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Prof. Alvin Strauss, TN EPSCoR Director

Tennessee’s research capabilities have greatly increased as a result of our brief time as a NASA EPSCoR state. The seed money we have provided through the Tennessee NASA EPSCoR program has allowed both new and experienced researchers at colleges and universities throughout our state to begin innovative research projects that likely would not have come to fruition otherwise. Our researchers have capitalized on the opportunity to leverage their awards into larger grant from several different government agencies, ensuring that their relatively small NASA EPSCoR awards are carried a long way forward. Additionally, our research awards have introduced NASA to researchers who have had no prior NASA interactions. They and their student research assistants now have a working knowledge of what NASA involves and how it functions; this is great news and represents huge possibilities for our awardees, their institutions, our state, and NASA. This NASA EPSCoR Jurisdiction is one of EPSCoR’s success stories. In 2013 Tennessee “graduated” from EPSCoR by exceeding the National Science Foundation’s research funding percentage eligibility line as shown on their FY 2013 and subsequent eligibility tables.

Tennessee TOC


Heating Rate Sensor and Analytic Tools for Prediction of Surface Heat Flux and Temperature of TPS via In-Depth Sensor Data RadFxSat - A University Based Satellite Program to Study Radiation Effects on Advanced Nanoelectronics Development, Characterization, and Validation of an Aerogel/RTV Based Cryogenic Propellant Tank


Minority Serving Institution


Research Infrastructure Development Improved Carbon Nanotube Fibers through Crosslinking and Densification

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NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014 -15

Senator Lamar Alexander

Senator Bob Corker

Representative Steven Cohen (9th District)

Representative Jim Cooper (5th District)

Representative John Duncan (2nd District)

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...

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