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2009 Kansas Statewide EPSCoR Conference

Expanding Horizons: Basic Research and Beyond

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
K-State Alumni Center, Kansas State University
Manhattan, 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.

Agenda

Agenda - PDF

Speakers and Panelists - PDF

Posters - PDF

Presentations

How does basic scientific research done at Kansas’ universities benefit Kansas citizens?
Contributions of Ecological Forecasting
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Walter K. Dodds, Kansas State University, University Distinguished Professor in Biology

Using Scale-Independent Relationships Between Taxonomic Categories to Infer Species Numbers in Poorly Collected Areas - PDF
Jorge Soberón, University of Kansas, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Onward and Forward - A Snapshot of NSF Funding Opportunities - PDF
Uma Venkateswaran, NSF EPSCoR Program Officer

Briefing on Current Kansas EPSCoR Initiatives
Climate Change and Energy: Basic Science, Impacts, and Mitigation
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Kristin Bowman-James, Kansas NSF EPSCoR Project Director

Discovery Park: A Paradigm for Interdisciplinary Research - PDF
Charles O. Rutledge, Vice President Emeritus for Research at Purdue University

 


 

Planning Workshop for KNE Phase VI Proposal

Energy, Climate and the Future: The Role of Kansas

October 10 , 2007,
The Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel
Topeka, KS

View the Workshop Agenda - (PDF)

The State of Kansas is in a position to leverage its strengths in the sciences and engineering to play an important role in solving grand challenge problems in the areas of renewable energy and global climate change, key challenges in today’s society. Kansas NSF EPSCoR, in partnership with KTEC, hosted a planning workshop to prepare for one or two such initiatives to be submitted in the fall of 2008 to the NSF. Up to $9 million from the NSF is awarded to eligible states on a competitive basis.

The workshop focused on two grand challenge areas, energy and climate, by bringing together talented researchers from across the State who are interested in collaborating and becoming active participants in the subsequent proposal to NSF. After keynote addresses by two experts in the areas of energy and climate, breakout sessions were held to promote further interactive discussions that potentially will lead to the formation of new collaborations. A call for proposals for the NSF submission will be released in early 2008 and one or two proposals will be chosen to be submitted to the NSF. If successful, it is envisioned that NSF EPSCoR funding and contributions from the State will play key roles in establishing successful multidisciplinary, multi-institutional and sustainable initiatives for the State of Kansas.

Presentations (PDF)

The Global Energy Challenge - George Crabtree, Director, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

The Global Climate Challenge: How Will Kansas Respond? - Charles Rice, Professor of Soil Microbiology, Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University & Director, Kansas EPA EPSCoR

Climate Change and Renewable Energy: The Technology Challenges and Opportunities - Robert J. Noun, Executive Director, External Affairs, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 


 

2006 Kansas Statewide EPSCoR Conference

Cross Cutting Research and Training

April 25, 2006
Adams Alumni Center
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

The Kansas Statewide EPSCoR Conference is held annually to foster collaboration and increase research competitiveness in the state. 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.

View the Agenda - PDF


Presentations (PDF)

EPSCoR TS3 Partnerships - Sherry Farwell

EPSCoR's Role in Facilitating Education - Kirsten Nicolaysen

EPSCoR's Role in Facilitating Research - Heather Desaire

EPSCoR's Role in Enhancing Research Infrastructure Through Instrumentation - Dennis Burns

Opportunities and Strategies for Cross-Cutting Training Programs - Steven Bernasek

Cross-Cutting Research and Training - Bruce Umminger

Cross-Cutting Research and Training - Bala Subramaniam