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USNCCM-11 Minisymposium on Mechanics of Materials from Nano to Macro Scales

Dear Colleagues,  You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to the following mini-symposium at the 11th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (, to be held on July 25-29, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 

7.7 Mechanics of Materials from Nano to Macro Scales Organized by James D. Lee and Ken P. Chong,  The George Washington University 

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MRI-R2 has been posted

The NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI-R²) Recovery and Reinvestment is now posted. This is a good way to build up the needed major research instrumentation

The deadline for proposals will be August 10, 2009.

A link can be found through the page (preferred to keep abreast of updates) or through the NSF-wide page at

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FY 2009 Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering Program Solicitation

The FY 2009 Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering Program Solicitation has just been released (NSF 09-533).

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Unsolicited proposals on Dynamical Systems

The Dynamical Systems program in the Directorate of Engineering and the Applied Mathematics Program in the directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences Sciences, of the National Science Foundation, have just published a joint "Dear Colleague Letter", expressing interest in special topics in Dynamical Systems.  The letter encourages unsolicited proposals on the following topics:

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For the 2009 solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following two specific research areas:

  1. BioSensing & BioActuation: Interface of Living and Engineered Systems (BSBA)
  2. Hydrocarbons from Biomass (HyBi)

Due dates

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NIST's Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Announces First Competition

ASTRA is delighted to report that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking proposals for high-risk research projects to develop innovative technologies for inspecting, monitoring and evaluating critical components of the nation's roadways, bridges, and drinking and wastewater systems. The competition for cost-shared research and development (R&D) support released today is the first to be announced by NIST's newly established Technology Innovation Program (TIP).

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STC FY2008 solicitation has cleared

Plans are underway to issue a solicitation for the Science and Technology Centers Program in July 2008. Please visit the STC website for updates:

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NSF Proposal Writing Workshop

Subject: NSF Proposal Writing Workshop ( August 22-23, 2007 - Alaska)

Sponsored by NSF, a Proposal Writing Workshop will be held on August 22-23, 2007, at University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The workshop mainly aims to provide future proposal submitters (in all disciplines funded by NSF) with knowledge and tools to write good proposals, proposal review experience, and it will enable interactions with NSF program directors and recent NSF awardees. The event is targeted at an EPSCoR state, Alaska. However, the workshop is open to participants from other states as space permits.

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Title: Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)

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If you understand the power of visual communication to explain, explore, and extend our knowledge of the world around us, then you are invited to enter the 2007 Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge, co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Entry deadline: 31 May 2007.

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Call for proposals on advanced high strength steel

The Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) of NSF and the DOE Office of Freedom CAR and Vehicle Technologies intend to co-sponsor proposals addressing fundamental research issues in advanced high strength steels (AHSS). Specifically, proposals focused on

  1. AHSS materials development and characterization,
  2. predictive modeling that integrates AHSS material structure and product performance, and
  3. fundamental research in the area of processing and manufacturing of AHSS, are of interest. This collaborative effort is a direct outcome of the Advanced High Strength Steel Workshop.

Interested PIs should consider submitting an unsolicited proposal to the core programs of the CMMI Division namely, (1) Materials Processing & Manufacturing (MPM), (2) Materials Design & Surface Engineering (MDSE), (3) Applications & Structural Mechanics, or (4) Mechanics & Structures of Materials (MSM), during the January 15, 2007 to February 15, 2007 submission window. Unsolicited proposals in response to this letter should have titles beginning with "AHSS:".  Proposals from the March-April 2007 panel review will be eligible for co-funding, pending availability of funds.

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National Medal of Science

The nomination of colleagues for awards is one of the most important and gratifying aspects of participating in the scientific community. Help celebrate the contributions of your colleagues by submitting a nomination for The National Medal of Science.

The National Medal of Science was established in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals "deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences." In 1980 Congress expanded this recognition to include the social and behavioral sciences. The National Medal of Science is the highest honor the President bestows on scientists. A Committee of 12 scientists and engineers is appointed by the President to evaluate the nominees for the Award. Since its establishment, the National Medal of Science has been awarded to 425 distinguished scientists and engineers whose careers spanned decades of research and development.

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