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Meeting 2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Beyond Apprenticeship: Navigating the Stages of Academia
Presentation Title Engagement with DoD Program Managers
Author(s) Michael P. Bakas
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Michael P. Bakas
Abstract Scope Dr. Michael Bakas has worked as a DOE staff scientist and is now a program manager for the DEVCOM ARL Army Research Office's Synthesis and Processing program. In this talk, Dr. Bakas will give practical advice for new PIs in how to engage with DoD Program Managers in a productive and useful manner. This will include advice on how to build a professional relationship with a program manager, development of new white paper ideas and concepts that will be of interest to the program manager, and discussing and presenting research ideas in the most effective manner. He will also provide some details of how the funding system overall works, the role the program manager plays in the funding process, and some of the funding mechanisms available from the DoD. Details on the current directions of the Synthesis and Processing program will also be provided.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned:


A Field Guide for Becoming an Assistant Professor
Additive Manufacturing across Organizations: A perspective on Academia, Companies, and Research Institutes
Beyond Apprenticeship: How to “Know” Your Audience
Beyond Apprenticeship: Transforming Your Academic Jargon into Plain Language
Comparing Leadership Perspectives at a National Laboratory and a University: Transition to Academia
Engagement with DoD Program Managers
Mental Health of a Diverse and Inclusive Academic Community
Navigating Academia from Industry and a National Laboratory
Navigating the Proposal Process at the National Science Foundation
Research Integrity Investigations at the NSF Office of Inspector General
The Early Days of Faculty Life: Balancing the Tripod

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