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Prof. Peter Schultz, RI EPSCoR Director, Brown University

Two institutions (Brown University and the University of Rhode Island) have nationally recognized PhD programs in NASA-related fields including planetary science, design, ocean science, computer science, physics/astronomy, and engineering. Ongoing NASA-related research programs include planetary exploration, space-related industrial design, astrobiology, cosmology, battery research, and remote sensing. Other institutions in the state engage their students in NASA research through on-campus internships and curricula. Our close proximity to each other stimulates crossdisciplinary and cross-campus research, as well as engaging faculty, students, and researchers from 9 other smaller colleges. Each Newport Bridge institution has their own unique strengths that generate students continuing in STEM fields. Through our EPSCoR awards, we have stimulated significant new funding for research in Rhode Island, stimulated new NASA-related curricula, and engaged faculty in new NASA-related research directions. EPSCoR-RID awards also stimulate new research opportunities for their students through new curricula and hands-on summer research.

Rhode Island TOC

Senator Jack Reed



NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014 -15


Web-Scale Assisted Robot Teleoperation


Research Infrastructure Development

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Representative David Cicilline (1st District)

Representative Jim Langevin (2nd District)

EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15  
EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15  

NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...