National Science Foundation Day at Oregon State University
The National Science Foundation and Oregon State University will be holding a one-day workshop on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. This workshop is primarily designed for researchers and educators less experienced in proposing to the NSF; however, more experienced proposers and NSF grantees may well find the workshop useful and informative. It is our hope that events such as this will stimulate new interest in NSF programs at institutions that have not been among our traditional customers, as well as at premier research institutions.
The workshop will provide an overview of the Foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget. It will cover the NSF proposal and merit review process and NSF programs that cut across disciplines. Additionally, representatives from the seven NSF directorates and the Office of International Science and Engineering and the Office of Integrative Activities will make presentations on their programs and will also be available informally and in breakout sessions for discussions of potential research proposals.
The National Science Foundation is charged with keeping our nationís science and engineering enterprise healthy, dynamic, and relevant and with advancing science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education at all levels from pre-K through postdoctoral.
All participants must preregister online to attend the workshop. The cost for the workshop is $15 and includes light refreshments in the morning, lunch and workshop materials.
Preregistration for the Workshop is required. Go online to register now!
Travel & Airports:
Portland International Airport (PDX) is the nearest international airport. It is about 2 hours from Corvallis via shuttle.
Eugene is the closest airport. Airport code is EUG. You can make convenient connections to Seattle, San Francisco, and Denver. It is about a 45 minute drive from Corvallis.
Links to Shuttle Service:
PDX to OSU Shuttle - HUT Shuttle
Eugene to OSU Shuttle - OmniShuttle
Corvallis is located off of Interstate 5. If you plan to rent a car at either Portland International Airport (PDX) or the Eugene Airport (EUG), driving directions to OSU's meeting facilities can be found here.
Visiting Corvallis, Oregon:
National Science Foundation Day is being hosted in the beautiful college town of Corvallis Oregon, on the campus of Oregon State University.
Corvallis is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s beautiful and historic agriculture country. Just one hour to the West visit the Pacific Ocean with Oregon's pristine coastline. To the east visit mountains and forests that feature world class fishing and hiking. The area's natural wonders make it ideal for sightseers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Get more information about Oregon by visiting one of these websites: