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SPRING 2011

Message from the Director As we pass through graduation season, it is fitting to reflect on the achievements of the past academic year. Many of the stories surrounding the research, education, outreach and the people of Idaho EPSCoR appear in this newsletter and full details can be found in the annual reports. Reporting this year is particularly important as the Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 Team will make a Reverse Site Visit to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a program evaluation conducted by NSF Staff and an externally appointed Review Panel. These reviews are very helpful in determining how we are doing as a State. There is another story about the people of Idaho EPSCoR that is one of the most enduring legacies of the 20-year tenure of Dr. Jean’ne Shreeve as State EPSCoR Director. This is the high quality staff in the EPSCoR Office. The staff creates the framework that allows our universities, researchers, teachers and students to be successful. The exceptional administrative talent that we enjoy is widely recognized throughout the national EPSCoR community, and our staff are frequently called upon for advice from other jurisdictions. It was therefore a great pleasure for everyone associated with Idaho EPSCoR and beyond to learn that our two longest serving staff were honored by the University of Idaho with Outstanding Employee Awards. Rick Schumaker is the recipient of the 2011 Larry McBride Prize, the highest recognition given to staff by the University for creativity, enthusiasm, and exemplary service. Rick has been involved with EPSCoR for more than a decade and has become a model for Project Administrators nationally. Althea Flegel has been honored with the 2011 Outstanding Employee Award for exempt staff for her outstanding quality of service, exceptional effort, initiative, and interpersonal

Althea Flegel, Idaho EPSCoR Program Coordinator, and Rick Schumaker, Idaho EPSCoR Project Administrator were recently honored with University of Idaho Outstanding Employees Awards.

relations. Althea has been with Idaho EPSCoR for four years. She now leads many special projects, including the local organization of the National NSF EPSCoR Conference to be held in Coeur d’Alene in October of 2011. Congratulations to both Althea and Rick – we are very fortunate to have you in Idaho!

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Peter Goodwin, Project Director


Western Consortium Tri-State Meeting Connects Climate Change Science, Education, and Policy Nearly 200 researchers and educators from New Mexico, Nevada, and Idaho gathered for the 3rd Annual EPSCoR Western Consortium Tri-State Meeting at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana, NM on April 6-8, 2011. The theme of this year’s meeting, “Collaborations Connecting Climate Change Science, Education, and Policy,” highlighted the connections that have been developing across institutions and disciplines throughout the consortium. Researchers shared the outcomes of their work, discussed implications and possible synergies between their efforts, and clarified questions that will guide their work into the future. The three-day meeting began with concurrent Working Groups focused on Cyberinfrastructure and Diversity efforts across the three states. Two workshops for graduate students and faculty were also offered: Introduction to Climate Modeling and Hydrologic Information Systems. Concurrent sessions included Climate Drivers and Landscape Response, Catchment Science, Climate Change Education, and Economics of Water and Land Use. Participants were also able to network and collaborate in between sessions and also had some time to have a little fun. The reception on Thursday night, April 7th, included live music and networking under the stars. Overall, it was a great meeting and participants were able to bring home new ideas and potential collaborative opportunities. A full agenda, conference presentations, and blogs continuing conference discussion are available on the new Western Consortium website at www.westernconsortium.org (see page 7).

Participants listen to a keynote at the 3rd Annual EPSCoR Western Consortium Tri-State Meeting at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana, NM on April 6-8, 2011.

Idaho Students Win Big at the Tri-State Meeting Student Poster Competition! A total of 46 students from the Tri-State Western Consortium competed in the poster competition during the 3rd Annual EPSCoR Western Consortium Tri-State Meeting. Students competed against their peers for a $300 cash prize. Students were able to mingle and network as well as talk to the conference participants about their research. The 28 judges were split into groups to judge each poster on three areas: Technical (legibility, visual appeal), Content (research, abstract), and Oral Presentation. Idaho students won big, taking home four of the six awards! The six student winners are as follows: Jiří Kadlec (Idaho), Design of a web map application for accessing free hydrologic data; Carol Moore (Idaho), Using 3D Visualizations for Outreach; Peng Jiang (Nevada), The impact of changes in temporal distribution of precipitation; Lauren Sherson (New Mexico), Use of continuous real-time water quality sensors to examine whole stream metabolism; Kerry Riley (Idaho), A 10,000-year record of fire activity and fire-related sedimentation in the Middle Fork Salmon River; and Ian Leslie (Idaho), Characterizing soil pipe networks on forested hillslopes using electric resistivity tomography. Additional information on a few of the Idaho student winners is also included in this newsletter in the Student Profile section. A big thank you to all participants and judges, and congratulations to all the winners!

Matt Germino Selected to Serve as USGS Scientist In 2009, Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ordered the nationwide creation of twenty-one Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) across various U.S. eco-regions in an effort to better integrate science and management to address climate change and related issues. In short, the LCCs are applied science and management partnerships between Interior Department bureaus and others involved in natural resource management and conservation. The two LCC’s connected to Idaho are the Great Basin LCC and the Great Northern LCC. Matt Germino, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University, was recently enlisted as a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Scientist to support the Great Basin LCC. He will work out of the USGS Forest and Range Ecosystem Science Center’s Snake River Field Station in Boise, Idaho and will also work closely with the two Climate Science Centers (CSC) located in the Northwest and Southwest. This work nicely complements the current Idaho NSF EPSCoR RII project goals. Dr. Germino will focus his research on the Great Basin region, which includes Southern Idaho, Eastern Oregon and

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Washington, most of Nevada and Utah, and a fraction of California. According to Matt, “Several things make the Great Basin LCC unique. Including more than half of Idaho in its area of interest, the Great Basin LCC exhibits climate, water, fire, and invasive species stresses affecting the region’s agroeconomic and ecological vitality. The Great Basin LCC will also complement and build upon existing partnerships, such as the Great Basin Research and Management Partnership, the Great Basin Environmental Program, and the Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit.” While all LCC objectives are still being vetted by the constituents, ultimately the process will prove an effective means of prioritizing issues for collective efforts, and will eliminate landscape management barriers that hinder effective management strategies between institutions, land jurisdictions, and disciplines. Matt’s new role will allow him to maintain his connection to Idaho EPSCoR and will also allow him to draw from his climate and disturbance-induced plant species succession research. According to Matt, “Several of the Great Basin LCC’s objectives complement Idaho NSF EPSCoR project goals related to three Snake River Plain projects.” Specifically, the EPSCoR RII Snake River Plain collaboration links basin-wide field data and modeling on climate, vegetation, and hydrologic change and accounts for major landscape change facets. Taken together, the Snake River Plain projects combine field and modeling approaches to examine climate effects, invasive species impacts, and water resource availability across multiple scales in semiarid landscapes. As part of his USGS involvement with the Great Basin LCC, Dr. Germino will continue to work on projects either initiated or improved by EPSCoR RII funding. Within the Great Basin LCC, additional roles will also be filled to complement Matt’s role as USGS Scientist. A coordinator, hired by the Bureau of Land Management, and a science coordinator, hired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will also serve on the Great Basin LCC team. A steering committee has been formed, and a series of agency, stakeholder, and other public input opportunities has guided the development of the Great Basin LCC. According to Carol Schuler, Director of the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, “Dr. Germino will research spatial and temporal patterns of change across Great Basin landscapes, and the biological and physical processes that generate these patterns. He will work to understand and predict the impacts of different environmental stressors such as invasive species, fire, land use, and climate change on the ecology of the Great Basin. His research will provide scientifically-based analysis, modeling and decision support to the region’s resource managers.”

THE PEOPLE OF IDAHO EPSCoR Jeff Hicke Jeff Hicke is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Idaho where he joined the faculty in 2006 as a result of a previous EPSCoR award. Since 2010, Dr. Hicke also has served as a visiting scientist for the USDA Forest Service Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center in Prineville Oregon. He earned his Ph.D. in atmospheric and oceanic sciences from the University of Colorado in 2000. His research involves studying climate change impacts, including the patterns, controlling factors and effects of disturbance, particularly insect outbreaks and fire. Dr. Hicke utilizes a combination of tools including remote sensing, modeling (ecosystem and insect population), and field measurements.

Jim McNamara Jim McNamara is a professor in the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University. He earned his Ph.D. in hydrology at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks in 1997. Dr. McNamara’s research interests include watershed hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and cold regions hydrology. During the past decade, Jim has established the Dry Creek Experimental Watershed, partially with NSF EPSCoR support.

Deb Easterly Deb Easterly, Director of Research Development and Compliance at Idaho State University (ISU), coordinates the administrative aspects of the EPSCoR programs at ISU. Deb has worked at ISU for the past 15 years, starting out as the assistant director of Sponsored Programs in 1996, moving to the Research Office as the Research Administrator in 2005, and in 2009 moving into her current position. She received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and her M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Idaho State University. Before coming to ISU Deb worked as Director of Grants at Black Hills State University and as Sponsored Programs Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Karla Bradley Eitel Karla Bradley Eitel is the Director of Education for the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS), an experiential outreach program which is partially funded by the current EPSCoR RII. Karla earned her Ph.D. in Conservation Social Science from the University of Idaho. She has been continued on page 4

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Idaho EPSCoR, continued from page 3 working with the MOSS program since 2002. Her research and programming interests are in the development of scientist identity in youth, connecting students and teachers with scientists, and helping teachers and youth develop deeper connections to place. Karla has worked as a crew leader for the Student Conservation Association, a field instructor at Teton Science School in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, and has led conservation service projects with the Outdoor School Alternative High School, part of Northwest Youth Corps.  

OUTREACH AND EDUCATION

E-Day at Boise State University Catapults Students into STEM

college students currently in engineering programs at BSU. A total of 16 mentors from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers were on hand to chat one-on-one with students and facilitate some of the activities. The program has grown in the number of students served, from 41 students in 2009 to 60 students in 2011. The efforts to increase the participation of ethnic minorities during e-Day have also grown. Ethnic minority participation in e-Day increased from 51% in 2009 to 66% in 2010 and finally to 70% in 2011. The number of female participants increased as well from 51% in 2009 to 53% in 2010 to 65% in 2011. The growth in student participation can be attributed to increased use of social media targeting these groups, including a Facebook page for e-Day inviting members to join. Transportation to and from the participating high schools also contributed to student participation with 90% of participants utilizing the chartered bus transportation. EPSCoR allowed the e-Day program to reach students that wouldn’t have otherwise had the opportunity to attend. For more information on e-Day, contact Leandra Aburusa-Lete, Student Support Coordinator, at (208) 426-4432/laburusa@boisestate.edu.

STUDENT PROFILES Christopher Tate

Participants from e-Day demonstrate their engineering design during the Catapult Design Build workshop, which was facilitated by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers student organization at Boise State University.

The College of Engineering at Boise State University (BSU) hosted the third annual e-Day program, a one-day camp exploring engineering and technical careers, on Saturday, April 9th, 2011. The event, with EPSCoR support, hosted a total of 60 participants with students being chartered in by bus from Wilder, Homedale, Caldwell, and Nampa. The goal of e-Day is to encourage students in 7th-10th grade to pursue engineering and other STEM fields, and particularly to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the STEM fields. The program included an Introduction to Engineering, followed by some hands-on activities including a robotics presentation, computer engineering/web design, and a catapult design building competition. Students also had an opportunity to learn about climate change during the Water Resources and Climate Change session, which was facilitated by Dr. Lejo Flores, faculty in Geosciences at BSU. Students compared climate and weather in Idaho with other locations around the world. The participants assessed how changes in climate might affect these locations differently, and presented their findings. Students also had the opportunity to receive mentoring from

Christopher Tate, who is originally from Midvale, Idaho, is currently an undergraduate student majoring in Geography at the University of Idaho. He is working with Dr. Tim Frazier, assistant professor of geography at the University of Idaho, and is conducting research which utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to determine if and how oceanic floor depth and sea level rise might influence existing storm-surge modes. Using the Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH) computer model developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Christopher is devising a method to determine depth of flooding for any given inland point and is investigating a means of enhancing current SLOSH by incorporating both flood-depth and sea level rise components into the model. Christopher’s research has direct applicability to U.S. coastal city urban planning and will be applied to depth-sensitive critical infrastructure in Sarasota County, Florida, as a case study. Current electrical substations operated and maintained by the Florida Power & Light company in Sarasota County are demonstrated to fail at six feet of flooding, revealing the need for depth modeling associated with inundation. Moreover, Christopher’s research demonstrates that sea level rise will increase the depth of storm surge inland flooding and thus result in increased exposure and failure of electrical

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substations. Equipped with a meaningful deliverable, Sarasota County disaster planners may directly apply Christopher’s groundbreaking research as they devise storm surge damage mitigation strategies to decrease recovery time and expense. Beyond its Sarasota County disaster planning applicability, Christopher’s research may also be applied to other depthsensitive infrastructure, such as freshwater wellheads. Additionally, his research may prove relevant in addressing depth-sensitive mangrove and saltwater marsh ecological concerns. Complementing his Ronald E. McNair Scholar and Hill Fellowship grant recipient status, Christopher’s NSF-EPSCoR program involvement has permitted him to further enrich his undergraduate University of Idaho experience. Funded by EPSCoR, Christopher presented portions of his research findings at the 2010 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG), the 2011 3rd Annual EPSCoR Tri-State Western Consortium, and the 2011 Association of American Geographers (AAG) conferences. Resulting from his 2011 AAG conference presentation, Christopher was contacted by an editor of Physical Geography to submit a paper for consideration in a future special issue concerning sea-level rise. In the future, Christopher intends to pursue a graduate degree focusing upon water hazards, water resources, and climate change implications and would like to address issues particular to the states of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. According to Christopher, “the background in research that EPSCoR, and my mentor, have enabled is enriching the quality of education I am receiving under my standard class load. The experience has been invaluable in my preparation for a career as an academic. I am not able to overstate the value of the opportunity to conduct and present, as an undergraduate, the research that EPSCoR has facilitated.”

Kerrie Riley Kerry Riley, a Hydrology major at Boise State University (BSU), works with Dr. Jennifer Pierce, associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at BSU, to conduct research which focuses on understanding the historical (last 10,000 yrs) relationships among climate, vegetation, fire, and geomorphic response in the Middle Fork Salmon River, Idaho. More specifically, her research is designed to increase understanding in the effects that climate has played on the timing and severity of wildfires and how the landscape has responded via post-fire erosion to these changes through time. This research will help to better understand and predict future climate, fire, and landscape response (erosion) relationships. Kerry, who is originally from Morgantown West Virginia, has benefited from her participation in Idaho EPSCoR research. According to Kerry, “I have grown immensely as a scientist and science educator through this EPSCoR Assistantship. I have had the opportunity to work in the most beautiful river

corridor I could imagine, the Middle Fork Salmon River, and collaborate with top scientist in the field of geomorphology including Dr. Jen Pierce, Dr. Ben Crosby, and Dr. Elowyn Yager. These highlights are a small fraction of the numerous lessons that I have experienced through this amazing educational opportunity.” Kerry is already finding great success in her academic career, having recently been selected one of the winners of the poster competition at the 3rd Annual Tri-State Western Consortium meeting where she presented her work, “A 10,000-year record of fire activity and fire-related sedimentation in the Middle Fork Salmon River.” Kerry’s plans are to continue her education and join a Ph.D. program in the field of geomorphology. As Kerry states, “I would ultimately like to teach geomorphology at the college level and work towards increasing awareness and understanding of science in the community.”

Jiří Kadlec Jiří Kadlec, a native of Prague, Czech Republic, is working towards his Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science (Geosciences) at Idaho State University (ISU). He is currently working with Daniel P. Ames, associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at ISU, on the design and development of open source geographic information systems for hydrologic analysis (MapWindow, DotSpatial, HydroDesktop). The goal of Jiří’s research is to enable free access to climate and water data from all parts of the world by working with local organizations and also using satellite estimates in areas of low data availability. According to Jiří, there is an extensive amount of climate and hydrologic data (precipitation, temperature, soil water) that are accessible free of charge using the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System (HIS) that can be used to assess the impact of past and present climate change on water resources. In many parts of the world outside the United States of America, climate and hydrologic data are not available for users through the web. By making the water and climate data available free of charge, the public awareness about changing climate and its impact on water ecosystems is increased. Jiří’s professional aspirations are to defend his Ph.D. thesis in spring 2012, and promote the advancement of research and development in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and hydrology as a university professor in Europe and the Czech Republic. He was recently one of the winners of the poster competition at the 3rd Annual Tri-State Western Consortium meeting where he presented his work, “Design of a web map application for accessing free hydrologic data.” According to Jiří, “The EPSCoR assistantship has been a great opportunity for me to meet other students, researchers and professionals in Idaho, Nevada and New Mexico. It broadened my horizons.”

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RESULTS FROM PRIOR EPSCoR SUPPORT Nanomaterials-based Sensors Research Among Top Papers of 2010 Catalyzed by previous NSF EPSCoR RII funding focused on nanomaterials-based sensors for aqueous environments, a multi-disciplinary research group composed of engineers and scientists at the University of Idaho have demonstrated the first phase of building simple electrical chemical sensors that can operate in liquid. As recently published in the Journal of Micromechanical Microengineering, the research team discovered that vertically aligned nanosprings (VANS) utilizing alternating current impedance spectroscopy could be used to achieve this objective. The paper was among the 22 highest quality and most interesting papers published in 2010, as reported by the referees of the Journal of Micromechanical Microengineering. According to Dr. David McIlroy, one of the Co-Principal Investigators on the VANS-based project and Department Chair and Professor of Physics at the University of Idaho, the research team initially sought to create pin-head size electrical chemical sensor devices, but this process was challenging and resulted in limited success. However, the team’s innovative research findings led to development of new approaches that eliminated the need for such ultra-small sensors. With VANS-based biosensor development as the ultimate goal, the research team focused upon developing a nonselective device response as a function of ionic concentration in a buffer solution. VANS-based sensors operate as alternating current devices where impedance spectroscopy or electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) serves as the detection method. The research team next sought to identify and attach molecules to the VANS to which chemicals of interest in liquids will be attracted and attach. If the target chemical is present in a given liquid, the electrical signal of the sensor changes. In detecting pollutant concentration differences, VANS-based sensors possess enhanced sensitivity. Based upon VANSintroduced complexity, sensors constructed with VANS are significantly more sensitive to ion concentration changes in a given solution compared to sensors without VANS. Spanning various disciplines, the research team is composed of four faculty: • Electrical Engineering: Dr. Ken Noren • Chemical Engineering: Dr. Eric Aston • Mechanical Engineering: Dr. Giancarlo Corti • Microbiology: Dr. Josh Branen

COLLABORATIONS Innovation Working Group Advances Scientific Progress Through Cyberinfrastructure A Western Tri-State Consortium Innovation Working Group (IWG) was convened in the fall 2010 (one in each consortium state) by the EPSCoR representatives from Idaho, Nevada, and New Mexico to advance scientific progress through use of cyberinfrastructure (CI). The purpose of this project is to engage in structured dialog with researchers in all three states to identify specific research processes, data management and analytic tools, barriers and limitations to successful execution of those processes, and ultimately the CI capabilities that can enable cutting-edge research. The goals of the project include the following: •

Definition of the current processes of data acquisition, processing, analysis, and publication for specific scientific problems - with an additional focus on collaborative models used by researchers in working with both local and remote team members.

Identification of current data management and analytic tools used by researchers.

Identification of barriers and limitations relating to data access/availability, documentation, management tools, analytic methods/capabilities.

Develop a mapping between identified barriers and limitations and specific CI developments that can lower or eliminate those barriers, while specifically focusing on opportunities to integrate the developed capabilities with the tools and methods already familiar to the participating scientists.

The IWG principal investigators (PI) include 1) Karl Benedict, Project PI, Tri-State CI Lead, Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico, 2) Sergiu Dascalu, Project Co-I, University of Nevada, Reno, and 3) Daniel Ames, Project Co-PI, Idaho State University. Participants worked on identifying key CI capabilities that the participating researchers see as candidates for enhancing their work. They also defined research topics and opportunities that are the best candidates for follow-on work by the workshop participants. A complete report on IWG project outcomes can be found on the Western Tri-State Consortium website – www.westernconsortium.org.

Ms. Yukta Timalsina, advised by Dr. David McIlroy, was the primary author of the Journal of Michomechanical Microengineering article describing the VANS-based sensor research. The results of this work also have potential to positively impact procedures used to improve food safety on a national and international scale.

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KUDOS

New Website Launched! Idaho, Nevada, and New Mexico NSF EPSCoR have joined programs forming a consortium of EPSCoR states with similar research agendas related to climate change and water resources. Please visit the new Western TriState Consortium website for more information www. westernconsortium.org. If you have any questions please contact Althea Flegel, Idaho EPSCoR Program Coordinator, at althea@uidaho.edu or 208-885-4144.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Idaho EPSCoR Committee Member Honored R. James Coleman, former Idaho EPSCoR Committee member, received recognition for his nine years of service on the EPSCoR Committee at a University of Idaho College of Engineering event in Moscow, Idaho, on April 29, 2011. Dr. Jean’ne Shreeve, University Distinguished Dr. Jean’ne Shreeve, University Professor and former Distinguished Professor and former Idaho EPSCoR Project Idaho EPSCoR Project Director, presents Director, presented the award. Mr. Coleman was an award to R. James Coleman, former also recently recognized Idaho EPSCoR Committee member on April 29, 2011. as one of the inaugural inductees into the distinguished University of Idaho Academy of Engineers.

Wade Tinkham, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Forest Ecology and Biogeosciences at the University of Idaho, published a letter titled, “A Comparison of Two Open Source LiDAR Surface Classification Algorithms” in the journal Remote Sensing. Wade, who is currently supported through Idaho EPSCoR, currently works with Dr. Alistair Smith and Dr. Timothy Link, in which his studies will explore the use of LiDAR for management in forest and rangeland ecosystems. Amy Commendador, an Idaho State University student, won an honorable mention for her poster “Small Mammal Isotopes as Potential Indicators of Climate Change on the Snake River Plain, Idaho” at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) annual meeting, April 2011. It was one of 3 awards given out to student posters. The project was advised by Bruce Finney, with funding contributions from Idaho NSF EPSCoR. Kevin Ramus, a University of Idaho student supported by Idaho EPSCoR funding, was one of nine students to receive a prestigious NASA internship. Nine University of Idaho students will intern at NASA institutions across the country this summer, working with NASA scientists and participating in research and hands-on projects. Joshua Pak, associate professor of chemistry at Idaho State University faculty was one of five faculty to receive a 2011 Outstanding Researcher award and was honored at a reception on April 27. Dr. Pak has played a key role in previous EPSCoR research infrastructure development projects in Idaho, funded by both the NSF and the Department of Energy, to develop new nanomaterials.

Welcome to New Idaho EPSCoR Committee Members The Idaho State Board of Education recently appointed two new members of the Idaho EPSCoR Committee: Dr. Francisco Roberto, Directorate Fellow at the Idaho National Laboratory Ms. Gynii Gilliam, Executive Director of the Bannock Development Corporation. Their five-year terms of service become effective July 1, 2011.

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Idaho EPSCoR PO Box 443029 Moscow, ID 83844-3029

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Idaho EPSCoR Contacts: Peter Goodwin, Director pgoodwin@uidaho.edu /208-364-6164

Rick Schumaker, Project Administrator rschumak@uidaho.edu / 208-885-5742

Von Walden, Science Lead vonw@uidaho.edu / 208-885-5058

Althea Flegel, Project Coordinator altheaf@uidaho.edu / 208-885-4144

Richard Allen, University of Idaho Liaison rallen@kimberly.uidaho.edu /208-423-6601

Sarah Penney, Diversity and Outreach sarahp@uidaho.edu / 208-885-2345

Sian Mooney, Boise State University Liaison sianmooney@boisestate.edu /208-426-1471

Michele Mattoon, Administrative Coordinator mmattoon@uidaho.edu /208-885-5842

Colden Baxter, Idaho State University Liaison baxtcold@isu.edu / 208-251-5980

Greg Golberg, CI Coordinator gollberg@uidaho.edu /208-885-9756

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Spring 2011 Newsletter  

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