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State Research Conference at UMaine Tuesday Sept. 26

Contact: Joe Carr at 581-3571

ORONO — Statewide leaders from business, government and education will be at the University of Maine on Tuesday, Sept. 26 for the 2006 Maine EPSCoR State Conference.

EPSCoR, the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, supports research in states that have historically been on the low end of federal research funding. Seven federal agencies participate in offering EPSCoR funding opportunities, and Maine has active public and private research programs in several areas covered by EPSCoR programming. A recent example is UMaine’s new $10.35 million forest bioproducts research program, announced earlier this year.

The Tuesday conference is built around three goals:

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