Program director from National Science Foundation to speak at Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast welcomes Dr. Gerhard Salinger, program director at the National Science Foundation, to Fort Wayne Oct. 29. He will speak about National Science Foundation grants at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Student Life Center (Room SL513) on Ivy Tech’s North Campus (4900 St. Joe Road.)

Salinger will present an information session about the process of applying for National Science Foundation grants, and the possibilities regarding funding. This session is free and open to the public.

“We are honored and excited to host Dr. Gerhard Salinger at Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast. He is a local success story, having graduated from South Side High School in Fort Wayne,” said Cathy Maxwell, vice chancellor of academic affairs. “His wealth of knowledge regarding NSF funding will be helpful and informative for anyone who is interested in pursuing NSF grant opportunities.”

About Dr. Gerhard Salinger

Dr. Salinger has been with NSF since 1989 as a program director in the Instructional Materials Development program in the Division of Elementary, Secondary and Informal Education (ESIE). In this position, he recommends the funding of proposals to develop nationally disseminated, instructional materials and supporting educational reform in mathematics, science and technology education in K-12 classrooms. He is also the co-lead Program Director of the Advanced Technological Education program, which supports technician education at the two-year college level and preparation for that at the secondary schools. He contributes to the policy development for both programs.

Prior to joining NSF, Gerhard was a professor in the Physics Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and Chairman of the Department for eleven years. His published research is in low temperature properties of amorphous materials. He is a graduate of Southside High School in Fort Wayne and has been recognized as one of their outstanding alums.

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