2018 MOSGC Annual Spring Meeting

The 27th Annual Spring Meeting
of the
NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium

Missouri University of Science and Technology

April 20-21, 2018


This year's NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium Annual Spring Meeting will be held at the Missouri University of Science and Technology on April 20-21, 2018. 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/Associate Director for further instructions as soon as possible. Schedule requests must be with regard to unavoidable schedule conflicts only and must be approved by the Affiliate/Associate Director and reported to the Consortium Program Manager, Dr. Stephen Haug, ( no later than Monday, March 19th 2018.



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 on-line 2018 MOSGC Annual Spring Meeting Registration Form by Monday, March 19th, 2018.


Travel and Lodging

Baymont Inn & Suites
1801 Martin Springs Drive
Rolla, Missouri 65401

Lodging for out-of- town attendees will be available at the Baymont 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 held after the Friday afternoon presentations. Students and faculty 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 help keep meeting travel expenses to a minimum, please carpool when possible.



Parking permits for Friday will not be required for parking in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot V) adjacent to the Havener Center. In the event that there are no spaces available in the Visitor's Parking Lot, you may park in Lot H. Parking will be available in any non-handicapped or unreserved spot in any campus lot on Saturday. Click Here for a Missouri S&T Campus Map

Meeting Event Schedule

MOSGC Executive Board Meeting
The Missouri Space Grant Consortium's Annual Spring Executive Board Meeting will take place on Friday, April 20th , 2018, at 9:30 am in Toomey Hall Room 144. This meeting is for MOSGC Board Members, their staff assistants, and invited guests only.

Check-In Registration
Check-in registration for the Annual Spring Meeting of the Missouri Space Grant Consortium will begin at 11:00 am on Friday, April 20th, in the Carver/Turner Room on the second floor of the Havener Center.

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 5:30 pm.

Hotel Check-In
Group check-in for out-of- town attendees will take place at 6:00 pm at the Baymont Inn & Suites (1801 Martin Springs Drive; Rolla, MO). 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 (seating to begin at 7:00 pm) in St. Pat's A/B on the second floor of the Havener Center. Each attendee is entitled to bring one guest to the banquet. For information regarding additional banquet guests, please contact the Consortium Manager.

Poster Set-Up
Poster set-up will begin at 7:30 am on Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 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 parallel presentation sessions in Rooms 199 and 140, and a poster session in the Toomey Hall Atrium. A short closing session with travel voucher distribution will follow in Room 199, with the meeting to adjourn at approximately 1:00 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 Reports

Student technical reports are due in to the Consortium Office no later than Monday, March 26th, 2018. Please refer to the "2018 NASA-MOSGC Author's Instructions" for complete report preparation information.

Student Presentations

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 podium 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/Associate Campus Director and notification to the Consortium Manager. Presenters and session facilitators should wear normal business attire throughout the meeting.

Individual podium presentations will be scheduled for 10 minutes in length, including time for questions and answers. A PC with MS PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat along with 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, but is not limited to:

  • Name
  • Academic Level
  • Field of Specialization
  • Affiliate/Association Institution
  • Advanced Education and/or Career Aspirations
  • Title of Report

Please see "Ten Secrets to Giving a Good Scientific Talk" for some excellent advice for your presentation.

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.


Session Facilitators

Graduate Students will be selected to serve as session facilitators for each of the podium 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, provide their introductory biographical card, and clarify name pronunciations.

NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium Campus Contacts

Campus Contact Phone Email
MS&T Dr. Stephen Haug 573-341-4887
UMC Dr. Frank Feng 573-882-4624
UMSL Dr. Bruce Wilking 314-516-5023
UMKC Dr. Daniel McIntosh 816-235-5324
LU Dr. Majed Dweik 573-681-5134
MSU Dr. Michael Reed 417-836-5600
Wash Dr. Ramesh Agarwal 341-935-6091
SLU Dr. Michael Swartwout 314-977-8214
SLU Dr. Vasit Sagan 314-977-3608
TSU Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale 660-785-4594
MACC Mr. David Caples 660-665-0345
MCCKC Dr. Dan Justice 816-604-4458

Meeting Documents (click to retrieve)

2018 MOSGC Annual Spring Meeting Announcement
2018 NASA-MOSGC Author's Instructions
Ten Secrets to Giving a Good Scientific Talk
Missouri S&T Campus Map

Click Here to Register

Click Here to Upload a Technical Report

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