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NASA EPSCoR Virtual Technical Interchange Meeting – Call for Researcher Presentations


Who: North Dakota faculty researchers from ND NASA EPSCoR affiliate institutions

What: Virtual Technical Interchange Meeting – Call for “Flash Presentations” from Researchers

Where: Virtual Web Link (Microsoft Teams or Zoom)

When: Two Dates: one meeting in late January 2023 with “Flash Talks” followed by one meeting in early February 2023 (breakout sessions/roundtable discussions)

Deadline: If interested in presenting a 2-3 minute “Flash Talk” on your research, and meeting NASA researchers and potential collaborators, submit materials no later than COB Jan. 10, 2023 to Louisiana NASA EPSCoR (

Associated materials, required documents, and sample slides and bios can be found at this link.


NASA EPSCoR will hold virtual research discussions between researchers in NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions and NASA personnel at Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Jan/Feb 2023.

The discussions will consist of two virtual meetings.  The first meeting will consist of virtual talks by NASA EPSCoR jurisdiction researchers for SSC personnel to be held in late January followed by a second virtual roundtable discussion meeting in early February.

The primary feature of the January discussion is “Flash presentations” by jurisdiction researchers. These presentations would be a maximum of 2 minutes each and would feature the experience, capability and/or interest that the researcher would bring to a collaboration with SSC.  The major topics of research that are of priority at SSC include the following:

  1. Intelligent Integrated System Health Management (ISHM) for Ground and Space Applications
  2. Autonomous Operations Capability for Ground and Space Applications
  3. Advanced Propulsion Test Technology Development
  4. Advanced Rocket Propulsion Test Instrumentation

Researchers who are interested and committed to presenting a 2-3 minute presentation about their research program / capability relevant to one of the SSC research priorities must submit the following documents. These documents include a one-page “biography & research capability statement” and a one slide summary on a potential SSC focused research / development project. The specific format, content and requirements for each document is included in the following details and in the link to sample materials.

RESEARCHER BRIEF BIOGRAPHY & RESEARCH CAPABILITY: This needs to be a single page word document with the following content.

1)      Researcher name

2)      Affiliation and contact information

3)      SSC Research Topic

4)      Presentation title

5)      Headshot

6)      Brief bio including some details about research capability. (See pages 3 of the draft agenda for sample of the headshot and approximate length of the bio.)

SSC FOCUSED RESEARCH / DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: This is a single Microsoft PowerPoint slide that describes a research / development project that is focused on a SSC priority area. The slide must conform to the following guidelines. Non-conforming slides will be rejected.

  • Clearly identify the SSC research / development priority (1 through 4 above) that is the focus topic of the slide
  • Highlight the key aspects of the anticipated SSC focused research / development project
  • Highlight research capabilities of the researcher and/or local to the researcher.
  • 1 Single Slide (excess slides will be discarded)
  • Slide Size 10 in. x 7.5 in
  • 4:3 Aspect Ratio
  • File must be .pptx (no PDFs will be accepted)
  • No video or animations

Each researcher may only submit one submission. NASA EPSCoR reserves the right to select from the submissions to represent the breadth and depth of NASA EPSCoR capability across all jurisdictions.

In either case, submissions need to be sent to as soon as possible and before Jan. 10, 2023. Toward the beginning of 2023 NASA EPSCoR will send to each NASA EPSCoR Director the list of jurisdiction researchers who we have on record as submitted compliant document.

From these submissions, talks will be selected by the planning committee to be presented during the meeting. A tentative sample agenda is included in the link to materials/documents; however the final number of talks and precise timing will be determined based on the submissions received. NASA EPSCOR is still in the process of finalizing the date and time with SSC for when to conduct the research discussions but anticipates holding the first session on one afternoon eastern time in the January 23rd to 31st time period with the second session following a week later. All submissions will be compiled and distributed among NASA and jurisdiction researchers.


Image Credit: Jeff Miller | NASA