ChBE Seminar Series: Maria K. Burka
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.
Professor Chunsheng Wang
Programs and Initiatives in Engineering at the National Science Foundation
Presented by Maria K. Burka
Acting Division Director and Program Director
Process and Reaction Engineering
Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems
National Science Foundation
Recent trends and research themes for the NSF Engineering Directorate include Cognitive Engineering: Intersection of Engineering and Cognitive Sciences, Competitive Manufacturing and Service Enterprise, Complexity in Engineered and Natural Systems, Energy/Water and the Environment, and Systems Nanotechnology. Details of these topics, including present and proposed and budgets, will be discussed. Changes in review criteria, new division and program structures, workshops and examples of research supported will also be presented.