On Friday, February 26th, Kentucky NSF EPSCoR hosted Super Collider, a graduate student conference celebrating the success of Kentucky NSF EPSCoR-funded participants within the Core Graduate Research Program. Over 50 participants attended the event, including faculty, post-docs, and graduate students from the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville.

Super Collider featured a variety of engaging presentations, speakers, and workshops, all aimed at introducing graduate students to the Kentucky NSF EPSCoR program and the National Science Foundation (NSF). One of the presenters included Barbara Duncan, a Professional Associate with the University of Kentucky Proposal Development Office, who gave a workshop on preparing and submitting proposals to NSF.

Attending graduate students were invited to present their work during a poster session. Each poster was reviewed by our three research pillar leaders, Dr. Dibikar Bhattacharyya, Dr. Yang-Tse Cheng, and Dr. Seth DeBolt, who selected the top 5 posters to present their work to the entire audience later in the afternoon.

Kentucky NSF EPSCoR would like to thank all of our participants who attended this wonderful event and we look forward to offering more events like this in the future.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement No. 1355438.

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