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List of Announcements (details below):

  * VSE in the News
  * Photo of the Week
  * Funding Opportunity:High-End Instrumentation (NIH)
  * Funding Opportunity:Airport Cooperative Research Program … (TRB)

Because of the winter break, the next installment of News of the Week 
will be on Monday, January 9, 2017.


*VSE in the News*

Here is a list of news stories about VSE that have been posted:

Beyond Mason

  * Bloomberg: Mason’s F. Brett Berlin says Trump’s Commerce Secretary
    pick Wilbur Ross needs to be on the cutting edge of innovation and
    technology. <https://www.bna.com/tech-frets-trump-n73014448443/>__
  * Fairfax Times: Bioengineering professor Nitin Agrawal recently
    received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation
    to develop an anti-cancer therapy in which researchers will induce
    the body to grow more T-cells. This article originally appeared in
    Mason News.

On the News at Mason page (https://www2.gmu.edu/news)

  * Mason's Danny Menasce receives Outstanding Faculty Award from the
    state <https://www2.gmu.edu/news/314331>:Danny Menasce, a University
    Professor of computer science at George Mason University, is a
    recipient of a 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council
    of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

On the Volgenau site (https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/latest-news)

  * Elizabeth Johnson joins prestigious group of content creators for
    U.S. Census Bureau education program
    <https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/313861>. Census Bureau experts and
    eight content teams, who are teachers and experts in K-12 education
    and curriculum design selected from hundreds of applicants
    nationwide collaborated to create the resource.
  * Campus gardens provide natural laboratory for collecting
    environmental data <https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/314171>. Viviana
    Maggioni and a team of faculty and students are developing a
    wireless sensor web to monitor changing weather conditions on the
    Fairfax campus.

If you have suggestions for other stories, please submit them to Martha 
Bushong, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.


*Photo of the Week*


Students Adam Johnson, Kevin Bryant, Case Hassak, and Jason 
Schwarzwalder, from Engr 107, show off their completed hydraulics 
project. The idea is to fill “vessels” (i.e., cups) on various “planes” 
with a set quantity of water in a set sequence. There are also more 
complex events - including injecting some food coloring, mixing it with 
the water, and dumping the mixture into a third container.


*Funding Opportunity:High-End Instrumentation (NIH)*

Opportunity Title:High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)
Sponsor:Office of Research Infrastructure Programs/NIH/DHHS
Deadline Date:31-May-2017
Program URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-076.html

Synopsis:Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) invites 
applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or 
upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available 
instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $600,001. The 
maximum award is $2,000,000. Types of instruments supported include, but 
are not limited to: X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic 
resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, 
biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and 
biomedical imagers. This FOA will use the NIH S10 Biomedical Research 
Support Shared Instrumentation Grants award mechanism.


*Funding Opportunity:Airport Cooperative Research Program … (TRB)*

Opportunity Title:Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) - 
Improving AEDT Modeling for Aircraft Noise Reflection and Diffraction 
from Terrain and Manmade Structures
Sponsor:Transportation Research Board
Sponsor Number:ACRP 02-79 [RFP]
Deadline Date:03-Feb-2017
Program URL: 

Synopsis:The Transportation Research Board's Airport Cooperative 
Research Program (ACRP) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to 
develop, evaluate, and recommend method(s) to account for aircraft noise 
reflection and diffraction due to terrain and manmade structures for 
incorporation in AEDT.The method(s) should account for ground and 
airborne aircraft operations. Recommended method(s) must be 
non-proprietary and based on open-source software.


Stephen G. Nash
Senior Associate Dean
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2500
Mailstop 5C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

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