Arkansas Epscor Conference Open for Registration

Registration is open for the 2010 NSF EPSCoR Annual Conference. Please distribute the meeting information to anyone who might be interested.

Meeting will be held at Embassy Suites, Little Rock. There are a limited number of rooms reserved for the conference.  We recommend that you make your reservations before September 3, 2010 in order to receive the negotiated rates.

Travel awards are available to students and young faculty who plan to present posters at the meeting. Please visit the EPSCoR website to download the application form. Completed applications must be received before September 15.

Contact Cathy Ma, 501-683-4422, with questions.

Arkansas NSF EPSCoR Project Annual Conference

October 4 & 5, 2010

Embassy Suites Little Rock, Arkansas
11301 Financial Centre Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 312-9000


The 2010 Arkansas NSF EPSCoR Annual meeting has been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, October 4 - 5 at Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock. You can register for the meeting at the Arkansas EPSCoR website: http://www.arkepscor.org.

The 2010 Annual meeting will feature presentations of the Arkansas EPSCoR ASSET I project, poster sessions and introduction of the Arkansas EPSCoR ASSET II project. Monday will focus on successes achieved by ASSET I centers:

  • Wireless Nanosensor and Systems Center (WiNS Center)
  • Center for Plant Powered Production (P3 Center)

 

A special feature will be a special session facilitated by the National Postdoctoral Association.   This special Monday afternoon session will focus on the postdoctoral mentoring plans, a new requirement for large awards by most federal funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. The session will include presentations and discussions on the critical professional guidance and assistance in preparing postdocs for career success. All professors, young faculty, postdoctoral students and Ph.D. students are strongly encouraged to attend the session.

The ASSET II project, which was recently funded by National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program, is a five-year grant with a total funding of $20 Million. Introductory overviews on the infrastructure and plans for ASSET II’s highly interactive multi-institutional centers will be featured on Tuesday:

  • Phase 2 of the Center for Plant-Powered Production (P3)
  • Center for Generating Renewable Energy with Efficient Nanoplasmonic Solar Cells (GREEN)
  • Vertically Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research (VICTER)

Registration for the annual meeting is $50. Students and young faculty who plan to present posters at the meeting will be eligible to receive a small travel awards and/or have registration waived. If you plan to apply for EPSCoR travel awards, visit the EPSCoR website to download the application form. Completed applications must be received before September 15.

 

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