|ND EPSCoR conference is Friday in Grand Forks|
The North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research will hold its 2006 State Conference Friday, Sept. 29, in Clifford Hall. The conference theme is “North Dakota’s Evolving Research Infrastructure.” The event begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. More than 180 faculty and students from North Dakota universities and colleges have registered for the event.
Highlights include a keynote address by Al Joseph, noted physicist and industry consultant on “Technology and the Role of U.S. Universities in the 21st Century” at 11 a.m.
Karen Sandberg, National Science Foundation program director for North Dakota, will address strategic directions in NSF EPSCoR, and Michel Hillman, vice chancellor of the North Dakota University System, will discuss the importance of research to North Dakota’s future. Linda Butts and Delore Zimmerman will address vision and progress in North Dakota Centers of Excellence for Economic Development and the Red River Valley Research Corridor respectively.
Advanced Undergraduate Research Award (AURA) recipients from UND and NDSU will have their work highlighted throughout the day in poster sessions in the foyer of Clifford Hall. UND and NDSU faculty will address the Spintronics and SUNRISE Research Infrastructure Improvement projects and Tribal College Initiatives.
A complete agenda for the conference may be viewed on the ND EPSCoR web page at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu
For further information, contact the ND EPSCoR office at 777-2492 or Peter Johnson at University Relations, 777-4317.