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NORDP board of directors, which helps set the strategic direction for the organization. In this role, she plans create guidelines for position descriptions and roles for research professionals, assuring standardization across the field. Eck aims to create entry pathways for aspiring research professionals and attract participation from research professionals in non-university organizations such as national laboratories, corporations, and the healthcare field. Board members are appointed for four-year terms. Continue reading


Colonel Elena Oberg, Vice Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), during her visit UT to share information about AFRL’s new Science & Technology 2030 initiative, including current and future research opportunities with the Air Force, Tuesday, May 1.

Launched in September 2017 by Secretary of the US Air Force Heather Wilson, the 2030 initiative is in preparation of a new science and technology strategy that begins with outreach events like Oberg’s. AFRL has scheduled several such events at universities around the country to listen to “cutting-edge science and technology ideas for basic and applied research, as well as ideas on best practices to support innovative research organizations.”

Oberg’s presentation is open to faculty and graduate students. Those interested in attending her presentation can register here.

When: Tuesday, May 1, from 8-9:15 a.m.

Where: 405 John D. Tickle Building

 


Office of Naval Research (ONR), will give a presentation about ONR interests and working with ONR.

Schuette leads the Office of Research, which manages a number of basic and applied research programs including the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), Basic Research Challenge, and Young Investigator Program (YIP). His office also oversees the Summer Faculty Research and Sabbatical Leave programs for eligible science and engineering faculty members.

When: Tuesday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Blount Hall, Room A004

Schuette’s talk promises to offer valuable insights on U.S. Navy research priorities as well as means to engage with ONR. All interested faculty are invited to attend.