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CANCELED SEMINAR: Some Observations on Research: Industry, University, and Government

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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After graduating with a MS or PhD, a science or engineering career can evolve along different paths depending on your career goals. You may become a faculty member at a university, a research engineer at a company, or a research scientist at a government laboratory. The presentation will provide some perspectives and observations on the different career paths based on my experiences at the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Ron Joslin will provide some comments throughout the discussion on simple ways to succeed irrespective of the path you follow.


Dr. Ron Joslin is the Program Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Fluid Dynamics Program (May 2016-present). He is the ENG representative on 5 working groups, building collaborations across the Foundation. He has supported research in biofluids, complex & nano-scale flows, turbulence, and non-Newtonian flows. Five of these projects are scheduled for testing on the International Space Station. He has participated on numerous Federal Boards at NSF, NASA, DoD, DoE, DARPA, and ARPA-e. He has recently been appointed as the NSF representative on the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology – Future of Transportation at the Executive Office of the President Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Dr. Joslin was also a Program Officer at the Office of Naval Research (2001-16), managing the Turbulence/Stratified Wakes, Submarine Maneuvering, Ocean Energy, Multi-Platform Interactions and Supercaviation Programs. He was also focused on STEM, leveraging diversity, and mentoring/developing others. He served on Air Force, NSF, NASA, DoE, and international panels.  From 2004-2012, Dr. Joslin was the Navy Principal (SES role) responsible for High Performance Supercomputing across all Navy laboratories and programs (~$60M). In addition, Dr. Joslin taught courses and conducted research at the Pennsylvania State University (2000-01). He developed the first graduate course in grid generation for Mechanical Engineering and conducted research at polymer drag reduction under a DARPA contract ($1M). He has over 30 years of research experience in fluid dynamics, resulting in 33 journal articles, 2 textbooks, 4 edited textbooks, 1 encyclopedia article, 50+ conference papers, and is also an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and a member of ASME and the APS

.Dr. Ron Joslin


August 23
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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