Webinar: NSF Funding During the COVID-19 Pandemic – May 21, 12-1p (ET)

Join us by webinar for the May 2020 Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) meeting.

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Date:  May 21, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:00 (ET)
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There is no charge to participate but registration is required.

Emanuel Waddell, Department of Chemistry University of Alabama in Huntsville
National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human Resources,
Division of Human Resource Development

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is comprised of seven directorates supported by four offices with direction received from the National Science Board (NSB). This discussion will provide a brief overview of the work that takes place in the Division of Human Resource Development (HRD) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The impact of the HRD funded projects on STEM, education and workforce development will be discussed.

Speaker Bio:
Emanuel Waddell joined the University of Alabama in Huntsville Department of Chemistry in the Fall of 2004, where he is a member of the Biotechnology and Materials Science Faculty. He is a graduate of Morehouse College (I.B.S., Chemistry, Physics) and Louisiana State University (Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry). His research at LSU was in the area of near infrared time-resolved fluorescence.  Following the receipt of his doctorate, Dr. Waddell completed a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD where he became interested in the laser ablation of polymer substrates and its application in microfluidic (lab-on-a-chip) devices. Emanuel was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2010. From 2010 to 2019, Dr. Waddell served as the campus coordinator for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation on the UAH Campus. In 2015, Dr. Waddell was appointed as Associate Dean for the College of Science at UAH. From 2017 to 2019, Emanuel served as the national president for the National Society for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). Emanuel joined the National Science Foundation by the Intergovernmental Personnel Act in July 2019 where he is a Program Officer with the HBCU-UP, CREST and HSI programs.

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