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The Sponsored Programs division of the Board of Regents administers State and federal programs that provide funds and other resources to Louisiana’s post-secondary education community and interacts extensively with institutions and governmental agencies on issues related to post-secondary research and educational enhancement. The principal activity of Sponsored Programs is centered around the Board of Regents Support Fund (BoRSF) and its major related initiative, the Louisiana Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (LA EPSCoR).
Advanced materials and manufacturing was the featured topic for the fifth installment of the EPSCoR industry-academia workshop series. The workshop was hosted in New Orleans by the University of New Orleans (UNO) under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth Sewell, Vice President for Research and Economic Development.
“Developing new materials and tools with applications in the manufacturing sector represents a key nexus point between the manufacturing industry in Louisiana and our research universities – LSU, UNO, Tulane, ULL, and LaTech,” said Dr. Sewell. “By inviting our industry partners to deliver presentations about their greatest research and development needs and having our research experts on-hand for discussion both during and between the sessions—the workshop sparked dialogue and promoted the development of new and more ambitious partnerships.”
Over 100 representatives from 18 companies and 11 universities and community colleges attended the workshop in the heart of the New Orleans central business district. For more, see the EPSCoR newsletter(PDF).