When: April 23, 2013
Where: Wes Watkins Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Cost: No charge
Researchers from across the state will gather to highlight Oklahoma’s bioenergy research efforts during the Oklahoma EPSCoR Annual State Conference on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The event will be held at the Wes Watkins Conference Center on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater.
EPSCoR biofuel researchers from the three research focus areas — feedstock development, microbial conversion and thermochemical conversion — will share research updates and progress with conference attendees throughout the morning sessions.
In the afternoon, a scientific poster session and hybrid poster/oral presentation competition will also spotlight research progress in the alternative energy field. More than 40 research posters are expected to be on display at the conference. The scientific poster session is open to all participants. However, the hybrid poster/oral presentation competition is only open to undergraduate and graduate students associated with the EPSCoR research program.
Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Enid Regional Development Alliance
Stephen McKeever, Oklahoma Secretary of Science and Technology, “Energy R&D in the State of Oklahoma”
Yanqi Wu, Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant & Soil Science, Oklahoma State University
Kiran Mysore, Associate Professor, Plant Biology Division, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Ralph Tanner, Professor, Dept. of Botany & Microbiology, University of Oklahoma
Mostafa Elshahed, Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University
Ajay Kumar, Assistant Professor, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, Oklahoma State University
Steven Crossley, Assistant Professor, School of Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering, University of Oklahoma
Bioenergy investigators from Oklahoma and nearby states, EPSCoR external advisory board members and program officers from federal granting agencies are invited to attend the event, which is hosted by Oklahoma EPSCoR, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the National Science Foundation.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Registration for the event is now open via the link at the very bottom of this page. Online registration closes April 5, 2013.