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. 

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. 

Save The Date For Our 2017 Annual Conference

We will host our 2017 Annual Conference on Thursday, April 6, 2017, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, at the University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Thomas Campus, Administration and Conference Center Building, Room 142. This year’s theme is Transforming Research into Economic Development. The conference will be a conversation on the research, outreach and education activities that have been facilitated in the Territory through VI-EPSCoR’s support and partnerships under the Mare Nostrum Caribbean grant. 

More details will follow, however Joey DeMarco, Outreach Coordinator, can be contacted with questions at joseph.demarco@uvi.edu.

SAVE THE DATE for the 2017 VI-EPSCoR Annual Conference

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

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