Last updated on 2012/11/04 by Dave Beck

Endnote 1. National Science Foundation. Fact Sheet, Engineering Research Centers. [http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=114951].

Endnote 2.  Williams, J.E., Jr., and Lewis, C.S. (2010). Post-Graduation Status of National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers: Report of a Survey of Graduated ERCs. Prepared for Engineering Education & Centers Division, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation. Melbourne, Florida: SciTech Communications, January 2010.

Endnote 3. See the following source for discussion of the components of what a National Research Council committee judged to be mandatory considerations for a “world-class” research and development organization. (National Research Council. 1996. World-Class Research and Development: Characteristics for an Army Research, Development, and Engineering Organization. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press).

Endnote 4. CliffNotes. Concepts of Organizing. Authority. Delegation. 2. Give team members the correct amount of authority to accomplish assignments. [http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/CliffsReviewTopic/Concepts-of-Organizing.topicArticleId-8944,articleId-8876.html]. 

Endnote 5. Hal Johnson. Transition Issues: Create and execute a strategic plan for your company. Sacramento Business Journal. [http://sacramento.bizjournals.com/sacramento/stories/2003/12/01/smallb7.html].

Endnote 6. Siewiorek, D.P., Smailagic, A., and Lee, J.C. (1994). An interdisciplinary concurrent design methodology as applied to the Navigator wearable computer system. Journal of Computer and Software Engineering, Ablex Publishing Corporation, 2(3), 259-292.

Endnote 7. Smailagic, A., Siewiorek, D. P. et. al. (1995). Benchmarking an interdisciplinary concurrent design methodology for electronic/mechanical design. Proc. ACM / IEEE Design Automation Conference, 514-519.

Endnote 8. One source for the names of global companies who have disseminated best practices for their operations is Plant Success. [www.PlantSuccess.com] 

Endnote 9. Information on the nationwide STEM education program for youth, known as StarBase, is available from Ernie Gonzales, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs. [Ernie.gonzales@osd.mil ] Other sources for STEM information include the National Defense Industrial Association, the Air Force Association, and The National Academies.