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Inaugural Missouri EPSCoR Statewide Meeting

Missouri EPSCoR invites you to join us for the inaugural Missouri EPSCoR Statewide Meeting held on Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center in Columbia, Missouri.

This meeting is open to all Missouri EPSCoR faculty, staff, and students, as well as our Plant Imaging Consortium partners in Missouri and Arkansas, congressional offices, state and local agencies, and members of the public.  We will share our first-year progress, highlight scientific and broader impact accomplishments, and feature many student research posters.  The evening event on Wednesday, June 10 will feature a talk by Dr. David Fischhoff of The Climate Corporation, introduced by UM System President, Tim Wolfe.  Highlights of the all-day events on Thursday, June 11 include a talk by Dr. Gene Takle of Iowa State University, student posters and “pop-up” presentations, breakout sessions with researchers, and many networking opportunities.

Registration is free and online registration and abstract submissions can be done here: http://muconf.missouri.edu/EPSCoR/

All Missouri Transect students are expected to submit a poster abstract by May 22.

Registration closes on May 22

The Missouri Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) aims to enhance research infrastructure in Missouri through climate and plant research, community outreach, STEM education, and workforce development.

The Missouri EPSCoR Track-1 program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is called the Missouri Transect, which is designed to increase Missouri’s capacity to model and respond to the effects of climate change on plants and communities at a local scale.  The research and educational programs will improve science and engineering capabilities that will benefit urban and rural Missourians from all regions and all economic levels.

For more information about Missouri EPSCoR and the Missouri Transect, refer to our website and Twitter.  Visit the NSF EPSCoR website for more information about the national program.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Emily Haghighi, Project Administrator, haghighie@missouri.edu 

Sent on behalf of Missouri EPSCoR.  Please respond to haghighie@missouri.edu.

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