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 ink bicycle    2013 Kentucky EPSCoR Annual Conference

Universities as Engines
of Innovation

Thursday, October 17, 2013
University of Louisville, Shelby Campus, Louisville, KY

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Conference Agenda

  7:00 - 8:15   Continental Breakfast & Poster Set-up
  8:15 - 8:30   Welcome and opening remarks: Rick Kurzynske, Nancy Martin, Bill Pierce
  8:30 - 9:15

  Updates: KY Research Activities & DirectionsBill Pierce, UofL, Rodney   Andrews, KY NSF EPSCoR & Suzanne Smith, NASA KY  Academic research activities and planning in KY.

 9:15 - 10:00   Forces Shaping the 21st Century University Buck Goldstein, Professor of the Practice and University Entrepreneur in Residence, University of North Carolina, Forward thinking on the 21st century university by the co-author of Engines of Innovation (with Holden Thorp, Provost, Washington University in St. Louis).
10:00 - 10:45   Posters & refreshments
10:45 - 11:15

  EPSCoR/IDeA: A View from Washington Leslee Gilbert, VSA,  Insights into the Federal research landscape, funding directions, and opportunities.  (Dr. Gilbert was the recent House Committee staff director overseeing many federal research budgets.)

11:15 - 12:00

   Kentucky's Experience from an I-Corps Award Dan O'Hair and Derek Lane, UK, Learn more about NSF's I-Corps initiative that underscores the need to focus science for impact and gain insight into an initial experience.  

12:00 -  1:15


  Lunch & Presentation
    Kentucky’s New Science Standards Sean Elkins, Science Instructional Specialist, Kentucky Department of Education, Origin, structure and potential impacts of Kentucky's new K-12 science education standards.

 1:15  -  2:15

  3 for 3 video & 5 for 5 research presentations – (Selected from top abstracts submitted)

 2:15  -  2:45

  Posters & dessert

 2:45  -  5:00

  Parallel Breakouts (choose one)

Click below for workshop agendas:

 Agenda A

  A -  Workshop on grant writing strategies:
Progressing from an idea to funding.
          Presented by Craig Rush, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research, UK

 Agenda B

  B -  Workshop on channeling research for economic impact       
         – Organized by Mary Tapolsky,  Director, Technology Commercialization
             and Program Administration, Nucleus

 Agenda C   -  Workshop on a cinematic arts approach to communicating research
Developing alternate ways of telling the story of science.

         – Organized by The Media Collaboratory

Program & Abstracts

Click here or the image below to view the conference program.

2013 Conf Program cover
Contents include:

  • Agendas (pg 1)
  • Speaker Bios (pg 5)
  • List of Videos & Posters (pg 15)
  • Full Abstracts (pg 18)
    *with correct funding citations*
  • List of Attendees (pg 55)