4Fund Targeted Scientific Projects Which: P-KSFI GOALSFund Targeted Scientific Projects Which:Advance Science at National andInternational LevelsAccelerate Economic DevelopmentLead to Establishment of Nationally Recognized CentersFund Educational Reforms WhichStrengthen the Scientific Pipeline
5Funds Available $5 Million per year for 5 Years $1.8 Million Enhancement for Severely Impacted Programs (ESIP)Support Fund Total: $26.8 Million Considerable Federal, State, and Private Leveraging Required
6Two Types of P-KSFI Subprograms Primarily Research Subprogram (PRS)May Include Educational ComponentsPrimarily Education Subprogram (PES)May Include Research Components
8IN-STATE SCIENTIFIC PANEL SELECTS ELIGIBLE P-KSFI DISCIPLINARY AREAS (January, 2006) Biological Sciences Information Technology Materials Science
9UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES OF P-KSFI Engagement of Major Scientific Researchers Funding Across Constitutional Categories Size of Commitment of Resources Multi-institutional and Multi-disciplinary Requirements
11AMERICAN ASSOCATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) REVIEW Primarily Research Directions1. 78 White Papers (July, 2006)2. Group Interviews (Sept , 2006) Primarily Education Directions1. 20 White Papers (July, 2006)2. Group Interviews (Sept , 2006)
12AAAS REPORTS/BOARD RFPs Board Approval of Primarily Research Subprogram and Primarily Education Subprogram Reports (October, 2006) Dissemination of Primarily Research Subprogram and Primarily Education Subprogram RFPs (Jan. 31, 2007)
13REVIEW AND RECOMMENDED FUNDING OF PRIMARILY RESEARCH SUBPROGRAM PROPOSALS
14PRS Proposal Submissions by Campus March 15, 2007 Lead InstitutionTotal SubmittedSubmitted by DisciplineLSU-AG2Biological Sciences: 2LSU-BR4Information Technology: 2; Materials Sciences: 2LSUHSC-NO3Biological Sciences : 2; Information Technology: 1LSUHSC-S1Biological Sciences : 1LA TechInformation Tech: 1; Materials Science: 1LUMCONBiological Sciences: 1LoyolaSLUSUBRBiological Sciences: 1; Information Technology: 1; Materials Science: 1TulaneBiological Sciences: 1; Information Technology: 1: Materials Science: 2TUHSCBiological Sciences: 4UL LafayetteBiological Sciences: 2; Information Technology: 2UNOMaterials Science: 2Overall Total: 32
15PRS Funding Requests by Campus Lead InstitutionYear 1TotalESIPLSU-AG$1,902,898$9,891,719$500,000LSU-BR$7,672,869$36,260,768$0LSUHSC-NO$4,215,213$19,162,558$1,101,262LSUHSC-S$1,552,472$7,235,650LA Tech$1,750,499$11,264,431LUMCON$198,418$568,651Loyola$125,773$844,309$86,536SLU$722,479$3,102,114SUBR$2,518,115$16,033,243$383,999Tulane$6,004,222$29,152,901$1,325,000TUHSC$6,775,586$33,164,487$825,472UL Lafayette$6,403,245$30,524,599$409,909UNO$1,999,977$10,799,853$800,000TOTAL$41,841,766$208,005,283$5,432,178Overall Total (Total + ESIP): $213,437,461
17Primarily Research Subprogram Subject-Area Review Panels April 16-23Biological Sciences (16 proposals)Gerald Sonnenfeld, SUNY Binghamton University, ChairChristopher D’Elia, University of South Florida St. PetersburgClinton Grubbs, University of Alabama at BirminghamMichael J. Friedlander, Baylor College of MedicineInformation Technology (8 proposals)John T. Gorgone, Bentley College, ChairSartaj Sahni, University of FloridaPhil Andrews, San Diego Supercomputer CenterMaterials Science (8 proposals)Paul Peercy, University of Wisconsin – Madison, ChairDavid J. Duquette, Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteAngela M. Belcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
18Primarily Research Subprogram Final Review Panel May 2 - 4 Winfred Phillips, Vice President for Research & Dean of the Graduate School, University of FloridaJohn Cidlowski, Head of the Molecular Endocrinology Group and Chief of the Laboratory of Signal Transduction, National Institute of Environmental Health Studies, National Institutes of HealthJordan Konisky, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies, Rice UniversityJack Dongarra, Director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory and Center for Information Technology, University of TennesseeJ. Trent Williams, Principal, Research Technology Strategies, Inc.
19PRS Summary Funding Recommendations HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR FUNDING(PRIORITY I) (4)Rank#Lead InstitutionPrincipal InvestigatorTotal RequestedTotal Recommended1008LSUHSC-NOAlistair Ramsay$7,212,558$5,500,0002011LA TechVir Phoha$3,638,104$3,600,000*3005LSU-BREdward Seidel$14,730,021$7,000,0004032UNOCharles O’Connor$8,800,000$5,000,000*TOTAL$34,380,683$21,100,000* Includes $600,000 in ESIP monies
20HIGH QUALITY OF INVESTIGATORS FINAL PANEL COMMENTHIGH QUALITY OF INVESTIGATORSFor diverse audiences it is important to emphasize that all proposals considered are led by nationally recognized and established researchers.
21PRS Summary Funding Recommendations RECOMMENDED FOR FUNDING IF ADDITIONAL MONIESBECOME AVAILABLE (PRIORITY II) (5)Rank#Lead InstitutionPrincipal InvestigatorTotal RequestedTotal Recommended5010LSUHSC-SSteven Pruett$7,235,650$5,000,0006007LSUHSC-NONicolas Bazan$9,450,000$6,000,0007021TULANEWayne Reed$13,000,0008029ULLDmitri Perkins$6,554,925$3,000,0009009Hilary Thompson$2,500,000$1,250,000TOTAL$38,740,575$20,250,000
22PRS -- RANK #1 “Center of Excellence for Vaccine Development” IntervieweesAlistair RamsayProfessor of MedicineLSUHSC-NOJoseph MoerschbaecherV.C. for Academic AffairsLSUHSC-NOPaula GregoryAssociate Professor of GeneticsLSUHSC-NOTarun MandalProfessor of PharmacyXavierAaron MiscenichExecutive DirectorNew Orleans BioInnovation Ctr.
23SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “Center of Excellence for Vaccine Development” -- #1● These well-funded, productive, and outstanding researchers have the expertise to make the program successful.● This is an outstanding proposal to develop a vaccine center for the State of Louisiana which could have national and international prominence.
24PANEL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS PRS -- Rank #1Due to budgetary limitations, the panel recommends that funding be reduced from the requested level of $7.2 million to $5.5 million, of which $600,000 is to come from ESIP. Matching funds should remain at the level indicated in the proposal.Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5$1,448,956$1,010,901$1,012,117$1,013,368$1,014,658
25“Center for Excellence in Integrated Smart Sensor Surveillance System” PRS -- RANK #2“Center for Excellence in Integrated Smart Sensor Surveillance System”IntervieweesLes GuiceV.P., Research & DevelopmentLA TechVir V. PhohaProfessor of Computer ScienceLA TechBrooks KeelV.C., Research & Eco. DevelopmentLSU-BRKody VarahramyanProfessor Electrical Engineering & Director IfMLA TechDave NorrisDirector, Enterprise Ctr.LA TechPeter ChenProfessor Computer ScienceLSU-BRS. S. IyengarProfessor Computer ScienceLSU-BRGabrielle AllenAssoc. Prof.LSU-BR
26SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “Center for Excellence in Integrated Smart Sensor Surveillance System” -- #2● Faculty expertise and experience is outstanding.● The research is significant, innovative, and important.● This project achieves the goals of the P-KSFI PRS.
27PANEL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS PRS -- Rank #2The budget is justified and matching commitments are appropriate. The final panel recommends full five-year funding at a level of $3.6 million.Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5$380,634$805,620$827,455$845,146$741,145
28PRS -- RANK #3“The LONI Institute: Advancing Biology, Materials and Computational Sciences for Research, Education, and Economic Development”IntervieweesJoe NeigelInstructor, BiologyULLHarold SilvermanV.C. of Academic Affairs & Dean, Graduate Sch.LSU-BREd SeidelDirector, Ctr. for Computation & TechnologyLSU-BRDon GaverProfessorBiomedical EngineeringTulaneLes GuiceV.P. of Research & DevelopmentLA TechMike StubblefieldDirector, CEESSU-BRHabib MohamadianDean of EngineeringSU-BRScott WhittenbergProfessor of ChemistryUNO
29SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “The LONI Institute” -- #3 ● If successful, this could become a world-class center.● LONI is an excellent cooperative and multi-institutional partnership with which to further the State’s research and educational missions.● The investigators have done an outstanding job of raising federal and other dollars to support this initiative.
30PANEL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS PRS -- Rank #3The panel unanimously recommends that the proposal be funded at a level of $7 million for a five-year period.Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5$1,601,390$1,322,040$1,339,074$1,359,589$1,377,907
31PRS -- RANK #4“A Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology in AMRI at the University of New Orleans”W. L. ZhouARMIUNOMark DeCosterIfMLA TechIntervieweesYuri LvovLA TechCharles O’ConnorAdvanced Research Materials Inst.UNOJohn Wiley AMRIUNOKevin StokesAMRIUNOGabriel CaruntuNanoPrism Technologies, Inc.Joe KingDean, Col. of Sci.UNOMatthew TarrAMRIUNOScott WhittenbergProfessor of ChemistryUNORobert CashnerV.C. for ResearchUNONorma GraceV.C. for Tech. & Eco. Dev.UNO
32SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “A Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology” -- #4● This is a very strong group of well-established and productive investigators, many of whom have worked together previously.● The proposal presents very solid technology transfer and commercialization plans which are comprehensive in scope and well supported.● This proposal contains compelling and innovative research ideas, especially in the energy storage work.● This program has the potential to become a center of excellence in Louisiana.
33PANEL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS PRS -- Rank #4The panel recommends that the proposal be funded at a level of $5 million over 5 years and that the institutional match be maintained at the proposed level. The panel recommends that $600,000 come from ESIP funds.Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5$1,363,636$909,091
34White Papers Submitted July 10, 200678Proposals Submitted32March 15, 2007Proposals Selected for Final ReviewApril 23, 20079Proposals Recommended for Funding4May 23–24, 2007
35DISTRIBUTION OF P-KSFI MONEY BY YEAR BY INSTITUTION ______________________*The lead institution is indicated in red.
36STAFF FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PRIMARILY RESEARCH SUBPROGRAM The staff recommends that the Board approve the four (4) Post-Katrina Support Fund Initiative (P-KSFI) Primarily Research Subprogram (PRS) proposals recommended by consultants for funding at the levels and durations and with the stipulations provided by consultants.
37REVIEW AND RECOMMENDED FUNDING FOR PRIMARILY EDUCATION SUBPROGRAM (PES) PROPOSALS
38Primarily Education Subprogram Funding Requests Lead InstitutionYear 1TotalESIPDelgado$242,633$1,278,422$99,892LSU-S$133,175$406,075$0Loyola$255,278$1,329,902$50,000McNeese$6,500$52,710$163,010Nicholls$124,630$623,150Nunez$959,600$1,924,550Our Lady of Holy Cross$764,496$2,128,991$600,000SELU$58,400$496,400Xavier$122,125$1,487,785$150,000TOTAL$2,666,837$9,727,985$1,062,902Overall Total (Total + ESIP): $10,790,887
40Primarily Education Subprogram Review Panel May 6 - 8 George Watson, Senior Associate Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics University of DelawareDavid Van Wylen, Associate Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, St. Olaf CollegeGlenda Gentile, Director of Undergraduate Research, University of Arizona
42Math Science Technology Caddo Parish School Board PES – RANK #1“Shreveport/Bossier SciNet: Using Information Technology Resources to Develop Interdisciplinary Life Science Education Enhancements in Freshman/Sophomore Life Science and High School Curricula”INTERVIEWEESNathan HutchingsChair, Dept. of BiologyLSU-SJeff RobertsMath Science TechnologyCaddo Parish School BoardPaul SissonDeanCollege of ScienceLSU-S
43SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “Shreveport/Bossier SciNet” -- #1 ● This is a comprehensive, interactive plan for curriculum development, high school teacher workshops, and research experiences that is likely to measurably improve student preparedness at multiple levels in the STEM pipeline, from high school through undergraduate education.● This project is led by a dynamic and committed team, and includes an effective collaboration between LSU-S and regional high schools.
44FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS PES -- Rank #1The panel recommends full funding at the level of $406,075, with annual allocations as proposed.Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5$133,175$78,975$87,400$73,900$32,625
45V.P. Office of Resource Development PES – RANK #2“P-KSFI/Xavier Biothrust 21: Rebounding from Katrina and Achieving New Heights in Educating a 21st Century Biosciences Workforce”INTERVIEWEESShubha IrelandChair, Dept. of BiologyXavierMichelle BoissiereCoordinator, BiologyXavierMary CarmichaelCoordinator, BiologyXavierGene D’AmourV.P. Office of Resource DevelopmentXavierCecile BrookoverAssist. ProfessorDept. of PsychologyXavier
46SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “P-KSFI/Xavier Biothrust 21”– #2 ● This comprehensive project addresses the problem of sizable failure rates of students in introductory biology courses through laboratory and curriculum revision, tutoring and mentoring, and internships.● Xavier has a long tradition of success in educating science graduates. This project’s role in continuing that tradition will yield broad impact in the region.
47FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS PES -- Rank #2The panel recommends funding at the full level of $272,125 for the first year, including $150,000 in ESIP funds, but also recommends reducing the award to $250,000 for years 2 and 3, $150,000 for year 4, and $125,000 for year 5. In each year, reductions should be made in requests for summer salaries and funding for support staff. The pledged level of institutional matching must be maintained in full throughout the project’s duration.Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5$272,125$250,000$150,000$125,000
48Dean, College of Science & Technology PES – RANK #3“Leveraging Louisiana’s Industrial and Human Resources for Post-Katrina Recovery”INTERVIEWEESDavid NorwoodAssoc. ProfessorPhysicsSoutheasternDan McCarthyDean, College of Science & TechnologySoutheasternDebra DolliverAssist. ProfessorChemistrySoutheastern
49SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “Leveraging Louisiana’s Industrial and Human Resources for Post-Katrina Recovery” -- #3● The Student Entrepreneurs as Active Leaders (SEAL) program is modeled after a successful program at Virginia Commonwealth University.● This proposal is led by a strong interdisciplinary team of research-active faculty who will develop industrial collaborations and involve science majors in solving real-world problems.● The program leadership is particularly strong, which indicates that success is likely....
50FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS PES -- Rank #3The panel recommends funding for the first year at the level of $50,000; $75,000 for year 2; and $100,000 per year for the remaining three years. The pledged level of institutional match is a positive element of the proposal and should be maintained in full.Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5$50,000$75,000$100,000
51PES – RANK #4“Revised and New Curricula to Meet Post-Katrina Employment Development Needs of the Region”INTERVIEWEESWarren DuclosChair, Computer Information Tech.Delgado CCCris KoutsougerasChair, Computer Sci. & Industrial Tech.SoutheasternWarren PunekyDean, Business & TechnologyDelgado CCDaniel McCarthyDean, College of Sci. & Tech.SoutheasternTroy KammerdienerAssist. Prof., Col. of Sci. & Tech.Southeastern
52SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “Revised and New Curricula to Meet Post-Katrina Employment” – #4● Curriculum alignment will aid in the student transition from Delgado, a two-year institution, to Southeastern’s four-year degree program.● This proposal institutionalizes the collaboration of Delgado and Southeastern to address the IT needs of the regional business community.● With the establishment of new curricula and the equipment to support them, the programs in computer information technology at both institutions will be strengthened.
53FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS PES -- Rank #4The panel recommends funding Delgado at the level of $235,000 for the first year, with $135,000 coming from ESIP funding. In year 2, the panel recommends that Delgado be funded at the level of $100, Further, the panel recommends funding Southeastern at the level of $65,000 per year for the first two years for equipping and initiating the Network Systems Administration Laboratory (NetSal). In years 3 and 4, the panel recommends that Delgado and Southeastern be funded at the combined level of $250,000.Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4$300,000$165,000$250,000
54PES – RANK #5“Laboratory Education Experiences for Freshman and Sophomore Level Undergraduate Students in Biological Sciences”INTERVIEWEESRajkumar NathanielAsst. Prof. Biological SciencesNichollsJohn DoucetAssoc. Prof. Biological SciencesNichollsEarl MelanconHead, Biological SciencesNichollsCarroll FalconProvostNichollsLarry HowellAssoc. ProvostNichollsDebi Benoit, DirectorResearch & Sponsored Prog.Nicholls
55SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “Laboratory Education Experiences for Freshman and Sophomore” -- #5● This project is designed to ensure student access and success in biology by bolstering the performance of C-grade students through a two-pronged plan to reform the laboratory experience and establish a mentoring program.● The emphasis of this project is on providing an undergraduate research experience that is bolstered by broad faculty participation with strong administrative support and a committed leadership team, including an eager cohort of junior faculty participants.
56FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS PES -- Rank #5The panel recommends funding at a level of $100,000 per year for five years. Because the undergraduate research program operates only during the academic year, faculty salary support for summer work does not seem warranted and should be eliminated. Institutional support is strong and should be maintained in full.Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4$100,000
57PES – RANK #6“An Interdisciplinary and Experimental Approach to Strengthen Recruitment, Retention, and training in Biological and Materials Sciences in Post-Katrina New Orleans”INTERVIEWEESFrank JordanChairDept. of Biological SciencesLoyolaGeorge CapowichSpecial Assist. to Provost for Research & DevelopmentLoyola
58SELECTED PANEL COMMENTS “An Interdisciplinary and Experimental Approach” -- #6● The proposal uses an interdisciplinary approach to target STEM pipeline gaps in student transition from high school to post-secondary education by improving the mentoring culture and incorporating more experiential learning.● Both Loyola and New Orleans could benefit substantially from this project.
59FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS PES -- Rank #6The panel recommends that funding be reduced from the requested $175,000 to a level of $100,000 per year, except for year 1. In year 1, the PES commitment of $100,000 will be supplemented by $125,000 of ESIP funds for a total of $225,000. The panel recommends that the request for faculty and staff salaries be reduced by half, and that the number and size of teams be reduced accordingly.Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4$225,000$100,000
60PES – RANK #7 “Mentoring at McNeese State University (McMentor)” INTERVIEWEESHarold StevensonProfessorEnvironmental Sci.McNeeseJanet WoolmanDirector, Office of Research Services & Sponsored ProgramsMcNeeseNikos KiritsisDean, Col. of Engineering & Eng. TechnologyMcNeese
61SELETED PANEL COMMENTS “Mentoring at McNeese State University (McMentor)”– #7● This proposal focuses on changing student behavior through peer mentoring and has excellent plans for implementing a student-to-student mentoring program for the STEM disciplines.● If the project is successful, student retention is likely to increase.
62FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS PES -- Rank #7The panel recommends funding at the requested level of $59,210 from ESIP funds for the first year. The remaining three years should be supported with PES funds, at the level of $34,600 per year.Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4$59,210$34,600
63DISTRIBUTION OF P-KSFI MONEY BY YEAR BY INSTITUTION ______________________*Institutions where not required to partner when submitting applications to the PES.
64STAFF FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PRIMARILY EDUCATION SUBPROGRAM The staff recommends that the Board approve the seven (7) Post-Katrina Support Fund Initiative (P-KSFI) Primarily Education Subprogram (PES) proposals recommended by consultants for funding at the levels and durations and with the stipulations provided by consultants.