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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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December 21, 2012

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

April 23-25, 2013 in Logan, Utah. Integrated Theme: Climate Information for Natural Resource Management

Organizers invite abstracts demonstrating a broad array of climate information applications in water, energy, land, forest, wildlife, habitat, and other natural resources management. Presentations may illustrate the use of climate prediction in special-purpose programs such as wildfire risk reduction, species recovery, ecosystem restoration, and flood and drought response. Special emphasis may be on the synthesis of scientific information for user applications, various aspects of social sciences as a cross-cutting discipline for extended range preparedness, vulnerability assessments, or scenario development and planning. Presentations may focus on examples of web-based tools for climate-sensitive decision support, sustainability of resources, product usability, and performance evaluation. We encourage submission of abstracts on topics of environmental data stewardship including data access, distribution, quality, and availability, and their impact on decision support. We also invite discussions on climate science and service partnership between government, non-government, public and private organizations.

Abstract deadline is January 15, 2013.

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November 20, 2012

NASA Announces Education Research Program Award Recipients

Utah's NASA EPSCoR Research proposal was one of 17 that was selected.

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