Weekly Research Newsletter

Awarded Proposals

Dr. Laura Steinberg (CIE) won an award from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation on the project titled “Integrating Engineering and Public Policy into the Curriculum.” Congratulations!

Upcoming Events

Effective and Efficient Assessment

Wednesday, February 6th, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Hall of Languages 107 

This workshop, led by Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence Jerry Evensky, will focus on the purposes of and effective/efficient strategies for both formative and summative assessment that can inform your teaching tomorrow and beyond.

Click here to register.  

Careers in Academia and Consulting

Thursday, February 7th, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Lyman Hall 114

Join Carli Flynn, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology and future consultant at McKinsey, to learn about her experience in academic recruiting, a “day in the life” of an academic, and about her upcoming transition to the world of consulting. Carli’s broad range of experiences both in and outside academia is sure to provoke great conversation and insight.  

Click here to register. Please email opcd@syr.edu with any accommodation requests.

Dealing with Stress, Promoting Wellness, and Managing Your Time Effectively

Friday, February 8th, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Lyman Hall 126

With the pressure of being a student, scholar, and instructor, TAs often feel pulled in multiple directions. Since TAs are required to play so many stressful roles, it is important to start the semester off on the right foot. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how TAs can develop the skills and techniques to manage their time and stress, and to achieve a sense of wellness. Lunch is provided courtesy of the GSO.

To RSVP, please email Shawn Loner at scloner@syr.edu by Wednesday, February 6. Please let Shawn know if you need any accommodations or have any dietary restrictions.

First-Generation PhD lunch

Friday, February 8th, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center

First-generation PhDs are the first students in their family to graduate from college or enter a PhD program. As a first-generation student, you may face additional challenges in navigating academic careers and explaining it all to your families. If you feel like you fit in this group, come join us for free lunch, conversation, and community! Registration is limited to 25 students. 

Click here to register. Please email opcd@syr.edu with any accommodation requests.

Your Secret to Success: Career Conversations

Friday, February 8th, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Bldg.

Career conversations are the key for learning about career paths and internship/job openings. Learn how to find professionals and have your own career conversations!

Click here to register. Please email opcd@syr.edu with any accommodation requests.

Funding Opportunities

For Students:

Engineering Scholarships (ASME Scholarship Program)

(March 7th) A scholarship is considered by ASME to be a grant made to a student to enable or assist the student in pursuing an educational program in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology at the undergraduate or graduate level.


(March 10th) The importance of the award lies in the unique, over-arching theme of Design to Improve Life: a concept enabling design to be used as a tool to address the world’s biggest challenges and reach our biggest goals.

Link Foundation Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation Ph.D. Fellowship Program (Link Foundation)

(March 14th) The main goals of the Link Foundation Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation Ph.D. Fellowship are to foster ocean engineering and ocean instrumentation research, to enhance both the theoretical and practical knowledge and applications of ocean engineering and ocean instrumentation research, and to disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars and publications.

For Faculty: 

Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure-2 (Mid-scale RI-2) (NSF)

(February 14th) The Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Program is aimed at transforming scientific and engineering research fields as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education research fields by making available new capabilities, while simultaneously training early-career researchers in the development, design, and construction of cutting-edge infrastructure.

Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) (NSF)

(March 4th) NNA seeks innovations in Arctic observational networks and fundamental convergence research across the social, natural, environmental, and computing and information sciences, and engineering that address the intersection of natural, social, and built systems.

Advanced Computing Systems

(March 4th) The intent of this solicitation is to request proposals from organizations willing to serve as service providers (SPs) within the NSF Innovative High-Performance Computing (HPC) program to provide advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) capabilities and/or services in production operations to support the full range of computational- and data-intensive research across all of science and engineering (S&E).

Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research (FW-HTF) (NSF)

(March 6th) The overarching vision is to support convergent research to understand and develop the human-technology partnership, design new technologies to augment human performance, illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape, understand the risks and benefits of new technologies understand and influence the impact of artificial intelligence on workers and work, and foster lifelong and pervasive learning.

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