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All events take place in Farber Hall, inside USD's Old Main.

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Time Event
7:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8 a.m. Welcome: Dr. Daniel Engebretson, USD Vice President of Research
8:15 a.m. Opening address: DoD Basic Research Enterprise
Dr. Bindu Nair, Deputy Director for Basic Research in the Office of the Under Secretary for Research and Engineering
8:45 a.m. Basic Research in the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Colonel Jason Mello (Chief, Science & Engineering Division)
9 a.m. Basic Research in the Army Research Office (ARO)
Dr. Stephen Lee, Senior Scientist
9:15 a.m.

Brainstorming ideas with Program Officers

 9:45 a.m. Networking Break
10 a.m. Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR)
Dr. Rushyannah Killens-Cade, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow (Basic Research Office)
10:30 a.m. Army Educational Outreach Program (high school and undergraduate apprenticeships)
11:30 a.m.


12:15 p.m. Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Remarks
12:30 p.m. Lunch and poster viewing
2 p.m.

Breakout sessions with Program Officers:

  • Technical Area 1: Chemistry
  • Technical Area 2: Biology and Engineering Biology
  • Technical Area 3: Physics and Materials
  • Technical Area 4: Engineering
  • Technical Area 5: Mathematical, Computer, and Information Sciences

3:15 p.m. Closing, Dr. Engebretson and Dr. Killens-Cade
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Speed networking (by invitation only)

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