Welcome to Alaska EPSCoR
Alaska EPSCoR improves Alaska's scientific capacity by engaging in research projects supported through National Science Foundation and state funds. The organization is engaged in a 5-year project entitled "Alaska Adapting to Changing Environments," which examines the mechanisms by which communities adapt to environmental and social change. For more information please see the project's info sheet and Strategic Plan. Alaska EPSCoR also recently concluded a cyberconnectivity grant at the University of Alaska (UA).
EPSCoR recently crafted four new data portal websites to provide access to information generated by, or relevant to, the current EPSCoR project. These can be visited via the toolbar above.
2013 annual meeting presentations
All of the presentations from the 2013 Alaska EPSCoR Annual Meeting are now available as PDFs. In addition, Jessica Cherry's film Waterways, shown at the meeting, can be viewed here. Waterways, which was produced through funding from Alaska EPSCoR's PACMAN project, centers on an Tetlin elder telling stories in the rare Upper Tanana Athabascan dialect.
Fall newsletter available
The fall edition of the Alaska EPSCoR newsletter is available online, featuring articles on the Southeast Test Case, EPSCoR's new data portals, the EPSCoR-Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance workshop, and the 2013 Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference.
The fall 2011, 2012 and 2013 newsletters are also now available on the Issuu website.
EPSCoR events available on Mediasite
Three different Alaska EPSCoR-sponsored events are now available for viewing on EPSCoR's Mediasite page. Mediasite software enables simultaneous, searchable viewing of a presentation and its accompanying powerpoint.
Currently available are Alaska EPSCoR Education Outreach Director Elena Sparrow speaking on "Outreach Education: To Do or Not to Do;" a presentation by EPSCoR Outreach Director Tania Clucas on “Funding Opportunities for Science Education Programs;” and a lecture by Colin Murrell, director of the Earth and Life Systems Alliance at the University of East Anglia, on "Fighting Climate Change with Microbiology.”
Microsoft Silverlight is required to view Mediasite files.
New EPSCoR data websites online
Alaska and the Geographic Information Network of Alaska have collaborated to build a series of "data portal" websites, designed to give easy access to data generated by or relevant to the current Alaska EPSCoR project.
The main data portal links through to data across the entire project. Other portals exist for the Southeast Test Case (a collaboration with the Southeast Alaska GIS LIbrary), the Southcentral Test Case, and the Northern Test Case (a collaboration with the North Slope Science Initiative.) These can all be visited via the toolbar at the top of this site.
In addition, the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center has completed two new websites funded through EPSCoR's recently-concluded NSF Cyberconnectivity award. ScholarWorks is an institutional repository for scholarly materials from across the University of Alaska system, and Alaska Data Central is another statewide data portal site.
UAF students selected for SC13
Congratulations to University of Alaska Fairbanks students Mitch Slife and Anne Bartholomew, who were among 37 students selected to attend the SC13 computing conference through a nationwide EPSCoR program. Slife and Bartholomew served as student volunteers at the conference, which was held November 17-22 in Denver, Colorado. Bartholomew was also able to attend the SC12 conference in Salt Lake City through the national EPSCoR program.
For More Information
For more information on Alaska EPSCoR, please see the below documents:
The Alaska ACE Strategic Plan outlines Alaska EPSCoR's plans and procedures for its current research project, which runs from 2012-17.
Members of the Alaska State Committee on Research provide oversight and direction to Alaska EPSCOR efforts. The committee recently produced the Alaska Science and Technology Plan, which prioritizes the state's S&T activities.
EPSCoR Acknowledgement and Logos
By our grant terms, any person receiving benefit from Alaska EPSCoR must acknowledge it in any publications, presentations, websites, newsletters, dissertations, theses, etc.
Please use the following language: "Acknowledgement to (or "Support from") Alaska EPSCoR NSF award #OIA-1208927 and the state of Alaska."