Pen Bay Pilot, Eurekalert highlight UMaine hosting 2021 NSF Conference

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and Eurekalert shared a media release about the National Science Foundation awarding the University of Maine more than $700,000 to host the 27th NSF EPSCoR National Conference in Portland in November 2021. The theme of the national EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) conference will be “Translating Stakeholder Needs into Impactful Research Outcomes.” The conference will not only provide the necessary tools and inspiration for EPSCoR communities to create national change, but also encourage EPSCoR jurisdictions to find new and innovative ways to impact their home states and territories, according to Shane Moeykens, director of Maine EPSCoR, which is based at UMaine. “We are very pleased that the University of Maine is hosting this important and very significant event designed to bring together our stakeholders across all 28 jurisdictions,” said Loretta Moore, who serves as the section head of NSF EPSCoR.