The 24th Annual Spring Meeting
NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium
Missouri University of Science and Technology
April 24-25, 2015
Registration deadline April 3rd Papers are due April 6th
This year’s NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium Annual Spring Meeting will be hosted by the Missouri University of Science and Technology on April 24-25, 2015. Please note that all attending students are expected to be present throughout the entire meeting. Students who are not able to attend both days should contact their campus Space Grant Affiliate Director or Coordinator for further instructions as soon as possible. Schedule requests must be with regard to unavoidable schedule conflicts and must be approved by the Affiliate Director and reported to the Consortium Manager (email@example.com) no later than Friday, April 3rd, 2015.
There is no registration fee for Space Grant associated students, faculty, and staff to attend this meeting. Please register for the meeting in advance by completing the 2015 MOSGC Annual Spring Meeting Registration Form and sending it by email attachment to the NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, April 3rd, 2015. Please do not send hand written scanned copies of the form.
Travel and LodgingComfort Suites 1650 Old Wire Outer Road Rolla, MO 65401
Lodging for out-of-town attendees will be available at the Comfort Suites in Rolla. A block of rooms is being held for our group, so individual direct reservations are not required. Please indicate your lodging requirements/preferences on your registration form and your name will be included on the rooming list. Hotel expenses for students will be covered directly by the Consortium, but faculty and staff must pay for their own travel and lodging expenses. Group check-in at the hotel will be held after the Friday afternoon presentations. Students who have requested lodging arrangements and do not stay at the hotel without canceling 72 hours in advance will be billed for their portion of the room charges. Travel mileage for out-of-town student drivers will be reimbursed by the Consortium by way of MS&T Travel Expense Vouchers, which will be provided at the end of the meeting on Saturday. Note that due to budget constraints, the Consortium is not able to reimburse students for travel meals. In order to keep meeting expenses to a minimum, please carpool when possible.
Parking permits for Friday will not be required and parking will be available in any nonhandicapped or unreserved spot in any campus lot on Saturday. Missouri S&T campus maps may be downloaded from http://www.mst.edu/map/.
MOSGC Board Meetings
The Missouri Space Grant Consortium’s Annual Spring Executive Board Meeting will take place on Friday, April 24th, 2015, 9:30 am in the Board Room at Comfort Suites. This meeting is for MOSGC Board Members, their staff assistants, and invited guests only.
Meeting Check-In Registration
Check-in registration for the Annual Spring Meeting of the Missouri Space Grant Consortium will begin at 11:30 am on Friday, April 24th, inside the Conference Room at Comfort Suites. Please enter the Conference Room through the outside door on the east side of the building.
Friday Presentation Sessions
The general meeting introduction and orientation will begin at 12:15 pm, to be followed by presentation sessions from 12:30 pm until 6:00 pm.
Group check-in for out-of-town attendees will take place at 6:00 pm in the hotel lobby. Please do not attempt to check in to the hotel prior to this time.
The MOSGC Annual Spring Banquet will take place from 7:30-9:30 pm on Friday night in the Conference Room at Comfort Suites. Each attendee is entitled to bring one guest to the banquet. For information regarding additional banquet guests, please contact the Consortium Manager, Dr. Stephen Haug, (email@example.com).
Poster set-up will begin at 7:30 am on Saturday, April 26th, 2014, in the Toomey Hall Atrium.
Saturday Presentation Sessions
On Saturday morning a short welcome and meeting orientation session will begin at 8:15 am in Toomey Hall Room 199 followed by presentation sessions in Rooms 199 and 140, and a poster session in the Toomey Hall Atrium. A short closing session with meeting assessment and travel voucher distribution will follow in Room 199, with the meeting to adjourn at approximately 12:30 pm.
Please note that the Consortium would like to have all Missouri Space Grant supported students and associated faculty members attend the entire meeting. One of the most essential aspects of this conference is to promote the interaction and exchange of knowledge and ideas between students, and faculty, from the various MOSGC institutions. It is also important to provide an active and complete audience for the presenters throughout all of the presentation sessions.
Student technical reports are due in to the Consortium Office no later than Monday, April 6th, 2015. Please refer to the “2015 NASA-MOSGC Author’s Instructions” for complete report preparation information.
All students receiving NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium support are invited to present the results of their research work, or the status of their work-in-progress, at the MOSGC Annual Spring Meeting.
On-campus fellowship, scholarship, assistantship, and internship students are expected to give oral presentations. Engineering design teams, scientific research groups, and NASA Center/Corporate Summer Internship and Academy students are expected to present posters. The presentation format may be changed with the consent of the student’s Affiliate Director and notification to the Consortium Manager. Presenters and session facilitators should wear normal business attire throughout the meeting.
Individual oral presentations will be scheduled for 10 minutes in length, including time for questions and answers. A PC with MS PowerPoint and projector will be available for presenters. Presenters should bring a 3” X 5” card containing a short biographical outline to provide to their facilitator for their introduction. This information should include:
Field of Specialization
Title of Report
Graduate Education and/or Career Aspirations
Poster presenters should come prepared to set up their posters before the meeting on Saturday morning at 7:30 am in the Toomey Hall Atrium and must accompany their posters for questions and answers during the poster presentation session.
Graduate Students will be selected to serve as session facilitators for each of the oral presentation sessions. The facilitators will introduce each speaker and help presenters adhere to the time schedule. Presenters should plan to meet with their session’s facilitator at the beginning of the break before their presentation session to load their presentations onto the computer and clarify name pronunciations.
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