Michael Gencarelli appointed Planning Manager for the U.S. Antarctic Program
June 16, 2021
Mr. Michael Gencarelli has been appointed to be the Planning Manager for the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), and will be responsible for the full range of planning across the program. This includes overseeing station plans and Capital Investment Plan for facilities and infrastructure, project plans to implement funded work, and long-range and annual program plans to guide sustaining activities in Antarctica. This position is part of the Section for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics at NSF.
Mr. Gencarelli served as the Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for the past four years. He was responsible for facilities maintenance and utility production at all three USAP stations and project management of several capital and minor construction projects. During this time, he also performed facility inspections and accepted completed projects on behalf of the NSF.
Prior to joining NSF, Mr. Gencarelli spent 14 years with the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, where he gained experience in all areas of the facilities lifecycle, from planning & programming, through design & construction, to maintenance, operations, and disposition. Mike is a licensed and registered Fire Protection Engineer.
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.