Conference Day 1

Holiday Inn BREAKFAST - Atrium
8:30 Wilma Theater Opening Welcome to the 25th NSF EPSCoR National Conference
John Engen, Mayor Missoula, MT
Mike Cooney, Montana Lieutenant Governor
9:00 Wilma Theater 25th Conference Plenary Speaker
Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment, University of Washington
9:30 Wilma Theater 25th Conference Keynote Speaker - Inclusion & Diversity: EPSCoR: Excellence Catalyzed by Diversity and Inclusion
Denise Barnes, former NSF EPSCoR Section Head, retired
10:00   BREAK - Walk from Wilma Theater to Holiday Inn
10:30 Holiday Inn

Inclusion & Diversity Panel: STEM Engagement in Indigenous Communities across EPSCoR jurisdictions

Jamie Cornish, moderator

Laurie Bragg, ME EPSCoR
Dan Wildcat, Haskell Indian Nations University
Charlene Stern, University of Alaska
Jennifer Wellman, Wyoming EPSCoR
Sergio Maldonado, Wind River Native Advocacy Center

3 Rivers Room

Inclusion & Diversity Workshop: Increasing Diversity and Inclusion through Undergraduate Research Experiences
Selena Connealy, NM EPSCoR

Chelsea Chee, NM EPSCoR

Jennifer Shelton, AR EPSCoR

Ballroom AB

Inclusion & Diversity Challenge Session: Champions of broadening participation
Alicia Knoedler, University of Oklahoma

Ballroom CD

Holiday Inn LUNCH - Atrium
1:30 Holiday Inn

Partnerships Speaker: The Delaware Partnership for Economic Development
Mike Bowman, University of Delaware


2:00 Holiday Inn

Partnerships Speaker: Partnerships for Workforce Development
Gail Y McClure, Arkansas STEM Coalition


2:30 Holiday Inn BREAK
3:00 Holiday Inn

Partnerships Panel #1: Building Interagency Partnerships

Jakki Mohr, moderator

Gregory Chun, University of Hawaii
Stephen Anthony, USGS
Geoffrey Bothun, University of Rhode Island
Bongsup Cho, University of Rhode Island
Keith Goyne, University of Missouri
Kristen Veum, USDA

Ballroom AB

Partnerships Workshop: Spin In®: Interdisciplinary Teams of Students Partner with Entrepreneurs to Enrich and Commercialize Innovations
Amalea Rassias, University of Delaware
Daniel Eliot, Delaware Small Business Development Center

3 Rivers Room

Partnerships Panel #2: Team Science and Community Development
Pips Veazey, AK EPSCoR
Andreas Leidolf, UT EPSCoR

Christine Hendren, Duke University

Lou Woodley AAAS

Nick Drayton, USVI EPSCoR

Ballroom CD

3:00 Holiday Inn

Optional Student Session: Career Options for PhDs in Science
Melanie Sinche, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Glacier/Yellowstone Room

4:30 Holiday Inn

Poster Session: 4:30 - 6:00pm


    DINNER (on own)