Speaker Presentations

Monday, May 15, 2006
8:45 am - 10:15 am Plenary Session I: Keynote Lecture
Moderator: Debasish Dutta, Acting Division Director, DGE
Location: Fitzgerald ABC
The Path from Research to Applications -- Deterministic or Opportunistic?
Dr. Herbert Kroemer
2000 Nobel Laureate (Physics)
University of California at Santa Barbara,
Department of Engineering
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Technical sessions
Life Sciences & Engineering (LSE)
Moderator: Rita Teutonico, NSF
Location: Fitzgerald D
How not to be a Dodo: Adventures in ethics, communication, and integrity
- Noel Holbrook, Harvard

Graduate education at the interface of the computational and biological sciences
- Daniel F. Voytas, Iowa State University

Hybrid Neural Microsystems: An Incremental Approach to Interdisciplinary Research Training
- Steve DeWeerth, Georgia Tech
Human Sciences & Engineering (HSE)
Moderator: Patricia White, NSF
Location: Alcott
"Integrating Economics and Environmental Science: Successes and Challenges"
- Charles D. Kolstad, UCSB

Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results
- Marie C. Thursby, Georgia Tech

On Uncertainty associated with emergent technologies
- Daniel Hastings, MIT
Computer Sciences & Engineering (CSE)
Moderator: Sirin Tekinay, NSF
Location: Hemingway 1
Integrative Research on Nonlinear Systems
- John Guckenheimer, Cornell

Interactive Digital Multimedia: A Transdisciplinary Graduate Research Training in Media Arts and Technology
- B. S. Manjunath, UCSB

Incentive-Centered Design for Information and Communication Systems
- Jeff Mackie Mason, University of Michigan
Environmental Sciences & Engineering (ESE)
Moderator: Peter Milne, NSF
Location: Fitzgerald E
Freshwater Sciences Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program
- Amelia K. Ward, University of Alabama

Population, Land Use, and Environment: Bridging Perspectives and Approaches
- Barbara Entwisle, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The new urban ecology: an interdisciplinary research and educational opportunity for earth, life, and social scientists
- Nancy B. Grimm, Arizona State University
Physical Sciences & Engineering (PSE)
Moderator: Alfonso Ortega, NSF
Location: Hemingway 2
THz Science and Technology - A Studio-Based Approach
- Gwo-Ching Wang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Nanoparticle Photovoltaics Research at the IGERT for Nanoparticle Science and Engineering
- Uwe Kortshagen, University of Minnesota

Placing Career Destiny in the Students' Own Hands
- Dana Anderson and Ricki Haddow, U Colorado, Boulder
Material Sciences & Engineering (MSE)
Moderator: Dean Evasius, NSF
Location: Hemingway 3

Drexel + Penn = Success in Nanoscale Science & Engineering
-Yuri Gogotsi, Drexel University

Building leadership for the Nanotechnology workforce of tomorrow
- Marjorie Olmstead, University of Washington

Molecular engineering of microscale devices: Fuel cells, membranes and sensors
- Henk Verweij, Ohio State
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Plenary Session II: International Perspectives
Doctoral Training Programs/Initiatives in EU and Asia

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl, IGERT Coordinating Committee
Location: Fitzgerald ABC
  • Trends and Ambitions in Swedish Research Education
    Dr. Margareta Norell Bergendahl
    Vice President KTH, Sweden
  • Research Training Centres - Various Funding Strategies to improve PhD training in Germany
    Dr. Jorg Schneider
    Head, RTG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Fostering International Experiences in IGERT
    Dr. Douglas Wicks
    University of Southern Mississippi
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Plenary Session III: Using IGERT Evaluation Results for Program Improvement
Moderator: Carol F. Stoel, Program Director, DGE, NSF
Location: Fitzgerald ABC
  • Findings from the recently completed Evaluation of the Initial Impacts of IGERT
    Dr. Jennifer Carney, Associate, Abt Associates
  • Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professorate (AGEP): Potential Partners for IGERT in Broadening Participation
    Dr. Roosevelt Y. Johnson, Program Director, AGEP Program
  • The AGEP/IGERT alliance at UCSB
    Dr. Linda Petzold, Principal Investigator, UCSB
  • IGERT Project Evaluation: A Tool for Managing Project Results
    Dr. R. Dean Gerdeman, AAAS Fellow, DGE/NSF

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
8:00 am - 9:00 am Plenary Session IV
Moderator: Debasish Dutta, Acting Division Director, DGE

Cyberinfrastructure: Opportunities & Possibilities
Dr. Deborah Crawford
Acting Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, NSF
9:20 am - 10:20 am Plenary Session V: Life After IGERT: A Report From Alumni
Moderator: Carol F. Stoel, NSF
  • Dr. Matthew A. Goldrick, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University
  • Dr. Robinson E. Pino, Advisory Engineer, IBM, Systems and Technology Group
  • Renee M. Rodgers, Senior Multi-Discipline Engineer, Raytheon Missile Systems
10:20 am - 11:20 am Plenary Session VI
Moderator: Carol Van Hartesveldt, NSF

How Vital is Interdisciplinary Training? A Case Study in Nanotechnology and Cancer Biology
Dr. Mauro Ferrari, Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, and Dr. Gregory Downing, National Cancer Institute
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Plenary Session VII: Town Hall Meeting on Future IGERT Directions
Moderators: Joan Frye and Carol Van Hartesveldt, NSF

How Vital is Interdisciplinary Training? A Case Study in Nanotechnology and Cancer Biology
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Plenary Session VIII: Program Updates
Moderator: Carol Van Hartesveldt, NSF
  • NSF Update
  • Renewals
  • QRC and Annual and final reports
  • IGERT news
  • Stipend Supplements
  • International supplements