A Message from the Director:
We are very happy to announce that the EPSCoR Project office complex in Logan is now fully functional. The office is comprised of a Rita Teutonico, Project Director; Marv Bennett, State Director and iUTAH Associate Director; and Karen Wolfe, Project Administrator.
Our very talented iUTAH Communications Team has done a magnificent job of getting our iUTAH website designed and running. If you have not already done so, please visit iutahespcor.org. We will be posting all relevant information and documentation on that site, so it is likely to change almost daily. Our iUtahEPSCoR Facebook and Twitter accounts are also up and running, and will be announcing outreach opportunities as well as press release coverage and upcoming events.
Our Research Focus Areas (RFA 1, 2 and 3), Cyber-Infrastructure (CI), Workforce Development (WFD), Diversity and External Engagement (EE) teams have done a tremendous job of getting organized and providing a vision for their activities. Each team's work plan can be found on the website under each particular area.
Also, NSF and the External Assessment Team visited Oct. 17-19 in Logan. AAAS directed the review meeting with the team leads and project management team that helped us begin our strategic planning process.
Our next major event will be the iUTAH All Hands Meeting on Nov. 16, 2012 at the Natural History Museum of Utah. This all-day meeting is designed to get everyone up to speed on project progress as well as to intergrate research and education activites.
We're excited to have everyone on board as we begin to break ground. We hope you will find this monthly newsletter interesting and informative about iUTAH's activities.
Todd A. Crowl, Director, and Rita A. Teutonico, Associate Director