Program: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

8:00 AM
• Conference Check-in, pick up program, on-site registration

9:00 AM
• Opening Remarks: Nadim Aziz, SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program
• Welcome from the State Committee Chair: Mark Sothmann, Medical University of South Carolina
• The State Director’s Report: Prakash Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina
SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program Forward: Nadim Aziz, SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program

9:30 AM
The New SCRA: Bob Quinn, South Carolina Research Authority

9:50 AM
Session 1 – Genetics Research, Chris Davies, Medical University of South Carolina
The Greenwood Genetic Center – A Privileged Institution: Charles Schwartz, Greenwood Genetic Center
Analysis of Gene Copy Number Changes in Tumor Phylogenetics: Jijun Tang, University of South Carolina
Peptide Hormones in Genotype, Phenotype, and Stimuli Control: Modi Wetzler, Clemson University

10:50 AM
• Break

11:05 AM
Session 2 - Successful Undergraduate Research Models, April Heyward, SC EPSCoR/IDeA
Creative Inquiry at Clemson University: Undergraduate Research for All: Barbara Speziale, Clemson University
Tissue Engineering and Biofabrication Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Results: Jeremy Barth, Medical University of South Carolina
Conducting Research with Undergraduate Colleagues: A Bird of Many Feathers: John F. Wheeler, Furman University
University of South Carolina Undergraduate Research – Discovery for every discipline: Julie Morris, University of South Carolina

12:15 PM
• Lunch

12:40 PM
• Introduction of Lunch Speaker: Prakash Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina
NSF: Supporting Research and Education to Benefit the Nation: Denise Barnes, National Science Foundation

1:30 PM
DOE EPSCoR Opportunities: Tim Fitzsimmons, Department of Energy

1:50 PM
Session 3 – Human-Technology Frontier Research, Roger Sawyer, University of South Carolina
Human Centered Engineered Systems for Holistic Living: Rajendra Singh, Clemson University
Controlling Objects Using Signals Emanating from a Human Brain: Stevo Bozinovski, South Carolina State University
Application of Optimal Sampling Lattices on CT Image Reconstruction and Segmentation or Three-Dimensional Printing: Xiqiang Zheng, Voorhees College

2:50 PM
• Break

3:05 PM
NASA EPSCoR Opportunities: Jeppie Compton, NASA KSC

3:25 PM
SC EPSCoR/IDeA Stimulus Research Program Solicitation: April Heyward, SC EPSCoR/IDeA

3:55 PM
Session 4 – Big Ideas, Doug Hirt, Clemson University
Scientific Results from the Virgin Islands Center for Space Science at Etelman Observatory: Jon Hakkila, College of Charleston
Quantum and Classical Evolution of Chemical Reaction Wave Front by Fast Marching Method: A New Perspective of Reaction Dynamics: Bijoy Dey, Claflin University
Optogenetics Datamining in Search for Stable Brain Activity Patterns: Sorinel A. Oprisan, College of Charleston

4:55 PM
• Concluding Remarks and Adjourn

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