Our Agenda I.Why biorenewables? II.NSF Energy Research Centers III.ISUs Center for Biorenewable Chemicals YOU IV.CBiRC Educational Programs for YOU ! V.Shameless Promotional Video VI.Resources You Can Use
If the only source of energy the world used is currently existing oil, how long would it last? a. 6 months b. 4 years c. 15 years d. 25 years http://www.asrc.cestm.albany.edu/perez/
If the only source of energy the world used is currently existing biomass, how long would it last? a. 6 months b. 4 years c. 15 years d. 25 years http://www.asrc.cestm.albany.edu/perez/
Innovation Drives Economy Innovation will be the single most important factor in determining Americas success through the 21 st century. - www.compete.org 18
NSF-ERCs Funding Ideas Ideas 1-5 Yrs1-2 Yrs 6-10 Yrs2+ Yrs Concept Generation KnowledgePatents/ProofProduct R&D Commercialization Income LicensingGrowth & Patents Valley of DespairIdeas $ NSF ERC Funding Technology Development Transformational Technology
CBiRC ERC Participating Institutions Lead Institution Lead Institution Iowa State University Iowa State University Partner Institutions Partner Institutions Rice University Rice University University of California - Irvine University of California - Irvine University of New Mexico University of New Mexico University of Virginia University of Virginia University of Wisconsin University of Wisconsin Affiliated Institutions Affiliated Institutions The Salk Institute The Salk Institute University of Michigan University of Michigan International Institutions International Institutions Abo Akademi University (Finland) Abo Akademi University (Finland) Fritz Haber Institute (Germany) Fritz Haber Institute (Germany) Technical University of Denmark Technical University of Denmark Technische Universiteit (Netherlands) Technische Universiteit (Netherlands) 20
Defining Thrust Questions THRUST 1 New Biocatalysts for Pathway Engineering Can the biocatalytic machinery of the fatty acid/polyketide synthesis pathway be systematically harnessed? THRUST 2 Microbial Metabolic Engineering Can microbial systems be designed for the efficient production of reduced carbon chemical species? THRUST 3 Chemical Catalyst Design Can chemical catalysts be designed for the selective conversion of multifunctionalized substrates?
Education Center ISU Education Center ISU Develop and Coordinate activities Pre-college program Pre-college program Promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics emphasizing renewables Research experience for high school teachers Sponsor Young Engineers Program Research experience for undergraduates Research experience for undergraduates Minors in biological and chemical catalysis Summer research experience program International program International program Germany (Max Planck) Denmark (Technical University) Finland Netherlands Company internship program Company internship program Work closely with member companies to provide best possible students and continued support during internship Education Programs 24
Research Experience Timeline 27 Week 1 Lab & Safety Training sessions Begin professional development group work Weeks 2-5 PD group work Research lab time w/ mentor Week 6 Culminating activities
RET Typical Week 28 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY Morning Content lectures by participating ISU staff Afternoon Collaborative study groups Lab work w/ mentor Online feedback survey
Culminating Activities 29 Scientific Poster Session Summarize summer work for colleagues Self-reflection opportunity Professional Development Discussions Share study group findings Present an action plan tied to your summer work Past Topics Include: Inquiry in the Classroom, Curriculum Topic Study, Using Notebooks in Science Class, Science Writing Heuristics
RET Details RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR TEACHERS Introduction to Lab Work 6-Week Lab Research Project Direct Experience with Mentor Professional Development to Connect Experience with Classroom Interactions with Other Teachers Follow-Up Activities During the Year Poster Session Stipend Stipend Travel Expenses Travel Expenses Multi-Year Option Multi-Year Option On-campus Housing On-campus Housing Mini-grant Opportunities Mini-grant Opportunities 32
Biorenewables Educational Resources 33 Case Study collection (paper vs. plastic) Lab Modules Anatomy of a corn kernel Making biodiesel fuel Fermentation Inquiry ISU/CBiRC Resources (www.cbirc.iastate.edu) glbrc.org Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center NEW!NEW!
Biorenewables Educational Resources 36 www.fastplants.org www.fastplants.org Order through Carolina Biological Order through Carolina Biological Inquiries using WIFPs that address biorenewable concepts (life cylce analysis, plant characteristics vs. usability in biofuels, & more) Inquiries using WIFPs that address biorenewable concepts (life cylce analysis, plant characteristics vs. usability in biofuels, & more) WIFP summer institutes at U of Wisc WIFP summer institutes at U of Wisc Biorenewables & Wisconsin Fast Plants
Contact Information Dr. Adah Leshem-AckermanDr. Adah Leshem-Ackerman RET Program DirectorRET Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.com Eric HallEric Hall RET Participant & P.D. CoordinatorRET Participant & P.D. Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.com 38