Advanced Solar Conversion Devices for Energy Conversion Nanostructures EPSCOR

Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research and Education (TN-SCORE) is Tennessee's first NSF RII Track 1 Research Infrastructure award. It will provide a unique opportunity to develop the platform for enhanced research capacity and greater competitiveness within all Tennessee's diverse academic institutions.

Tennessee EPSCoR

Tennessee is a designated EPSCoR state. EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) is a program administered by the National Science Foundation to assist states in boosting the level of research funding provided by NSF.

The Tennessee State EPSCoR Committee, created in Tennessee in April 2003, was established by the Tennessee public higher education system, Vanderbilt University and administrative and legislative branches of State government to capitalize on this opportunity. This committee is charged with defining the process for identifying and focusing investments on specific research areas to improve research competitiveness across Tennessee and the United States.

In addition, the committee is charged with making recommendations and programs to increase the research and research competitiveness across Tennessee. Major goals of the committee include:

•Increase collaboration between universities and the State of Tennessee
•Improve the educational science and technology learning
•Increase educational opportunities of under-represented groups

Accelerator Program: Creative-Startups

Creative-Startups is the nation’s first startup accelerator focused exclusively on creative entrepreneurs. Based at UNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, connects aspiring creative entrepreneurs to successful creatives who have launched and built successful companies including Fast Company Magazine, Putumayo World Music, edutopia, and ideum. All EPSCoR jurisdiction applicants receive 25% discount on tuition. Read More »

Community Solar Fair

Interested in Solar Energy? Visit SPECTRUM, the University of Tennessee's interactive solar energy exhibit, at Knoxville Center Mall on Saturday, July 19th from 10am to 3pm to learn about solar energy. Presenters include: ARiES Energy, TN Valley Authority, Green Power Providers, and The MUSE Knoxville. Read More »

2014 TN-SCORE Annual Conference

The 2014 TN-SCORE Annual Conference will be held June 26-27, 2014 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. The conference hotel is the Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown. In addition to the conference, a student poster competition and a Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshop will be held. Read More »