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Congressional Testimony by Dr. Chris Lawson

Posted on April 15th, 2013 at 1:47pm

Dr. Chris Lawson, Executive Director of the Alabama EPSCoR program, testified on behalf of the EPSCoR/IDeA Coalition before the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee at their public witness hearing on March 21st, 2013. His testimony highlighted the important work that the NASA and NSF EPSCoR programs contribute to the advancement of science and technology including; a strengthened economy, a more highly skilled workforce, and the innovative solutions that make our country more competitive.

NSF Dedicates NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center

Posted on October 19th, 2012 at 3:14pm

In an October 15, 2012 ceremony in Cheyenne, WY, the NSF dedicated the Northwest Supercomputing Center, to be managed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Wyoming is part of NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which allows the agency to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States and improve R&D capacity and competitiveness.

NAS EPSCoR Committee Presentations

Posted on September 27th, 2012 at 7:15pm

On September 12, 2012, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) Committee charged with studying the effectiveness of federal EPSCoR and IDeA programs met. Ten scientists and engineers who are academic leaders within the EPSCoR/IDeA community spoke before the NAS Committee. These speakers offered a great deal of excellent information about the impact of these programs upon their states, universities, and faculty. The Power Point presentations for each if the speakers can be found here.


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EPSCoR 2030 Report to NSF

Posted on April 24th, 2012 at 4:13pm

A panel of nationally recognized scientists and engineers met at the behest of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) in terms of its relevance to the national research agenda. The two-day workshop produced observations about the value of the NSF program and recommended programmatic changes to be made both by NSF and by the EPSCoR states that can enhance EPSCoR’s effectiveness.  The report on this workshop, held January 19 - 20 in Washington, DC, is now available.

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Testimony by Dr. Christopher M. Lawson

Posted on April 2nd, 2012 at 3:55pm

On behalf of the EPSCoR/IDeA Coalition Dr. Christopher M. Lawson from the University of Alabama at Birmingham testified in front of the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on March 22

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Testimony by Dr. Mark A. Barteau

Posted on April 2nd, 2012 at 3:52pm

On behalf of the EPSCoR/IDeA Coalition Dr. Mark A. Barteau from the University of Delaware testified in front of the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education on March 29, 2012.

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