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Seed grant stimulates funds for new outreach program for teachers

Thursday, September 24, 2009

In 2008, the Kansas National Science Foundation-Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF-EPSCoR) awarded CEBC a seed grant to support research projects for four high school science teachers. The goal of this small award was to help the center compete nationally for a larger NSF award.

Mission accomplished! The EPSCoR seed money helped CEBC win a $500,000 award from NSF for a three-year Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program. In partnership with the Transportation Research Institute at KU, the new program, proposes to engage science teachers in research to develop renewable fuels. It will integrate projects across the spectrum from biomass production to fuel utilization.

The new RET program also partners with the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center in Greenbush, Kansas. Thus, it will serve not only urban areas in northeast Kansas, but also rural populations in eastern Kansas.

--Story by Claudia Bode



CEBC Calendar

March 4, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Allyn Kaufmann, US Whitespace & Innovation Lead
GlaxoSmithKline
"Serial Innovation in Consumer Heathcare - Intersection of Chemistry and the Consumer"

March 10, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

March 25, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director, Sustainability
Sun Chemical Corporation, Carlstadt, NJ
"Sustainability of Packaging Industry"

April 1, Thursday - Industry Colloquium 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Sagar Sarsani, Project Leader
Sabic, Sugarland, TX
"Chemical Industry R&D Career Pathways"

April 12 & 13, Monday & Tuesday - Spring Advisory Boards Meeting
& Project Evaluations
 

1:00-3:00 p.m. each day, via Zoom
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