Wyoming EPSCoR is a program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support researchers, students, and institutions in Wyoming by building a robust and diverse research educational infrastructure in the state by supporting and facilitating programs.
The goals of Wyoming EPSCoR are:
Current Track 1 Research Project, the Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics. This multidisciplinary center encompasses new physical and intellectual infrastructure that enables a comprehensive research program linking surface and subsurface watershed hydrology, geophysics, remote sensing, and computational modeling.
Track 2 Research Project, A Utah-Wyoming Cyberinfrastructure Water Modeling Collaboration. CI-WATER’s cyberinfrastructure team focuses on expanding Utah and Wyoming’s capacity to use high-performance computing for innovative research.
We work to foster and develop sustainable and scalable institutional capacity within EPSCoR funded projects and across campus. This is done through education, outreach, and diversity work all tied to water in the west.
Join us for a screening of the End of Snow, a film by Jane Zelikova and Day’s Edge Productions. See familiar faces from around campus on the big screen discussing climate, climate change, and the Snowy Range. After the film, we will discuss taking an idea from inspiration to completion as well as how science is communicated through various media with scientists from the film and UW community.
A second film, Thin Ice; The Inside Story of Climate Change, further digs into our understanding of the science behind rising global temperatures and will be screened after End of Snow. “We understand there’s a problem, we understand the direction we are going, and we need fixes that are valuable,” explains filmmaker and geologist Simon Lamb. This is an amazing opportunity for science now and in the future.
"I hope the viewers are inspired to do science because science is really just curiosity about how the world works and can come from unexpected people and unexpected places. In the end, I hope we show that breaking down barriers that silo us into "scientist", "rancher", "skier", or whatever, can really expand our potential and bring innovation to address the impacts of climate change," Dr. Zelikova said.