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NEXTOR Presents Airport Systems Planning and Design 43rd Annual Short Course
June 23-26, 2014 in Berkeley, California
For Registration and Details See: www.its.berkeley.edu/nextor/airportcourse.
The University of California, Berkeley is pleased to announce that the 43rd Annual Short Course on Airport Systems Planning and Design will be held June 23-26, 2014. The course will take place at the Faculty Club on the Berkeley campus, and is offered through the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR). A discounted early registration fee will be available through March 21. Please forward this announcement to those who might be interested.
This four-day course is an in-depth introduction to the issues involved in planning airport systems, in developing new and existing airports, and in designing airport facilities to handle both aircraft and passenger demand. These topics are examined in light of current, evolving trends in airline service, fuel costs, industry structure, and efforts to address climate change and sustainability. This is an opportunity to explore these issues with industry experts.
Full details of the course, including the program, registration and hotel arrangements are available on the course website. Please note that class size is limited. We look forward to welcoming you to Berkeley!
Deputy Director, UC Berkeley NEXTOR
Course Director, Airport Systems Planning and Design Course
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, UC Berkeley NEXTOR
Faculty Member in Charge, Airport Systems Planning and Design Course
The purpose of this announcement is to solicit problem statements identifying research needs for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Fiscal Year 2015 Program. These submittals form the basis for selection of the annual ACRP research program, are not proposals to conduct the research but are used to identify potential research needs only. It is easy to develop and submit a problem statement for consideration. Most are 113 pages in length using the enclosed outline. The deadline for the submittal of Research Problem Statements for the FY2015 Airport Cooperative Research Program is March 19, 2014. See the memo.
DOT & FAA Grant Applicants - Re System for Award Management (SAM)
NOTICE - Waiting until the last minute to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) is never a good idea — especially for those registrants who hope to apply for an open grant opportunity on Grants.gov — but we see it all the time. Potential grant applicants are encouraged to register in SAM as soon as they see an interesting Grants.gov opportunity notice.
Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires prime applicants and recipients, excepting individuals, of Federal financial assistance to register in SAM and maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which they have an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by an agency pursuant to 2CFR Subtitle A, Chapter I, and Part 25 (75 FR 5672).
A report (MS Excel)shared with IAE by the Grants.gov program office at HHS shows the number of grant opportunities closing over the next three months along with the projected number of respondents. It identifies the opportunity number, allowing you to know where the opportunity was issued.
The SAM Quick Start Guide for New Grantees (PDF)is also posted on the home page of Grants.gov along with a recorded SAM grantee webinar. Those who have not already done so should include language in your Grants.gov opportunity announcements to begin the SAM registration process as soon as possible.
The Transportation Research Board has issued requests for proposals for the following Airport Cooperative Research Program projects:
ACRP Project 02-49: Addressing Significant Weather Impacts on Airports
ACRP Project 02-50: Deriving Benefits from Alternative Aircraft-Taxi Systems
ACRP Project 03-35: Improving Airport Services for International Customers
Philip James Wolfe
Center of Excellence: FAA Centers of Excellence Partnership for Air Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER)
School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title of Student's Thesis/Dissertation: Development and Application of Environmental-Economic Models of Climate, Air Quality, and Noise Impacts of Aviation
Center of Excellence: FAA Joint Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials (CECAM)
School: Wichita State University
Title of Student's Thesis/Dissertation: The Development of the Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) Calibration and Testing Procedures
COE Announces Selection of a New COE for Alternative Jet Fuels & Environment
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for alternate jet fuels and the environment. Led by Washington State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the COE will explore ways to meet the environmental and energy goals that are part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Read More » (MS Word)
DOT Sr. Procurement Officers visit the FAA Technical Center
Patricia Watts, director of the FAA's Air Transportation Centers of Excellence program, hosted a group of DOT senior acquisition executives for a tour of the William J. Hughes Technical Center. The group – (from left) Andrea Simao, Ryan Forman, Kathy Greer, Ellen Shields, and Gregory Cate, executive deputy director of the DOT's Senior Procurement Executive Office – oversees 91 grants programs, awarding $600B annually within the DOT, and provides guidance and fiscal direction to the two Centers programs, the RITA University Transportation Centers and the FAA Centers of Excellence.
Apply Now for the 2014-15 Albert Einstein Fellowship
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 fellowship year. The Einstein Fellowship seeks experienced and distinguished K-12 educators in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve an 11-month fellowship appointment in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office.
Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST, December 4, 2013
To be eligible, applicants must be:
- U.S. citizens,
- currently employed full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school or school district,
- and must have taught full-time for at least five of the last seven years in a STEM discipline.
The Einstein Fellowship is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, in partnership with other sponsoring agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and in collaboration with the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
Information about the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program, including eligibility requirements, program benefits, application requirements, and access to the online application system can be found at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/einstein/.