UW Bothell brings NSF Day to Washington state

March 23, 2015

CONTACT: Lisa Hall, 425-352-5461, lhall7@uw.edu

UW Bothell brings NSF Day to Washington state


The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Washington Bothell will host NSF Day on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the UW Bothell campus. This is a rare behind-the-scenes look at how NSF works and how to submit fundable proposals.

This one day workshop is geared toward early career and tenure track faculty and will teach them how to better compete for research dollars that enable their projects in science, engineering and education.

The Foundation will use lectures and interactive sessions to share valuable information with participants from Oregon, California, Idaho and Washington. NSF representatives will provide background on its mission, priorities, and budget as well as an overview on proposal writing. Participants are expected to take away a greater understanding of NSF’s merit review process and programs that fall within the Foundation’s seven scientific and engineering directorates, as well as funding opportunities that cross disciplinary boundaries.

In addition to the overview workshops, NSF representatives will host discipline specific breakout sessions to personally engage in discussions with attendees.

Representatives Suzan DelBene and Rick Larsen led the Washington congressional delegation in helping UW Bothell bring the NSF to Washington. Both DelBene and Larsen will speak at NSF Day events.

Recent NSF funding received by UW Bothell researchers include CAREER awards for Kristina Hillesland, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Microbial Evolution and Evolutionary Ecology; Hazel U. Asuncion, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Computing and Software Systems; and Carrie Tzou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Education. They also include the UW Bothell’s first Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program and a major three year grant for Dan Jaffe, Ph.D. and his researchers to continue measurements at Mount Bachelor Observatory to understand the sources of ozone and particulate matter in the western U.S.

About UW Bothell: With more than 45 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and critical thinking. UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.

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