Free SBIR Entrepreneurship Workshop

Event date(s): Thursday, September 8, 2016
Location: Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

Announcing an upcoming free workshop for students and faculty who may be interested in starting a business or commercializing technology or a patent. 




Ellen Brune, PhD is an award winning presenter and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Mountain Biotech ( in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her research has been funded by over $1.25M in grants from the National Science Foundation and the Arkansas Biosciences Institute. Recently, Ellen has been providing consulting services in the areas of patent development, research validation, commercialization studies, and technology transfer agreements.


Participants will learn about the basic requirements for Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program participation, how to get started with the SBIR/SBTTR programs, and tips for success.

The workshop will take place on September 8, 2016 at the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center ( on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro, AR. The sessions will be broadcast online as well for those who cannot attend in person. Space will be limited for in-person attendance.

Networking lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. 

NSF Workshop: "How to Stand out as a Supercommunicator"

Event date(s): Monday, May 23, 2016 to Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Location: 2206 MU Student Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

NSF is hosting a workshop, "How to Stand out as a Supercommunicator," which will be held on May 23-24 at the University of Missouri. This two-day workshop is specifically designed to boost EPSCoR scientists' effectiveness at communicating their research to various audiences.

The workshop begins at 9 AM on Monday, May 23 and at 8 AM on Tuesday, May 24, in the MU Student Center, Room 2206.

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Workshop on Plant Development and Drought Stress

Event date(s): Sunday, November 1, 2015 to Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

November 1 - 4, 2015
Asilomar Conference Grounds,
Pacific Grove, CA

Goal: The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts in plant developmental biology and in plant stress biology to better understand how plant growth and development are altered by drought and related environmental stresses AND to understand how intrinsic developmental programs pattern and determine stress responsiveness of tissues.

Some talks will be chosen from submitted abstracts, and students and postdocs are encouraged to attend.

Click here for more infomation and to register.

Plant Phenomics: From Pixels to Traits

Event date(s): Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Friday, October 16, 2015
Location: Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center