Dr. Maira Goytia, Assistant Professor of Biology, has received a 2-year grant from The National Science Foundation in the amount of $149,506 for her project entitled “Research Initiation Award: Mechanisms regulating intrinsic levels of antimicrobial resistance in planktonic cells and biofilms of commensal Neisseria”. There is an understanding that bacteria evolve in competitive environments, such as water, soil, on or inside macroorganisms such as humans. Dr. Goytia’s research will study whether bacteria commonly encountered in healthy humans express antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and whether they can be considered reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance genes for pathogens. This study will broaden the bacteriology research here at Spelman and pave the way for undergraduate independent research opportunities in the classroom, her research laboratory and other research spaces. With better understanding of antimicrobial resistance associated to sexually-transmitted bacteria, our students will be able to engage and educate the community to bring awareness to these major public health concerns.
The Data Science eXtension (DSX) program is an opportunity for faculty to learn, design and deliver data science curriculum in at least one of their courses. The intent is to enhance, not replace, existing lectures and/or labs with data science. Through a year-long engagement, participating faculty will learn more about the data science field, design domain-specific data science curriculum and share pedagogical strategies. The 10-day summer workshop consists of a set of interactive guided work sessions. The 7 monthly sessions are designed to assist participants in their curriculum development. Faculty participants will receive a stipend for their participation and curriculum delivery.
Learn more at project website.
Faculty Applications Open!
The DSX Faculty Retreat will be held June 11-22, 2018 at Spelman College. Monthly seminars will occur throughout the 2018-19 academic year. Feel free to review our eligibility criteria and tentative summer retreat schedule. Please consider applying to be part of this cohort.
Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018
Notification: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is making major changes to the way the research community registers for NSF accounts and maintains account and user profile information in FastLane and Research.gov. Effective March 26, 2018, NSF is introducing a new centralized and streamlined account registration process in Research.gov for the research community that will provide each new user with a single profile and unique identifier (i.e., NSF ID) for signing in to FastLane and Research.gov for proposal and award activities.
The new account management functionality will:
- Allow users to create and self-manage accounts, including personal information and role requests;
- Eliminate the need for organizational Administrators to create accounts and maintain profile information for their users, allowing Administrators to focus on managing roles for their organizations through a dashboard with functions to approve, disapprove, assign, and remove roles; and
- Replace the existing FastLane and Research.gov account management functions.
Existing NSF account holders, including Grants.gov and Application Submission Web Service (ASWS) users, will be migrated to the new account management system through a simple, one-time operation when initially signing in to FastLane or Research.gov after the new functionality is released. Account holders will be required to verify information to transfer it to the new system. Each user will have one NSF ID.
New users will be able to register directly with NSF through Research.gov here.
NSF is currently finalizing new account management training resources such as job aids, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and instructional videos. These materials will soon be available on an “About Account Management” page accessible on the Research.gov homepage.