ND EPSCoR Project Administrator Named
Jean Ostrom-Blonigen has joined the NDSU office of ND EPSCoR as project administrator. Ostrom-Blonigen serves in the position previously held by interim co-project director Sheri Anderson, who serves as associate vice president for research development in the NDSU Office of Research and Creative Activity. Jean began her position with ND EPSCoR effective October 13th. She can be reached at the campus office of Research One, Suite 142, 231-8400, or be contacted directly at 231-7516 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ostrom-Blonigen brings extensive higher education experience to her new role in ND EPSCoR. She previously served in numerous positions, including chief information technology planning officer for NDSU and for the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, North Dakota; interim assistant vice president for information technology services; director of special projects and internal auditor in the office of the president at NDSU; and several positions in finance and administration, such as business office manager, co- and interim- budget director, director of special projects, and internal auditor. She holds a doctorate degree in philosophy and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from NDSU; a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minnesota; and an associate degree in business administration from North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton. She is also a certified public accountant.
ND EPSCoR STATE CONFERENCE - Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Fargo Holiday Inn
(Event information will be updated as developed)
ND EPSCoR NSF Track 1 Strategic Planning Meeting
October 20-21, 2014
North Dakota State University, Fargo
Research 1 Building – Room 148/154
Representatives from NSF, the Track 1 program areas, steering committee members, and the external evaluator will be meeting to further refine the proposed program goals and metrics for the required strategic plan for the new Track 1 award.
ND EPSCoR/IDeA 2014 State Conference - April 29th, 2014
Alerus Center - 1200 42nd Street South - Grand Forks - 7:30 a.m.- 4:20 p.m.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Stan Atcitty, Sandia National Laboratory "From the Rez to World-Class Research"
Proposal Writing Workshop - April 15, 2014
UND Gamble Hall (9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
No Fee—Registration Required—Lunch provided at UND site
Workshop also available via IVN at
-NDSU campus at EML 170-171 Lunch provided to registered participants
Workshop led by The Implementation Group (TIG), a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. with expertise in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) proposal development, and research infrastructure development planning. Faculty at all stages of their careers are welcome.
Topics: 2014-15 Federal landscape, CAREER Program Developing, Large-scale, Multi-investigator Proposals, Proposal Assistance
Workshop on How to Write Center-Type Proposals - October 7, 2013
NDSU Memorial Union (9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. )
No Fee—Registration Required—Lunch provided.
Workshop also available via IVN at
Workshop led by The implementation Group (TIG), a consulting firm in Washington, DC, with expertise in
proposal development, and research infrastructure development planning.
Topics: Best Practices for developing center-type proposals, including:
How to form a research team; Proposal organization planning; Integrating research activities; Budget development.
"Science: Becoming the Messenger"
an NSF/EPSCoR Communicating Research Workshop
June 26-27, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn - 4351 17th Ave S, Fargo
NSF Information Site
Dan Agan, President of Panthera Group LLC, a marketing, communications and media consultancy.
Chris Mooney, Bestselling science journalist and commentator, host of the Point of Inquiry podcasts, and author three books, including Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future.
Joe Schreiber, President of Mattmar Productions, and help launch and produce NBC’s George Michael Sports Machine.
ND EPSCoR Cyberconnectivity2 Conference - April 19, 2013
Accelerating Research Discovery and Education Through Advanced Networking TechnologiesAGENDA
North Dakota State University: IACC 206E
University of North Dakota: Abbott 119
Cankdeska Cikana Community College: Rm 114
Fort Berthold Community College: IVN 142
Sitting Bull College: Rm 114
Turtle Mountain Community College: Admin 209
United Tribes Technical College: Skills Center 112
ND EPSCoR 2012 State ConferenceSeptember 18th - Alerus Center, Grand Forks
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Naomi Oreskes, American Science Historian and Professor of History and Science Studies, University of California San Diego on "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: Where do we go from here?"
Featured Speaker: Dr. Anne-Marie Mazza on "The Intersection of Science and Law with Public Policy".
ND-SD 2011 Joint EPSCoR ConferenceOctober 4, 2011 - NDSU Memorial Union, Fargo
ND EPSCoR 2010 State ConferenceSeptember 29, 2010 -Alerus Center, Grand Forks
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Willey on "The Systems of Ecology of Rehabilitating Gulf Coast Ecosystems"
EPSCoR IDeA CoalitionFebruary 2010
Senator Byron Dorgan receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Coalition of EPSCoR/IDeA states as he addressed the Coalition on March 2, 2010 in Washington, DC.
21st EPSCoR National ConferenceOctober 19-21, 2009 at Washington, DC
Phil Boudjouk (pdf)
Carol Davis (pdf)
ND EPSCoR 2009 State ConferenceSeptember 24th, at NDSU, Fargo
Research Groups in Focus-Displaying Dynamic Discoveries
Featured Speaker: Dr. Alice Parker on "Synthetic Brains"