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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: First meeting: June 22, 2023 with “Flash Talks” followed by second meeting on July 13, 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 June 7, 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 Ames Research Center (ARC) in June/July 2023.

The discussions will consist of two virtual meetings.  The first meeting will consist of virtual talks by NASA EPSCoR jurisdiction researchers for ARC personnel to be held on June 22, 2023 followed by a second virtual roundtable discussion meeting on July 13, 2023.

The primary feature of the summer 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 ARC.  The major topics of research that are of priority at ARC include the following:

  1. Entry Systems: Safely delivering spacecraft to Earth & other celestial bodies
  2. Advanced Computing and IT systems: Enabling NASA’s advanced modeling and simulation
  3. Aerosciences and Airborne Science
  4. Astrobiology and Life Science: Understanding life on Earth – and in space
  5. Cost-Effective Space Missions: Enabling high value science to low Earth orbit & the Moon
  6. Intelligent/Adaptive Systems: Complementing humans in space
  7. Space and Earth Science: Understanding our planet, our solar system, and everything beyond
  8. Exoplanets: Finding worlds beyond our own

Researchers who are interested and committed to presenting a 2-3 minute presentation about their research program / capability relevant to one of the ARC 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 ARC 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.)

ARC 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 June 7, 2023. NASA EPSCoR will send to each NASA EPSCoR Director the list of jurisdiction researchers who they have on record as having submitted a compliant document.

From these submissions, talks will be selected by the planning committee to be presented during the meeting. The final number of talks and precise timing will be determined based on the submissions received. All submissions will be compiled and distributed among NASA and jurisdiction researchers.

Image Credit: Jeff Miller | NASA