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2011 VT EPSCoR Annual State Meeting Agenda
Thursday, June 2, 2011
DoubleTree Hotel, Burlington, Vermont

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Poster Set Up, Continental Breakfast
 
8:30 - 8:50 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Judy Van Houten, PhD, Vermont State EPSCoR Director
John Evans, PhD, President, VT Technology Council & Senior Advisor to the President of UVM
Domenico Grasso, PhD, PE, DEE, Vice President Research and Dean of the Graduate College
Henry Blount, PhD, Office Head, National Science Foundation EPSCoR

 
8:50 - 9:00 a.m.
Summative Survey Report Highlights
Judy Van Houten, PhD [Presentation]

 
9:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Transdisciplinary Research:
Complex Systems Approaches to the Lake Champlain Basin

Mary Watzin, PhD, [Presentation] Dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Donna Rizzo, PhD, [Presentation] Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Maggie Eppstein, PhD, [Presentation] Associate Professor Computer Science/Assistant Professor Biology
Ted Hart, [Presentation] Biology
Erin Hayes Pontius, [Presentation] St. Michael's College
Adam Reynolds, [Presentation] UVM Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE)

 
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Break
 
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Impacts of Cyberinfrastructure on Research,
STEM Education and State Economy - Track 2 improvements

Jim Vincent, PhD, [Presentation] Research Professor Biology and Director Bioinformatics Core (VGN)
Jeff Letourneau, PhD, [Presentation] Executive Director of Networkmaine at the University of Maine System
Karen Marshall, [Presentation] Chief of ConnectVT

 
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
How do we broaden our NSF Support? Program Overview, Funding Opportunities
Rita Teutonico, PhD, [Presentation], NSF Chair Research Coordination Networks (RCN) Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES)

 
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote
1:00 p.m. - Keynote Speaker
Deb Markowitz, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

 
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Communicating Science Panel
Linda Bowden, [Presentation] ECHO Center Lifelong Learning Coordinator
Matthias Brewer, PhD, [Presentation] UVM Chemistry Department
Josh Brown, [Presentation] Senior Writer for Science and Environment, UVM

 
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Workforce Development and Diversification: New Pathways
David Bradbury, [Presentation] President, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET)
Miranda Lescaze, [Presentation] Director VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development & Diversity (CWDD)
Michele Kupersmith, VT Technology Council Internship Program Coordinator

 
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Sustaining Through Innovation
David Dunn, [Presentation] Technology & Commercialization Business Adviser, VtSBDC
Danielle O'Hallisey, [Presentation] Owner/Operator, Calculated Technology, LLC
Anju Dahiya, PhD, CoFounder & President, General Systems Research, LLC
John Bootle, [Presentation] Founder, Thermal Composites

 
4:15 - 6:00 p.m.
Posters and Networking
Hors devours, refreshments

 
6:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting and Poster session concludes
Dinner on your own

Emerging Science