In FY16 the SEA will have approximately $250K available for new instrument acquisition. We invite the science and engineering community to submit suggestions for equipment that they believe would be of great value as shared research infrastructure.
If you would like to recommend an instrument, please fill out the attached form in its entirety. Please remember that the SEA considers a shared instrument or facility to be one used by the research groups of two or more faculty members and two or more departments. After a basic triage, the SEA board will hold meetings where these proposals will be discussed and evaluated; criteria to be weighed include: enhancement and innovation of the research capabilities on campus; breadth and size of anticipated user base; ability of the tool to be financially sustainable; possible needs for space and staffing; etc.
As part of our long-term plan for research equipment and staffing support, the SEA Board will review and prioritize these recommendations beginning in late fall 2016. Please respond by October 31.