Missouri EPSCoR Statewide Meeting
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This year’s statewide meeting for Missouri EPSCoR will be held August 15, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.  Welcome and opening remarks will be presented by Missouri EPSCoR Director, Dr. John Walker.  There will be a Postdoc/Student Association Networking Event on August 14 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. A full day of talks, presentations and poster sessions will take place on August 15.  Activities on August 16 will be for the Missouri EPSCoR External Advisory Board.

The Statewide meeting provides an opportunity for faculty, students, staff and community members to learn more about ongoing EPSCoR activies throughout Missouri.

Deadline for Registration:  August 1, 2017


NSF Missouri Transect


Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide.  Missouri became eligible to apply for EPSCoR funding in 2012. The program aims to provide strategic opportunities to stimulate sustainable improvements in R&D infrastructure, capacity and competitiveness, and to advance science and engineering capabilities for discovery, innovation and knowledge-based prosperity – capabilities that will benefit Missourians from all regions – urban to rural – and from all economic levels.

Mission of Missouri EPSCoR

To enhance our state’s capacity to model and respond to the effects of climate change on plants and community on a local scale.

Vision of Missouri EPSCoR

To enhance the state’s infrastructure for science and technology, stimulating Missouri’s economy and leading to job creation

Missouri Transect

The Missouri Transect: Climate, Plants and Community is a project of Missouri EPSCoR.  It is a statewide collaborative research effort to understand how climate variability impacts plants and communities in Missouri.  The project’s overall aims are to model and predict: