Reischman to discuss opportunities and priorities at NSF directorate for engineering

Published: Oct 12, 2009 11:14:00 AM
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Michael M. Reischman, deputy assistant director for engineering for the National Science Foundation (NSF), will discuss opportunities and priorities within the NSF on Friday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. in 1103 Shelby Center. The seminar is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research; all Auburn University faculty and students are invited to attend.

One of Reischman's primary goals as deputy director is to advocate for a more prominent role for engineering within the nation's priorities for research and development and innovation. An expert in fluid dynamics and turbulence, he holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University and bachelor's and master's degrees in the same discipline from New Mexico State University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Prior to joining NSF, Reischman was a research professor at Old Dominion University and director of university programs in the Office of Aeronautics at NASA. He has also served as the associate dean for research and economic development at the University of South Carolina and associate dean for graduate studies and research for Penn State's College of Engineering. Early in his career, at the Office of Naval Research, he served as director of the mechanics division, program director for fluid dynamics, and as a scientific officer with responsibility for multidisciplinary research programs in fluid dynamics.