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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.  

VI-EPSCoR's vision is to develop the territory's scientific capacity in support of economic development by drawing upon and strengthening the territory's physical and human resources for scientific study. A key to developing the territory's science capacity is through stimulating research that in turn provides educational opportunities for students and faculty alike. 

We extend a warm Caribbean welcome to the 11 new Master of Science in Marine & Environmental Science students at The University of the Virgin Islands! The MMES program gives students the skills they need to conduct research and resource management in their area of interest. Graduates of this program are prepared for a wide array of careers in academic, government, non-profit, and private sectors.

Welcome Cohorts 2016!

 –  VI EPSCoR News  – 

  • Migdalia Roach, Community Engagement Specialist, joins the VI-EPSCoR team on St. Croix
  • Serah James, Community Engagement Specialist, joins the VI-EPSCoR team on St. Thomas/St. John
  • Internet Of Things Students wrap up successful 2016 summer program. Read Release
  • UVI Graduate Student Gets Name for Cove Approved – Feb. 9, 2016 – Read Release

Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1422 - St. Croix (340) 692-4003  |  Web: epscor.uvi.edu  |  Email: ndrayton@uvi.edu

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