NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. In achieving this mission, NASA depends upon the private sector, educational institutions, and other nonprofit organizations for the greater part of its research needs. Therefore, NASA encourages the submission of unique and innovative unsolicited proposals which will further the agency's mission.
What's New at Nevada NASA EPSCoR
Desert Research Scientists Receive Regents’ Honors - Congratulations to Dr. Hans Moosmüller and Dr. Rajan Chakrabarty!
Message from Dr. Lynn Fenstermaker
New NASA EPSCoR and NASA Space Grant Consortium Project Director
It’s an honor to have been selected as the Director of these two great NASA programs. I truly look forward to working with NSHE faculty and students to expand Nevada’s STEM research infrastructure and educational opportunities to help meet the NASA mission and goals. Both of these programs have fostered successful research and education projects for Nevada since their inception.
Moving into the future, I look forward to helping grow Space Grant projects so that more of Nevada’s college and K-12 students can become excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and participate in providing a better future for Nevada, NASA and our nation. Through the NASA EPSCoR opportunities, I’m excited to help our NSHE faculty improve their research knowledge base and gain new infrastructure so that they can competitively participate in current and future research challenges of benefit to NASA
NEVADA NASA EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (EPSCoR)
The NASA EPSCoR program strengthens the research capabilities of jurisdictions that have not had a competitive advantage to participate in aerospace and aerospace-related research activities. EPSCoR provides eligible jurisdictions with funding opportunities to develop a more active research base by involving their academic and research institutions. Nevada began working with a NASA EPSCoR planning grant in 1999. Through this grant, Nevada has the opportunity to establish research and development competitiveness and strengthen its economy through the expansion of aerospace technology. Current research areas includes:
NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development Award
RID - NNX13AB18A
10/18/2012 - 10/17/2015
Building Research and Educational Capacity for Satellite Remote Sensing of Aerosols and their Radiative and Climate Change Impacts
CAN - NNX10AR89A
Lead Science PI: Hans Moosmuller, DRI; W. Arnott – UNR; K. Ehlers – TMCC; R. Chakrabarty – DRI; J. Englebrecht – DRI; M. Mishchenko – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; A. Strawa – NASA Ames Research Center
Advanced Computer Vision, Robotics, and Visualization Algorithms for Improving Planetary Exploration and Understanding
CAN - NNX11AM09A
Lead Science PI: George Bebis, UNR; M. Nicolescu, UNR; T. Jackman, DRI; D. Norpchen, DRI; E. Regentova, UNLV
Advanced Electroactive Polymer Sensors and Actuators for Aerospace Robotic Applications
CAN - NNX13AN15A
Lead Science PI: Kwang Kim, UNLV; K. Leang, UNR; D.C. Lee, UNLV; A. Vollstedt, TMCC; W. Yim, UNLV
Building Capacity in Interdisciplinary Snow Sciences for a Changing World
CAN - NNX14AN24A
Lead Science PI: Obrist, Daniel, DRI; A. Burray, DRI; R Schumer, DRI; Ian McCubbin, DRI; H. Moosmuller, DRI; S. Tyler, UNR; E. Hausrath, UNLV; J. Raymond, UNLV; Gail Ferrell, TMCC