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NSF IUCRC 2004 Annual Meeting and 30th Anniversary Celebration

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30 Years of Partnership:
Past Successes and New Challenges in Cooperative Research

January 7-9, 2004
Washington Marriott West End Hotel
1221 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC


Wednesday, January 7, 2004
5:00pm - 7:00pm   Hospitality Reception
Thursday, January 8, 2004
7:00am - 5:30pm   Registration and Attendee Services
7:00am - 8:30am   Continental Breakfast
7:30am - 8:30am   IUCRC Evaluators Business Meeting
7:30am - 8:30am   IUCRC Directors Association Meeting
8:30am - 9:30am   National Science Foundation Welcome
Dr. Alex Schwarzkopf, Lead IUCRC Program Director, Division of Engineering Education and Centers

Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Deputy Director

Opening Keynote Address: Cooperative Research: A View from Congress

Introduction: Dr. Theodore Provder, Director, Center for Coatings Research, Eastern Michigan University

U.S. Congressman Nick Smith, R-Michigan, Chair, Subcommittee on Research - 108th Congress

9:45am - 10:45am   Plenary Session I: IUCRC Program - 30 Years of Partnerships: Past Successes
An overview of the history, core principles and accomplishments of the NSF IUCRC Program

Dr. Denis O. Gray, IUCRC Evaluator, and Professor, Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University

Dr. Karl N. Reid, Dean, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University, and Director, Web Handling Research Center

Dr. Craig S. Scott, IUCRC Evaluator, and Professor, Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics, University of Washington Health Sciences Center

10:45am - 11:15am   Break
11:15am - 12:30pm   Plenary Session II: Future Shape of Industry/University/Government Research Partnerships -
University, industry, and government representatives share their views on the ingredients for successful research partnerships now and for the next decade

Moderator: Dr. Duane L. Abata, Dean, College of Engineering and Technology, Northern Arizona University; President, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE); and Former IUCRC Program Director

Dr. Peter W. Likins, President, The University of Arizona

Ms. Margaret Ashida, Director, Corporate University Relations, IBM Corporate Technology

Dr. Merrilea Mayo, Director, Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR), National Academy of Sciences

12:30pm - 1:45pm   Lunch and Keynote Address: Cooperative Research: An Industrial View

Introduction: Dr. Sayfe Kiaei, Director, Connection One: Center on Advanced Communication Circuits and Systems, Arizona State University

Dr. David L. Tennenhouse, Vice President, Corporate Technology Group, and Director of Research, Intel Corporation

Award Presentations: Dr. Alex Schwarzkopf

2:00pm - 3:30pm   Concurrent Breakout Session: Illuminating IUCRC Successes
  1. Technology Transfer and Technology Breakthroughs
    Two significant IUCRC-triggered technology breakthroughs will be presented. Discussion will focus on scientific, technological, market, and managerial factors that contributed to their success, and well as implications for center management

    Moderator: Dr. David A. Tansik, IUCRC Evaluator, and Associate Professor, Management and Policy, The University of Arizona

    Improving Production Line Performance
    Dr. John R. English, Executive Director, Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution (CELDi), University of Arkansas

    Simulation Tools for Nondestructive Evaluation
    Dr. R. Bruce Thompson, Director, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE), Iowa State University; and Dr. Kevin D. Smith, Manager - Nondestructive Evaluation Materials and Processes Engineering, Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT

  2. Research in Emerging Areas: Defense and Homeland Security
    Center and agency representatives involved in defense and homeland security research describe current and future research priorities and various mechanisms for contributing national needs in this growing research area

    Moderator: Dr. Kenneth R. Heimlich, IUCRC Evaluator, and Pharmaceutical Consultant, West Chester, PA

    Identification for Security Needs
    Dr. Lawrence A. Hornak, Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), West Virginia University; and Dr. Gary Strong, Manager, Behavioral and Biometrics Programs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    Radiation Hardening
    Prof. John A. Ringo, Director, Center for Design of Analog/Digital Integrated Circuits (CDA/DIC), Washington State University; and Dr. Kenneth G. Merkel II, Mixed-Signal Space Electronics Program Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Space Vehicles Directorate

  3. IUCRC Impact on National Resources
    Presenters describe the scientific, technological, managerial and economic factors that helped lead to IUCRC-triggered national resources, and discuss implications for center management

    Moderator: Dr. B.J. Meadows, IUCRC Evaluator, Facilitative Consultation, Arvada, CO

    National Advanced Driving Simulator
    Prof. (Emeritus) Edward J. Haug, Director, Center for Virtual Proving Ground Simulation, University of Iowa, and Chair, IUCRC Directors Association

    National Consortium to Address Energy Needs
    Dr. Dennis J. Ray, Executive Director, Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSerc), University of Wisconsin, Madison

    NCI Academic Public Private Partnership Program (AP4)
    Ms. Jill I. Johnson, Office of the Associate Director, Developmental Therapeutics Program, DCTD, National Cancer Institute

  4. Start-up Companies
    Center and other principals discuss the scientific, technological, market and managerial factors that contributed to the creation and success of IUCRC-triggered start-ups

    Moderator: Dr. Alan R. Greenberg, Director, Membrane Applied Science and Technology (MAST) Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

    Sensors and Actuators
    Prof. Albert P. Pisano, Co-Director, Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC), University of California, Berkeley

    Ceramic and Composite Materials
    Dr. William J. Kroenke, Co-Director, Ceramic and Composite Materials Center (CCMC), University of New Mexico; and Dr. Douglas Smith, President, NanoPore, Incorporated, Albuquerque, NM, and Former Director, Center for Micro-Engineered Ceramics, University of New Mexico

3:30pm - 4:00pm   Break
4:00pm - 5:30pm   Plenary Session III: Cooperative Research: National, Regional, and Local Perspectives
Experts discuss the current and future role of research partnerships in the health and vitality of the national and local economies

Moderator: Dr. Ian L. Pepper, Director, Water Quality Center (WQC), The University of Arizona

Dr. Henry Etzkowitz, Associate Professor of Sociology, and Director, Science and Technology Program, Purchase College, State University of New York

Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, Vice President, Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), and Director, Technology and New Economy Project, Washington, DC

Dr. Phillip A. Singerman, Executive Director, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), Columbia, MD

5:30pm   Reception
6:30pm - 9:00pm   Anniversary Dinner and Partnership Recognition Program

Dr. Arlene A. Garrison (Mistress of Ceremonies), Assistant Vice President for Research, The University of Tennessee, and Former Director, Center for Measurement and Control (CMC)

Keynote Address

Dr. John A. White Jr., Chancellor, University of Arkansas; Member, National Science Board; Former Dean of Engineering and Former Director, Center for Material Handling/The Logistics Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology; and Former Assistant Director for Engineering, National Science Foundation

Remarks and Introduction of the Alex Schwarzkopf Prize for Technology Innovation

Prof. (Emeritus) Edward J. Haug, Director, Center for Virtual Proving Ground Simulation, University of Iowa, and Chair, IUCRC Directors Association

Friday, January 9, 2004
7:00am - 12:00pm   Attendee Services
7:00am - 8:30am   Continental Breakfast
7:30am - 8:30am   IUCRC Evaluators Business Meeting
8:30am - 9:30am   Plenary Session IV: Globalization, Innovation, and Cooperative Research
Presentation on recent and emerging developments in cooperative research within the European community

Moderator and Presenter: Prof. William James Swindall, OBE, Director, QUILL Centre, Chairman, QUESTOR Technologies, Ltd., The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland

Dr. Per Eriksson, Director General, VINNOVA, Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, Stockholm

9:30am - 9:50am   Break
9:50am - 10:50am   Discussion Sessions
Facilitated sessions provide an opportunity for more in-depth discussion of topics and issues raised during the meeting

General Center Management Issues
Facilitator: Dr. Denis O. Gray, IUCRC Evaluator, and Professor, Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University

Creating Supplemental Funding from Federal Sources
Facilitator: Dr. Robert J. Hocken, Director, Center for Precision Metrology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

International Partnerships and Linkages
Facilitator: Dr. George A. Rozgonyi, Director, Center for Silicon Wafer Engineering and Defect Science (SiWEDS), North Carolina State University

Center/University Management Relations
Facilitator: Dr. Donald Price, IUCRC Program Director, Division of Engineering Education and Centers, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation

Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property
Facilitator: Mr. Stephen L. McGregor, IUCRC Evaluator, Particulate Materials Center at Penn State

11:00am -12:00pm   Open Forum - ABCD

Dr. Eric D. Sundstrom, IUCRC Evaluator, and Professor, Department of Psychology, The University of Tennessee

12:00pm   Adjourn