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University of Guam EPSCoR Plan - The Guam Ecosystems Collaboratorium

University of Guam (UOG) received a $6M grant from the National Science Foundation – Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant (NSF 14-558). The 5-year grant is focused upon studying the effects of climate change on coral reefs specifically on a genetic basis.

This plan describes research and development priorities and goals for the territory. This strategic plan will serve as a “living document” to guide and direct effort, and the use of human, physical and financial resources, towards achieving the goals and objectives of areas of scientific interest that have been identified as “EPSCoR critical” for the Territory of Guam.

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About Guam EPSCoR

Guam and Micronesia’s natural resources are invaluable and irreplaceable. Guam not only has the potential for STEM innovation; they have incredible potential for discovery of the yet unknown. The importance of discoveries of new plants and animals is unimaginable, not only in terms of new knowledge and information, but also in their application to the problems and challenges of mankind. The EPSCoR/IDeA funded programs are imperative to provide the financial foundation for future growth.


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Guam Science & Technology Plan

Modern development, technology, and climate change are impacting Guam. Guam has a rich research terrain, from tropical island environment to coral reefs to ocean depths resources. Many of the marine plants and animals can be found nowhere else on earth. A general consensus was reached during multiple facilitated meetings; Guam has incredible potential for STEM achievements and contributions to the global research community.

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News & Announcements

  • Summer Research Experience 2017

    Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 15:15
    Guam EPSCoR seeks to increase the number and diversity of students who choose Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers by engaging students in its Summer Research Experience Program (SRE), applications for which are now available. EPSCoR students in SRE Program may participate in field and lab studies that document coral reef ecosystems—with emphasis in EPSCoR’s two major research areas: coral genetics and oceanography.
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    Date: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:00
    NSF EPSCoR is hosting a webinar on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 2 pm (EDT) for all those interested in learning more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).  
  • Guam EPSCoR Team to Test Genetics of Coral

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 10:45
    University of Guam Category: Public
    A team from the University of Guam plans to study the resilience of two types of coral against natural stressors, hoping to find a genetic trait that could be used to preserve and protect corals reefs.
  • Guamepscor

    CONGRATULATIONS, GUAM! UOG Announces $6M Grant Award for Marine Research

    Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 16:00
    Category: Public
    The National Science Foundation has awarded a $6 million grant to the University of Guam through its Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research program for coastal ecosystems research.

University of Guam
Unibetsedȧt Guahan
UOG Station
Mangilao, Guam 96923

Phone Number:
(671) 735-0301