UI Engineering Students Tackle EPSCoR Internships

Thursday, July 17, 2014

By Shianne Gruss and Abby Peterson

Iowa NSF EPSCoR has introduced this year’s set of summer research interns who are working on projects that contribute to wind energy, bioenergy, and broader impacts research at all three Iowa Regents universities.

University of Iowa College of Engineering interns are Ryan Arce, Andrew Christ, Jacob Kintner, Eric Pahl, Kayla Racinowski, Erin Richmond, and Brennen Wears.

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a federal program designed to improve the research capacity of eligible states or regions, making them nationally competitive for future grants.

Iowa’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is aimed at building research capacity and increasing competitiveness for the State of Iowa through investments in infrastructure and human capital.  EPSCoR provides support for key research areas at Iowa’s Regents Institutions, while establishing partnerships with the state’s community colleges, private colleges, school districts, government agencies and industries. The ultimate goal is to stimulate lasting research infrastructure improvements for the State of Iowa.