2013 MOSGC Annual Spring Meeting

The 22nd Annual Spring Meeting
of the
NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium

Missouri University of Science and Technology

April 19-20, 2013


This year's NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium Annual Spring Meeting will be hosted by the Missouri University of Science and Technology on April 19-20, 2013. 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 ( no later than Friday, March 22nd, 2013


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 2013 MOSGC Annual Spring Meeting Registration Form and sending it by email attachment to the NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium office ( by Wednesday, March 20, 2013.


Travel and Lodging
Comfort Inn Suites
1650 Old Wire Outer Road
Rolla, MO 65401

Lodging for out-of-town attendees will be available at the Comfort Inn 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 at 6:30-7:00 pm on Friday night. 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.

Hang tags for out-of-town attendees will be provided and parking will be available in any non-handicapped or unreserved spot in any campus lot. Please indicate your parking requirements on your registration form. Missouri S&T campus maps may be downloaded from

Meeting Event Schedule
MOSGC Executive Board Meeting
The Missouri Space Grant Consortiumís Annual Spring Executive Board Meeting will take place on Friday, April 19th, 2013, from 8:00-9:30 am in the Board Room at the Comfort Inn Suites. This meeting is for MOSGC Executive Board Members, their staff assistants, and invited guests only.

The Missouri Space Grant Consortiumís Annual Spring General Board Meeting will take place following the Executive Board Meeting from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Board Room at the Comfort Inn Suites. .

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 19th, inside the conference Room at the Comfort Inn Suites. (Directions to Comfort Inn Suites)

Friday Presentation Sessions
Welcoming introductions and meeting orientation will begin at 12:15 pm, to be followed by presentation sessions from 12:30 pm until 6:00 pm.

The MOSGC Annual Spring Banquet will take place from 7:30-9:30 pm on Friday night at the Comfort Inn 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, ( (

Poster Set-Up
Poster set-up will begin at 7:30 am on Saturday, April 20th in the Toomey Hall Atrium. span>

Saturday Presentation Sessions
On Saturday morning a short welcome and meeting orientation session will begin at 8:15 am in Toomey Hall 199 followed by presentation sessions in Toomey Hall 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 Toomey Hall 199, with the meeting to adjourn at approximately 11:30 am.

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 .


Meeting Documents(click to retrieve)
2013 MOSGC Annual Spring Meeting Announcement
2013 MOSGC Annual Spring Meeting Registration Form
2013 NASA-MOSGC Author's Instructions
MS&T Campus Map

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