PI Title Period of Performance
Dr. Darren Hitt Vermont's Phase V NASA EPSCoR RID Project 10/1/2015-9/30/2018
Dr. Frederic Sansoz, Professor Flexible Thermal Protection Systems: Materials Characterization and Performance in Hypersonic Atmospheric Entry 08/1/2014-07/31/2017
Matthew Wargo, Professor

Characterization and Modeling of Biofilm Development by a Model Multi-species ISS Bacterial Community


NASA EPSCoR Phase V CORE Research Infrastructure Development (RID)
Phase V has been crafted to increase the National competitiveness of Vermont's academic researchers, to increase Vermont's NASA-related research infrastructure, to develop new contacts and collaborative research ties with NASA Field Centers, Mission Directorates and the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters, to promote academic-industrial partnerships that support economic development goals identified by the State of Vermont, and to develop collaborations among Vermont's colleges and universities that enhance Vermont's ability to respond to the evolving research and technology needs of NASA.  Vermont is a state with a small population and only one research university, the University of Vermont.  Within UVM, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) houses Vermont's NASA EPSCoR Program.  CEMS includes not only Vermont's main engineering degree programs in UVM's School of Engineering, but it also contains both UVM's Department of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Computer Science.  It is thus the primary academic unit in the state for STEM education and research.