CSA position open for current
BHSU employees - top
The following Career Service position is open and limited to current
employees of Black Hills State University:
- Secretary with keyboarding, Residence Life
For more information, contact the Human Resources office or view the
ad on the Human Resources
Higher Ed Center officially opens
Members of the South Dakota Board of
Regents and representatives from the four universities collaborating at
the Higher Education Center – West River were on hand this week for the
official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Higher Education Center - West
River was established to provide a "one-stop shop" for all West River
area students considering enrolling in higher educational programs at
the undergraduate and graduate level. Among those participating in the
ribbon cutting were: Dr. Charles Ruch, president of South Dakota School
of Mines and Technology; Dr. Tad Perry, executive director of the S.D.
Board of Regents; Dean Krogman, secretary of the S.D. Board of Regents;
Dr. Thomas Flickema, president of Black Hills State University and Pat
LeBrun, member of the S.D. Board of Regents.
West River residents who want to pursue their higher education goals
now have an easy, efficient way to find the information they need,
thanks to the Higher Education Center — West River.
South Dakota Board of Regents members and representatives from the
four participating universities took part in an official ribbon-cutting
ceremony to open the center this week. The center is located at 515 West
Blvd. in Rapid City.
The Higher Education Center - West River was established to provide a
"one-stop shop" for all West River area students considering enrolling
in higher educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.
The purpose of the center is to provide a cooperative and
collaborative effort from the participating universities — Black Hills
State, School of Mines, University of South Dakota and South Dakota
State — to meet the needs of students.
“We are providing a coordinated effort for course offerings for all
residents in this area,” Dr. Dean Myers, vice president for academic
affairs at BHSU and director of the center, said. “By contacting the
center, students can get information about financial aid, apply to the
universities and meet with representatives from the schools. The center
is designed to handle all of their needs.”
The center is striving to be responsive to the needs of residents in
the entire West River region. One of the first tasks for the center will
be assessing what those needs are and formulating a plan to meet them.
The center plans to conduct market research to find out what programs
are needed and what needs are currently not being met.
“We are looking at how we can be more efficient in offering higher
education options,” Myers said.
The center will work as a clearinghouse to avoid duplicate coursework
and facilitate a plan to share professors for courses offered by
separate universities. The center's location near downtown Rapid City
includes more than a dozen offices and a large classroom and houses
representatives from several universities.
The center is under the direction of a consortium composed of BHSU
President Dr. Thomas Flickema and School of Mines President Dr. Charles
Ruch as well as Dr. Tad Perry, executive director of the South Dakota
Board of Regents.
“This is an important step for the state university system,” Ruch
said. “Helping students succeed in life is the goal of every university,
and we think this center will help more students reach that dream.”
“That's absolutely correct,” Flickema agreed. “The whole purpose of
the Higher Education Center is to provide the best possible service to
current and potential students.”
BHSU offers virtual
librarians to assist students - top
Scott Ahola is one of several BHSU
librarians participating a new program which provides students with the
opportunity to “chat” online to access information about library
Black Hills State University now provides “virtual
librarians” to chat with students online to advise them about using
The new program “Ask the Librarians – LIVE” is staffed
by reference librarians at BHSU as well as Dakota State University,
Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
and South Dakota State University. The program originally began as a
result of a grant at Dakota State.
The librarians are available to “chat” and interact
online with students Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
except during holidays.
Scott Ahola, acquisition librarian at BHSU, says the
service was made available to BHSU students so that current students,
many of whom use internet chat features regularly, can learn to use
library resources more efficiently.
Student inquiries are handled using NetAgent software
which doesn’t require users to download any software to their computers.
Ahola noted that assistance is provided for the following types of
information inquires: brief instructions in the use of library catalogs
and other library databases; directions to web pages; suggestions for
other printed and electronic resources; as well as reference to other
librarians for specific help. He said most “virtual librarian”
conversations are completed in 15 minutes or less.
“It’s been kind of fun to have a conversation online
with students,” Barb Chrisman, one of the BHSU librarians who
participate the program, said. “The students are very appreciative to
have someone live to help them. A lot of times, students aren’t aware of
what is available, and sometimes people don’t feel comfortable asking
questions in person. Now they can ask questions and get information
right from their computer.” She noted the service is especially helpful
for distance education students or those who are not able to come to the
campus library on a regular basis.
To use the service, students should access the BHSU
web page at www.bhsu.edu, then chose
library from the list of links on the left. The virtual librarian link
is located on the top of the library page.
For more information check the website or contact
Ahola at 642-6359.
Hills Research Symposium will be held March 29 - top
Black Hills State University faculty and students will present
scholarly works at the annual Black Hills Research Symposium Tuesday,
March 29 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket
Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.
The symposium, a conference celebrating scholarly work across
disciplines, will feature oral presentations and poster displays. Poster
presenters will be available for discussion between noon and 1 p.m.
Keynote speaker Dr. William Foley, professor emeritus of history at
Central Missouri State University and the author and editor of numerous
books, including Wilderness Journey: The Life of William Clark,
and The First Chouteaus: River Barons of Early St. Louis, will
present “Lewis and Clark’s American Travels: The View from Britain” from
11 a.m. to noon in the Jacket Legacy Room. In the presentation, he will
use his research from the British Library and the Public Record Office
in London to explore British reactions to the Lewis and Clark
According to Dr. Holly Downing, dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences at BHSU, the Black Hills Research Symposium provides a great
opportunity to learn about the scholarly pursuits of BHSU faculty
members and students.
The symposium is open to the public at no cost. For more information,
call the College of Arts and Sciences at 642-6056.
Dakota Chamber Orchestra concert
will showcase students - top
The Dakota Chamber Orchestra, in residence on the
campus of Black Hills State University, will present a student showcase
concert, featuring three BHSU students and one area high school student,
Sunday, April 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the recital hall in Clare and Josef
The concert will feature solos by Belle Fourche High
School senior Katie Sowers, and BHSU students Amanda Scott, Jennifer
Bailey and Erin Talsma.
Sowers will be featured on the first movement of
Vivaldi’s Spring Concerto. Scott, a sophomore music major from
Custer, will perform all three movements of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto
in Eb. Bailey, a senior music major from Lead, will play the first
movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major. Talsma, a
senior music major from Spearfish, will sing Laudemus Te from
Mozart’s Mass in C.
Mr. Christopher Hahn, BHSU music instructor, will
conduct the majority of the program. Dr. Randall Royer, BHSU associate
professor of music and music director for the Dakota Chamber Orchestra,
will conduct the Vivaldi performance.
The concert is open to the public at no cost; however,
donations for music scholarships will be accepted at the door. For more
information, contact Royer at 642-6255.
BHSU organizations plan Thai
dinner fundraiser - top
Members of the Black Hills State
University department of management and marketing and the BHSU Tourism
and Hospitality Management Club will host a Thai dinner fundraiser
Tuesday, April 12 at the Bay Leaf Café in Spearfish. Organizers of the
event are sitting, left to right: Emily Shank, Nichole Berdan, Siriporn
Sujithamrak, Jobeth Stenerson, and Miranda Hansen. Standing, left to
right, are: Jesse Julius, Andrew Coppersmith, Sara Blakeman, Michelle
Donlan, Jason Fall, Matthew Blair, Anna Vandegrift, and French Bryan,
owner of the Bay Leaf Café. Not pictured are: Melissa Belcher, Timothy
Johnson, Yuko Makita, Jeremy Sabers, Michael Stormer, Patrick Clausen,
Tashina LaVallie, Joe Small Rodgriguez, Natasha Urinko, and Ryan
The Black Hills State University department of
management and marketing and the BHSU Tourism and Hospitality Management
Club will celebrate Thailand’s New Year’s Eve with a Thai dinner
Tuesday, April 12. Two sittings will be held; the first will be from
4:30 to 7 p.m. and the second will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The dinner, which will be held at the Bay Leaf Café,
126 West Hudson Street in Spearfish, will serve as a fundraiser for the
Thailand Red Cross Children’s Fund, which is currently helping victims
of the tsunami that struck Thailand and several other countries in
December 2004. Proceeds will also benefit the BHSU Tourism and
Hospitality Management Club.
Dr. Siriporn Sujithamrak, a native of Thailand and an
assistant professor in the College of Business and Technology at BHSU,
is the Tourism and Hospitality Management Club advisor. According to
Sujithamrak, Thailand celebrates New Year’s Eve as a time for family
gathering and reunion. The BHSU Thai dinner will feature this family
gathering atmosphere while several famous Thai dishes are served.
The cost of the dinner is $18 per person. Reservations
are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call the
Bay Leaf Café at 642-5462 or Sujithamrak at 642-6702.
Sixteen inducted into Sigma
Beta Delta - top
Several Black Hills State University
students were recently inducted into the BHSU chapter of Sigma Beta
Delta. The students honored were front row, left to right: Emily Harvey,
Danielle Jensen, and Stephanie Marty. Back row, left to right: Susan
Schofield, Erin Schroeder, Scott Lindeman, Kari Kramlich, Samantha
Cripps, and Jennifer Phillips. Not pictured: Leah Bifulco, Abby Monnens,
KyLee Schaefer, Joanie Flottmeyer, Kelly Langer, Jennifer Newth, and
Sixteen Black Hills State University students were
recently inducted into the BHSU chapter of Sigma Beta Delta.
Sigma Beta Delta, an international honor society in
business, management, and administration, was established to honor
students who have attained superior records in business programs in
schools and colleges with regional accreditation.
Dr. Amin Sarkar, dean of College of Business and
Technology, welcomed the initiates and awarded them with certificates
and keys. The students honored were: Emily Harvey, a senior from Rapid
City majoring in professional accountancy; Danielle Jensen, a senior
from Lake Preston majoring in professional accountancy; Stephanie Marty,
a senior from Sundance, Wyo., majoring in accounting; Susan Schofield a
senior from Black Hawk majoring in management; Erin Schroeder, a junior
from Spearfish majoring in management; Scott Lindeman, a junior from
Glenham majoring in management; Kari Kramlich, a junior from Eureka
majoring in professional accountancy; Samantha Cripps, a junior from
Wright, Wyo. majoring in business education; Jennifer Phillips, a senior
from Sturgis majoring in management; Leah Bifulco, a junior from Sturgis
majoring in accounting; Abby Monnens, a junior from Hazel majoring in
accounting; KyLee Schaefer, a junior from Platte majoring in business
education; Joanie Flottmeyer, a senior from Pierre majoring in
accounting; Kelly Langer, a senior from Spearfish majoring in
accounting; Jennifer Newth, a senior from Rapid City majoring in
accounting; and Scott Biggin, a graduate student from Deadwood with a
major in business services management.
National photography competition
honors BHSU students - top
This photograph by
Victoria Spaid is among the 19 by
BHSU students that were chosen as finalists in the College Photographers
Competition by Photographers Forum Magazine and will be published
in the 2005 Best of College Photography Annual this June.
Nineteen Black Hills State University photography
students were chosen as finalists in the 25th Annual College
Photographers Competition by Photographers Forum Magazine.
BHSU students named as finalists were Seth Gudmunson,
a junior communication arts major from Watertown; Victoria Spaid, a
junior communication arts major from Lead; Heidi Newland, a junior mass
communications major from Rapid City: Shawna Norman, a senior art major
from Spearfish; Amanda Blake, a junior English major from Spearfish;
Nicole Von Eye, a junior mass communications major from Rapid City;
Casey Van Sickle, a senior art major from Spearfish; Elizabeth Verhey, a
senior communication arts major from Rapid City; Cariann Drake, a junior
biology major from Mitchell; Mike Brick, a senior mass communications
major from Spearfish; Janette Hettick, a senior mass communications
major from Roscoe; Michael Brennan, a senior from Spearfish; Wendy
Pitlick, a senior mass communications major from Spearfish; Christi
Smith, a senior mass communications major from Faith; Cassie Knutson, a
senior art major from Ft. Collins, Colo.; Cara Stahlecker, a senior mass
communications major from Yankton; Sheri Furchner, a junior mass
communications major from Rapid City; Jaimie Braun, a senior mass
communications major from Gregory; and Janeen Canfield, a senior English
major from Spearfish.
The annual competition, which is sponsored by the
Nikon camera company, draws submissions from art schools and
universities from across the United States and Canada. According to
Steve Babbitt, associate professor of photography at BHSU, more than
30,000 photographs were submitted for this year’s competition. The top
five percent of the entries submitted were chosen as finalists. Babbitt
noted that BHSU was the only university in the state that had students
qualify as finalists.
“Competing against the nation’s finest art and
photography schools, BHSU students have dramatically increased their
standings in the competition over the past four years,” Babbitt said.
“In 2002 only one BHSU student was chosen as a finalist. This year 19
BHSU students were chosen as finalists,” Babbitt said.
The photographs chosen as finalists will appear in the
2005 Best of College Photography Annual to be published in June by
Photographers Forum Magazine and Serbin Communications.
Student groups recognized by
Board of Regents - top
The South Dakota Board of Regents recently presented
awards to student organizations from South Dakota School of Mines and
Technology and Black Hills State University.
The BHSU student groups that were recognized are:
- Award for Academic Excellence –
Scientia serves BHSU through science-oriented activities, student
leadership, and campus involvement. Scientia students recently
presented their research projects at the South Dakota Academy of
Science Symposium. Members also volunteered to assist with NASA
Space Days and the Cecil Haight Arboretum Project. They work with
the campus recycling program, campus Quiz Bowl, and other university
- Community Service Award – CURE (the
Community-University-Resource-Exchange) at BHSU creates volunteer
links between the campus and surrounding communities. Campus
volunteers are connected to community, organization, or individual
needs in the Northern Hills area. This year, CURE sponsored the
first community-wide Make a Difference Day in the Spearfish area,
organizing more than 30 service learning projects that involved
- Award for Organizational Leadership –
Bones Anime at BHSU educates people about Japanese animation, known
as anime. The group also promotes Japanese culture and language.
Each month, members hold writing, drawing, or trivia contests to
increase their knowledge and commitment to the organization. The
club created a professional monthly newsletter that features
in-depth articles about the art of anime.
“The students in these organizations deserve our
recognition,” said Dr. Judith Haislett, vice president for student life
at BHSU. “These students not only focus on their classes and building a
career, but also have made time to serve the community, educate us about
other cultures and model academic excellence. We are very proud of
The SDSM&T groups recognized were:
- Award for Academic Excellence – The
Residence Hall Association fosters a positive and safe living
environment for more than 500 students on the Tech campus. The
association helps set policies for residence halls, as well as
planning activities and events to get students more involved in
residence life. Last fall, undergraduates living in Tech residence
halls earned an average GPA of 2.965, which was .231 higher than the
campus-wide undergraduate average.
- Community Service Award – The SDSM&T
Student Association created the “Miner Project” as a team building
community service project. Student senators have planted flowers at
a children’s home, cleaned up trash on the Rapid City Regional
Hospital grounds, volunteered at the public library, conducted a
campus-wide cleanup, and helped raise funds for tsunami victims.
- Award for Organizational Leadership – The
SDSM&T Student Chapter of Materials Advantage includes the American
Society for Minerals; the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society;
the American Ceramic Society; and the Society for the Advancement of
Material and Process Engineering. The chapter is devoted to the
professional development of materials and metallurgical engineering
students. The group sponsors seminars and uses demonstrations to
interest K-12 students in these fields of study. Student membership
in the chapter increased by 40 percent last fall.
Debate team brings home wins
The Black Hills State University debate squad finished
their competitive season with an impressive showing at the Golden Eagle
Invitational tournament at Cheyenne, Wyo.
Cumulative speaker points earned Gina Soriano, a
senior mass communications major from Spearfish, the first place speaker
award. Jake Bobby, a speech major from Bowdle, placed third in the
Competing against a field of eight schools from four
states, the BHSU varsity team comprised of Bobby and teammate Luke
Edwards, a senior speech major from Sundance, Wyo., qualified for the
semifinal rounds which they lost to a team from Sheridan College on a
BHSU fielded the most successful team in the
preliminary rounds. Dallas Olson, a senior speech major from Bowdle,
teamed with Paul Eisenbraun, a sophomore speech major from Gordon, Neb.,
to compile seven victories and only one defeat. They failed to qualify
for the elimination rounds due to a tabulation error that went
undiscovered until the tournament was over.
Two other teams were both only one victory from
qualifying for elimination rounds. These teams include: Soriano and
Megan Mohr, a senior psychology major from Hosmer; and Teri Nelson, a
senior mass communications major from Sturgis; and Tony Wachs, a senior
political science major from Aberdeen.
Debate coach Charles Follette, BHSU speech professor,
praised the students for their quality performances.
“In light of funding constraints which have reduced
the team’s travel to less than half of the opponents’, I was more than
satisfied with the squad’s performance,” Follette said.
Dakota String Quartet performs in
Meier Hall - top
String Quartet members Doosook Kim on violin, Magdalena Modzelewska on
violin, Fei Chen on viola and Phoebe Dalton on cello perform during a
recent concert in Meier Hall. The quartet presented music by Vivaldi and
Based in Sioux Falls, these highly-trained, professional musicians
from the South Dakota Symphony tour the state and region to help
students master their instruments and broaden their appreciation for
classical music. In addition to the BHSU concert, the quartet also
performed in area schools last week.
Committee minutes - top
The University Assessment Committee met Monday, March 14 at 1 p.m. in
the Meier Hall Conference Room.
Present were Earley, Siewert, D. Wessel, Strand, Alsup, and Sarkar.
C. Cremean, Hagerty, and S. Hupp were absent.
The committee reviewed the following annual assessment reports:
- Bachelor of Applied Technical Science (BATS) - Approved
with the recommendation that next year's report break out the
numbers specific to the BATS program.
- Technology Education Major - Approved with the
recommendation that next year's report break out the numbers
specific to that program.
- Technology Major - Approved with the recommendation that
next year's report break out the numbers specific to that program.
- Business Education - Approved.
- Business Administration - Approved and applauded as a
model for other reports.
- Professional Accountancy - Approved.
- Chemistry - Approved.
- Outdoor Education - Approved with the agreement that the
rewriting of the exit exam should be done in a manner to include
questions specifically addressing course content.
The next meeting will be Monday, March 21 at 1 p.m. in the Meier Hall
Conference Room. Reports to be considered are English, Environmental
Physical Science, Physical Education, Physical Science, Psychology, and
Graduate Council minutes
The Graduate Council met Tuesday, March 22 at 3:30
Present were Earley, Biggin, Dana, Fuller, Molseed,
Ahmad, and B. Smith. Austin, Mackin, and Erickson were absent.
Master of science in business services management (MSBSM):
Dana explained the proposed changes to the MSBSM which
- Changing the title from MSBSM to master of
science in business management (msbm).
- Reducing the required hours from 36 to 33.
- Dropping the word "service" from course
- Changing the content of courses to better prepare
students for the master's degree.
- Making it a better fit for the faculty we have in
terms of courses and expertise.
The council agreed that they would have until
Wednesday, March 30 to vote by e-mail on the changes.
Master of science in curriculum and
Molseed explained that the graduate faculty in the
college of education are creating new cohorts. They also are
re-emphasizing the importance of the portfolio as a part of the degree.
Master of science in integrative genomics (MSIG):
Smith explained that the biology faculty were still
waiting for a response to their offer of joint sponsorship of the degree
with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
The next meeting is Tuesday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Faculty Senate minutes
The Faculty Senate met Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 3:15 p.m.
Members present were: Kristi Pearce, Randall Royer,
Barbara Chrisman, Steve Andersen, Curtis Card, Jim Hesson, Micheline
Hickenbotham, Roger Miller, Christine Shearer-Cremean, Sharon Strand,
and Ian Laber (Student Senate representative).
Dr. Flickema attended as an invited guest to discuss
campus issues with the Faculty Senate. Issues discussed included the
miscommunication between administrators involved with general education
mandates and the general faculty; the lack of communication related to
changes in administrative structure in Woodburn; the current benefits
package as a legislative issue of concern to the institution and other
state employees; the position of Black Hills State University as the
third largest state institution without the appropriate financial
recognition; salary improvement; the success of our students in
statewide tests (fourth with South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
(S.D. Tech) first); the importance of the Faculty Senate's annual
selection of the Distinguished Faculty member; Dr. Myer’s position as
permanent vice president of Academic Affairs; Myers responsibility for
the West River Education Center in Rapid City; the president’s
perception of the purpose of Faculty Senate; and the invitation for the
Faculty Senate to review its organizational structure.
Following the discussion with Flickema, the Faculty
Senate proceeded through a short meeting. The agenda was approved, and
the minutes of the Feb. 2 meeting were accepted.
Hickenbotham reported on the final plans for the joint
Student-Faculty Senate Forum. She asked for help to complete advertising
posters. Pearce will do this.
Pearce reported on the need for marshals for May
graduation. Dr. Chrysler will be asked to join Hesson, Miller and Strand
for this duty.
Laber reported on the experiences of the six
students who attended the Students for Higher Education Days(SHED). They attended the Student Federation meeting
and learned that the operating account for BHSU Student Senate is the
smallest in the system. They also learned that the SDSU Student Senate pays
for a lawyer to help students with legal issues that arise. Dr. Perry
asked the students to lobby for higher education. They were told that
vocational schools will have faculty from four-year institutions teaching
courses so that the courses will transfer to the four-year institutions.
Although the location in the basement of the Capitol was not very
suitable, BHSU student senators and the Rodeo Club joined
together to hand out jerky in the Capitol. While in Pierre, the students
talked with Lawrence County House members Hills and Turbiville. At the
meeting with the Governor on Monday evening, Black Hills students asked
most of the questions—2010 funds, university closings, etc. It appears
that SDSU took all university banners back to their campus so the BHSU
banner will need to be retrieved from them.
- The Assessment Committee will continue to review assessment documents from
the departments. Changes are limited this time around; however,
sociology will be revising curriculum and aligning tests to go with
current course content.
- The Strategic Planning Committee is continuing to review budget presentations.
Chief Information Officer Arnie Hemmingson’s area reported most recently. His
area includes the computer center, graphics & media, instructional design,
and the library.
- The Library Committee has met with Myers. He has asked that the
committee provide him with some concrete suggestions on what needs to be
done to enhance the library collections.
The meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Chrisman, recording
announced - top
Below are the program materials received in the Grants Office,
Woodburn 309, through March 18. For copies of the information, contact
the office at 642-6204 or e-mail requests to
information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near
the information desk.
National Lakes Assessment Planning Project (NLAPP)
The National Lakes Assessment Planning Project (NLAPP) is a program
of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Office of Wetlands,
Oceans and Watersheds. The National Lakes Assessment Planning Project (NLAPP)
cooperative agreements will provide eligible applicants an opportunity
to develop pilot projects to design a national lakes assessment. “Lakes”
in this request for proposals (RFP) shall include lakes, reservoirs and
ponds but exclude the Great Lakes. These projects may include
evaluations of various indicators of lake condition (e.g., physical,
chemical, biological integrity, fishable and swimmable goals of the
Clean Water Act (CWA), sampling methods (e.g., field and lab protocols,
remote sensing, etc.), interpretation tools (e.g., classification and
reference condition, matrices, indices, models, etc.) and organization
of expert conferences and workshops.
Deadline: The deadline for the EPA receipt of proposals is
April 17 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Proposals received after
this deadline will not be considered. For details see the
Notice of FY 2005
Request for Proposals (RFP) for the National Lakes Assessment Planning
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Science Education
Partnership Award (SEPA)
The National Center for Research Resources (of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health) invites
applications for Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA) programs
whose goals are to foster the development of novel programs to improve
K-12 and the general public's understanding of the clinical trial
process as well as the health science advances stemming from National
Institutes of Health (NIH) funded clinical and basic research. The SEPA
program supports the creation of innovative partnerships between
biomedical and clinical researchers and K-12 teachers and schools,
museum and science center educators, media experts, and other interested
educational organizations. Particular importance will be given to SEPA
applications that target K-12 science educational topics that may not be
addressed by existing science curricula, community-based or media
Deadline: May 18. Complete information and requirements are
DDDAS: Dynamic Data Driven Applications Systems (NSF)
Information technology-enabled applications/simulations of systems in
science and engineering have become as essential to advances in these
fields as theory and measurement. This triad of approaches is used by
scientists and engineers to analyze the characteristics and predict the
behavior of complex systems and the applications that represent them.
However, accurate and comprehensive analysis and prediction of the
behavior of complex systems over time is difficult. With traditional
simulation and measurement approaches, even elaborate computational
models of such systems produce applications and simulations that diverge
from or fail to predict real system behaviors. This solicitation focuses
explicitly on Dynamic Data Driven Applications Systems (DDDAS), a
promising concept in which the computational and experimental
measurement aspects of a computing application are dynamically
integrated, creating new capabilities in a wide range of science and
engineering application areas. Computational aspects of DDDAS may be
realized on a diverse set of computer platforms including computational
grids, leadership-class supercomputers, mid-range clusters, distributed,
high-throughput computing environments, high-end workstations, and
Deadline: June 13. Details are available at
Teacher Quality Enhancement (TQE) Recruitment Grants for States and
The purpose of this program is to afford an opportunity for states
and partnerships receiving grants to address the challenge of America's
teacher shortage by making significant and lasting systemic changes in
the way that teachers are recruited, prepared and supported to teach in
high-need schools. The Department of Education's goal is that these
systemic changes lead to important improvements to the supply of
well-trained and highly-qualified teachers.
Deadline: May 2. Review the official application notice for
pre-application and application requirements, application submission
information, performance measures, priorities and program contact
information. They are available at
Biological Research Collections
The Biological Research Collections Program of the National Science
Foundation (NSF) provides support for biological collection enhancement,
computerization of specimen-related data, research to develop better
methods for specimen curation and collection management, and activities
such as symposia and workshops to investigate support and management of
biological collections. Biological collections supported include those
housing natural history specimens and jointly curated collections such
as frozen tissues and other physical samples, e.g. DNA libraries and
digital images. Such collections provide the materials necessary for
research in a broad area of biological sciences.
Deadline: July 15. Complete information is available at
Cooperative Activity for Education and Human Resource Development
This is a cooperative effort between the National Science Foundation
(NSF) and the Department of Energy (DoE) Office of Science. To support
the continued leadership of the United States in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and the continued development of a
competitive, diverse STEM workforce, NSF and DoE are implementing
collaboration between the agencies' programs for the development of
human resources in STEM. NSF and DoE will support students and faculty
from eligible NSF projects who are accepted as participants in one of
four DoE initiatives that provide hands-on research opportunities in DoE
national laboratories during the summer: Science Undergraduate Research
Internships (SULI), Faculty and Student Teams (FaST), Community College
Institute of Science and Technology (CCI), and Pre-Service Teacher (PST)
Deadline: April 20. See
details and application instructions.
Students invited to apply
for science/technology entrepreneurship program -
The South Dakota EPSCoR Program, National Science Foundation
Partnerships for Innovation Project, South Dakota Office of
Commercialization, and South Dakota Small Business Innovations Research
Center are sponsoring the South Dakota Science/Technology
Entrepreneurship Program for summer 2005.
Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in South Dakota
universities are eligible to apply for the 10-week Science/Technology
Entrepreneurship Program, which will be held May 26-July 22. All
students will participate in an initial one-week boot-camp in which they
will learn the basics of science/technology entrepreneurship. Students
will be paired with 2010 Research Centers and university-based
researchers for the remainder of their summer experience.
Undergraduate students will receive a $3,000 stipend and graduate
students will receive a $4,000 stipend for the 10-week period. Travel,
lodging, and meals will also be provided to all participants during the
science/technology entrepreneurship boot-camp held the first week.
Complete information and application materials may be obtained at
Applications are due Friday, April 1.