EPSCoR Presentation - University of Kentucky

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Dec 14, 2012 (4 years and 11 months ago)

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E
xperimental
P
rogram to
S
timulate
Co
mpetitive
R
esearch


http://
www.kynsfepscor.org


Kentucky's National Science Foundation
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive
Research (KYNSFEPSCoR)

Working
in collaboration with the National Science Foundation
(NSF), Kentucky's NSF EPSCoR assists to strengthen research and
education in science and engineering. The vision of the KY NSF
EPSCoR is to advance, encourage and develop long term
improvements in scientific discovery, innovation and education
throughout the Commonwealth
.



KY NSF EPSCoR’s goals:


to provide strategic programs and opportunities for EPSCoR
participants that stimulate sustainable improvements in their
Research & Development capacity and competitiveness;


to advance science and engineering capabilities in EPSCoR
jurisdictions for discovery, innovation and overall knowledge
-
based prosperity


Collaborations


We’re proposing financially supported involvement from
institutions across the entire state, including UK, UofL,
Morehead St., Western Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky
University, Kentucky State University (Kentucky’s only
Historically Black College and University), and two community
and technical colleges (Henderson & Bluegrass).

Enabling the Kentucky Energy Economy of the Future

Research Programs and Seed funding for Emerging Areas

BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS
CONSORTIUM (BBC)

Bioengineering and Organism Design

Genetic Bioinformatics

Feedstock Development and Biomass
Processing

MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVED
ENERGY SYSTEMS

Biomimetic Membrane Platforms

Biochemical Supports and Separations

Electrochemical Membrane Transformations

Enabling the Kentucky Energy Economy of the Future

Research Programs and Seed funding for Emerging Areas

ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE

Self
-
healing and Surface Modification of
Battery Electrodes

Hybrid battery
-
electrochemical capacitor
systems for high power and energy density

Diversity Plan


We
will strive for culturally, racially, ethnically, gender equality among our faculty, staff,
student participants and collaborators
.



With Diversity in mind, our diversity coordinator will also collaborate with our 3
supported proposals to assure diversity plans that are established will be executed to
the highest standard, where significant increase will be seen in the underrepresented
population.


Diversity Programs/Outreach

Get on the Bus

Seed program to assist K
-
12 to
continue activity in stem through
field trips for hands on experience

K
-
12

GEMS Recruitment

Recruiting STEM seeking
students/Placing them at the
appropriate school/program

Undergraduates/graduates

LSAMP Collaborations

Seed funding for increasing the total
number of STEM degrees earned by
underrepresented participants

Undergraduates/graduates

RREG Program

Research institution Research Seed
Funding 4@50k/research
collaborations 4yr schools
participation

Undergraduate( Primarily )

Scholars Summer
Program

Preparing student to grasps the idea
of STEM and achieve in STEM

10
th
-
11
th

graders & freshman

LEAF Money

Providing necessary
hardware/tools/equipment to
support the STEM Movement in our
school and community

K
-
12, undergrad/grad

Proposal Collaborations

Executing diversity plans/increasing
participation on all levels

K
-
12, undergrad/grad, faculty, staff







RSP

program seeks to support the
research

involvement of outstanding students
who are underrepresented in science
majors

Undergraduates/graduates

Girls STEM Collaborative

Supporting events/programs that
focus in STEM areas

K
-
12


Program

Description


Outreach


KYTS
-
MAGE

Kentucky National Science Foundation,
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive
Research (EPSCoR)



Travel
Assistance Application

Kentucky Travel Support Program for hosting
Minorities Applying for Graduate Education

“Exploring Options for a Solid STEM Future”

Workforce Development

Research Scholars Program (RSP):



faculty
-
mentored research projects


upper
-
level undergraduate
students


We have supported 53 RSP participants since 2006 with about
85% of awardees continuing on to pursue an occupation
and/or an advanced degree in the sciences.


Workforce Development


Bre McCarney, will be leading Workforce Initiatives:
Entrepreneurship,
Statewide
Institutional Collaborations,
Internships


Questions?