Monthly Archives: January 2019

Graduate Teaching Award nominations sought

The Graduate School is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate Instruction and Mentoring. Our very own Jay Smart received the award this year, and I know we have many excellent faculty who contribute greatly to graduate education. Nominations are due by March 1; more information can be found in this doc on the Team Drive.

OARS Innovation and networking event Thursday

From Heather Johnston, OARS:

Sponsored by Miami University’s Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship in collaboration with the Office of the President, this event for the Miami community, area business and industry leaders, and the public will be held on Thursday, January 24. Sessions include the following:

10:00am-11:30am (322 McGuffey Hall) — Plenary Session involving TED Talk-like presentations from innovators representing regional business and industry, local government, business incubators, and Miami University alumni.

11:30am-12:00pm (322 McGuffey Hall) — “Leveraging Academics and Business: A New Approach for Innovation at Miami University,” presented by Jim Oris, Associate Provost for Research.

1:30pm-2:30pm (320 King Library) — Burr Zimmerman of Urban Venture Group will lead a session on forming partnerships and applying for Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

2:30pm-3:00pm (320 King Library) — Xiao-Wen Cheng, of the Microbiology Department, will talk about his experience in the I-Corps@Ohio program.

2:45pm-5:00pm — Burr Zimmerman will be available for individual grant application coaching for Miami faculty in 15-minute sessions.

Coffee and lunch are included. To attend, please register by Wednesday. More information can be found here.

M.I.A.M.I. WOMEN grant due Feb 1

From Heidi Bortel in Women’s Initiatives:

Students, staff and faculty members of any Miami University campus are encouraged to apply for a M.I.A.M.I. WOMEN Giving Circle grant ranging from $2,500 to $20,000.
The deadline to apply is Feb. 1. Applications are available online.

Grant proposals may include programs, research, events, student organization projects and more.

M.I.A.M.I. WOMEN awarded nearly $104,000 in Giving Circle grants to students and faculty during the annual Leadership Symposium on April 12, 2018. Finalists pitched their projects the previous evening at the inaugural Hawk Tank event.

Project recipients from 2017-2018 included Miami Women’s Hockey ($20,000), Girls Who Code ($3,000), Leadership on Campus and Beyond ($9,126 ), Opening Minds through Art (OMA) ($7,500) and more.

All grant applications are reviewed by the M.I.A.M.I. WOMEN grants committee, a selection of individuals including faculty, Giving Circle Members and alumnae.

Grant finalists will present during the Hawk Tank fast-pitch event on April 10, 2019.