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Special Announcements

May 2018

2018 NSF EPSCoR Spring PD/PA Meeting, Alexandria, VA,
May 21-22, 2018

June 2018

The Ecosystems of Kansas Summer Institute, University of Kansas Field Station,
June 4-8, 2018

Latest News & Events...


Kansas NSF EPSCoR Announces MAPS First Award Recipients for 2017-2018

Kansas NSF EPSCoR has awarded five assistant professors from institutions across the state to receive up to $100,000 in support of their research on topics that focus on Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant and Soil Systems. The purpose of the EPSCoR First Award Program is to assist early career faculty to become competitive for funding from the research directorates at the National Science Foundation.


2018 Spring Semester begins with a Collaborative MAPS Course

The Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant and Soils across Kansas (MAPS) collaborative course started last week for undergraduate and graduate students from across Kansas enrolled. Biology 890d at KSU and Biology 701 at KU make up this educational collaboration that is specifically designed to study the structure and functions of microbiomes.


MAPS Outreach Team Teaches a Lesson on Seed Dispersal to 3rd graders

As part of the RII Track 1 EPSCoR Award, Microbiomes in Aquatic, Plants and Soils across Kansas, Education and Outreach (MAPS), education and outreach initiatives, Dr. Peggy Schultz has designed interactive elementary lessons related to the research.


Kansas NSF EPSCoR receives 20 million dollar grant to survey and study aquatic, plant and soil microbiomes

The University of Kansas will partner with four other Kansas universities on a new project funded by $20 million from the National Science Foundation to gain a better understanding of how tiny microorganisms, collectively known as microbiomes, influence environmental changes and the resulting economic implications.


Two Kansas Assistant Professors receive NSF EPSCoR Track-4 Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Katie Mitchell-Koch, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Wichita State University (WSU) and Kansas NSF EPSCoR first award recipient, and Dr. Joycelyn McDonald Assistant Professor of Biology at Kansas State University (KSU) who have both received NSF EPSCoR Track 4 Awards.