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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. 

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's 2015 Annual Conference - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - St. Croix

The VI-EPSCoR Annual Conference 2015 is scheduled for May 26 and 27, with an optional field trip on May 28, at the Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort on St. Croix, USVI. 

The conference is free and open to the public. It is titled “Mare Nostrum Caribbean (Our Caribbean Sea) – Programs and Partnerships.” The conference will introduce various components of the “Mare Nostrum Caribbean” project to the St. Croix community. Presenters will highlight existing partnerships and explore opportunities for new ones. The conference begins with a 6:30 p.m. reception on May 26, and continues with sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 27.

Please RSVP to Tracelyn Otto – e-mail: totto@uvi.dedu or call 340-693-1422 – no later than Monday, May 25. For more information contact Nick Drayton at ndrayton@uvi.edu.

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