NASA EPSCoR: Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

EPSCoR is designed to expand and enhance the research capability of scientists in states that traditionally have lacked strong university-based research efforts to compete more successfully for a portion of the federal academic R&D budget.

EPSCoR programs exist at five federal agencies: the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, and Energy (USDA, DOD, DOE), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF).

NASA EPSCoR States/Jurisdictions

Mississippi IDeA/EPSCoR Conference (MIEC)

July 23, 2024

The state of Mississippi continues to develop in the ​area of STEM. In alignment with this, presenters in the ​areas of cell biology, physiology, immunology, ​bioengineering, biochemistry, chemistry and materials ​from academic institutions across Mississippi will ​share the findings of their cutting-edge research.

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Benefits of Attendance

  • Network with like-minded professionals and industry ​leaders from across Mississippi
  • Gain insight into the research of other academics from ​institutions across Mississippi
  • Support future health professionals and scientists
  • Join a team of committed and dedicated professionals
  • Professional development for both undergraduate and ​graduate students

Active Mississippi NASA EPSCoR Programs

NASA EPSCoR Research

Dr. Vilas Shinde, Mississippi State University

Development of a Lagrangian Stability Analysis Framework for High-Speed Boundary Layers

Dr. Padmanava Dash, Mississippi State University

Development of an Improved Visualization Tool for the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Mississippi Sound Coastal Waters using Integrated NASA Satellite and Novel Autonomous Surface Vessel Collected Field Datasets

Dr. Shanti Bhushan, Mississippi State University

A Loci-based High-Order Production Solver for Aerothermochemical Modeling of Hypersonic Entry Systems on Modern Heterogeneous Supercomputers

NASA EPSCoR International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity

Dr. Joonsik Hwang, Mississippi State University

Thermal Transport Characterization of Phase-change Material

NASA EPSCoR Suborbital Flight Opportunity (SFO)

Dr. Chuangchuang Sun, Mississippi State University

Acoustofluidics-based Multifunctional Manipulation of Mico- and Nanoparticles under Reduced Gravity

NASA EPSCoR Rapid Response Research (R3)

Dr. Jingdao Chen, Mississippi State University

Incremental Learning with Knowledge Distillation for Autonomous Rover Terrain Characterization

Dr. Joonsik Hwang, Mississippi State University

Transcritical Spray Combustion Under Microgravity Conditions

NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development (RID)

Dr. Patrick Curtis, University of Mississippi

Examining the Effect of Simulated Microgravity on Secondary Metaboliteproduction of Plant-promoting Bacteria

Dr. Shreyas Narsipur, Mississippi State University

Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics of Low Reynolds Number Propellers in Hover

Dr. Chaomin Luo, Mississippi State University

Human-robot Interaction-based Heterogeneous Multi-robot Decision Making for Motion Planning and Mapping with a Human-in-the-loop

Mississippi Space Grant Consortium

145 Hill Drive | P.O. Box 1848

U​niversity, MS 38677

(​662) 915 - 3190 | (662) 915 -1187

Dr. Nathan Murray



Dr. Earnest Stephens

Assistant Director


Dr. Whitney Jackson

Program Specialist