Dana Schirer is currently the Project Manager for the MakerTEC grant. In this role, she is responsible for working with the Principal Investigator to coordinate overall fiscal, administrative and compliance reporting to NSF. She is the contact person for WSU Tech and the Wichita area.
At WSU Tech, she is also the Assistant Director of the Grants Department and responsible for building the capacity of WSU Tech faculty and staff to secure external funding.
Prior to these roles, Ms. Schirer was the Project Manager for two US Department of Labor TAACCCT Round 2 and Round 4 grants – the National Aviation Consortium and KanTRAIN. Both grants focused on building the infrastructure at WSU Tech (formerly Wichita Area Technical College) to fill the skills gap in Advanced Manufacturing by working with local and national employers and regional government entities.
She holds an MA in Sociology and BS in Criminal Justice, both from Wichita State University. Ms. Schirer has 12 years of experience in the development, evaluation, and management of privately and publicly-funded grant projects.