Researchers are giving free and universal access to all the information they are collecting from a network of scientific monitoring stations in a pair of Nevada mountain ranges. The data stream includes everything from current weather conditions to plant and soil moisture readings. But the live video feed is the feature most likely to appeal to the general public.
The Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus, award number NSF EPSCoR IIA-1301726, has just officially been awarded to NSHE.
The Mission: Advance knowledge and discovery through research on solar energy generation, its environmental impacts, and associated water issues and accelerate this research by developing new capabilities in cyberinfrastructure.
How will humans adapt to climate change? This and many other similar questions will be addressed in this new online course offered at the UNLV.
- May 9th, 2013 1:30 p.m.,
Please join us for a film screening of Wind Uprising, hosted by Edwin Stafford from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium scholarships are competitively awarded to support and reward Nevada students for their achievements in academic endeavors related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NVSGC support can assist NSHE undergraduate students in pursuing their educational goals that will lead to employment opportunities in industries that rely on a STEM-trained workforce that are relevant to both NASA and Nevada’s workforce needs.
Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium fellowships will be competitively awarded at $13,000 in the fall semester 2013 to support and reward Nevada students for their achievements in academic endeavors related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NVSGC support can assist NSHE graduate students in pursuing their educational goals that will lead to employment opportunities in industries that rely on a STEM-trained workforce that are relevant to both NASA and Nevada’s workforce needs. Pending the availability of funds and successful progress made in the fall semester of 2013, fellows may request a second semester of support for the spring 2014 semester with their annual reports.
The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) has funding for fall 2013 semester through spring/summer 2014 for Research Infrastructure Building, Pre-College Educator Programs, informal education activities to encourage lifelong learning and social interaction, and curricula development and new course implementation activities.
In addition to the above solicitations, The Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC), as a participant in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, is accepting proposals designed to train and develop the nations’ and NASA’s Aerospace Science and Engineering workforce through Hands-on Training (HOT) activity-based programs. NVSGC seeks to fund two (2-3) projects in the range of $20,000 to $30,000 each through this solicitation pending the availability of funds. Due to the requirements of the program, a 1:1 match is required on the awarded funds. Proposed activities may occur during the fall 2013 semester through spring/summer 2014.
The Nevada System of Higher Education has received funding from the NASA Office of Education, Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Program to promote and support travel with the explicit objective being the development and submission of proposals to NASA. Deliverables for receipt of these awards include a coversheet for the submitted proposal(s) to NASA as well as an abstract of the proposal before the end of June 2013.
The Nevada program is particularly looking to foster proposal submissions in areas of earth systems science and the utilization of NASA resources for studies of climate change and systems engineering for exploration. The program has had and has continuing interests in the fields of planetary geology and geophysics, astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology, materials science and robotics and will support efforts in these areas as well.
The current open solicitation is meant to provide resources necessary to facilitate travel and connections with NASA principle investigators and NASA scientists at NASA centers. Requests for travel funds should include:
- Faculty and proposed participant’s name(s)- students can be supported but must be made in conjunction with their faculty/mentor/advisor
- NSHE Institutional affiliation
- Research interests of the faculty/participants
- Destination: NASA Center and/or facility
- Proposed dates and location of travel
- Collaboration/Personnel with whom the NSHE faculty will meet
- A brief description detailing how the travel will help proposal development (what NASA program) and how it will help to meet the goals of NASA and develop the research portfolio or infrastructure in Nevada.
- Amount requested detailing duration, location and cost of travel (size of awards are anticipated to be in $500 – $3000 range). No matching funds are required.
- Only Direct Costs will be covered by this award. No Indirect costs will be provided.
The Nevada NASA Project will continually review applications and announce awards through the NSHE EPSCoR Office. Reporting requirements must be met.
This offer of assistance will continue until available funds have been obligated. Questions or applications with necessary information and supporting materials should be addressed to Alice Ward in the Nevada EPSCoR Office email@example.com.
The Nevada NASA-EPSCoR office still has remaining funds (some of which may expire by end of May 2013) to support travel that will foster collaborations and proposal development with NASA centers and personnel. Sequestration has limited the ability for NASA personnel to travel and Nevada faculty and students likely still need to meet with NASA personnel to establish new and strengthen existing collaborations. Therefore, contact the NASA-EPSCoR office regarding requests for NASA travel funds
We have updated the solicitation to reflect the 2013 budget information. The maximum funding request per proposal is $750,000. This amount is to be expended over a three-year period. All NASA EPSCoR monies must be cost-shared at a level of at least 50% with non-federal monies. In-kind cost-sharing is allowable.
This request for preproposals is being issued based on the FY 2013 NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN).
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA’s Aeronautic Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), and Science Mission Directorates (SMD), the Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT), and NASA’s ten Centers, solicits proposals for the NASA EPSCOR. Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposal is expected to establish research activities that will make significant contributions to the strategic research and technology development priorities of one or more of the Mission Directorates or the OCT and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of Nevada.
The CAN is available on NSPIRES at: