Georgia Research Administrators NeTwork GRANT
The Georgia Research Administrators NeTwork is a group of professionals, employed by organizations within the state of Georgia, seeking to learn more about research administration and share their knowledge with others.
Research administrators typically work in institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations. The GRANT conference welcomes administrators who oversee all aspects of the award process, from pre-proposal through post-award and award close-out.
Chief Research Operations Officer
Robert Butera serves Georgia Tech as the Chief Research Operations Officer (CROO). He is responsible for facilitating and directing the Institute’s research activities and oversees Research Integrity Assurance, Research Administration, and Research Development and Operations as part of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research. Butera is a Professor jointly appointed in the Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Dr. Shannon Yee is an Associate Professor at the G.W.W. School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Yee joined Georgia Tech in 2014 directly from his PhD at the University of California Berkeley. In the midst of his studies, he joined the US. Dept. of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) during its inaugural year as the first ARPA-E Fellow. Dr. Yee completed his MS in Nuclear Engineering in 2008 and his BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2007, both from The Ohio State University. In 2008, he was awarded a prestigious Hertz Fellowship. In 2015, Dr. Yee was selected for an AFOSR Young Investigator Award to develop polymer thermoelectrics. Dr. Yee is the recipient of the 2017 ASME Pi-Tau-Sigma Gold Medal award for “outstanding contributions to the field of Mechanical Engineering in the first decade of one’s career.” In 2019, Shannon was selected for an ONR Young Investigator Award to develop polymer thermal switches. Most recently, Dr. Yee is directing the Generation II Reinvent the Toilet (G2RT) program supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and was recognized as one of Bill Gate’s Heroes in the Field in 2021.
Are you going to be in the Atlanta area the night before the GRANT Conference? Join us for a social networking gathering at Sweetwater Brewery on Wednesday, October 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
There's plenty of free parking and a whole lot of food and drink options. Please note, the cost of food and drink will be your own expense.
Whether you are attending the actual conference in person or virtually, we hope to see you for this rare opportunity to mix and mingle with colleagues from across the state.
195 Ottley Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
|OPTIONAL: October 11
|Meet and Greet Event: Sweetwater Brewery,
195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30324
|October 12 GRANT Agenda
|Coffee Talk- get settled, meet old and new colleagues, networking!
|Welcome to the GRANT Conference
|Georgia Institute of Technology Welcome; Dr. Robert Butera, Chief Research Operations Officer, Georgia Tech
|Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shannon Yee, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech
|Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Research: Supreme Court Ruling Impact
|Navigating the Maze: Contemporary Challenges in Research Administration and Pathways to Solutions
|Navigating the Maze: Breakout Discussion
|Lunch and Networking
|T32 Best Practices
|Post Award: Effort Certification, Sub-Awards and Communication with PI
|Empowering Your Path: Navigating Professional Growth and Accelerating Your Career
|Empowering Your Path: Breakout Discussion