The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) promotes the development of the Territory's science and technology resources through multi-disciplinary research and educational programs.
VI-EPSCoR achieves these goals by supporting research in areas of scientific inquiry linked to the Territory's economic development, by improving research infrastructure to strengthen competitiveness, by increasing student participation in science and technology in order to build a skilled workforce, and by building partnerships between government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to create a foundation of research and development for economic growth.
As part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations,the Territory's science community staged its first Research Day.
A new species discovered in the waters surrounding the Virgin Islands is named after Bob Marley.
Stimulating competitive research in the Virgin Islands took a step up this year, when VI-EPSCoR facilitated the renovation and equipping of a new Environmental Analysis Lab.
VI-EPSCoR develops a concept to support a large interdisciplinary incubator project that encompasses all aspects of the ICCE research.
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VI-EPSCoR is funded in part by the National Science Foundation award #0814417 and the University of the Virgin Islands. Any opinions, findings, conclusions,
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