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It is that season again, where NSF-CAREER awards are being announced left right and center. In my world, there are three in particular to celebrate: Dr. Julie Trenor, assistant professor in the Department of Science and Engineering Education at Clemson University, whose grant is titled “Influence of Social Capital on Under-Represented Engineering Students’ Academic and…

A tale of two grant proposals

Let’s see if I can remember how to do this blogging thing…. Proposal 1: We started out doing it by the book. Picked a good research topic, and then found the appropriate RFP, with a deadline comfortably in the future. We had weekly brainstorming meetings to refine our research objectives and were just beginning to…

I’m back to working on my class on Experimental Design and Data Analysis. One of my goals for the course is to have students work in groups to write an NSF-style proposal. So I sat down this morning to think about the steps it takes to write a research proposal. When I turned to google,…

A few weeks ago, I blogged a self-assessment of my progress towards tenure. It seemed like an apt time to reflect in the hours before my annual review meeting with the department chair(s) and in the months before my packet for reappointment is submitted. Reappointment is the first and only gatekeeping between me and submitting…

At JAM last week, a really useful session was conducted by Nakeina Douglas, an assistant professor in the L Douglass Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth. She also is involved in the Grace E Harris Leadership Institute, and teaches public policy and research methods. “What was so useful about her talk?”…

Blogger meet-up at JAM?

I’m heading to Washington DC on Monday for NSF’s Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) with our team’s poster on our ADVANCE project, and I know Pat of FairerScience will be there, doing her thing about “Why Don’t They Listen?”. Any other folks out there planning to be at JAM? Perhaps we could have a meet-up? Let…

Grant Newbie: A guide to NSF site visits

I mentioned that one of the things I’ve been doing for the last little while is preparing for ADVANCE-Purdue’s first-year site visit, which we had on Friday March 27. This is the first year NSF has been doing first year site visits for ADVANCE, and considering we’ve only been funded since October 2008 it seemed…

RBOC: Alice’s March Catch-up edition

Okay, so what on earth *have* I been up to, if not blogging? I’m catching you up (rather like the recitative bits in opera – dry, dull, but advancing the action, rather than arias which are beautiful but don’t get you anywhere much) with some RBOCs…

So the readers have spoken: one more vote for hearing about my PI experience than the weird convo with the deans. However, I was working on the draft, and then some more work stuff got dumped on me, then SW had her popular deconstruction of one of Greg Laden’s posts and I didn’t want to…

Coming home and leaving again

So I got back Sunday night from a workshop at Arizona State University on Engineering and Science Ethics Education. The goal of the workshop was to explore the possibilities for blending microethics and macroethics in graduate engineering and science education; we spent 2 days talking about the history of such efforts, what micro and macro…