[macs-faculty] Frontier annual report

Mayank Varia varia at bu.edu
Sun Jul 24 23:29:30 EDT 2016

Hi everyone,

Quick reminder: please send me your Frontier annual report answers soon so
we can prepare a report to send to NSF. They're already emailing the lead
PIs to request the report asap.

Please respond this week to the questions. Alternatively (or additionally),
let me know if you have time this week to talk about your work either in
person or over the phone.


On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 3:34 PM Mayank Varia <varia at bu.edu> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> It is time to prepare the Frontier grant's annual report. Within the next
> two weeks, please respond to the 11 questions listed below. I will
> aggregate all of the responses into a single report that every institution
> can submit. When answering these questions, remember not to double-count
> any people/activities that you have previously credited toward an Eager
> grant.
> *Participants and products*
> 1. Update your sheet within the attached Excel spreadsheet
> (participants.xlsx) listing your students and postdocs who participated in
> the Frontier grant. Include the number of months they worked on the grant
> from Oct 2015 to Sept 2016.
> 2. Email me a bibtex file with all published/accepted/submitted papers for
> which you acknowledged the Frontier grant’s support. Also, tell me about
> other research products, like open-source software.
> *Research accomplishments*
> *Describe all of your technical accomplishments for the year. Please give
> us text snippets that we can use when we aggregate responses and write a
> single report.*
> 3. Summarize your major research accomplishments. Reference the attached
> milestones (milestones.docx) and the action items that we pledged to do
> after the year 1 site visit (action-items.docx) as appropriate.
> 4. Explain the impact of your research to academia or society.
> 5. Describe in detail one activity you conducted this year. Explain the
> technical problem you address, your results, and their impact.
> 6. Cite/link to any awards or honors received (e.g., best paper awards),
> or any popular media describing your work.
> 7. Describe changes in research approach or milestones from the original
> proposal, if any.
> *Education and outreach*
> *Please describe how the grant helped you or your students expose science
> to members of the public. Quotations from your target audience help
> immensely, but please tell us how publicly we may share them: with NSF
> only, post on the MACS website, etc.*
> 8. Describe any tech transfer to industry or government (e.g., serving on
> a standards panel).
> 9. Describe educational activities made possible by the grant (e.g., a new
> class or workshop).
> 10. If you supported any postdocs, please summarize mentoring activities
> conducted.
> 11. If you committed to an outreach activity in the original MACS proposal
> (outreach.pdf), please detail the activities you conducted this year and
> the outcome/impact of these efforts.
> Thanks,
> Mayank
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