An National Visiting Committee is a group of experts who provide advice to the project staff, assess the plans and progress of the project (and make reports both to the project leadership and to NSF), and enhance the dissemination of the project’s products.
National Visiting Committee (NVC) – description from document NSF 0750 – Program Solicitation:
“For centers, the budget should include provisions for a National Visiting Committee (NVC) to visit the project on an annual basis. An NVC is a group of experts who provide advice to the project staff, assess the plans and progress of the project (and make reports both to the project leadership and to NSF), and enhance the dissemination of the project’s products. Typically, ATE Centers enlist eight to ten members. The proposal should only include names of NVC members who have agreed to serve should an award be made. After an award is made, an NSF program officer will work with the grantee to finalize NVC membership. But the proposal should address how the NVC will be used in the project.
1. Lloyd West, NVC Chair, University of New Mexico, retired
2. Robert K. Ehrmann, NACK ATE Center
3. Mel Cossette, MatED ATE Center
4. Nancy Louwagie, Normandale Community College
5. Amy Brunner, Lockheed Martin
6. Alan Mitchell, Sandia National Laboratories
7. Julie Guelich, Vice President at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota
NEATEC appreciate the time and effort that these industry and academic experts spend helping NEATEC to develop.