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2008 VT EPSCoR Annual Conference

Friday June 6th and Saturday June 7th, 2008

Davis Center, UVM Campus

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F. C. Thomas Allnutt Program Director and Biotechnology/Chemical Technology Cluster lead in the SBIR/STTR Program at NSF conducts a small group discussion during NSF Day on June 6, 2008.


Vermont Governor James Douglas welcomes participants to NSF Day on June 6, 2008 in the Davis Center at UVM


Dr. Thomas A. Weber, Director, Office of International Science and Engineering, NSF delivers his remarks - one of 12 presenters from NSF


Graduate students circulate during the poster session


NSF EPSCoR Head Dr. Henry Blount and UVM Biology Professor Lori Stevens view posters


VT EPSCoR State Director Judith Van Houten and Dr. Henry Blount, NSF, provide closing remarks to the Grant Writing Workshop participants


Successful Grant Writing Workshop Panelists L to R - Timothy Fossum Program Director CCLI, Paul Bierman UVM Geology, Steven Arms, President MicroStrain Inc., Thomas Allnutt, SBIR


VT EPSCoR Staff

Guidelines for posters and abstracts:
Posters should be 3'x4'
Abstracts: Word or PDF files are greatly preferred. 1 Page maximum length describing your research project. Please list project title and investigators at the top of the submission. Please leave a 1.5" margin for binding purposes.

Please register for the conference in order to upload your abstract.


Friday June 6, 2008
Davis Center, UVM Campus


7:30 a.m.
Registration and Poster Set Up and Continental Breakfast
Grand Maple Ballroom


8:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Grand Maple Ballroom

Judith Van Houten, Director, Vermont EPSCoR
Frances Carr, VP for Research at UVM
Henry Blount, III, Office Head, NSF EPSCoR

8:15 a.m.
Presentation of Mission of NSF and Its New Initiatives
  • Joann Roskoski, Executive Office, Directorate for Biological Sciences
  • Suzi Iacono, Senior Science Advisor, Directorate for Computer Information Science and Engineering
  • Margaret Cavanaugh, Deputy Assistant Director, Directorate for Geosciences
  • Kevin Thompson, Program Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure
10:15 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Presentations continue
  • Thomas Weber, Director, Office of International Science and Engineering
  • Jack Lightbody, Deputy Assistant Director, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Scott Borg, Division Director, Office of Polar Programs
  • Maria K. Burka, Program Director, Process and Reaction Engineering, Directorate for Engineering
12:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch and Networking
Grand Maple Ballroom


1:30 p.m.
Presentations Continue
Grand Maple Ballroom
  • Timothy Fossum, Program Director, CCLI, Directorate for Education and Human Resources
  • Carol Van Hartesveldt, Program Director, IGERT, Directorate for Education and Human Resources
  • Tyrone Mitchell, Program Director, Organic Dynamics, Chemistry, Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences
  • Thomas Allnutt, Program Director, SBIR, Directorate for Engineering
2:30 p.m.
Break Out Sessions
Refreshments will be continuously available in the Grand Maple Ballroom
4:00 p.m.
Poster Session and Networking
Grand Maple Ballroom


5:30 p.m.
Hors d'ouvers
Grand Maple Ballroom


6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner and Networking
Grand Maple Ballroom

Showing of an Emerging Science television episode about Vermont EPSCoR's science and engineering

Saturday June 7
Davis Center, UVM Campus


8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Registration
Sugar Maple Ballroom


8:30 a.m.
Vermont EPSCoR Annual Grant Writing Workshop
Sugar Maple Ballroom

Welcome

Judith Van Houten, Director, Vermont EPSCoR
Henry Blount, III, Office Head, NSF EPSCoR

Successful Grant Writing Panel 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Presentations Continue 12:00 p.m.
Close of meeting
Judith Van Houten, Director, Vermont EPSCoR
Henry Blount, III, Office Head, NSF EPSCoR
Kelvin Chu, Associate Director, Vermont EPSCoR

Collect Box Lunches to be eaten at the conference or taken on your way home
Sugar Maple Ballroom
List of NSF Representatives attending the workshop:
Henry Blount, III, Office Head, NSF EPSCoR, Office of Integrative Activities (OIA)
Doug MacTaggart, Program Officer, EPSCoR, OIA
Tony Walters, Program Officer, EPSCoR, OIA
Simona Gilbert, Program Administrator, EPSCoR, OIA
Joann Roskoski, Executive Officer, Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
Suzi Iacono, Senior Science Advisor, Directorate for Computer Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
Margaret Cavanaugh, Deputy Assistant Director, Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
Thomas Weber, Director, Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE)
Jack Lightbody, Deputy Assistant Director, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Scott Borg, Division Director, Antarctic Sciences (ANT), Office of Polar Programs (OD/OPP)
Kevin Thompson, Program Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI)
Timothy Fossum, Program Director, CCLU, Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Carol Van Hartesveldt, Program Director, IGERT, Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Tyrone Mitchell, Program Director, Organic Dynamics, CHE, Directorate for Mathematics & Physical Sciences (MPS)
Maria K. Burka, Program Director, Process and Reaction Engineering, Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Thomas Allnutt, Program Director, SBIR, Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Emerging Science