Jeffrey Energy Center, a sub-bituminous coal-fired power plant and wind turbines, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.


Energy, Climate and the Future: The Role of Kansas

2010 Kansas Statewide EPSCoR Conference

Monday, October 4, 2010
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Adams Alumni Center, University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

The Kansas Statewide EPSCoR Conference is held to foster collaboration and increase research competitiveness. Learn about recent EPSCoR research and also some of the ways our research has become important to the people and economic development of Kansas.

Kansas EPSCoR faculty, their students and staff; other interested Kansas faculty; key leaders representing industry and economic development organizations; state and federal government staff and elected officials; the Board of Regents; and university administrators are invited to attend.


Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC) and Kansas NSF EPSCoR.


Conference Agenda (PDF - 55 kb)

Speakers and Panelists (PDF - 173 kb)

Posters (PDF - 24 kb)


Climate Change and Mitigation (CCM) (PDF - 2070 kb)
Charles W. Rice, University Distinguished Professor of Soil Microbiology, Kansas State University

Nanotechnology for Renewable Energy (NRE) (PDF - 2518 kb)
Judy Wu, University Distinguished Professor of Physics, University of Kansas

Biofuels and Climate Change: Farmers’ Land Use Decisions (PDF - 315 kb)
Dietrich Earnhart, Professor of Economics, University of Kansas

Climate Change in Indigenous Communities (PDF - 550 kb)
Dan Wildcat, Dean of Natural and Social Sciences and Director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Institute, Haskell Indian Nations University

The North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program: An Overview (PDF - 2821 kb)
Linda O. Mearns National Center for Atmospheric Research

National Science Foundation – Building Capacity (PDF - 400 kb)
Uma D. Venkateswaran, Program Director NSF EPSCoR

The Sustainable Energy Challenge (PDF 1226 kb)
George Crabtree, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Departments of Physics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

Panel Discussion: Building Linkages (PDF - 1645 kb)
Francis D’Souza, Wichita State University