Mississippi Epscor


Jackson State University Mississippi State University University of Mississippi University of Southern Mississippi NSF Hummod MCSR






The Mississippi EPSCoR/IDeA program identifies, develops, and uses academic science and technology resources to increase Mississippi's research and development competitiveness and support economic growth. through the state's colleges and universities, their science and engineering faculty, and their students. The Mississippi EPSCoR program is enhancing valuable resources that can influence Mississippi's research capacity in the 21st century.

Increasing Mississippi's scientific and technological research competitiveness is critical. The EPSCoR program utilizes the science and technology resources at Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi, and Jackson State University to stimulate sustainable science and technology infrastructure improvements at these institutions to accelerate the ability of their researchers to compete for federal and private sector research and development funding.

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Funded by the National Science Foundation MS-EPSCoR (09-03787), this workshop will introduce secondary and postsecondary science instructors to the use of forensic science as a method of teaching fundamental science skills and concepts. The workshop is focused around the Mississippi Science Curriculum and will incorporate Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Math, Technology, Writing, and so much more. Participants will experience inquiry-based and laboratory instruction and will receive research-based curriculum materials developed through the MS-EPSCoR program.

What is provided:

  • Research-based curriculum materials to take back to the classroom
  • $1000 professional fee (stipend)
  • Travel/Lodging* and Food allowance
  • CEUs paid for by the project
* Travel allowance is based on mileage from the participant's teaching institution. Restrictions apply.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2015
Please complete the following form online at www.msepscor.org or complete a hard copy and mail or fax to:
Katie Echols
Mississippi State University
Mississippi EPSCoR
P.O. Box 6343
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Fax: 662-325-8028
For further information contact Katie at 662-325-8904 or Katie@research.msstate.edu.

Preference is given to science teachers in grades 6-12 from the following MS counties: Attala, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Kemper, Lowndes, Lauderdale, Leake, Monroe, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster, and Winston.

For a printable application to mail in, click here to download.

This conference is open to papers and posters on the following and related areas:

  • novel approaches in interdisciplinary research

  • data-driven science as a research paradigm

  • the philosophy of science and the scientific method in medical and life sciences research

  • bridging the gap between systems biology and bioinformatics

  • graduate training in bioinformatics for students in cell biology

  • preparing undergraduates to fill technical roles in bioinformatics

If you would like to participate in the upcoming conference please register here http://plantimg.uark.edu/nbt2015/.

Limited funds are available to support MS EPSCoR participants who wish to attend this conference. For more information about that, contact Katie Echols at katie@research.msstate.edu.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open! NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014.

Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds:

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION (NSF 14-590)

GRFP is also soliciting reviewers for the GRFP applications. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientists and engineers, and other professionals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education expertise, are invited to serve as reviewers for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). This opportunity is described in a Dear Colleague Letter:

Dear Colleague Letter - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Invitation for Reviewers (NSF 14-107)