NSF – Advanced Manufacturing Workshop: Preparing the Next Generation of Researchers

Advanced Manufacturing Workshop: Preparing the Next Generation of Researchers

Application Deadline Extended: September 8, 2017 (Apply Now!)

*This workshop is being sponsored by NSF Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC).

*Travel and lodging expenditures will be covered for all selected participants.

The Advanced Manufacturing Workshop: Preparing the Next Generation of Researchers represents a new strategic effort to engage and prepare underrepresented minority (URM) women who have chosen careers in academia. The workshops aim to prepare these women for fundamental engineering research in three primary and promising areas of Advanced Manufacturing:

  • Design of Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Hybrid Manufacturing

The goal of the workshop is to provide theoretical knowledge on surveying, recognizing opportunities, and designing transformative advanced manufacturing research in these areas for underrepresented (African American, Native American, and Hispanic) mid-career engineering faculty. During the three days of the workshop participants will get involved in activities that will lead to,

  • Bringing awareness to innovation needs and relevance of Additive and Hybrid Manufacturing practices in the U.S.
  • Promoting a platform to bring together a network of underrepresented (URM) women faculty in engineering to stimulate interaction amongst themselves towards the development of research in advanced manufacturing.
  • Establishing strategies to counteract obstacles that hinder the career advancement of URM women faculty in engineering.

See the Preliminary Agenda here.

Target Audience: Underrepresented (African American, Native American, and Hispanic) mid-career women engineering faculty.

Click here to apply.

For questions please contact Iris Rivero at rivero@iastate.edu

NSF – Advanced Manufacturing Workshop: Preparing the Next Generation of Researchers

October 16th to 18th, 2017
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa