The Nevada NASA EPSCoR Program announces available funding for 2017 Research Infrastructure Development Seed Grants. The programmatic focus is to further engage and utilize Nevada’s unique resources and talent for enhancing greater scientific discovery and developing new technologies to address NASA’s mission goals. The request for seed grant funds may be based on outcomes from prior workshops/meetings with NASA Personnel; however, these funds should not augment existing funded research projects. Research Infrastructure Development (RID) activities should target unique activities that increase Nevada’s competitiveness. NASA EPSCoR, depending on available funds, seeks to fund 2-3 projects. Project total should not exceed $50,000 ($25,000 federal dollars and $25,000 Nevada Special Projects Match).
The March 2017 Issue of the EPSCoR Highlights is now available. NCET Cafe, Sage Hiibel; Graduate student writing for publications workshop series, Welcome NSHE SSPO/EPSCoR Staff, 90% of rover team students pursue a STEM degree in college; and NASA Ames Research Center intersnships fuels STEM graduate career quest.
The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) announces available funding for the 2017-2018 Research Infrastructure Faculty Competition. The NVSGC seeks tThe Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) seeks to develop a diverse and capable Nevada STEM workforce by providing funds for NASA-related faculty research projects. Selected faculty research projects will provide authentic “hands-on” research opportunities for students in topic areas such as: unmanned aerial systems, aeronautics (including high altitude balloon projects), planetary geology, astrochemistry, astrophysics, astrobiology, biodiversity/biology, new satellite data systems, remote sensing, sustainability, agricultural science, climate change, hydrological impacts under a changing climate, and STEM education.
Nevada’s EPSCoR project on the Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus has an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program that provides students with an authentic research experience by engaging participants in research related to aspects of the project’s focus on other STEM-related topics. Working with faculty mentors, undergraduate students develop and submit project proposals.
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Five-year National Science Foundation award to study solar energy and its effects on Nevada. We are leading research on solar energy generation and its impacts on water resources and the environment. The Nexus project brings together a diverse and disciplined group of scientists, engineers, educators, and students working together to push the frontiers of science and education.
The Solar Energy Nexus infrastructure is designed to build collaboration among Nevada’s premier researchers and solar energy stakeholders to generate solar energy with minimal water use and environmental impact. We are the workforce driving innovation in Nevada’s clean energy economy.
A Conversation with Lori Brazfield, 12/12/14
“This week on Observations, host Bob Fisher talks with Lori Brazfield, Director of the Nevada System Sponsored Programs Office which houses the Nevada EPSCoR Program and Lori is also from the Nevada System of Higher Education. Lori spoke about her responsibilities as far as administrative operations is concerned. She discussed the Solar Nexus project which is a five-year research project which focuses on creating a center of research excellence on solar energy conversion to electricity, minimizing its negative impacts on water usage and the environment. Lori is a graduate of UNLV and Trident University International. Lori spoke about the educational system in Nevada and how changes are developing within the educational system.” Nevada Broadcasters Association
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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 System of Higher Education (NSHE) consists of 8 major institutions across the state.
The mission of the Nevada System of Higher Education is to provide higher education to the citizens of the state at an excellent level of quality consistent with the state’s resources. It accomplishes this mission by acquiring, transmitting, and preserving knowledge throughout the region, nation, and world. The System provides an educated and technically skilled citizenry for public service, economic growth and the general welfare, contributes to an educated and trained workforce for industry and commerce, facilitates the individual quest for personal fulfillment, and engages in research that advances both theory and practice.
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The Nevada System of Higher Education will focus its College Access Challenge Grant efforts to dramatically increase the percent of new college entrants, particularly for underrepresented students (low-income, first generation, students of color) in the state. The grant will focus on four goals: 1) Create a college-going culture in Nevada; 2) Increase College Knowledge; 3) Increase College and Career Readiness in Nevada high schools; and 4) Pilot or expand accelerated associate degree programs.
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