior Advisor

Nanotechnology

Bioengineering and

Environmental

Systems

BES

Civil and

Mechanical

Systems

CMS

Electrical andCommunications

Systems

ECS

Office of

Industrial

Innovation

OII (SBIR/STTR)

Chemical andTransport

Systems

CTS

Design and

Manufacturing

Innovation

DMI

Engineering

Education and

Centers

EEC

directorate for engineering fy 2007
Directorate for EngineeringFY 2007

Office of the Assistant Director

Deputy Assistant Director

(OAD)

Emerging Frontiers in

Research and Innovation

(EFRI)

Senior Advisor

Nanotechnology

Engineering

Education and

Centers

(EEC)

Civil,

Mechanical, and

Manufacturing

Innovation

(CMMI)

Chemical,

Bioengineering,

Environmental,

And Transport

Systems

(CBET)

Electrical,

Communications

and Cyber

Systems

(ECCS)

Industrial

Innovation and

Partnerships

(IIP)

chemical bioengineering environmental and transport systems
Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems

Deputy Division Director

Bob Wellek

Division Director

Judy Raper

Senior Advisor

Marshall Lih

Chemical,

Biochemical, and

Biotechnology

Systems

Transport and

Thermal Fluids

Biomedical

Engineering and

Engineering

Healthcare

Environmental

Engineering and

Sustainability

Process and

Reaction Engineering

Maria Burka

Thermal

Transport Processes

Pat Phelan

Research to Aid

Persons

With Disabilities

Bob Jaeger

Environmental

Engineering

Pat Brezonik

Catalysis and

Biocatalysis

John Regalbuto

Interfacial Processes

And Thermodynamics

Bob Wellek

Environmental

Technology

Cindy Ekstein

Biomedical

Engineering

Semahat Demir

Biochemical

Engineering

Bruce Hamilton

Particulate and

Multiphase Processes

Vacant

Energy for

Sustainability

Vacant

Biophotonics

Leon Esterowitz

Biotechnology

Fred Heineken

Fluid Dynamics

Bill Schultz

Environmental

Sustainability

Cindy Lee

Chemical and

Biological Separations

Geoff Prentice

Combustion, Fire, and

Plasma Systems

Phil Westmoreland

civil mechanical and manufacturing innovation
Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation

Division Director

Adnan Akay

Deputy Director

George Hazelrigg

Engineering

Infrastructure

Systems

Innovation Sciences

and Decision

Engineering

Materials

Transformation

and Mechanics

Geoenvironmental and

Geohazard Mitigation

Richard Fragaszy

Control Systems

Mario Rotea

Dynamic Systems

Edward Misawa

Information Technology

And Infrastructure Systems

Edward Jaselskis

Geomechanics and

Geotechnical Systems

Richard Fragaszy

Engineering Design

Judy Vance

Infrastructure

Systems Management

and Hazard Response

Thomas Birkland

Infrastructure Material

And Structural Mechanics

Perumalsamy Balaguru

Manufacturing

Enterprise Systems

Abhi Deshmukh

Materials Processing

and Manufacturing

Mary L. Realff

Manufacturing Machines

and Equipment

George Hazelrigg

Operations Research

Stephen Nash

Mechanics and

Structures of Materials

Ken Chong

Service Enterprise

Engineering

Matthew Realff

Network for Earthquake

Engineering Simulation

Research

Joy Pauschke

Nano/Bio Mechanics

Jimmy Hsia

Sensor Innovation

and Systems

Shih Chi Liu

Structural Systems

and Hazard Mitigation

of Structures

Douglas Foutch

NanoManufacturing

Haris Doumanidis

electrical communications and cyber systems
Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems

Division Director

Usha Varshney

Senior Advisor

Lawrence Goldberg

Electronics, Photonics and Device Technologies

Power, Controls and Adaptive Networks

Integrative, Hybrid and Complex Systems

Optoelectronics; Nanophotonics; Ultrafast and Extreme Ultra-Violet Technologies

Rongqing Hui

Micro/Nanoelectronics; Bioelectronics; NEMS/MEMS; Sensors

Rajinder Khosla

Micro/Nanoelectronics; Molecular Electronics; Spin Electronics; Organic Electronics; Micromagnetics; Power Electronics

Olofemi Olowolafe

Embedded, Distributed and Adaptive Control; Sensing and Imaging Networks; Systems Theory; Telerobotics

Radhakisan Baheti

Power and Energy Systems and Networks; Interdependencies of Power and Energy on Critical Infrastructures; Power Drives; Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources

Vacant

Adaptive Dynamic Programming; Neuromorphic Engineering; Quantum and Molecular Modeling and Simulations of Devices and Systems

Paul Werbos

RF and Optical Wireless and Hybrid Communications Systems; Inter and Intra-chip Communications ; Mixed Signals

Leda Lunardi

Nano, Micro and Complex Systems; Systems-on-a-chip; System-in-a-Package; Diagnostic and Implantable Systems

Vittal Rao

Cybersystems; Signal Processing

Scott Midkiff

engineering education and centers
Engineering Education and Centers

Division Director

Allen Soyster

Deputy Director for

Engineering

Centers

Lynn Preston

Deputy Director for

Engineering

Education

Sue Kemnitzer

Senior Advisor

for Engineering

Bruce Kramer

Senior Staff

Associate

Win Aung

ERC Education

Win Aung

Stephanie Adams

Bioengineering

Sohi Rastegar

Dawn Applegate

Barbara Kenny

Nanotechnology

Undergraduate

Education

Mary Poats

Engineering

Education

Sue Kemnitzer

Stephanie Adams

Bob Norwood

ERC Assessment

Linda Parker

Barbara Kenny

Bob Norwood

Manufacturing

and Processing

Bruce Kramer

International

Research

and Education

in Engineering

Win Aung

Research

Experiences for

Teachers

Mary Poats

ERC Diversity

And Pre-College

Education

Mary Poats

Earthquake

Engineering

Vilas Mujumdar

Research

Experience for

Undergraduates

Esther Bolding

Microelectronics

Systems and

Information

Deborah Jackson

Barbara Kenny

Nanoscale Science

and Engineering

Bruce Kramer

Deborah Jackson

Barbara Kenny

industrial innovation and partnerships
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships

Division Director

Kesh Narayanan

Senior Advisor

Joe Hennessey

Industry University

Cooperative

Research Centers

Alex Schwarzkopf

Edward Clancy

Glenn Larsen

Office of

Industrial

Innovation

SBIR/STTR

Grants Opportunities

for Academic

Liaison With

Industry

Donald Senich

  • Advanced Materials and
  • Manufacturing
  • Deepak Bhat, Rathindra DasGupta,
  • Joseph Raksis, Rosemarie Wesson
  • Biotechnology
  • Thomas Allnutt, Ali Andalibi,
  • George Vermont
  • Chemical Technology
  • Rosemarie Wesson
  • Electronics
  • Juan Figueroa, Murali Nair,
  • T. James Rudd
  • Information Technology
  • Errol Arkilic, Ian Bennett
  • Special Topics
  • Advanced Electronics (4)
  • Advanced Manufacturing (3)
  • Advanced Materials (7)
  • Biotechnology (4)
  • Civil Infrastructure Systems (3)
  • Energy and the Environment (5)
  • Fabrication and Processing
  • Technology (7)
  • Health and Safety (4)
  • Information and Communications (6)
  • Quality, Reliability and
  • Maintenance (2)
  • System Design and Simulation (1)

Partnerships

for Innovation

Sara Nerlove

diversity and outreach background
Diversity and OutreachBackground
  • New position 10/1/06 - Program Director for Diversity and Outreach
  • Dr. Mary Juhas – Ohio State University
    • Senior Assistant Dean for Diversity and Outreach, College of Engineering
    • Advocacy for women and all underrepresented ethnic minorities from K-20, post-doc and faculty; and oversight of:
      • Minority Engineering Program (MEP)
      • Women in Engineering Program (WiE)
    • College of Engineer Diversity Council
      • Goal: Develop a culture in which creating, fostering and sustaining diversity in the CoE is an ongoing priority.
      • Thus, the College must establish coordinated and systemic efforts at all level. Diversity is everybody’s job.
diversity and outreach goals for eng
Diversity and OutreachGoals for ENG
  • Excellence and innovation through diversity
  • To enable the integration and success of a diverse STEM workforce, both inside and outside NSF
  • To make the demographics in STEM disciplines representative of the general population and to prepare for the demographics of the future.
  • Tools to develop a roadmap for sustaining the programs and preserving the culture
    • ENG Diversity Working Group
    • Build and sustain relationships with NSF individuals/groups outside ENG
    • “Investing in America’s Future”, NSF Strategic Plan (9/06)
      • Stewardship: partnerships, broadening participation, diversify our community, mentoring, Human Capital Management Plan, continuing education, promote flexibility
american competitiveness initiative
American Competitiveness Initiative
  • The centerpiece of the American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI) is the commitment to double investment over 10 years in key Federal agencies that support basic research programs in the physical sciences and engineering (NSF, DOE Science, and NIST).
  • NSF expected to support
    • More than 500 additional research grants in 2007
    • Opportunities for upward of 6,400 additional scientists, engineers, students, post-doctoral fellow, and technicians
    • Enhanced STEM education and workforce programs
aci driven nsf budget projections
ACI-Driven NSF Budget Projections

Dollars in Billions

FY 2006 through FY 2016 budgets are estimates based on White House data.

nsf research and related activities fy 2007 request by directorate dollars in millions
NSF Research and Related ActivitiesFY 2007 Request by Directorate (Dollars in Millions)

Totals may not add due to rounding.

solicitation actions with eng involvement proposal generating documents
Solicitation Actions with ENG InvolvementProposal Generating Documents

Number of Solicitations Per Fiscal Year

institution submissions non sbir
Institution SubmissionsNon-SBIR

Number of Institutions Submitting

pi and co pi submissions eng research grants
PI and Co-PI SubmissionsENG Research Grants

Number of PIs and Co-PIs Submitting

Average Number of Proposals per PI and Co-PI

eng and nsf funding rates research grants
ENG and NSF Funding RatesResearch Grants

Funding Rate Percent

ENG Proposals and Awards

annual award size averages for eng research grants
Annual Award SizeAverages for ENG Research Grants
  • $110,000 Ave +
  • MRI
  • NIRT
  • PFI
  • NEES Research
  • HSD
  • $101,000 Ave +
  • BE
  • NSF/Sandia
  • BBSI
  • NER
  • $94,600 Ave
  • Unsolicited
  • CAREER

Average Annual Award Size

Award size data annualized.

nsf investment timeline
NSF Investment Timeline
  • President eliminates

education programs at NSF

Coalitions

ABET

Graduate Engineering

Fellowships & Traineeships

Course & Curriculum

Development

 Instrumentation &

Laboratory Improvement

 UG Faculty Enhancement

  • NAE Center for Advancement
  • of Scholarship in Engineering Education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering &
  • Mathematics Talent Expansion Program
  • Department Level Reform
  • Research Experience for Teachers
  • Centers for Teaching and Learning

1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005

  • American Competitiveness
  • Initiative
  • NA Rising Above the
  • Gathering Storm
  • NAE Engineer of 2020

and Educating the

  • Engineer of 2020
  • Engineering Education
  • Departments
  • Research Agenda for
  • Engineering Education
  • National Science Board
  • Homer Neal Report
  • Presidential Young
  • Investigators
  • Engineering Research Centers
  • Calculus Reform
  • Instructional Labs
  • Research Experience

for Undergraduates

Model Institutions

for Excellence

ADVANCE

Louis Stokes Alliances

for Minority Participation

Alliances for Graduate

Education and the

Professoriate

Advanced Technological

Education

research experiences for undergraduates reu background
Research Experiences for UndergraduatesREU Background
  • To encourage U.S. citizens to pursue doctoral studies by engaging them in research as undergraduates
  • Includes both REU sites and supplements

ENG REU Investment (In Millions)

ENG REU Investment

(% of total NSF REU)

research experiences for undergraduates findings
Research Experiences for UndergraduatesFindings
  • SRI evaluated the NSF-wide program in 2006
    • Included almost 15,000 respondents
    • Engineering-specific results were not obtained
    • In general, there is significantly higher graduate school attendance, increased understanding of research processes, and increased awareness and interest of academic and research careers
    • For example,
      • 6 in 10 participants indicated that REUs were important in their decision to apply to graduate school
      • Half to two-thirds of the respondents reported that their REUs increased their interest in STEM careers and research
    • Recommendations include REUs and inquiry-based activities earlier in student’s programs
research experiences for teachers ret background
Research Experiences for TeachersRET Background
  • Supports the active involvement of K-12 teachers and community college faculty in engineering research
  • Brings knowledge of engineering and technological innovation into pre-college classrooms

ENG RET Investment

(% of total NSF RET)

ENG RET Investment (In Millions)

research experiences for teachers findings
Research Experiences for TeachersFindings
  • SRI completed an assessment of RET in selected fields of engineering in 2006 finding:
    • Teachers add engineering content and process to their pre-college courses. 94 percent of teachers reported increased motivation to find ways to improve student learning, and 89 percent of teachers reported increased confidence in teaching science and math.
    • Teachers report dramatic increase in understanding of engineering. They are much better prepared to counsel students to pursue engineering.
    • Need to provide continuing opportunities for teachers and faculty interactions.
engineering education research
Engineering Education Research
  • To increase our basic understanding of how students learn engineering so that our undergraduate and graduate engineering education can be transformed to meet the needs of the changing economy and society
  • Started in 2005 and the key topics are:
    • engineering education learning systems
    • engaging engineers in diversity
    • engineering assessment methodologies
    • engineering thinking and knowledge within social contexts
  • ENG invest approximately $12 million per year (in addition to REU and RET support noted above)
directorate for engineering research and education themes fy 2007 fy 2008
Directorate for Engineering Research and Education Themes FY 2007 – FY 2008
  • To more effectively support fundamental research and education, the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) has identified five Research and Education Themes for FY 2007 – FY 2008.
  • The themes represent a convergence of fields, disciplines, and frontier opportunities that crosscut solicitations and divisions, and give general guidance on the potential future directions of engineering research.
  • Theme designations will evolve over time, reflecting the maturation of certain fields, the emergence of new fields, and the shift in demand from society for significant progress on grand challenges.

Engineering spans the frontiers – from nanotechnology to alternative energy and complex systems.

directorate for engineering research and education themes fy 2007 fy 200843
Directorate for Engineering Research and Education Themes FY 2007 – FY 2008
  • Complex Engineered and Natural Systems: Addresses unifying principles that enable modeling, prediction, and control of emergent behavior in complex systems.
  • This research also directly impacts a number of specific ACI research goals, including materials for improving structural performances during natural disasters, overcoming barriers to quantum information processing, and world-leading automation and control technologies.

Algorithm simulates complex tornado behavior.

  • This research enhances our ability to understand
    • natural systems (e.g., ocean/atmosphere interactions, protein folding),
    • engineered systems (e.g., critical infrastructure, nanoscale self-assembly), and
    • interface of natural and engineered systems (e.g., brain/machine interface, DNA-based computers).
directorate for engineering research and education themes fy 2007 fy 200844
Directorate for Engineering Research and Education Themes FY 2007 – FY 2008
  • Energy and the Environment: Frontier research to improve the cost, sustainability, and security of our nation’s energy system. Topics may include biofuels, hydrogen production, and solar and fuel cells. This research closely aligns with the ACI goals of hydrogen and solar energy, and research critical to alternative energy.
  • This research includes:

Bacterial fuel cell that produces electricity as it cleanses wastewater.

  • performing fundamental research to discover new methods of energy conversion and distribution,
  • understanding reaction pathways for energy systems,
  • developing quantitative understanding of energy/environment interactions – including water – at the impact of these systems on society, and
  • evaluating energy workforce needs, and stimulating evolution of education programs.
directorate for engineering research and education themes fy 2007 fy 200845
Directorate for Engineering Research and Education Themes FY 2007 – FY 2008
  • Innovation: Enables national competitiveness and the ability to foster and catalyze innovation, and the research needed to move from fundamental knowledge to societal benefit. Activities in this area will integrate research, education, and innovation – especially through existing programs such as SBIR/STTR, GOALI, I/UCRC, and PFI.

MP3 innovation based on broad, integrated platform.

  • This theme includes three thrusts:
    • Research in the fundamentals of innovation: What do we know about the steps needed to move from knowledge to societal benefit?
    • Partnership opportunities: How can we provide new opportunities for advancing this knowledge toward society benefit?
    • Education for innovation: Educating a technology-enabled workforce with skills to excel in innovation.
directorate for engineering research and education themes fy 2007 fy 200846
Directorate for Engineering Research and Education Themes FY 2007 – FY 2008
  • Manufacturing Frontiers: Research that catalyzes multiscale manufacturing, from fundamental metrology through atomic-scale control of raw materials. This supports ACI-related focus on nanofabrication and nanomanufacturing, automation and control technologies, and manufacturing innovations for more efficient production practices.

“Craftsman-like” nanoparticle assembly module.

  • These opportunities manifest most clearly in the emerging field of nanotechnology and in the promise of nanomanufacturing.
    • Create quality-engineered nanomaterials in necessary quantities.
    • Perfect manufacturing on atomic and molecular scale.
    • Enable the design and assembly of systems and sub-systems that incorporate nanoscale elements and exploit functionality at the macroscale.
    • Facilitate the transfer of nanoscience discoveries to practical applications.
directorate for engineering research and education themes fy 2007 fy 200847
Directorate for Engineering Research and Education Themes FY 2007 – FY 2008
  • Nanotechnology: NSF, through the National Nanotechnology Initiative, drives our nation’s efforts to lead the world in fundamental nanotechnology research. Topics span both active and complex nanosystems, which are critical for frontier technologies that harness the integration of biology, neurology, energy, and water resources.

Self-assembling materials align to enable hydrogen storage.

  • Systematic control and manufacture at the nanoscale are envisioned to evolve into four overlapping generations of nanotechnology products:
    • passive nanostructures,
    • active nanostructures,
    • systems of nanosystems with three-dimensional features, and
    • heterogeneous molecular nanosystems.
efri office
EFRI Office
  • EFRI will support higher risk, higher payoff opportunities leading to:
    • new research areas for NSF, ENG, and other agencies
    • new industries/capabilities resulting in a leadership position
    • significant progress on advancing a “grand challenge”
  • Successful topics would likely require:
    • small- to medium-sized interdisciplinary teams
    • the necessary time to demonstrate substantial progress and evidence for follow-on funding through other established mechanisms
  • The current investment for EFRI totals $25 million for 4-year awards at $500k per year.
efri criteria
EFRI Criteria
  • Transformative - Does the proposed topic represent an opportunity for a significant leap or paradigm shift in a research area, or have the potential to create a new research area?
  • National Need/Grand Challenge - Is there potential for making significant progress on a current national need or grand challenge?
  • Beyond One Division - Is the financial and research scope beyond the capabilities of one division?
  • Community Response - Is the community able to organize and effectively respond (but not in very large numbers; i.e., it is an "emerging" area)?
  • ENG Leadership - Are partnerships proposed, and if so, does NSF/ENG have a lead role?
efri annual process

Sources

  • Communities
  • Workshops
  • ENG AdCom
  • Technical meetings
  • Professional societies
  • Academies
  • Publications
  • Proposals/Awards
  • Panels
  • COV
  • Program Director
  • Proposals
  • Identify leading
  • frontier topic
  • Identify significance
  • potential, and need
  • for research
  • One page write up
  • Program Directors
  • Retreat
  • Organize by submitted
  • topical themes
  • Presentations
  • Create synergisms
  • Identify near- and
  • long-term impact
  • Prioritize topic
  • recommendations

Continuous

September -- December

December - February

  • Final Announcement
  • Completion
  • ELT final
  • recommendations
  • ENG finalizes
  • announcements
  • Announcement
  • Formulation
  • Generate proposed
  • announcements
  • EFRI Prioritization
  • Identify proposed
  • investments
  • ELT Retreat
  • Form Working Groups

July – August

April – June

March

EFRI Annual Process
efri timeline
EFRI Timeline

FY 2006- 2007

Full

proposals panels

Grantees

meeting

Solicitation

Release

Preproposal

Panels

Awards

Preproposals due

Full

Proposals due

Aug 06 Oct 06 Dec 06 Feb 07 Apr 07 Jun 07 Aug 07 Oct 07

FY 2007- 2008

PD

Proposals

PD

Working

Groups

ENG

Advisory

Committee

Solicitation

Release

PD

Retreat

ENG

Advisory

Committee

ENG

Leadership

Retreat

emerging frontiers in research and innovation fy07
Emerging Frontiers in Research and InnovationFY07

Office Director

Sohi Rastegar (Acting)

FY 07:

Cellular and Biomolecular

Engineering

(CBE)

FY 07:

Auto-Reconfigurable

Engineered Systems

(ARES)

ENG

Programs

and

Divisions

Define

Topics &

Teams

COORDINATOR:

Jimmy Hsia, CMMI

TEAM MEMBERS:

Fred Heineken, CBET

Lenore Clesceri, CBET

Lynn Preston, EEC

Robert Wellek, CBET

COORDINATOR:

Abhi Deshmukh, CMMI

TEAM MEMBERS:

Mario Rotea, CMMI

Maria Burka, CBET

Bruce Hamilton, CBET

Usha Varshney, ECCS

summary
Summary
  • ENG will have significant impact on NSF’s ACI activities.
  • ENG’s efforts are having the intended impact on funding rates.
  • ENG has a new organization and EFRI process has been initiated.
  • With these increasing opportunities, there are also increasing responsibilities.
  • Clearly defined priorities will be essential for the future of ENG, particularly where ENG can take a leadership role.
  • ENG Advisory Committee input sought on the frontiers of engineering.