Vermont EPSCoR Newsletter - Summer 2019

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    I am happy to share some brief highlights from VT EPSCoR in this summer e-newsletter.  

  • Vermont EPSCoR Winter 2019 Magazine
  • EPSCoR RII Track-1 Grant Proposal Process

  • The Water Show with VT EPSCoR
  • UVM Researchers Make Key Use of Drones
  • BREE Members Present at Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems

  • Meet the 2019-20 Undergraduate Interns
  • VT EPSCoR Lake and Stream Researchers Off and Running
  • Long Trail Students Win Awards
  • Advancing Young Girls
  • High School Teams from Puerto Rico Participate in Cultural Exchange Visit

  • Atmosphoria Wins $15,000 LaunchVT VT EPSCoR Impact Award
  • VT EPSCoR SBIR Phase (0) Awardee Climbs into Universe of Small Satellite Propulsion

  • Scott Hamshaw Awarded CUAHSI Fellowship

  • Shining light on the storm: in-stream optics reveal hysteresis of dissolved organic matter character
  • Constraints on farmer adaptability in the Iowa-Cedar River Basin
  • Hydropower dams of the Mekong River basin: A review of their hydrological impacts

  • Undergraduate Intern Research Symposium – August 1, 2019
  • SBIR Road Show – September 16, 2019
  • Dan & Carol Burack Lecture – Dr. Anna Michalak October 2019
  • Alan Alda Communicating Science Workshop – Winter 2020

  • Forecasted Funding Opportunity for DoD - Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) Program
    Forum to Advance Science and Policy Recommendations on Lake Champlain Water Quality
    A forum to advance science and policy recommendations on Lake Champlain water quality was held on May 8th, 2019 at the St. Michael's College Dion Event Center. 
    2019 Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium
    The 11th annual Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium showcased the work of student researchers in the Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) program. The event took place on Tuesday April 2, 2019 in the Dion Student Center on the Saint Michael's College campus and was hosted by the Center for Workforce Development and Diversity. 
    2019 Vermont EPSCoR All Hands Meeting
    VT EPSCoR held a successful kick off to Year 4 with an exciting All Hands Meeting on June 4, 2019 at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT. Over 80 participants attended including the new 2019 Undergraduate interns, graduate students, post-doctoral associates, and members from the VT EPSCoR External Advisory Committee. 
    2019 Alan Alda Communicating Science Workshop
    Vermont EPSCoR hosted an Alan Alda Communicating Science Workshop on January 19, 2019.
    VT EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Awardees Attend National Science Foundation Convergence Meeting
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) held a first ever meeting with all Research Infrastructure Improvement Awardees (RII) Tracks 1 -2 and 4 in Old Alexandria, Virginia on May 15 – 17, 2019. The meeting theme focused on “Convergence” and provided the opportunity for Principle Investigators (PIs) from all EPSCoR states and jurisdictions around the country to hear about funding trends at the NSF and other EPSCoR-like programs including the newly announced funding opportunities expected from the Department of Defense (DEPSCoR) program. The forum also provided a venue for PIs from different RII funding mechanisms to network and discover potential future collaborative areas of common interest – and convergence.
    Dr. Alan Betts Introduces Lothrop Elementary Students to Climate Research
    Alan Betts, PhD, a climate scientist with the Vermont EPSCoR BREE program, visited Lothrop Elementary School in Brandon, Vermont on April 3, 2019 to introduce students to weather and climate science.
    Dr. Asim Zia Leads Panel at UNFCCC
    BREE Integrated Assessment Co-Leader Dr. Asim Zia led a panel on December 8, 2018 titled "Implementing Food-Energy-Water Security Early Warning Systems for Adaptation to Climate Change" at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland.
    BREE Members Present at ASLO 2019 Aquatic Sciences Conference
    BREE Ecological Systems Team Co-Leader Andrew Schroth, PhD and Vermont EPSCoR GRA Wilton Burns attended the 2019 Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Sciences Meeting, which ran from February 23rd through March 2nd in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While there, they presented a poster titled "Understanding the timing and intensity of cyanobacteria blooms in St. Albans Bay and Missisquoi Bay," which featured BREE research.
    BREE GRAs Present at UVM Student Research Conference
    BREE graduate research assistants Kevin Andrew and Brittany Lancellotti presented research posters at the UVM Student Research Day on April 17, 2019. Held at the Davis Center on UVM campus, the conference showcased student research at every level and discipline at the university. Kevin Andrew and Brittany Lancellotti each interacted with attendees and imparted new knowledge about their research during their respective poster sessions.