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Communications

Works with the communications director and contractor to develop and offer feedback about ERVA's website and materials and continually evaluates new and effective approaches for engaging the ERVA community.

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The Communications Working Group works with the communications director and communications contractor to develop and offer feedback about ERVA's website, branded materials, announcements, survey instruments, and publications, and continually evaluates new and effective approaches for engaging the ERVA community and sharing findings. It also meets with the evaluation consultant to ensure its annual review includes metrics that gauge the effectiveness and impact of ERVA’s communications strategy. With priority given to fulfilling the community’s best interest, the members of the Communications Working Group will ensure all recommendations are made with an objective, unbiased approach particularly regarding their own background, professional affiliation, or other influences that would introduce inappropriate favoritism into ERVA’s outcomes.

ERVA’s success hinges on enabling the engineering community to speak with one voice to support a rapid and efficient response to emerging opportunities and areas of national need. As such, communication must be multidirectional and designed to reach and appeal to diverse stakeholders – including but not limited to underrepresented groups and early career professionals – throughout our process, from sourcing initial ideas and volunteers through promoting and capturing uptake of research directions proposed. Therefore, the Communications Working Group will play a critical role in messaging, engagement, and ultimately community building and maintenance.

Chairs

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Sandy Mau

ERVA Communications Director

Federal Liaison

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Cecile Gonzales

Federal Liaison, National Science Foundation
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Joshua Duplechain

Director of Communications, College of Engineering, Louisiana State University
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JS Engebretson

Communications and Marketing Manager, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Rafael Gerena

Managing Director of Communications and Advancement, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
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Andrew Krebs

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, College of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
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Felix Lu

Director of Corporate Engagement, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
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Cadence True

Technology Collaboration Manager, Oregon Health & Science University

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Research Intelligence

Works with the Standing Council and Research Intelligence contractor to ensure clear communication of data and information needs related to rapid response queries to help inform and define topics for visioning events.

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The Research Intelligence Programmatic Working Group serves as a liaison between the Standing Council and research intelligence contractor to ensure clear communication of data and information needs related to rapid response queries and to help inform and define topics for visioning events. With priority given to fulfilling the community’s best interest through a ubiquitous awareness of proportionate representation from underrepresented groups, the members of the Research Intelligence Working Group will ensure all recommendations are made with an objective, unbiased approach particularly regarding their own engineering discipline, professional affiliation, or other influences such as geographic region that would introduce inappropriate favoritism into the ERVA’s outcomes.

The need to source an inclusive pipeline of ideas, from diverse voices including early career researchers, is paramount to informing agile and innovative visioning events and outcomes. Early work shall focus on refining the research intelligence, visioning event, and resulting report process. As the Research Intelligence Working Group’s work matures, attention will turn to producing deliverables around efficient process documentation and content reports to share with and gather intelligence from the ERVA Community.

Chair

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Mark Schmidt

Associate Vice Chancellor, North Carolina State University
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Daniel Calto

Director of Solution Services, Elsevier Inc
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Jian Cao

Cardiss Collins Professor & Director, Northwestern Initiative for Manufactoring Science and Innovation, Northwestern University
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Marika Dunn

Director of Research Development and Strategy - Central Office for Research, Rutgers University
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Mridul Gautam

Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Nevada, Reno
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Daniel Noneaker

Associate Dean for Research College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences, Clemson University
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Joseph Roy

Director, Institutional Research and Analytics, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

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Government Engagement

Supports ERVA’s work to apprising interested parties of executive branch and legislative actions relevant to engineering research and communicate opportunities and challenges arising from visioning activities.

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The Government Engagement Working Group supports ERVA’s goals of apprising members and interested parties of executive branch and legislative actions relevant to engineering research and of effectively communicating opportunities and challenges identified through ERVA visioning to congressional and federal agency representatives. With care that no lobbying will take place and all activities are conducted in compliance with NSF award guidelines, the working group will regularly communicate with the leadership team and Standing Council about relevant executive branch and legislative activities and will coordinate information sharing interactions among the Executive Committee and Standing Council with key policymakers and agency personnel.

With priority given to fulfilling the community’s best interest through a ubiquitous awareness of proportionate representation from underrepresented groups, the members of the Government Engagement Working Group will ensure all recommendations are made with an objective, unbiased approach particularly regarding their own engineering discipline, professional affiliation, or other influences such as geographic region that would introduce inappropriate favoritism into the ERVA’s outcomes. The need to maintain a balanced and consistently diverse pipeline of all members of the academic and industry continuum, especially early career professionals, is paramount to train the most prepared, agile and innovative next generation engineers and beyond.

Chairs

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Jessica Molesworth

Executive Director, EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation
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Mary Juhas

Co-Chair Government Engagement Working Group, ERVA
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Deborah Crawford

Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Tennessee
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Jessica Esquivel

Associate Scientist, Fermilab
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Allison Hubel

Director of the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota
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Teddy Ivanitzki

Program Director, American Society for Engineering Education
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Cindy Mahler

Director University of Innovation, Enterprise Technology Office, Boeing
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Diana Ortiz-Montalvo

Research Chemist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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Kelly Rusch

Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, North Dakota State University
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Mel Ustad

Director, South Dakota EPSCoR
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JC Zhao

Department Chair, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland - College Park
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