GRFP

Missouri Transect Second Annual Meeting Bring Together Over 100 Attendees at Missouri S&T

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader gives opening remarks at the Missouri Transect Annual Meeting

The Missouri Transect Annual Meeting took place on September 14-15, 2016, at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla. The event brought together over 100 Missouri Transect participants and featured 48 research poster presentations.

Among those in attendance were several key Missouri S&T faculty and administrators. Attendees from all across Missouri received a warm address of welcome from Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. Other Missouri S&T leaders also on hand to meet and interact with attendees included Dr. Robert Marley, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Dr. Bruce McMillian, Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing, and Dr. Stephen Roberts, Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business.

Dr. Kruse presenting on GRFP opportunities. To access her presentation, visit https://missouriepscor.org/news/nsf-powerpoints-missouri-transect-annual-meeting

Dr. Rebecca Kruse, Program Director for the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, gave a presentation about NSF funding opportunities. She focused specifically on grants available to early career investigators, including the Faculty Early-Career Development Program (CAREER) and Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Dr. Rich Ferrieri with Brookhaven National Laboratory gave the meeting’s keynote address. He described use of a technique his lab developed to administer and track radiotracers and their metabolites in whole plants using positron emission tomography (PET). To show the power of this technique for precision phenotyping, he highlighted results from two projects aimed at identifying the physiological, metabolic, and genetic changes in plants in response to root herbivory. Ferrieri previously served on the External Advisory Board for the Plant Imaging Consortium, a joint project of the Missouri and Arkansas EPSCoR programs, and has an adjunct faculty appointment with MU’s Department of Chemistry and Research Reactor. His talk highlighted the growing emphasis and innovations in precision phenotyping in plant science research.

Attendees were also brought up to speed on the progress of the Missouri Transect goals and projects. Each of the five Missouri Transect teams (i.e., Plant, Climate, Community, Science Education and Outreach, and Cyberinfrastructure) highlighted its accomplishments over the past year as well as next steps for the years ahead. A poster presentation session also gave students and postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to share results from projects as well as for all participants to learn about the wide range of research and educational projects currently underway.

Among the poster presenters were Lisa Groshong from the University of Missouri, who shared results from a project using photo narratives as a means to document visitors and park managers’ perceptions of the effects of climate change to Missouri State Parks. New advanced phenotyping technologies also were the focus of several posters, including Tyler Bradford with Missouri State University whose poster showcased a drone fitted with a hyperspectral camera being used to monitor and assess vegetative stress of fields of plants exposed to different drought conditions. Among the educational projects highlighted were Mutant Millets, an inquiry-based learning and advanced science research in modern agriculture project for high schoolers launched by the Danforth Center, and a community resilience education and training project for kids 6-9 years of age designed by Lincoln University.

Lisa Groshong, graduate student on the Community Team, speaks with Dr. Sandra Arango-Caro about community surveys and citizen science projects. Tyler Bradford, graduate student working on the Missouri State University seed grant, speaks with Rahul Sukharia about his research at Missouri State Lincoln University undergradates and graduate students speak with their faculty mentor, Dr. David Heise, during a networking break

Dr. Joel Burken, Chair of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at Missouri S&T and co-Lead of the Missouri Transect Plant Team generously hosted the annual meeting.  The event was organized by Missouri S&T Distance and Continuing Education Department.  The Missouri Transect would like to thank Sue Turner, Director of Distance and Continuing Education and Dr. Burken for their efforts in making this event such a success.

The Missouri Transect: Climate, Plants and Community is a statewide, collaborative research effort to understand how climate variability impacts plants and communities in Missouri. Researchers are collaborating with each other across disciplines and 10 institutions as part of this five-year project.  It is funded through the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) program.

Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Webinar

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

In partnership with the Education and Human Resources Directorate, EPSCoR is hosting a webinar on Monday, August 29, 1pm (CDT) for all those interested in learning more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Instructions for joining the webinar are below.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides a prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in a wide range of STEM and social science fields during graduate school. This webinar will provide an overview of the GRFP and program updates for the FY 2017 competition (incl. deadlines, application and review processes) and other program activities such as GROW (http://www.nsf.gov/grow) and GRIP (http://www.nsf.gov/grip).

The intended audience is faculty and university administrators, so please distribute this invitation to all who may be interested. No registration necessary. For more GRFP information visit www.nsfgrfp.org. Question regarding the webinar logistics should be forwarded to Liz Lawrence (elawrnc [at] nsf [dot] gov).

 

Graduate Research Fellowship Program Webinar

 WebEx Login Instructions

Date

Time

Direct Link

Meeting ID

August 29, 2016

1:00 pm CDT

http://tinyurl.com/huo9w6t

749176509

 

 

 

 

Note: This virtual meeting/webinar will consist of both an audio portion via teleconference and a visual component via WebEx. In addition to a computer connection for the visual part of the meeting, you will need a separate phone connection to participate in the teleconference. (Cell phones/iPhones are NOT recommended due to the increased likelihood of connectivity issues and interference.)

Audio Component – Teleconference:

Direct Call-in Number:   (888) 889-0670

The meeting will be open 15 minutes prior to the start time for you to login/call-in. You are encouraged to login/call-in early to ensure connectivity.

Visual Component – WebEx:

To join the meeting directly through WebEx:

  1. Click the link (above) for the meeting you are attending. 
  2. When requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. Click "Join."
  4. You are now in the “web” portion of the webinar.

WebEx will automatically setup Meeting Manager the first time you join a meeting using WebEx. To save time, we strongly encourage you to setup prior to the meeting to ensure connectivity. To set up the meeting manager, click this link: https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php.

If you cannot access the direct login link for the webinar, you can still login through WebEx.

To join the online meeting through the WebEx Website:

  1. Click NSF WebEx link: https://nsf.webex.com.
  2. Enter the WebEx meeting ID (from the table above), then click “Join Meeting.”
  3. When requested, enter your name and email address and passcode; it is EPSCoR16!
  4. Click "Join"

Administrative Support: If you have any questions about WebEx meeting access, please contact

Liz Lawrence at least 24 hours prior to the webinar (Email: elawrenc [at] nsf [dot] gov; Phone: 703-292-8997)

For Technical Assistance:

  1. Go to https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/mc.
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

The playback of UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files requires appropriate players. To view this type of rich media file in the meeting, please check whether you have the players installed on your computer by going to https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/systemdiagnosis.php.

EHR Broadening Participation in STEM Webinar (12-2:30 pm CT)

Event date(s): Thursday, June 14, 2018


The National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is hosting a FREE Webinar on June 14, 2018 from 1:00-3:30 pm ET (12:00-2:30 pm CT).

NSF Program Officers and Staff will highlight current funding opportunities available at NSF targeting underrepresented groups in STEM and Minority Serving Institutions. Funding opportunities for programs like NSF INCLUDES, ADVANCE, LifeSTEM, IUSE, ITEST, GRFP and many others will be highlighted. Representatives from all four divisions in EHR will be represented.

·         Division of Research on Learning

·         Division of Graduate Education

·         Division of Undergraduate Education

·         Division of Human Resource Development

In addition, Q & A opportunities with Program Officers will be provided during the webinar.

Administrators, faculty, researchers, evaluators, and other STEM education leaders working to broaden participation in STEM in formal and or informal contexts are encouraged to attend.

Please register here as soon as possible.

Once you have registered, help spread the word about the webinar by forwarding this email and or the attached flyer to your STEM & broadening participation in STEM networks.

 

We look forward to seeing you online on June 14.

Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Webinar

Event date(s): Monday, August 29, 2016


In partnership with the Education and Human Resources Directorate, EPSCoR is hosting a webinar on Monday, August 29, 1pm (CDT) for all those interested in learning more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Instructions for joining the webinar are below.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides a prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in a wide range of STEM and social science fields during graduate school. This webinar will provide an overview of the GRFP and program updates for the FY 2017 competition (incl. deadlines, application and review processes) and other program activities such as GROW (http://www.nsf.gov/grow) and GRIP (http://www.nsf.gov/grip).

The intended audience is faculty and university administrators, so please distribute this invitation to all who may be interested. No registration necessary. For more GRFP information visit www.nsfgrfp.org. Question regarding the webinar logistics should be forwarded to Liz Lawrence (elawrnc [at] nsf [dot] gov).

 

Graduate Research Fellowship Program Webinar

 WebEx Login Instructions

Date

Time

Direct Link

Meeting ID

August 29, 2016

1:00 pm CDT

http://tinyurl.com/huo9w6t

749176509

 

 

 

 

Note: This virtual meeting/webinar will consist of both an audio portion via teleconference and a visual component via WebEx. In addition to a computer connection for the visual part of the meeting, you will need a separate phone connection to participate in the teleconference. (Cell phones/iPhones are NOT recommended due to the increased likelihood of connectivity issues and interference.)

Audio Component – Teleconference:

Direct Call-in Number:   (888) 889-0670

The meeting will be open 15 minutes prior to the start time for you to login/call-in. You are encouraged to login/call-in early to ensure connectivity.

Visual Component – WebEx:

To join the meeting directly through WebEx:

  1. Click the link (above) for the meeting you are attending. 
  2. When requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. Click "Join."
  4. You are now in the “web” portion of the webinar.

WebEx will automatically setup Meeting Manager the first time you join a meeting using WebEx. To save time, we strongly encourage you to setup prior to the meeting to ensure connectivity. To set up the meeting manager, click this link: https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php.

If you cannot access the direct login link for the webinar, you can still login through WebEx.

To join the online meeting through the WebEx Website:

  1. Click NSF WebEx link: https://nsf.webex.com.
  2. Enter the WebEx meeting ID (from the table above), then click “Join Meeting.”
  3. When requested, enter your name and email address and passcode; it is EPSCoR16!
  4. Click "Join"

Administrative Support: If you have any questions about WebEx meeting access, please contact

Liz Lawrence at least 24 hours prior to the webinar (Email: elawrenc [at] nsf [dot] gov; Phone: 703-292-8997)

For Technical Assistance:

  1. Go to https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/mc.
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

The playback of UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files requires appropriate players. To view this type of rich media file in the meeting, please check whether you have the players installed on your computer by going to https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/systemdiagnosis.php.