NASA Program Expands Research Participation to Scientists Across the U.S.

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 17:50 in Mathematics & Economics

Graduate student working in the fatigue lab at the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME) to determine the effect of powder feedstock recycling on the fatigue performance of additively manufactured materials. When most people think of NASA, they picture mission control in Houston or maybe space shuttle launches from Cape Canaveral in Florida. But Vermont? Puerto Rico? Kansas? Not likely – unless they’re familiar with a little-known, but invaluable, program called EPSCoR – the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. EPSCoR was created in 1993 to strengthen the research capability in U.S. states and territories that had not previously participated equably in competitive aerospace research activities. In short order, the program formed partnerships with local governments, higher education, and industry to improve and enhance research and development while also providing NASA a larger pool of scientists and researchers with whom to develop new technologies to benefit its space missions and people...

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