Collaborations

Missouri Transect All-Hands Meeting

Event date(s): Friday, February 23, 2018
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri), 1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri, 65201


Mark your calendars for Friday, February 23, 2018 for the Missouri Transect All-Hands Meeting.  Researchers will have a chance to come together to collaborate on Missouri Transect research.  There will also be a student evening workshop on February 22 (dinner provided) on “Our Role as Scientists in the Media."  All events will be held at the Hampton Inn in Columbia, MO.  All students traveling into Columbia and in need of a hotel room will be required to share a room.  Contact Emily Haghighi, haghighie [at] missouri [dot] edu if you need help finding a roommate or for any other questions regarding the meeting.

RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZRwmIkBil96n17Zw1

 

HOTEL DETAILS

There is a room block available on the night of February 22 at the Hampton Inn and Suites for anyone traveling to Columbia for the All-Hands meeting and/or Student workshop.  Contact Emily Haghighi, haghighie [at] missouri [dot] edu, to be added to the rooming list.

The hotel address is: 1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri, 65201

Travel expenses will be covered for any participants without a travel budget.

AGENDA

Missouri Transect All-Hands Meeting in Year 3

Event date(s): Friday, February 24, 2017
Location: 225 Fellow's Place Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri, 65201


Mark your calendars for Friday, February 24, 2017 for the next Missouri Transect All-Hands Meeting.  Researchers will have a chance to come together to collaborate on Missouri Transect research.  There will also be a student evening event on February 23 (dinner provided) to kick off the new Missouri EPSCoR Student Association.  All events will be held at the Hampton Inn in Columbia, MO.  All students traveling into Columbia and in need of a hotel room will be required to share a room.  Contact Emily Haghighi, haghighie [at] missouri [dot] edu if you need help finding a roommate or for any other questions regarding the meeting.

RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/oefqaHunDljPW69E3

HOTEL DETAILS

There is a room block available for Feb. 22-24 at the Hampton Inn and Suites for anyone traveling to Columbia for the All-Hands and/or Student Association meeting.  Please use the room block name "BIO" when you reserve your hotel room.  All rooms are doubles and students will be required to share a room.

Reserve a room online or by phone at (573) 214-2222

The hotel address is: 1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri, 65201

Travel expenses will be covered for any participants without a travel budget.

All-Hands Meeting

Event date(s): Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Location: Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N Warson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63132


Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 17, 2015 for the next Missouri Transect All-Hands Meeting.  We will meet at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  The goal of the meeting is to increase team-to-team interactions and find connections in research.  An agenda and a list of team accomplishments to-date will be released before the meeting.  We will also make important announcements about the program, including the Reverse Site Visit at the NSF headquarters in Washington, DC on March 15, 2016.

Strategic Planning Meeting Held on August 20

Event date(s): Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Location: Bradford Research Center


As an awardee of the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), Missouri is required by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct Strategic Planning meeting within 90 days of the award date (August 1, 2014). Investigators, team leads, project administration and NSF Program Officers came together for a strategic planning meeting on August 20, 2014.

The strategic planning meeting was held at the Bradford Research Center and facilitated by an independent external facilitator, Dr. Carl Batt, a Liberty Hyde Professor in the Department of Food at Cornell University. There were approximately 50 participants. Researchers traveled from Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson City, Rolla and around Columbia to attend the meeting. External participants came in from California, New York, and Washington, D.C.

 
                                 
Researchers traveled from around the state to collaborate on the Missouri Transect strategic plan at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia
                                Education Team creating timelines and accomplishments with collaboration through Skype

The morning opened with an introduction and welcome from Dr. John Walker, the Project Director and Principal Investigator of Missouri EPSCoR. Dr. Kelvin Chu, Program Officer at NSF EPSCoR, outlined the expectations from NSF for the strategic plan. Each team lead gave short 5 to 10-minute presentations about their team’s research question, goals, and investigators.

After a short break, participants split off into their research teams. They drafted the expected accomplishments by the end of the five-year program, determined timelines for their activities in research and outreach and created a poster for further discussion.

Everyone reconvened and Dr. Chris Elsik, the Cyberinfrastructure (CI) team lead, led a discussion about integrating CI capabilities with each team’s research and database needs.

After the discussion, researchers split up to visit each poster and discuss timelines and accomplishments with other teams. They noted on other teams’ accomplishments posters possible individual or team collaborations to achieve each accomplishment

Participants visited other teams’ posters to discuss how the timelines and accomplishments fit into the Missouri Transect project

The full group reconvened for a presentation from the external evaluator about the EPSCoR evaluation process. Then the Statewide Committee Chair, Dr. Keith Gary spoke to the group about the role of the Statewide Committee and the Academic and CI subcommittees, the Missouri Science & Technology plan, and how to build commercialization partners and increasing communication with the State government. The meeting closed with comments from Dr. Walker.