Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Po-Hao Adam Huang
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Dumitru (Micky) Caruntu
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
U. S. Naval Research Laboratory
In this forum, National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide various avenues for the IMECE community to interact with program directors from the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Division and the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Division. The track includes networking breakfast, panels on new NSF research opportunities, a proposal writing workshop, 1-on-1 meetings with NSF program directors, and a student-centered IMECE-wide poster session for NSF-funded research.
This NSF-sponsored hot breakfast will open to all attendees, particularly minority and underrepresent groups, untenured faculty members, and close-to-graduation students. Each table will have a theme (e.g. "The First Year as a Professor" or "Increasing Diversity in Academic Settings") with a mentor/moderator.
Panels: "New NSF Research Opportunities"
Representatives from CBET will introduce new funding opportunities and current NS opportunities from their respective divisions and have a live Q&A with the audience about the opportunities. These presentations will be of greatest benefit to current faculty members (all ranks) at US Institutions.
- NSF - Dynamics, Control, and System Diagnostics
This presentation will introduce the NSF Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) program and describe changes to its funding priorities that aim to promote the fundamental science and engineering of dynamic systems to advance solutions to urgent societal problems, while also broadening participation from investigators that are currently underrepresented in STEM and the institutions that serve them.
NSF (National Science Foundation) CMMI Representatives from CMMI will introduce new funding opportunities and current NSF opportunities from their respective divisions and have a live Q&A with the audience about the opportunities. These presentations will be of greatest benefit to current faculty members (all ranks) at US Institutions.
One-on-Ones With NSF Program Directors
Faculty members at U.S. institutions will have an opportunity to discuss specific research concepts with Program Directors from the area of their choice. Program Directors representing various aspects of CMMI and CBET will be available. The meeting time of 20 minutes demand that the PIs come prepared with their talking points.
Proposal Writing Workshop
In this workshop, the fundamentals of grant proposal writing for the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be covered. Participants will learn about key topics, including the components of a successful proposal and finding the right home for the research. Critical aspects of the merit review process will be presented. This workshop is geared towards early career and aspiring investigators at U.S. institutions seeking to understand the NSF merit review process, although the information provided will be valuable to principal investigators in any stage of their career seeking to learn more about proposal writing.
NSF Student Poster Competition
Students and graduates are invited to present and/or compete with their posters based on work from NSF-funded research. This forum provides the students an opportunity to disseminate their research to their junior, peer, senior, and experts-in-the-field colleagues. IMECE provides the unique environment for students to interact with fellow researchers from single-focus, multidisciplinary, and/or international backgrounds. The track is divided into the topics of (1) NSF-funded research grants/programs and (2) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs).
16-1 Poster Session: NSF-funded Research (Grad & Undergrad)
16-2 Poster Session: NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
(Select NSF Poster Presentation as your submission type. Do not submit to any other topics than what is listed above. We will not re-assign your submissions at the 11th hour.)
Both topics will be held simultaneous at the same venue to encourage networking and sharing of information by the participants. Awards will be presented to recognize and rank the outstanding posters and presenters. Judging of the posters will be made on-site. The Track Organizers will provide additional information after abstract acceptance, including poster format and the availability of limited travel grants.
All NSF-funded research and REU students are welcomed to present their posters at Track 16, with additional requirements for those wishing to be included in the competition. Qualifications for the competition include lead author, who must also be the presenting author, must be a currently registered student (undergraduate or graduate level) or has recently graduated (within 1 year from graduation date). Work must be primarily based on efforts from the past 2 years and majority funding source sponsored by NSF (such as research, educational, fellowship, or SBIR/STTR program). If there is travel grant award money available, then authors will be provided the information associated with competition entry and limited travel award application for supplementing travel costs in early July.
Forms and Information
After abstract acceptance, the competition General Information Packet, supplemental travel grant application form, templates for posters, and all relevant forms and templates will be available for download.
If you are interested to serve as a judge (no students allowed) for the poster session, please contact the Track Organizers at email@example.com and provide your name, email address, and work affiliation.
Abstract Submission: June 23
Abstract Acceptance Notification: July 10
Poster Registration and Submission of electronic posters and supplemental Travel Grant Application (TGA):
• August 3: If presenting another submission in the regular technical program
• August 21: If only presenting in the NSF Poster Track
Supplemental Travel Grant Selectee (TGS) Notification: September 7
Undergraduate Research and Design Expo Student Poster Competition
The IMECE Undergraduate Research and Design Exposition is a poster forum that provides undergraduate mechanical engineering students with a professional and technical forum for presenting their research, design project, and other engineering solutions and endeavors. IMECE provides the unique environment for students to interact with fellow researchers from single-focus, multidisciplinary, and/or international backgrounds. Interested students should submit an abstract by September 8th. Posters will be judged based on the submitted poster and video. ASME is sponsoring monetary awards for first, second and third place.
Abstract Requirements: Abstracts should be submitted using the IMECE webtool. Login as an "Author/Organizer" and then click the button to submit an abstract. You must submit your abstract to the "Undergraduate Research and Design Expo Student Poster Competition" track. The abstract should be 400-600 words long and should include the following elements: An introduction that provides the motivation and purpose of the research. The contribution of the work toward advancing science and/or engineering. The methodology used (e.g., experimental techniques, analytical, computational, etc.). Preliminary results and conclusions. A minimum of one student author per poster must register after the abstract is accepted. The student registrant will be provided access to the conference. Please note that this is a POSTER PRESENTATION competition, only. A paper is not required, nor will it be accepted or will it be an option.
NSF - Dynamics, Controls, and Cognition Cluster
Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 8:30 - 9:30am
This presentation will introduce the NSF Dynamics, Controls and Cognition (DCC) cluster of programs and describe how its funding priorities aim to promote the fundamental science and engineering of dynamic systems, robotics, and human-machine collaborations to advance solutions to urgent societal problems, while also broadening participation from investigators that are currently underrepresented in STEM and the institutions that serve them.
Dumitru 'Micky' Caruntu
General Congress Chair IMECE 2023
Professor, Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory,
and Graduate Program Coordinator,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Program Director for the Program in Dynamics, Control and
Systems Diagnostics in the Division of Civil, Mechanical and
National Science Foundation
Program Director for the Program in Mind, Machine and
Motor Nexus (M3X) in the Division of Civil, Mechanical and
National Science Foundation