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- Graduate Open House
September 30 2016 at 3:00 PM
Student Center 5221 Gullen Mall Detroit, MI 48202
Join us anytime between 3 and 6 p.m. to learn more about advancing your education and career at Wayne State’s Graduate School. You’ll be able to meet with representatives from some of our most popular programs, get information on financial aid and career services, and take a campus tour. Alumni, faculty, staff, and current students will be on hand for networking and questions, plus:
Enjoy light refreshments and free parking in Structure 5 and in Lot 31. Prepare for the event by viewing the Open House agenda.
- Sustainability@Wayne Seminar: "Sustainability and Product Transparency in Manufacturing: An Insider's Perspective."
October 11 2016 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 2:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.
The seminar will feature "Sustainability and Product Transparency in Manufacturing: An Insider's Perspective," with guest speaker, Richelle Thomas, Ph.D., Owens Corning Science and Technology. Dr.Thomas is an advanced engineer for R&D at Owens Corning Science & Technology in Granville, OH where her work has spanned from developing insulation product demand models based on building energy codes, improving product transparency and evaluating microscopic polymer behavior. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2013 with a focus on biopolymer scaffold structure-property relationships.
In this seminar, Dr. Thomas will highlight trends in corporate sustainability from a manufacturing perspective including: marketplace expectations, third-party product certifications and product transparency. To conclude, she will highlight examples of sustainable advances that prominent manufacturing companies have made in recent years.
A short reception will immediately follow the seminar.
- Sustainability@Wayne Seminar: "Measuring Sustainability: Benchmarks and Metrics."
November 8 2016 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 2:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.
The seminar will feature "Measuring Sustainability: Benchmarks and Metrics." with Darlene Schuster, Ph.D., American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE). Dr. Schuster is the director of technical entities at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In this capacity she serves as the executive director of the Institute for Sustainability, where she oversees the industry, membership and youth-focused entities formed to advance the science and state of sustainability and the creation of the AIChE Sustainability Index (sm), a benchmark for industry. She also directs the AIChE Center for Energy Initiatives, Society for Biological Engineering, the Regenerative Engineering Society and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneuring Excellence. Dr. Schuster holds a BSChE (WVU), a MSChE (University of Pittsburgh),and a Ph.D. (West Virginia University).
This talk will discuss the state of the art of measurements and a historical perspective on adoption of metrics and methods to measure sustainability and provide perspective on the driving forces needed for adoption and implementation. The role of federal funding in supporting the use of measurements, such as in the DOE Smart manufacturing efforts (where AIChE is leading the metrics efforts on a DOE test bed project) and the metrics required by the new NNMI’s will also be discussed.
A short reception will immediately follow the seminar.
- Write Winning Grants Seminar in Hypothesis Driven Research - March 2, 2017
March 2 2017 at 8:30 AM
Mazurek Medical Education Commons
Write Winning Grant Proposals in Hypothesis-Driven Research (for mainly a biomedical audience held on medical campus)
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus.
There will be two incidences of this seminar with similar content, this incidence being one on the medical campus for a more biomedical audience on March 2, 2017 presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson.
The fee for seminar materials for either seminar is $75 and may be paid for by personal check made payable to Wayne State University and can be dropped off or mailed to Sarah James, OVPR, 5057 Woodward, Room 6405.2, Detroit, MI 48202 or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. The registration fee is non-refundable.
Fall seminar (for a general audience and held main campus) – must register by November 16, 2016: December 8, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. McGregor Memorial Conference Center (495 Gilmour Mall)
Winter seminar (for a mainly biomedical audience and held on the medical campus) – must register by February 8, 2017: March 2, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mazurek Education Commons, Margherio Family Conference Center, School of Medicine (320 E. Canfield)
Seminar Information: Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served.
The seminar will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant-writing process. It will emphasize idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the co-founders of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops funded continuously for over thirty years.
Those attending the seminar should learn, among other things, the following specific points:
The three most common reasons that grant applications fail
How to develop an irresistible, fundable idea for a grant application
How to get the most important aspects of your message up front
How to identify the most applicable sources of funding for an idea
New-investigator programs, and how to take advantage of them
How to assess your competition and benefit from your competitors ideas
How to make an application maximally reviewer friendly
The review process: mechanics and psychology
What reviewers look for first! – next! – and last!
Tips on how to write for reviewers with maximal clarity and compelling logic
How to deal with changes in application requirements effectively (e.g., NIH)
Tips and strategies applicable to writing the specific sections of an application
Understanding significance/innovation and transformative research
Tips and strategies for competing renewals
The NIH application review – interpreting critiques
Resubmission of the application (the A1 application)
Registration is limited! Registration and requested information needs to be completed by November 16, 2016 for December 8, 2016 seminar and by February 8, 2017 for March 2, 2017 seminar.
To REGISTER for either seminar, visit WSU Research Events and select the seminar date.
Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which version of the workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select. Please have your choice ready when you go online to register. Seminar attendees receive one workbook; if you would like more than one version of the workbook, you may order directly from Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops.
The National Institute of Health edition. Required for all submitting National Institute of Health proposals
The National Science Foundation edition. Required for all submitting National Science Foundation proposals
The United States Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture edition. Required for all United States Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture proposals.
Successful Proposals to Any Agency (Applicable to agencies other than National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and United States Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture)
QUESTIONS: Contact Sarah James at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-577-8997.
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