Annual Meeting 2014

[IMAGE]Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual Meeting 2014July 21-22, 2014
Iowa State University, Scheman Building

Iowa EPSCoR’s Annual All-Hands Meeting was held July 21-22, 2014 at Iowa State University’s Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa, for all Iowa EPSCoR faculty, staff and students.

The meeting shared our progress, highlighted scientific and broader impact accomplishments, and featured student research posters. Meeting participants also participated in a networking session with other faculty, a new event for the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Annual Meeting.

Agenda and Presentations


Presentations (PDFs)

Bioenergy Platform Research Results and Impacts
Wind Energy Platform Research Results and Impacts
Energy Policy Platform Research Results and Impacts
Energy Utilization Platform Research Results and Impacts
Broader Impacts Platform
NSF Update


Trieu Mai, member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group, provided a keynote address discussing the future of renewable energies, including wind and biofuels.

Panel Speakers

Learn more about the broader impacts session.

Networking Session

On Monday, July 21, Iowa NSF EPSCoR researchers were given the opportunity to network with other researchers. Three seed grants of $20,000 each will be awarded to the most promising research proposals.

Faculty Professional Development Workshop

A faculty professional development workshop, Effective Broader Impacts Writing, took place July 21 from 5:30-7:30 as a highlight of the meeting. The program featured Elena Cotos, Graduate College Academic Communication Program Director.

Student Poster Display

A poster competition was held at the 2014 Iowa EPSCoR All Hands Meeting, with over 50 poster entrants. It provided an opportunity for students to showcase their current or completed research and earn a cash prize. See the poster winners

Iowa Broader Impacts Mentoring and Outreach Award

Ulrike Passe of the energy utilization platform was given the Iowa Broader Impacts Mentoring and Outreach Award. Learn more.