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The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) promotes the development of the Territory's science and technology resources through multi-disciplinary research and educational programs. 

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VI-EPSCoR achieves these goals by supporting research in areas of scientific inquiry linked to the Territory's economic development …

  • by improving research infrastructure to strengthen competitiveness, 
  • by increasing student participation in science and technology in order to build a skilled workforce, 
  • and by building partnerships between government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to create a foundation of research and development for economic growth.  

VI-EPSCoR's vision is to develop the territory's scientific capacity in support of economic development by drawing upon and strengthening the territory's physical and human resources for scientific study. A key to developing the territory's science capacity is through stimulating research that in turn provides educational opportunities for students and faculty alike. 

 –  VI EPSCoR News  – 

  • UVI Graduate Student Gets Name for Cove Approved – Feb. 9, 2016 – Read Release 
  • University’s VIMAS Uses Art to Educate Students on Marine Biology – Dec. 16, 2015 – Read Release 
  • Reef Fest 2015 to Feature Environmental Fun, Facts & Free Giveaways – Nov. 15, 2015  – Read Release 
  • University Researchers Discover Reproductive Refuge for Threatened Coral Species – July 21, 2015 – Read Release 
  • VI-EPSCoR Newsletter - Spring 2015 - Read PDF 

Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1422 - St. Croix (340) 692-4003  |  Web: epscor.uvi.edu  |  Email: ndrayton@uvi.edu

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