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NASA EPSCoR support in the state of Missouri for the past three years has helped enable the competitive development of significant research and technology at a wide range of academic institutions within the state. Specifically, cutting edge research and laboratory/facility development in scientific and technological areas focused on better understanding the universe, including our own planet, has been supported. Projects range from the analysis of exoplanets orbiting other star systems, to studies of extreme life forms and harsh environments here on earth to gain better understanding of possible life on other planets. Support for laboratory development of innovative plasmonic space propulsion systems has contributed to the development and testing of revolutionary new technology in the state of Missouri. Additionally, Dr. David Riggins, NASA EPSCoR is directly facilitating improvements in the ability to monitor and assess pollution MO EPSCoR Director, effects on agricultural crops world-wide, using space-based sensing technology. Over eighteen University of Missouri - Rolla projects with similar high impact for critical research infrastructure development within the state of Missouri have been funded through this program. This NASA EPSCoR Jurisdiction is one of EPSCoR’s success stories. In 2016 Missouri will have “graduated” from EPSCoR after only four years on its roles by exceeding the National Science Foundation’s research funding percentage eligibility line as shown on their FY 2015 and subsequent eligibility tables. Senator Roy Blunt

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NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014 -15


Research Infrastructure Development Understanding the Atmospheres of Hot Earths and the Impact on Solar System Formation Fabrication of Advanced Materials for Space Applications Development of Turbulence Models, Uncertainty Quantification and Optimization Tools for Aircraft and Turbomachinery Analysis and Design Learning Algorithms for Preserving Safe Flight Envelope under Adverse Aircraft Conditions

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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