The NASA 2016 Statewide Meeting for NASA EPSCoR/Space Grant will be held at the Grand Sierra, 2500 East Second Street, Reno, NV, April 29, 2016 (full day meeting).
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2016
- NASA EPSCoR and Space Grant presentations
- Student poster session & networking mixer
- All allowable travel costs will be reimbursed
2500 East Second Street
Reno, NV 89595
We have secured a lodging room block at the Grand Sierra for $81/night for those arriving the night before the meeting. After receiving verification of travel assistance from your Campus Associate Director and registering for the meeting, please make your lodging reservations by:
Calling 775-789-2000 or 866-473-6672 – reference group code NNASA6. For those who wish to share a room, the rate for one room is increased by $25.00 per person, per room, per night over the $81 charge. **Although the room block has technically expired, the hotel is honoring the $81 rate as long as rooms are still available. Availability is highly likely.
The hotel accepts all major credit cards for deposit, which is refundable if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to arrival. The deposit guarantees the sleeping room until 12:00 midnight on the 28th of April. Please note check-in is 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time and check-out is 11:00 a.m. Pacific time.
At the time of check in, all guests will need to provide a credit card. Each guest’s credit card will be pre-authorized by the hotel in the amount of $50 per night for incidentals. This is a HOLD only, which means those funds are not being charged, but that the funds will not be available to the guest. The guest’s card will not be charged unless the guest elects to use that card to pay for incidental charges or the room. If guest elects not to use the pre-authorized card, the funds will become available on the card within 3-5 days.
Reno Airport Shuttle
Grand Sierra complimentary shuttle to and from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Departure from Reno Tahoe international Airport
The Shuttle leaves from the exit located at the far end of baggage claim every 15 and 45 minutes past the hour daily between 5:15 am and 11:45 pm.
Departure from Grand Sierra
The shuttle leaves the hotel on the hour and half hour, daily between 5:00 am and 11:30 pm.
All graduate and undergraduate students who have or are participating in NASA Space Grant or NASA EPSCoR research activities are encouraged to provide a research poster presentation at this year’s annual meeting.
All posters should be 36” X 48” and should include the information below. Students should bring their posters with them on April 30 and take them down after the reception. Wall space and materials will be provided for students to display their posters.
Title: Include a banner frame at the top of the poster clearly stating the poster title, your name, your mentor(s) name, institution, and department. Be sure to include the NASA EPSCoR, Space Grant, or Community of Practice logo and the logo of your institution. Logos are available on the meeting website.
Overview: Clearly articulate what you did, how you did it, why you did it, and what it contributes to your field and the larger field of human knowledge.
Introduction: Specify the primary problem statement or hypotheses of your study, provide an overview of what you did, the evidence that supports your results, and point out the significance and value of the research. Be succinct in this one-frame element.
Method: Illustrate how you conducted your project.
Results (If applicable): Indicate what your research has revealed.
Conclusion: Include an explanation of the ways the results satisfy the research objective(s). Illustrate how your findings impact scholars in your field and members of the broader scientific community.
If you have any preliminary results, use them as examples of the kind of results you anticipate. Discuss the significance of these results.
If you don’t have any preliminary results, you can focus on projected results: what do you think you might find when your results are complete?
Whether you have complete, partial, or only projected results, keep in mind that your explanation of those results—their significance—is more important than the raw results themselves.
Abstracts (please provide abstract in the survey). The poster abstract should summarize your research. The items listed above may be used to develop the project abstract.
NASA Acknowledgement: (MUST BE INCLUDED ON YOUR POSTER)
All publications (including websites or other electronic only products) of any material based on or developed under NASA sponsored projects should conclude or begin with the following acknowledgement:
“This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant/Contract/ Agreement No. XXXXXXXXXX issued through the <XYZ> Mission Directorate or <”ABC Program…” (I.e. NASA EPSCoR OR Nevada Space Grant as appropriate)>”
If you have any questions, you may contact Alice Ward, Project Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.