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Wyoming EPSCoR

Wyoming's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

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:

  • to facilitate the building of research educational infrastructure
  • to increase the diversity of participants in STEM fields
  • to administer awards from NSF EPSCoR to increase national research competitiveness

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UW’s WyCEHG Researchers Travel the Country to Assess Critical Zone Observatories

August 20, 2015 — For the price of gas, food and lodging, University of Wyoming hydrology and geology researchers have traveled across the country the past two summers to examine Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs), projects that have created significant use of UW’s hydrology instrumentation and built important collaborations with scientists from major universities.

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UW Researcher Discovers Groundwater Modeling Breakthrough 84 Years in the Making

July 1, 2015 — A University of Wyoming professor has made a discovery that answers a nearly 100-year-old question about water movement, with implications for agriculture, hydrology, climate science and other fields.

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UW STEM Opportunities Abound for Wyoming Students This Summer

February 12, 2015 — Approximately 700 middle and high school students -- representing all 23 Wyoming counties -- will engage in diverse STEM experiences at the University of Wyoming May through July. These programs are designed to inspire Wyoming’s youth to further pursue interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Lander Student Receives Award to Pursue Studies at UW

January 14, 2014 — Nicola “Nico” Holt of Lander was awarded the first-ever Community College Transition Award from Wyoming’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

Eleven UW Female Faculty Members, Students Receive WWISE Travel Grant Awards

November 20, 2013 — When Mariah Ehmke attended the recent North American Economic Science Association Conference, the University of Wyoming faculty member expected only to present her research paper. But her visit to Santa Cruz, Calif., resulted in so much more.

Jackson State University Group Learns About Wyoming’s Hydrology, Geology

June 27, 2013 — For Carlos Martinez, the University of Wyoming is worlds away from his home in Bogota, Colombia. But for the Jackson State University (JSU) junior, the skills he developed and experience he gained using new hydrology equipment will be invaluable to his future plans.

UW’s Holbrook Receives Oceanography Honor

June 20, 2013 — University of Wyoming Professor Steve Holbrook has received one of the Oceanography Society’s most prestigious honors.

UW Students Gain Research Experience as Undergraduates

April 19, 2013 — University of Wyoming students Wil Chapple and James Mouton are experiencing something that many other undergraduates do not experience early in their college careers -- the chance to conduct meaningful research before they graduate.

UW’s CI-Water Project Provides K-12 Educational Outreach Through Teacher Toolboxes

March 29, 2013 — Wyoming’s K-12 students and their teachers will soon have access to their own water world.

UW Receives Biggest-Ever Research Grant to Study Water

July 13, 2012 — A plan to research what may be the single most important set of issues for Wyoming and the Intermountain West has brought the University of Wyoming the single largest grant in its history.

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The Wyoming EPSCoR Blog and our newsletter are our way of telling our news and stories, sharing our research adventures and keeping our communities up to date on our current events.

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