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May 10, 2013

Utah EPSCoR hosts Miss America in Salt Lake City, promoting women in STEM

Utah EPSCoR, along with Prosperity 2020, USTAR and The Leonardo hosted Mallory Hagan, the reigning Miss America, in Salt Lake City on May 10, 2013 in an effort to promote Utah women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. Hagan, who studied bio-medical science at Auburn University for one year before changing directions and moving into the marketing area, spoke on the importance of igniting an interest in science at an early age.



March 20, 2013

NOAA's 11th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW)

April 23-25, 2013 in Logan, Utah - Registration is open for the the 11th Annual CPASW this years theme is “Climate Information for Natural Resource Management.” This theme will integrate broad aspects of climate information applications in water, land, forest, wildlife, habitat, energy, and other natural resources management. Climate is a cross-cutting concern for all of these areas and provides a link for critical decisions of planning, allocating resources, sustaining development and management as well as preserving natural habitats, and building resilient communities. Assessing the current state of climate information applications and sharing perspectives among a wide range of natural resource stakeholders and workshop participants is a principal motivation for this year’s CPASW.


The goals of 2013 CPASW are to build a community of climate practitioners, discover user needs, assess impacts of climate forecasts on environmental-societal interactions, identify the science potential for meeting these needs, and provide feedback to producers on the usability of existing climate products.


The meeting format will include presentations and interactive sessions addressing the meeting goals. The workshop focus will include examples of applications of hydro-climate predictions ranging from short-term (e.g., two-week to seasonal/annual) to long term (e.g., decadal and multi-decadal projections). Targeted users include natural resource managers from multiple sectors; for example, land, water, agriculture, forests, fish & wildlife. The workshop will highlight climate information use in special-purpose programs such as fire risk reduction, species recovery, ecosystem restoration, and flood and drought responses.


Who should attend the 11th annual CPAS Workshop:

  • Decision-makers who utilize climate predictions, products, and services
  • Researchers  working on applications of climate information in various fields of National Security
  • Developers and providers of climate applications and tools
  • Applied climatologists and scientists who use climate information
  • Social scientists who work with climate-sensitive stakeholders


March 14, 2013

Utah EPSCoR eligibility update

Utah has just exceeded the NSF funding level that made us EPSCoR eligible (0.75% of NSF's budget), so we are not NSF EPSCoR eligible for Fiscal Year 2013. Please see the EPSCoR Eligibility Memo and EPSCoR Eligibility Table for information about Utah's EPSCoR eligibility status. Please circulate to colleagues at your institution. If you have questions contact Rita Teutonico, State EPSCoR Director. 


March 13, 2013

Utah Education Network and University of Utah Select Ciena for Metro Optical Network

Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that the Utah Education Network (UEN) and the University of Utah have deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors, to provide high-speed, high-capacity 100G connectivity between the University and its new downtown Salt Lake City data center, and to UEN member organizations.



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