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Creighton Participates in Research and Education Forum

Creighton Participates in Research and Education Forum

Creighton University, along with other statewide partners, will participate in Nebraska EPSCoR, a two-day conference to showcase and assist state science and technology researchers and innovative businesses, on March 29-30 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, Neb.

EPSCoR, which stands for Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, is a federal program designed to increase research infrastructure and capacity in states like Nebraska, which have historically received less than average federal research funding.

Nebraska EPSCoR is a statewide program with four major partners: Creighton University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

EPSCoR assists Nebraska educational institutions in enhancing their science, technology, engineering, mathematics and biomedical research; helps educational infrastructures increase research and development competitiveness; and fosters economic development through support of technology transfer.

For the first time in conjunction with the research event, the Nebraska Innovation Forum will follow on March 30. One highlight of this event will be a panel on higher education that will include Kim Galt, associate dean for research at Creighton University.

Registration and detailed information is available at http://epscor.unl.edu/events/researchexpo.shtml and http://epscor.unl.edu/events/InnovationForum.shtml

Posted: 3/14/06