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National Aeronautics and Space Administration     NASA Office of Education    Experimental Program to Stimulate    Competi...
Agenda   •   Definition   •   Project Life Cycle   •   Organizational Structure   •   External Factors   •   Defining Succ...
EPSCoR Definition  • NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate    Competitive Research (EPSCoR) project was    established by...
Where does EPSCoR fit?                          NASA Education Portfolio Strategic Framework                              ...
Goal & Objectives       Provide seed funding that will enable jurisdictions to develop an academic       research enterpri...
NASA EPSCoR Jurisdiction 2011                                                                             Puerto Rico     ...
Major Components       Research Infrastructure Development (RID) Awards          • Enable jurisdictions to build and stren...
RIDs and Research   • 27 RID awards         – Funded through FY 2012   • 115 Research Awards         –   24 from FY 2007  ...
2007-2011 Categorization of AwardsNASA Office of Education
Standard Project Life Cycle             CONCEPTUAL FEASIBILITY AND      DETAILED      IMPLEMENTATION    CONVERSION        ...
EPSCoR Project Life Cycle                            11
EPSCoR is Multi-Project Management   • Are the project objectives the same?        – For the good of the project?        –...
General Organizational Structure                       HQ OFFICE OF EDUCATION                          HE PROGRAM MANAGER ...
Organizational Structure: Jurisdiction Viewpoint                                  EPSCoR                              Proj...
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External Factors   •   The business environment   •   The Academic environment   •   The political environment   •   The e...
Research Proposal Review ProcessOnline Peer ReviewAll proposals are evaluated by a minimum of four reviewers fortechnical ...
EPSCoR Interagency Coordinating            Committee (EICC)The EICC focuses on improving coordination among andbetween the...
Other Federal Agency EPSCoR ProgramsDOD     Not active at present; expected to be re-        established in next year or t...
Risk Management                  20
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Exploration Systems  Miniature In Vivo Surgical Robotics for Long-Term Space Flight (2010-2012) Research: •In vivo robots ...
Space Operations       CubeLab Standard for Improved Access to the ISS for Science Payloads                               ...
Space Operations/Aeronautics        Microwave Plasma Processing of Nano-Structural Diamond Coatings                       ...
Exploration Systems     RFID and RTLS Enhancement for Inventory Management and Logistics                of Space Transport...
Impact on Underserved Communities                    Native Americans  “Biomolecular Substrates of Extraterrestrial  Life:...
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  1. 1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Office of Education Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) PM Challenge 2012 Orlando, Florida
  2. 2. Agenda • Definition • Project Life Cycle • Organizational Structure • External Factors • Defining Success • Risk Management • Example of ProjectsNASA Office of Education
  3. 3. EPSCoR Definition • NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) project was established by Congress in 1992 with Public Law 102-588. • EPSCoR strengthens the research capability of jurisdictions that have not in the past participated equably in competitive aerospace and aerospace- related research activities.NASA Office of Education
  4. 4. Where does EPSCoR fit? NASA Education Portfolio Strategic Framework Outcome 1: Higher Contribute to development Education of the STEM workforce Outcome 2: Elementary/ Attract and retain Secondary Informal Outcome 3: students in STEM Education Education Build strategic disciplines partnerships and linkages between STEM formal and informal education providers Principles/ Partnerships/ NASA Relevance Diversity Evaluation Continuity Criteria Content SustainabilityNASA Office of Education
  5. 5. Goal & Objectives Provide seed funding that will enable jurisdictions to develop an academic research enterprise directed toward long-term, self-sustaining, nationally- competitive capabilities in aerospace and aerospace-related research. • Contribute to and promote the development of research infrastructure in NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions in areas of strategic importance to the NASA mission; • Improve the capabilities of the NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions to gain support from sources outside the NASA EPSCoR program; • Develop partnerships between NASA research assets, academic institutions, and industry; • Contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and/or economic development of the jurisdiction; and • Work in close coordination with Space Grant to improve the environment for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the jurisdiction.NASA Office of Education
  6. 6. NASA EPSCoR Jurisdiction 2011 Puerto Rico Alaska Eligible NASA EPSCoR JurisdictionsNASANASA Legislation: Eligibility determined by National Science Foundation EPSCoR Per Office of Education
  7. 7. Major Components Research Infrastructure Development (RID) Awards • Enable jurisdictions to build and strengthen relationships and improve contacts with NASA researchers; develop ideas for future proposals • One per jurisdiction • $125,000/year, 3 + 2 year award Research Awards • Topic-specific proposals targeted at high-priority NASA research and technology development needs • Annual solicitation • Max $750,000 for a 36-month award • Number of awards based on proposal merit and dollar amount availableNASA Office of Education
  8. 8. RIDs and Research • 27 RID awards – Funded through FY 2012 • 115 Research Awards – 24 from FY 2007 – 12 from FY 2008 – 27 from FY 2009 – 24 from FY 2010 – 28 from FY 2011NASA Office of Education
  9. 9. 2007-2011 Categorization of AwardsNASA Office of Education
  10. 10. Standard Project Life Cycle CONCEPTUAL FEASIBILITY AND DETAILED IMPLEMENTATION CONVERSION PHASE PRELIMINARY PLANNING PHASE PHASE OR TERMINATION PLANNING PHASE PHASERESOURCES Resources Utilized TIME 10
  11. 11. EPSCoR Project Life Cycle 11
  12. 12. EPSCoR is Multi-Project Management • Are the project objectives the same? – For the good of the project? – For the good of the Jurisdiction? – For the good of NASA? • Is there a distinction between projects? – Jurisdictions – Mission Directorates • How do we handle conflicting priorities? – NASA Priorities vs Jurisdiction Priorities – Mission Directorates’ Priorities – NASA Office of Education PrioritiesNASA Office of Education
  13. 13. General Organizational Structure HQ OFFICE OF EDUCATION HE PROGRAM MANAGER SPACE GRANTS AND EPSCoR KSC EDUCATION Program MANAGER DIRECTOR Functionally Administrative NASA EPSCoR Project Manager Budget and Performance Program Analysts Project Coordinator Mission Directorate and OCT Liaisons NASA EPSCoRNASA Field Centers NASA Field Centers NASA EPSCoR External Partners Principal Technical Monitors Point of Contact - UAOs Fellows Investigators 13
  14. 14. Organizational Structure: Jurisdiction Viewpoint EPSCoR Project Manager Jurisdiction 1 Jurisdiction 2 Jurisdiction 29 PI PI PI Staff Staff Staff Science PIs Science PIs Science PIs RID and RID and RID and Research Research Research Project Levels Project Levels Project Levels 14
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  16. 16. External Factors • The business environment • The Academic environment • The political environment • The economic climate • Regulatory agencies • STEM leading edge/state-of-the-art • EICCNASA Office of Education
  17. 17. Research Proposal Review ProcessOnline Peer ReviewAll proposals are evaluated by a minimum of four reviewers fortechnical merit and relevance to NASA research and technicaldevelopment needs and priorities. The selected reviewers arenationally recognized professionals and/or NASA subject areaexperts.Internal Panel ReviewA HQ NASA panel composed of representatives from the fourMission Directorates and the Office of the Chief Technologistevaluate the online peer review inputs. They then categorize theproposals using prioritization system from which proposals are thenselected for funding. 17
  18. 18. EPSCoR Interagency Coordinating Committee (EICC)The EICC focuses on improving coordination among andbetween the federal agencies in implementing EPSCoR andEPSCoR-like programs consistent with the policies of thoseagencies. Members are: • Department of Defense (DOD) • Department of Energy (DOE) • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) • National Institutes of Health (NIH) • National Science Foundation (NSF) • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 18
  19. 19. Other Federal Agency EPSCoR ProgramsDOD Not active at present; expected to be re- established in next year or twoDOE Located in the Office of Basic Energy SciencesEPA Not active at presentNASA Located in the Office of EducationNIH Located in the Institute of General Medical Sciences (may relocate in the next year)NSF Located in the Office of Integrative Activities, NSF DirectorUSDA Located in the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (along with the Land Grant Extension program) 19
  20. 20. Risk Management 20
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  23. 23. Exploration Systems Miniature In Vivo Surgical Robotics for Long-Term Space Flight (2010-2012) Research: •In vivo robots to support surgery during long-duration space missions. •Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery. •Current Achievements: •Start-up company Virtual Incision Corporation (VIC). •$2.1 M investment from two venture capital groups. •$2.7 M grant from Human Research Program at JSC. It is expect to be used in humans in early 2012.NEBRASKAUniversity of Nebraska 23
  24. 24. Space Operations CubeLab Standard for Improved Access to the ISS for Science Payloads (2010-2012) Cube Lab Status • Currently installed and operating in EXPRESS Rack 4 in the JEM • Manifested to fly on all current launch vehicles (Progress, Soyuz, HTV, ATV, & DragonLab) • Low-cost, repeatable access to ISS National Lab CubeLab ElementsKENTUCKYUniversity of Kentucky 24
  25. 25. Space Operations/Aeronautics Microwave Plasma Processing of Nano-Structural Diamond Coatings (1997-2003) •Innovation/Patent: •US patent 2001. •Nanostructure diamond coating for NASA and aerospace cutting tools. •Wear-resistant coating of biomedical implants Venture Projects: •Vista Engineering, Applied NanoCarbon, and Integrated Medical Systems Inc. Additional Funding: •$1.35 MNSF-NIRT award •$2 MNIH awardALABAMAUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham 25
  26. 26. Exploration Systems RFID and RTLS Enhancement for Inventory Management and Logistics of Space Transportation Systems (2010-2012) Results: RFID technology currently undergoing testing at KSC/SSPF for possible use on ISS. •RFID retrieves data stored on tags. Next Goal: Tag and track individual medication doses. •RTLS are wireless systems that provide the location of objects in real time. • Integration of RFID & RTLS will allow NASA to make automatic and locate misplaced equipment.NEBRASKAUniversity of Nebraska 26
  27. 27. Impact on Underserved Communities Native Americans “Biomolecular Substrates of Extraterrestrial Life: Revealing Secrets of Extremophilic Archaea and their Viruses”Native American Research Laboratory(NARL)•Established and directed by a Native AmericanScientist, Professor Michael Ceballos(Tepehuan/Tsalagi/Choctaw), research AssistantProfessor at the University of Montana.•Provides “hands-on” research experiences to NativeAmerican undergraduates, graduate students, and highschool students in an interdisciplinary researchenvironment.MONTANAUniversity of Montana 27

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