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Seminar Series

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences ADRGS Office hosts a series of seminars and brown bag lunches each semester to discuss various funding agencies and their research needs.  When possible, these presentations are recorded for future reference by College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Faculty

Spring 2015 

Energy-Water Nexus: National Perspectives and DOE Initiatives
Mike Hightower, Sandia National Laboratories
Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Fossil Energy Research and Technology Development in the Changing World of Clean Power Production
Dr. Robert Romanosky, Deputy Director, Office of Coal and Power R&D, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Monday, March 23rd
Watch Seminar Recording

Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing with DOE

Dr. Mark Johnson, Director Advanced Manufacturing Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

Monday, January 6th, 2015

Video Presentation (contact Jessica Economy - for access)

Fall 2014 

The Water Energy Nexus: Sustainable Solutions through Science & Engineering

Dr. Gary Amy, Clemson University
Monday, November 24th, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
ASC 118

Part I: The Water Energy Consortium (WEC)
Part II: Advances in Low-Energy Desalination, Processes & Materials

Video Presentation | Slides

Challenges & Opportunities for University Research: Thoughts and Examples

Dr. Ken Reifsnider, University of South Carolina
Monday, October 13th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
ASC 118

Video Presentation

Strategies for Obtaining DOE Funding

Dr. Bond Calloway, Savannah River National Laboratory
Wednesday, September 10th
3:30 pm, Academic Success Center 118

Presentation Slides | Seminar Video


Spring 2014

Wednesday April 9th
Julie Martin – NSF CAREER Proposals
Dr. Martin of the Engineering Science and Education Department presents an overview of developing an NSF Career proposal.  

Thursday, March 13th
Josh Summers – Industrial research funding opportunities
Dr. Summers of the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents an overview of various industries that offer research funding. 
Powerpoint Presentation | Video Presentation

Wednesday, February 12th
Brian Powell – DOE funding opportunities
Dr. Powell of the Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences presents an overview of securing funding from the Department of Energy (DOE)
Powerpoint Presentation | Video Presentation

Wednesday, January 29th
Dan Noneaker – DOD extramural research funding programs
Dr. Noneaker of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering presents an overview of US Department of Defense (DoD) extramural research funding programs focused on what the DoD designates as "6.1 research" (basic research). Topics include programs from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, and the Office of Naval Research; multiple-service programs from the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and other DoD basic research programs.
Powerpoint Presentation | Video Presentation

Friday January 24th
Hartness International Representatives - the challenges in the assembly of production systems
Representatives from Hartness International discuss the challenges of assembly production systems and the history and future of manufacturing.
Power Point Presentation | Video Presentation | Question & Answer Session


NSF Proposal Development
Several faculty and staff present an overview of the NSF proposal development process

NIH Proposal Development
Multiple Presentations offer an overview of the National Institute of Health (NIH)

Spring 2015 Internal Speakers

All Seminars from 12:15 - 1:10 pm in Riggs 100A

Wednesday, January 28th
Dr. Julie Martin–Advice for Writing a Winning NSF CAREER Proposal
Dr. Julie Martin from the CU Department of Engineering Science and Education, with a joint appointment in Materials Science and Engineering, will present an overview on crafting a winning NSF CAREER proposal. This session is specifically targeted to junior faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and first-time submissions wishing to submit. Watch presentation here

Wednesday, February 11th
Dr. Dan Noneaker–Department of Defense–Part II
Dr. Dan Noneaker, Interim Chair of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will present the second of a two-part overview of US Department of Defense (DoD) extramural research funding programs focused on what the DoD designates as "6.1 research" (basic research). Watch the presentation here, here, and here.

Wednesday, March 4th
Devon Stein and Sarah Jaeschke–Emerging Trends with National Foundations
Devon Stein and Sarah Jaeschke from the Office of Foundation Relations and the Proposal Development Center will speak to CECAS faculty about emerging funding trends with national foundations. The pathway to seeking funding from a national foundation can differ significantly from pathways to federal grant support. Devon Stein, Director of Foundation Relations, will provide faculty with information about national foundations, detail the topic areas that are currently of interest to foundations, and explain how to work effectively with foundations. Sarah (in the OSP Proposal Development Center) will explain how the Office of Sponsored Programs support centers fit into the foundation proposal process and will highlight the efforts that OSP is making to strengthen its working relationship with Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Wednesday, April 15th
Dr. Kyle Brinkman–DOE Grant Submissions
Dr. Kyle Brinkman of the department of Materials Science and Engineering will present an overview on securing funding from the Department of Energy, and on submitting an early career research program (ECRP) grant.

Drinks and pizza will be provided at each seminar if the interest is high enough (let us know if you are coming and have any preferences). For any questions, please email seminar coordinator Godfrey Kimball at, or call at 656-0223.