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Title: External Forces and NSF Engineering

External Forces and NSF Engineering
National Science Foundation Directorate for
Engineering Acting Assistant Director for
Engineering Richard O. Buckius
External and Internal Conditions
Innovation and International Competition
  • The best companies outsource to win, not to
    shrink. They outsource to innovate faster. If
    Americans and Europeans want to benefit from the
    flattening of the world they will have to run
    at least as fast as the fastest lion and I
    suspect that lion will be China, and I suspect
    that will be pretty darn fast. Thomas
    Friedman, The World is Flat
  • Life will be tough for those who are less
    skilled, less educated, and less able to adapt to
    changing conditions. Even highly skilled
    service workers, engineers included, will be
    challenged by the rise of similar (and cheaper)
    human capital resources abroad. Peter Coy,
    Business Week
  • The individuals who are able to take advantage
    of the new opportunities do extremely well.
    Those who are poorly situated get hammered.
    Gordon Hanson, UCSD in Business Week
  • Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're
    not part of the steamroller, you're part of the
    road. Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog

Ranking of First University DegreesSelected
Country Ranking by Number Ranking by
Percent of Eng. Degrees () Eng. of all
Degrees China (2001) 1 (219,563)
1 Japan (2001) 2 (104,478) 9 Russia
(1999) 3 (82,409) 15 U.S. 4
(59,536) 29 South Korea 5 (56,508)
4 Germany (both) 6 (36,319) 8 France
(both) 7 (34,293) 18 India (1990)
8 (29,000) 30 Italy (both) 9
(27,685) 10 Taiwan (2001) 10 (26,587)
6 . . Israel 25
(2,762) 20 Ireland 26 (2,014)
19 Hong Kong (1995) 27 (1,822) 14 Norway
(both) 28 (1,691) 25 Singapore (1995)
29 (1,676) 3 Malaysia (1990) 30
(877) 23
NSB, SE Indicators 2004
Engineering Workforce TrendsDegrees
AAES/EWC, 2004
Engineering Workforce Trends Women
Bachelors (Women)
Masters (Women)
Doctoral (Women)
AAES/EWC, 2004
Engineering Workforce Trends Underrepresented
Bachelors (Underrepresented)
Masters (Underrepresented)
Doctoral (Underrepresented)
AAES, 2004
External Reports
  • Engineering Research and Americas Future (NAE,
    2005) Committee to Assess the Capacity of the
    U.S. Engineering Research Enterprise
  • The Engineer of 2020 (NAE, 2004) and Educating
    the Engineer of 2020 (NAE, 2005)
  • Rising Above the Gathering Storm Energizing and
    Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future
    (NRC/COSEPUP, 2005)
  • Innovate American National Innovation Initiative
    Final Report (Council on Competitiveness, 2005)

NSF Budget 2001-2006
NSF Research and Related ActivitiesFY 2006
Request by Directorate (Dollars in Millions)
Research and EducationENG Integration
  • CAREER Proposals
  • Program started in 1994
  • Must have a well thought-out plan for integration
    of research and education, in addition to
    significant research project
  • ENG provides approximately 1/4 of all CAREER
  • Engineering Research Center (ERC) Awards
  • Program initiated in 1985
  • ERC innovations in research and education are
    expected to impact curricula at all levels from
    pre-college to life-long learning and to be
    disseminated to and beyond academic and industry

Research and EducationResearch Experiences for
  • The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
    program supports active research participation by
    undergraduate students in any of the areas of
    research funded by the National Science
  • REU projects involve students in meaningful ways
    in ongoing research programs.
  • REU Sites are based on independent proposals to
    initiate and conduct projects that engage a
    number of students in research.
  • REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing
    NSF-funded research projects or included as a
    component of new proposals.
  • ENG provides approximately 1/4 of all NSF REU

Research and EducationResearch Experiences for
  • The Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)
    activity was initiated in the NSF Directorate for
    Engineering in FY 2001 to involve middle and high
    school teachers in engineering research.
  • The RET program builds partnerships between
    teachers and engineering researchers in
    engineering research laboratories. RETs aim to
    build collaborative relationships between both
    in-service and pre-service teachers, support
    their active participation in research and
    education, and strengthened partnerships between
    institutions of higher education and local school
  • ENG provides approximately 1/2 of all NSF RET

Research and EducationOther ENG Programs
  • Our Engineering Education and Centers (EEC)
    programs support research that addresses the aims
    and objectives of engineering education including
  • the content and organization of the curriculum,
  • how students learn problem solving, creativity
    and design,
  • new methods for assessment and evaluation of how
    students learn engineering, and
  • our understanding of how to attract a more
    talented and diverse student body
  • EEC is looking for significant breakthroughs in
    understanding so that our undergraduate and
    graduate engineering education can be transformed
    to meet the needs of the changing economy and
  • It is expected that successful proposals will
    most likely be comprised of multidisciplinary
    teams of engineers and other fields that bring
    expertise pertinent to learning research.

Research and EducationNSF Programs
  • In addition, other NSF-wide activities include
  • ADVANCE Increasing the Participation and
    Advancement of Women in Academic Science and
    Engineering Careers
  • Centers for Learning and Teaching
  • Graduate Research Fellowships
  • Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education
  • Integrative Graduate Education and Research
    Traineeship Program
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education
  • National Nanoscale Infrastructure Network
  • In addition to ENG Engineering Education and
    Centers programs, other ENG/EHR activities
  • NSF-Navy Civilian Service Fellowship-Scholarship
  • SBIR Supplemental Funding for Diversity

Research and Education 2005 Investment in
Other includes direct costs (subcontracts,
materials and supplies, consultant services),
permanent equipment, travel, other personnel, etc.
Engineering Research AwardsIncrease in Research
ENG Single PI vs. Multiple Investigator
Research Grant Funding Rate
Funding Rate Percent
Proposals Submitted
ENG Organization and Reorganization
Engineering at the NSF and in the U.S.
Internal Conditions
External Conditions
  • In 2006, the NSF Engineering Directorate will
    invest approximately 580 million among the
    smallest budgets in NSF to support the entire
    breadth of engineering, including its
    nanotechnology and cyberinfrastructure
  • These resources will be divided among 7 divisions
    the largest number in all of NSF.
  • Engineering currently receives the largest number
    of proposals of any NSF directorate.
  • Engineering education and research are becoming
    increasingly interdisciplinary and collaborative.
    Universities and industries are adopting
    interdisciplinary clusters.
  • Foreign nations particularly China are
    increasing emphasis in engineering research and
    graduating more engineers than the United States.
  • Leadership in engineering and innovation will be
    key to the nations prosperity and security in a
    global, knowledge-driven economy.

Potential Reorganization Outcomes
  • Ability to Pursue
  • New Directions
  • Provides mechanisms to pursue high-risk, frontier
  • Enables research at the intersection of diverse
  • Combined divisions promote agile and flexible
    responses to emerging challenges.
  • Collaboration Across
  • Disciplines
  • Enhances integration of education and research.
  • Enables a more integrated approach to research
  • Builds synergy among basic research, discovery,
    and innovation.

Directorate for Engineering
Office of the Assistant Director Deputy Assistant
Senior Advisor Nanotechnology
Bioengineering and Environmental Systems BES
Civil and Mechanical Systems CMS
Electrical andCommunications Systems ECS
Office of Industrial Innovation OII (SBIR/STTR)
Chemical andTransport Systems CTS
Engineering Education and Centers EEC
Design and Manufacturing Innovation DMI
Merging Divisions and Priorities
Current 06
Proposed 07
Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and
Innovation (EFRI)
Bioengineering and Environmental Systems
Division of Chemical, Biological,
Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET)
Chemical and Transport Systems
Civil and Mechanical Systems
Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing
Innovation (CMMI)
Design and Manufacturing Innovation
Electrical and Communication Systems
Division of Electrical, Communication and Cyber
Systems (ECCS)
Cyber- Systems
Engineering Education and Centers
Division of Engineering Education and Centers
Office Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
Office of Industrial Innovation
GOALI I/UCRCs Partnerships
Proposed Organizational Structure
Office of the Assistant Director Deputy Assistant
Director (OAD)
Disciplinary Areas
Crosscutting Areas
Emerging Frontiers in Research and
Innovation (EFRI)
Chemical, Biological Environmental and Transport
Systems (CBET)
Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (C
Engineering Education and Centers (EEC)
Electrical, Communications and Cyber
Systems (ECCS)
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP)
Proposed Organizational Structure
Disciplinary Areas
Office of the Assistant Director Deputy
Assistant Director (OAD)
Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing
Innovation (CMMI)
Chemical, Biological Environmental and Transport
Systems (CBET)
Electrical, Communications and Cyber
Systems (ECCS)
Emerging Frontiers In Research and
Innovation (EFRI)
Engineering Education and Centers (EEC)
Crosscutting Areas
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP)
Crosscutting Areas Biology in Engineering
Complexity in Engineered and Natural
Systems Critical Infrastructure
Systems Manufacturing Frontiers New Frontiers in
Nanotechnology Others
Reorganization Process
  • Throughout 2004 ENG engaged in a comprehensive
    strategic planning process. Among the goals
    identified by this process was Organizational
  • Spring 2005 Engineering Advisory Committee
    reviewed and commented on conceptual framework
    for reorganization.
  • Summer/Fall 2005 Public comments were solicited
    via the NSF website.
  • Fall 2005 Engineering Advisory Committee
    reviewed and commented on conceptual framework in
    light of public comments.
  • End of 2005 Structure complete.
  • Spring 2006 Draft strategic plans for each new
    division completed, and completed reorganization
    presented to Engineering Advisory Committee.
  • FY 2007 Engineering Directorate reorganized.

  • Globalization, engineering workforce, and
    external reports point to leadership in
    engineering and innovation as the key to the
    nations prosperity and security in a global,
    knowledge-driven economy.
  • NSF and ENG must balance all its priorities in
    research and education.
  • Directorate for Engineering reorganization seeks
    to enhance mechanisms to pursue high-risk
    frontier research, to promote interdisciplinary
    activities, and provide an agile and flexible
    structure to respond to emerging challenges.

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