Program
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
11:05 AM – 11:05 AM

Welcome

Norman FortenberryExecutive Director, American Society for Engineering Education
[Video]

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM

 

Introduction from NSF

Jose Zayas-Castro, Division Director, Division of Engineering Education and Centers, NSF

[Video]

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

 

University President’s Perspective (A University President’s Perspective on What it Takes to be a Successful Gen-4 ERC)

Noelle Cockett, President, Utah State University
Regan Zane, Director, Center for Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE)

[Video]

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

NSF ERC Program Director Panel

Sarit Bhaduri, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Sandra Cruz-Pol, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Dana Denick, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Randy Duran, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Nadia A El-Masry, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Mehdi Ferdowsi, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Deborah Jackson, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Ram Gupta, Expert, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

[Video]

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

 

 

Designing Research for Social Innovation

Sarah Rottenberg, Executive Director, Integrated Product Design, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 

[Slides] [Video]

 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Convergent Research Case Study: NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST)

Veena Misra, Director, Nanosystems Engineering Research Center on Advanced Self-Powered of Integrated Sensors and Technologies

[Slides] [Video]

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

ERC Directors Panel Q&A

John Bischof, Director, Advanced Technologies for Preservation of Biological Systems (ATP-Bio)

Saikat Guha, Director, Center for Quantum Networks (CQN)

Cherie Kagan
, Director, Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture

Regan Zane, Director, Center for Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE)

[Video]

Monday, September 27, 2021
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Goals for the Day

Sandra Cruz-Pol, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

[Video]

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

 

University President’s Perspective (A University President’s Perspective on Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Engineering)

Gilda Barabino, President, Olin College of Engineering

[Video]

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Setting the Stage for Successful Convergence Research

L. Michelle Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer (Acting) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,  Director, Center for Research Strategy National Cancer Institute

[Slides] [Video]

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

 

 

Breakout Session One: 4 Foundational Components of an ERC

Innovation Ecosystem, IE
Sarit Bhaduri
, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Diversity and Culture of Inclusion, DCI
Sandra Cruz-Pol
, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program,

Engineering Workforce Development, EWD
Dana Denick
, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Convergent Research, CR
Randy Duran, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Team Science
Nadia A El-Masry, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Breakout Session Reports

[Video]

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Goals for the Day

Deborah Jackson, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

[Video]

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

 

University President’s Perspective (Grand Challenges Require Innovative Solutions)

Darryll Pines, President, University of Maryland

[Slides] [Video]

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Organizational Systems, Leadership, and Teamwork

Steve W. J. Kozlowski, Professor, University of South Florida

1:05 PM – 1:50 PM

 

 

On Measuring Value and Impacts

Nick Berente, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame

[Slides] [Video]

1:50 PM – 2:20 PM

Diversity and Culture of Inclusion (DCI) Video and Breakout Sessions

Sandra Cruz-Pol, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program,

Dana Denick, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Nadia A El-Masry, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

Mehdi Ferdowsi, Program Director, Engineering Research Center Program, NSF

2:20 PM – 3:05 PM

Critical Elements of an ERC Innovation Ecosystem 

Erik Sander, Executive Director, Florida Engineering Experiment Station

[Slides] [Video]

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Don Millard, Deputy Division Director, NSF [Video]