Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) Call for Nominations
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are now accepting nominations for PAESMEM, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. We seek individuals and organizations that have demonstrated at least five years of excellence in mentoring students, trainees, and/or early career scientists and engineers from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, and persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. PAESMEM awardees receive a $10,000 award and participate in recognition events and meetings with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) policy leaders in Washington, D.C.There are two types of PAESMEM awards:
Please consider nominating yourself, your organization, or your exceptional colleagues for this prestigious honor. The award opportunity is open to all sectors with STEM mentoring activities.
Webinars are scheduled from now until June. You may register for a free webinar at https://nsfevents.webex.com. Complete nominations are due on June 19, 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact the PAESMEM team via email at PAESMEM@nsf.gov or visit http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5473 for more information about the program and preparing nomination materials.
Are You Up to the Challenge? $300,000 in Prizes for National Competition to Design a Wearable Alcohol Biosensor
Wearable health trackers are quickly moving into the mainstream. But what if you could monitor your drinking across the week as easily as your steps, calories, and sleep cycle? A personal device that could measure blood alcohol level in real-time would be invaluable to scientists who study alcohol use and to individuals just looking to track their own drinking habits.
Obituary: Robert Plonsey
Robert "Bob" Plonsey died on March 14, 2015 at the age of 90 in Chapel Hill, NC. Bob will be remembered for his numerous and important contributions to the field of biophysics, particularly the understanding of the origin of biopotentials recorded from heart, muscle and nerve tissue.
2015 EMBS Summer Schools
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