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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 1999
JOINT DAKOTA EPSCoR CONFERENCE TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 10, 1999
The second biennial Joint Dakota EPSCoR Conference between North Dakota and South Dakota will be held September 10, 1999 at North Dakota State University Memorial Union in Fargo. The conference is designed for anyone interested in the development of scientific research in the Dakotas including faculty, students, administrators, and state policy- makers.
EPSCoR, the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, believes that universities together with their science and engineering faculty and students are valuable resources and have the potential to influence their state’s development in the 21st century. The goal of the program is to identify, develop, and utilize a state’s academic science and technology resources in a way that will support wealth creation and a more productive and fulfilling way of life for a state’s citizenry.
Attending the conference from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will be Dr. Richard Gowen, President of SDSM& T; Dr. Karen Whitehead, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Sherry Farwell; Dr. Kenneth Han, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Dr. Andrey Petukhov, Associate Professor of Physics; Dr. Ed Duke, Manager of Engineering & Mining Experiment Station; Dr. Lee Vierling, Assistant Professor Institute of Atmospheric Science; and Kata McCarville, Director of Instructional Technology Services. Students from Tech attending include Patrick Kozak ( GEOL, Colorado Springs CO), Rajineesh Kumar ( MES, India), Jae- Ik Lee ( MES, Korea), Athanasios Chantis ( MES, Greece), Denis Demchenko ( MES, Rapid City), Chris Johnson ( GEOE, Dickinson ND), and Ms. Xiaodong Zhang ( MES, China).
Michael Martin, Executive Vice President, Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. will serve as keynote speaker at the conference. Martin has over 30 years of business and product development experience and has been responsible for the development and transfer of advanced manufacturing technology. Also presenting at the conference will be Gilbert Devey, NSF Program Director for Biomedical Engineering; Jane Harrington, NSF EPSCoR Program Director; Kathie Olsen, NASA Chief Scientist; and Scott Hauger, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Faculty and students attending are also invited to present posters during the conference.
For more information about the Biennial Joint Dakota EPSCoR Conference visit the EPSCoR website at http:// epscor. sdstate. edu/.
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