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2017 NV Space Grant and NV NASA EPSCoR Statewide Meeting

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 in: NASA EPSCoR, NASA Space Grant

2017 ANNUAL NEVADA NASA STATEWIDE MEETING
October 20, 2017
Desert Research Institute
Las Vegas Campus
755 E Flamingo Road
Rogers Building Auditorium, 1st Floor

Welcome

The Annual Nevada NASA Statewide Meeting will be held at the Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas Campus, October 20, 2017 in the Rogers Building Auditorium, 1st Floor.

The Annual Meeting will include oral and poster presentations featuring research results of Nevada NASA EPSCoR and Nevada NASA Space Grant funded projects as well as a keynote address by Scott Higginbotham, Mission Manager of the Launch Services Program at the NASA Kennedy Space Center. Faculty oral research presentations are before lunch. Student poster competition will conclude the event. The objective of this meeting is to share Nevada NASA research findings and outcomes, stimulate collaborations and discussions and plan for upcoming activities.

Attendees
Attendees will include all individuals who have received NASA research project awards from the Nevada NASA Space Grant and Nevada NASA EPSCoR in 2016 and 2017 as well as affiliates and advocates of the programs. All Nevada NASA project faculty and students, who are able, are expected to attend.

Travel Information
Due to budget limitations we will not be able to fund anyone’s travel expenses to Las Vegas. Please plan accordingly.

October 20th:  Full day meeting

Draft Agenda

8:00 – 8:30am

Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45am

Welcome, Overview of NVSGC and NASA EPSCoR, Solicitation schedule

8:45 – 9:30am

STEM Education Mixer: Dave James

9:30 – 11:59am

Oral research presentations (12 min talks with break in the middle)

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch and networking

1:00-2:00pm

Keynote Talk:
CubeSat Launch Initiative: Overview and CubeSat 101
Scott Higginbotham
Mission Manager Launch Services Program
NASA Kennedy Space Center

2:00 – 3:00pm

Brian Hedlund (UNLV): NASA Proposal Review Process
How the review process works and what reviewers are looking for

3:00 – 3:15pm

Break

3:15 – 4:15pm

Workshop: Preparing winning oral and poster presentations

4:15 – 5:00pm

Networking:  Research and STEM Education Proposal Development

5:00 – 6:30pm

Student Poster Competition Session and Mixer

STEP 1:  Download NASA media release, complete, and upload in online registration process.

STEP 2:  Complete online registration.

All students participating in research funded by the Nevada Space Grant are strongly encouraged to attend the annual meeting and provide a research poster presentation. A poster session and competition will be held on Friday, October 20th so that students may share their research with everyone in attendance. Eligibility: Students currently enrolled within a Nevada institution of higher education are eligible to participate in the poster competition. This poster session is limited to 25 entrants.

Abstracts and Headshot Due
Monday, October 9, 2017. Word count limit: 300 words.

Poster Setup

Annual Meeting

Poster Competition

Poster Break Down

7:30 – 8:30 am

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

5:00 – 6:30 pm

6:30 pm

Poster Format and Abstract Guidelines

Format

All posters should be 36” X 48” and should include the information below. Students should bring their posters with them on October 20th and take then down after the poster competition. Wall space and materials will be provided in order for students to display their posters.

Title: Include a banner frame clearly stating the title of the poster, your name, your mentor(s) name, institution, and department. Be sure to include the Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium logo and the logo of your institution.

Overview: Clearly articulate what you did, how you did it, why you did it, and what it contributes to your field and the larger field of human knowledge.

Introduction: Specify the main argument of your study, provide an overview of what you did, the evidence that supports that argument, and point out the significance and value of the research. Be succinct in this one-frame element.

Method: Illustrate how you conducted your project.

Results (If applicable): Indicate what your research has revealed.

Conclusion: Include an explanation of the ways the results satisfy the research objective. Illustrate how your findings impact scholars in your field and members of the broader intellectual community.

Poster Abstract Preparation Guidelines and Submission: All confirmed participants must upload a final poster abstract by October 9, 2017. Abstracts should be single-spaced, written in Times New Roman, 12-point font with a maximum word count of 300. Participants must include the project title, authors and institution in the submission headline. The body of the abstract should describe the background and intent of the research, methods, discussion of relevance to NASA’s strategic research plan, and research results. If results are not yet achieved, students may instead summarize future direction. Please note that failure to submit an abstract by the required date will result in disqualification from the competition.

Poster Session and Judging: Poster presentations must relate to the NASA research interests. Judges will evaluate posters based on overall poster appearance, technical content and student’s response to judge’s questions. The top 4 competitors will receive a Kindle Fire. All competitors will receive a token of appreciation. Winners will be announced at the end of the evening.

NEVADA NASA SPACE GRANT Acknowledgement: (MUST BE INCLUDED ON YOUR POSTER)

Full Support: “This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NNX15AIO2H.”

Partial Support: “This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NNX15AIO2H.”

Project incomplete?

If you have any preliminary results, use them as examples of the kind of results you hope to obtain. Discuss the significance of these results.

If you don’t have any preliminary results, you can focus on projected results: what do you think you might find when your results are complete?

Whether you have complete, partial, or only projected results, keep in mind that your explanation of those results—their significance—is more important than the raw results themselves.

All Nevada faculty funded by the Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium and Nevada NASA EPSCoR are strongly encouraged to attend the annual meeting and provide an oral research presentation. An oral research presentation session will be held on Friday, October 20th so that faculty may share their research with everyone in attendance. Eligibility: Faculty funded by the NVSGC and/or Nevada NASA EPSCoR during the 2016 or 2017 calendar years are eligible to participate in the oral research presentation session. This oral presentation session is limited to 9 slots with a maximum duration of 12 minutes each.

Abstracts and Headshot Due
Monday, October 9, 2017. Word count limit: 300 words.

Annual Meeting Begins

Oral Research Presentations (12 min talks with break in the middle)

Annual Meeting Concludes

8:30 am

9:30 am – 11:59 pm

6:30 pm

Oral Presentation and Abstract Guidelines

Format

All abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words. Oral presentations should be accompanied by PowerPoint slides. Access to a laptop and overhead projector will be provided for all the presenters.

Title: Include an introductory slide clearly stating the title of the presentation, your name, institution, and department. Be sure to include the Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium logo and/or the Nevada NASA EPSCoR logo(s) and the logo of your institution.

Introduction: State research goal, knowledge gap your research fills and how the research advances NASA, Nevada, and/or NSHE goals

Methods: Brief description of methods used

Results: What were your major findings? Challenges? What did you learn?

Outcomes: What publications, proposals, presentations resulted from your work?

Impacts: How has your work contributed to knowledge in engineering/science/education and society?

Oral Presentation Abstract Preparation Guidelines and Submission: All confirmed participants must upload a final poster abstract by October 9, 2017. Abstracts should be single-spaced, written in Times New Roman, 12-point font with a maximum word count of 300. Participants must include the project title, authors and institution in the submission headline. The body of the abstract should describe the background and intent of the research, methods, discussion of relevance to NASA’s strategic research plan, and research results. If results are not yet achieved, researchers may instead summarize future direction.

NEVADA NASA SPACE GRANT Acknowledgement:  “This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NNX15AIO2H.”

NEVADA NASA EPSCoR RID GRANT Acknowledgement:  “This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NNX15AK48A.”

Project incomplete?

If you have any preliminary results, use them as examples of the kind of results you hope to obtain. Discuss the significance of these results.

If you don’t have any preliminary results, you can focus on projected results.

Hyatt Place
4520 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Lodging Reservations
Courtesy Room Block at the state rate – Subject to availability. Please call or email Malia Johnson at 702.369.3366 or malia.johnson@hyatt.com as soon as possible to arrange your stay. Mention: NSHE Nevada NASA Statewide Meeting.

Room Block will close Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Complimentary Airport Shuttle
Complimentary Hotel Shuttle to and from McCarran International Airport, 702-369-3366.

Hotel Amenities
Complimentary hotel-wide Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness center, breakfast. Check-in time 3:00 pm, check-out time 12:00 pm.

Dr Lynn Fenstermaker

Dr. Lynn Fenstermaker
Project Director
702-862-5412
lynn.fenstermaker@dri.edu

Gibran Chavez-Gudino
Research Administrator
702-522-7081
gibran@nshe.nevada.edu